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The Coffee Shelf Artists: Oct - Nov 2020

CCAL, congratulates the featured artists in The Coffee Shelf Gallery. The display for October and November includes the artwork of two of Crooked Creek Art League's fine artists: Maureen Carter and JJ Casey.

Stop by and get something tasty to eat and drink while you enjoy the artwork!


Maureen Carter

Photo of Maureen Carter display at The Coffee Shelf

About the Artwork

A fresh array of florals based on photos taken during some travels.

The paintings, left to right:

Let's Vase It -- Watercolor -- $125

Back of the Garden -- Watercolor -- $150

Rainbow Rose -- Watercolor -- $65

Pretty in Pink -- Mixed Media -- $75

Poppies Poppin' -- Mixed Media -- $75

Ragweed Risin' -- Mixed Media -- $75

Pink Peony -- Spray Paint and Acrylic -- $75

Organic Clutter -- Mixed Media -- $150

All that Glitters... -- Watercolor -- $65

Artist Bio

Artist Photo: Maureen Carter

I will forever consider myself a student of Art. I love the infinite variety there is to learn about creating images – I’ll try almost anything! In order to keep my creative juices flowing I have taken workshops with some inspiring and highly successful artists like Rose Edin, Fabio Cembranelli, Ted Nuttall, Judy Morris and Gerald Brommer – to name only a few. I’m a “workshopjunkie” and feed my quest for knowledge and inspiration with travel. I have attended classes in Montana, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Ireland, Switzerland and many local workshops.

My style is a combination of subtle realism with an inclination toward abstraction. I love to explore how color, light and texture can be manipulated to create an interesting image that leaves room for interpretation. My favorite media is Watercolor but I also enjoy acrylic, collage and mixed media. I love it all! I am the Treasurer of the Crooked Creek Art League and a member of the SC Watermedia Society. My work has won some awards and I do enjoy the validation of winning -­‐ but for me, the best reward is creating something that even impresses me!

You can see more of Maureen's work on this website at

For more Information:

Email Maureen by clicking HERE.


JJ Casey

Photo of JJ Casey display at The Coffee Shelf

About the Artwork

A fresh array of florals based on photos taken during some travels.

About the paintings, left to right:

Decision Time -- Watercolor and ink -- Captain John must make the decision... outrun the storm or land the catch of a lifetime!

Joystick -- Watercolor -- After pouring on wet papers, pressing them together, drying and pulling them apart, different patterns emerge. In this case, a sailboat 'Joystick' appeared out of the mist.

Sunburst -- Acrylic -- This painting was inspired by the Sail into Chapin project.

Creative -- Acrylic -- An artist's paint brushes after finishing her masterpiece!

Wet Kiss -- Watercolor, Giclee Print

White Wine -- Watercolor -- Stamp cutout on 2 inch board.

Footprints in the Sand -- Mixed media -- Double framed

Artist Bio

Photo of Artist: JJ Casey

JJ was artistically inspired by nature growing up on the Miller Farm in Orangeburg, SC. Educated at Columbia College, she worked with the Casey Fireworks family business and raised three children. During the years of personal growth, J J worked in several national parks where she developed her own style of impressionism inspired by the beauty of nature. She finds peace and joy painting at her residence on Lake Murray, Chapin, SC.

J J has won awards and honors in the Lake Murray Magazine, Crooked Creek Art League Juried Art Show and South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit. She is currently exhibiting in Chapin at Palmetto Fine Arts, First Community Bank, Chapin Chamber of Commerce, TAPS Gallery at Crooked Creek Park, Chapin United Methodist Church, South Carolina State Parks, Table Rock, Hickory Knob, Keowee Texaway, WWII Doolittle Raiders B-25's, South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina Pickens County Museum.

Her chosen media are watercolor, mixed media, collage, and monoprint.

You can see more of JJ's work on this website at

For more Information: Email JJ by clicking HERE.


CCAL Gallery Host:

The Coffee Shelf Logo

The gallery is located in the lobby of The Coffee Shelf at 130 Amicks Ferry Road in Chapin. It hosts the artwork of two of Crooked Creek Art League's fine artists on a two month rotation.

For more on the gallery, click HERE.


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