March 2017 Featured ArtistsBest in Show WinnersColors

Traditional Art

Christopher Lane

"Koi"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48", NFS

Religion, politics and human conflict are all important themes in Christopher Lane’s body of work. His images evoke moods and memories inspired by real life, and which cause a remarkably compelling narrative. He is always looking for new visual symbols to reflect an emotion or ideal.

Christopher Lane was born in 1968 in Minnesota. He was inspired at an early age by regional artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Roy Lichtenstein. His early teenage years were spent living in Cairo, Egypt. Here is work was influenced by the great architecture, sculpture, use of symbolism, hieroglyphs and the expressive colors used in their paintings. During this time period Christopher discovered he had dyslexia and furthered his education at the GOW School in South Wales, New York. It was here that Christopher received encouragement and guidance from Fine Arts teacher Bill Parsons. Upon leaving the GOW School, Christopher spent a year living in Paris, France which fueled his creative instincts further. Christopher returned to the States and pursued his art degree at Eastern New Mexico University. Christopher has now made his home in South Carolina where he continues to use fantastic imagery to turn his life experiences into visual stories such as you will find here. He is inspired by surrealist artist Salvador Dali and Hieronymus Bosch.

Christopher’s work has been shown in galleries in both Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina and was recently featured in a Juried Exhibition in the 2016 Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Please visit Christopher's website page or email him if you are interested in purchasing his award winning piece or if you would like to see more of his work.

 Digital Art & Photography

Nancy Pallowick

"Coiled Baskets"
Photography
12" x 18", $450

Nancy Pallowick is a Florida based photographer. She doesn’t initially intend to produce a photograph about a subject matter. Some of her most successful photographs are about being in the right place at the right time. The interplay of light and color inspire her to continually seek out instances that combine the two. Whether an amazing sunset occurs or the presence of light insinuates itself into the environment she is in, Nancy hopes to have the presence of mind and the skill to be able to capture that moment. She is never without a camera, so she is constantly seeking photographs of the environment around her.

Nancy studied with a professor who taught her how to see things differently, how to look at something and see the hidden depths of an object. He taught Nancy not only how to see that, but how to capture it in a photograph.

Everyone takes something a little different from the same picture and she is happy with that.

Please email Sylvia if you are interested in purchasing this award winning piece or if you would like to see more of her work.