Meet the artists

Christy Aitken

Images painted with energy, meditative landscapes that involve the viewer in a contemplative state. Figures, landscapes and animals who create a story into a world that is at times surreal and detached. There is still strength even though the images seem isolated.

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Cindy Walton

Cindy Walton, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, is resident of Asheville, North Carolina. A committed artist from childhood, Walton earned a BA degree from Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a BFA degree from the University of North Carolina, Asheville. The warmth and effervescence of the Florida coast and the quiet energy of mountainous…

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Clare Scurry

Growing up in Johnson City, Tennessee, nature was all around…colors and textures of the East Tennessee mountains never escaped us. My mother’s love of gardening also emphasized nature’s bounty and later my attachment to the seasonal beauty of South Carolina’s coastal marshes. Clay is the perfect art form to evoke this sensibility, the medium is…

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Dylan Critchfield-Sales

Dylan Critchfield-Sales was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD). He completed his Master of Fine Arts at The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. In the Fall of 2012 he was the Artist in Residence at the…

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Jane Couch-Osmelowski

Jane Couch-Osmelowski, a native South Carolinian, is a ceramicist currently living and working in Columbia, South Carolina. She earned her BA in Art from Winthrop University in 1973 and a MAT in Art Education from the University of South Carolina in 1974. She retired from a combined 38 year career as an art educator, both…

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Jeannie Irvin

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Jeannie Irvin has lived in Columbia since the mid-70s. She studied art at USC but struggled because she drew, painted and made pottery her way.  Michel McNinch has been Jeannie’s teacher, encourager, and friend, allowing Jeannie to express herself in her work, even when that means being different. Michel’s…

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Kakie Honig

Kakie is an artist who has evolved over the years, inspired by her love and appreciation of nature for it’s many unexpected designs and colors. She is a native of Marion SC and has been a fused glass artist since 1995. Following a 25 year career as a registered nurse, she decided to follow another…

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Ruth Saunders

I started painting around the time I retired from full-time teaching at the University of South Carolina in early 2015, something I’d wanted to do for many year. I began painting because I wanted to experience nature more directly and I believed that painting was a way to do that. That has been the case…

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Noelle Brault

Noelle Brault is an impressionist artist who utilizes a unique blending of vibrant colors to capture the beautiful  light and shadow found in South Carolina’s low county and her native home of Columbia. She won the first art contest that she ever entered and Noelle’s work became the poster for the  2010 Central Carolina Food…

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Sharon DiGiulio

Sharon DiGiulio is a multi-media artist living and working in Raleigh, North Carolina. She currently runs her own business, DiGiulio Project, LLC, teaches workshops in and around the area in Acrylic Collage, Mixed Media, and Encaustic and is the director of Art of the Carolinas, the largest consumer art supply and workshop expo in the…

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