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The Coffee Shelf Artist: Alex DiFrancesco - January through March 2023

CCAL congratulates Alex DiFrancesco, one of the featured artists in The Coffee Shelf Gallery for January through March 2023. She is displaying some of her photographs.

Good drinks, good food, good art - what could be better?

Congratulations, Alex!


Alex DiFrancesco

photograph of a Monarch butterfly on a white shrub
"Monarch" by Alex DiFrancesco

Artist Statement

My art is a constant search for the best way to interpret the beauty of the world that I live in.

I don’t limit myself to one concept. Inspiration and knowledge change with each day and every experience. Each piece that I create, whether a photography piece or a painting are an extension from my past into my future. Where I have been and what I have seen I always marvel at the process. I have a story and whether it is with my paintings or my photography I want to connect my audience.

I create my art when something inspires me in nature or life itself. I enjoy making the art I create because it lets me use all the skills I have acquired over time and learn new ones.

About the Artwork

Monarch - photograph, 16 x 20, $130

Caribbean - photograph, 16 x 20, $135

Martinique Hummingbird - photograph, 16 x 20, $130

Balancing Act - photograph, 16 x 24, $130

Ready to Fish - photograph, 20 x 20, $135

Hilton Head Sunset - photograph, 16 x 20, $135

About the Artist

Alex DiFrancesco

artist and photographer, Alexandra (Alex) DiFrancesco

A retired school guidance counselor, Alexandra(Alex) DiFrancesco, is a native of West Virginia. She has had the opportunity to live on both the East and West coasts before moving to Chapin, South Carolina 2015.

Alex has enjoyed photography since she was a child playing with her parents Kodak Brownie Camera. She enjoys photographing a variety of subjects including Nature and Architecture.

In 2020 during the Pandemic, Alex found a new passion. She decided to to try acrylic painting. Alexandra started with 3x3 canvasses. She made ornaments out of them. She now sells her paintings at galleries and shows. Alexandra is now working on larger paintings. “ I love entering shows and exhibits and I consider them all a part of the learning experience.”

Alexandra has participated in the USC School of Visual Art and Design 64th Annual Art Auction in 2019. She has participated in Crooked Creek Art League Juried Shows (2018-2022) and Still Hopes Fall Juried Show (2019-2021). In 2019, Alex was juried into the SouthCarolina State Fair and participated again in 2021 & 2022. Alexandra was Juried into the 2020 Dogwood Festival and Art Show in Denmark, South Carolina. She has completed several one person exhibits, the last in Spring 2022.

Alexandra has been a member of Crooked Creek Art League for 6 years and curently serves on their board as Grant Coordinator. She is also a juried member of the South Carolina Artisians Center in Waltersboro, South Carolina.


CCAL Gallery Host:

The Coffee Shelf Logo

The Coffee Shelf has long been a place to enjoy a wonderful brew and tasty sweets in a comfortable environment. What better place to also enjoy art? We are excited to partner with The Coffee Shelf to showcase the artwork of local artists.

Two artists are featured in this gallery with each display. Each artist has a 8x10 wall to display a dozen or more pieces of wall hanging artwork. The displays rotate every two months. The gallery, which is located in the lobby of The Coffee Shelf at 130 Amicks Ferry Road in Chapin, is open to the public during normal business hours.

For more on our public galleries, click HERE.


Interested in becoming a gallery display artist? For more information or to be selected as an exhibit artist, contact our Public Gallery Coordinator.


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