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Palmetto Fine Arts Gallery: June - July 2022

Palmetto Fine Arts (PFA) has always generously dedicated space for CCAL artists to always be part of the great display of Fine Art in their gallery. You can see the current exhibit through the end of July.

Featured in the current exhibit with multiple pieces is CCAL artist:

Ruby Haydock DeLoach

swan on water
"Trumpeter Swan"

About the Artwork

Trumpeter Swan

oil palette knife


Photo of the artist: Ruby Haydock DeLoach

Artist Reflections

Ruby Haydock DeLoach

Ruby’s first love was watercolor, she took lessons from Tommy Thompson, who encouraged his class to join Crooked Creek Art League where she currently serves as the Chapin Chamber Representative on the Board. He also encouraged her to enter the S.C. State Fair Art Exhibit, where one of her first painting sold. Watercolor classes with Anne Hightower-Patterson are inspiring. In a workshop she shared her big dream that one day a docent would say, “The Anne Hightower-Patterson Exhibit is this way,” and encouraged us to dream big dreams. So, when Ruby completed illustrations and text for her first book, Earth Turns on Its Axis, and…, she asked Anne for a critique, “Ruby Haydock DeLoach’s book combines her unique perspective as author/illustrator to bring a delightful story of the spring season to her readers. The text offers a number of opportunities for students learning about nature and its relationship to Mother Earth.”

After acquiring a body of works and requests for an artist statement came, she collected all her works and grouped them and formed her statement, “Painting allows me to fall into the face of a flower, touch yesterday, behold a landscape and briefly walk with my creator.” Other workshops sponsored by the art league provided opportunities for her to venture into oil, acrylic, and palette knife painting.

To an artist, reflections may mean shadows in a paintings or philosophical thoughts. Ruby’s inspirations for paintings come from current and past observations, and she agrees with Henry Ward Beecher, “All artists dip their own brush into their soul and paint their own nature into their pictures.” She has painted several series. Her Wild Flowers Series erupted from her youthful memories of finding beautiful flowers in the fields and forest of her childhood home in rural Union County of South Carolina. Her Lucky in Love series came after her brother-in-law brought her a four-leaf clover with a request from her sister for a painting. Email Ruby at and stop by her studio to meet her in person and see what she is creating.

Ruby’s art and books are available at her Art Party Studio & Gallery in Dutchman Shores, Palmetto Fine Arts, The Coffee Shelf, and a new venture into Instagram, RubyHaydockDeLoachart@Instagram.


CCAL Gallery Host:

Palmetto Fine Arts Logo

The gallery is located in the heart of Palmetto Fine Arts at 140 Amicks Ferry Road, Unit E, Chapin.

The CCAL Gallery Display at Palmetto Fine Arts & Custom Frame Gallery is hosted by TC Bowers, owner and league member. Floral, landscape, still life and abstract works by local artists illuminate the gallery and pieces are rotated on a regular basis. The gallery is open to the public during Palmetto Fine Arts normal business hours. Find a print or original piece. You can have TC frame it for you or select a piece that is already framed and purchase it immediately. To find out about special shows held throughout the year visit their web site where information is updated constantly.

Two artists are included in each exhibit, each with an 8'Hx4'W wall to display a number of pieces of wall hanging artwork. The displays rotate every two months.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


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