Since beginning his career in the early 1980’s, Joseph Shields has established a reputation as one of the most noteworthy fine art photographers currently working in the American South.
His images have been selected for important exhibits at cultural centers throughout the region including the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, the Mobile Museum of Art in Mobile, Alabama and the Alexandria Museum of Art in Alexandria, Louisiana.
His work is in the Permanent Collections of the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama and the Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia.
Shields has also gained recognition internationally, with his photographs honored in two World Gala Photography Exhibitions in Madrid, Spain and included in Experimentelle 16, a prestigious fine art invitational held in Markdorf and Marburg, Germany.
Shields is represented by Getty Images of Seattle, Washington and Arcangel Images of Malaga, Spain.
I started out as a small child drawing what i saw around me in everyday
life. When i began to read i liked action/adventure, war and science
fiction stories. I collected comic books and i illustrated my own short
stories. Relatives gave me large rolls of paper on which i drew out
stories. I was hospitalized with a weak lung during this time. A kind
Doctor drew my portrait and that experience motivated me to later
draw portraits. After a tour of duty in the US Navy I settled in Savannah
with it's rich artistic history.
I draw what i see, for example, portraits, landscapes, man-made
landmarks, still life's and nature mostly with pastel, graphite or
watercolor. I've been experimenting with acrylic abstract painting
recently and I try to convey a story of balance or sometimes an
imbalance, with color, composition, mediums and tools.
My abstracts relate to my previous work in that i first develop an idea in
my mind's eye and begin a process of drawing a rough outline then
adding paint to the ideas. Sometimes i don't even have an idea as i start
an abstract. I just let the paint tell it's own story. I let it flow and swirl
from the container, brush or tool and in no particular form or direction.
I throw, pull, scrape and push the colors until the painting takes on a
balance or even a life of it's own.
I am a self-taught jewelry artist with a special interest in Vintage and Antique findings such as lace, lace appliques, pearls, brooches and rhinestones in all shapes and sizes. For the past 15 years I often combine these elements with modern components for a new upcycled look. All my earrings, necklaces and bracelets are always one-of-a-kind. The modern components that are often hand-made include semi-precious stones, lampworked beads, Raku pottery beads, modern pearls and porcelain beads. In addition, I wire-wrap buttons both modern and vintage to convert them into rings.
In addition, I work with fiber using merino wool and silk to create one-of-a-kind hand, wet-felted scarves, journal covers and even jewelry. I welcome the challenge of creating custom work in both mediums.
In the past I have been represented by the Gallery on Chippewa Square, the Signature Gallery and now the newly formed Savannah Gallery of Art. I have held board positions for the Landings Art Association and the Savannah Art Association and participate in local venues which include Christmas Made in the South and the Honey Horn Show on Hilton Head Island.
Contact email : email@example.com
Pat Lamar was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has always been active in community and music; a family heritage. She began her painting career in the 1980’s by accepting an invitation from a close friend to try a class. Her love of Art and the endless possibilities became a lifelong passion. After taking a few classes and much practice, Art became an integral part of her life; eventually teaching classes in Oil and Acrylic painting; then opening her own Studio and Store. She hosted many fine Artists from all over the Country for Seminars. Illness over the next few years forced her to take a sabbatical.
Eventually returning to an active life after a Transplant, she has continued her passion in Watercolors. Her interests are unlimited. It has been said that her work is very diversified..from Still Life to Impressionism, including subjects from Nature and all of life’s gifts!
Now exhibiting in Savannah and other areas, presently at the Savanna Gallery of Art. She has won awards from the Savannah Art Association and Artist of the Month at the Landings Art Association, Her Fine Art and numbered prints are available through Facebook, Instagram, and her Website: patriciarlamarart.com, at the SGA Gallery, or by contact at firstname.lastname@example.org / 770-335-4927
American Watercolor Society
Southern Watercolor Society
Watercolor Society of Indiana
Georgia Watercolor Society
Art League of Hilton Head
Society of Decorative Painters
If you've been in the gallery, you've seen the stunning photography of Molly Cusick. Her pieces capture the splendor of nature from unconventional vantage points. Printed on metal, they take on a similar brilliance and depth to what we see in real life, possibly even more.
For the past few years Molly has been working on her project "The Tree Pilgrimage", a photographic journey that has grown into one of "connection and awakening". Her work started with the California Redwoods and has taken her all the way to New Zealand.
"I followed a calling from deep within my heart to be with and photograph the amazing Trees around the world while I still had the chance. Particular Trees started to send me images of themselves in my dreams or as I awoke from dreamtime and I would then go, like on a treasure hunt, to find them!"
Now you can be a part of her Tree Pilgrimage and maybe even start one of your own. Molly has partnered with the Patreon platform, offering a subscription that takes you closer within her adventure and guides you through yours with meditations and tree imagery.
You can listen to her story here: www.thetreepilgrimage.com/about
This is a 15 minute recording in her own voice that is fascinating.
Then take a look at what she if offering - becoming a member of the "Tree Tribe" with your very own Tree immersion:
And, if you haven't already, don't forget to follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Currently, my creative work has been focused on narrative illustration, nature conservation and expressive painting.
I come from an illustration and design background which is heavy on representational art that is influenced by a narrative. I have personally been exploring the application of paint into a more expressive form. My paintings have been striving for a balance between the brush strokes and the realism of the subject. I have been searching for strokes of paint that can add emotion to the narrative of the image. The images should be structurally concise but have an emotive quality from the paint. I am looking for a poetry of visuals to aid in the communication of the story.
I have been interested in animals and wildlife conservation since I was young. I have recently started a series of paintings which are titled the Hand of Man. In these paintings, I am exploring the effects of humans and the presence of man on animals in the wild. This includes thoughts on how the environment of the animals can be changed and affected for good or bad. I am trying to get the viewer to think about the inter-connectivity of nature and humans and how this can change the animals and how this could also indirectly affect people. I want the viewers of this art to think about what man has done to the habits of animals and how this could inadvertently affect us. The images from this series all include some visual clue to the Hand of Man without necessarily showing any one person. I hope that these personal paintings can be used in some format to help with natural conservation efforts.
James Mravec is a full-time professor at SCAD teaching in the Illustration department. He is new to the Savannah area and is looking forward to exploring nature in Georgia and being inspired for new artwork.
WILLIAM "ROY" YARGER
Roy started woodworking at an early age under the watchful eye of his father, Royden, an accomplished woodworker in his own right. Roy continued woodworking as a hobby during his career with IBM that took him from Dearborn, MI; Poughkeepsie, NY; Boca Raton, FL, and finally to the Atlanta area in 1984. He retired after 30 years with IBM and worked a few more years for an IBM reseller in Roswell, GA as Director of Technical Services.
He retired and relocated to Brunswick, Georgia in 2006 where he opened Woodfall Studio to create his one of a kind pieces.
Roy moved to Savannah in 2015 and has continued his artistic endeavors.
His father gave him his Sears Craftsman wood lathe and after he turned his first piece in 1994, he was hooked. Roy has focused his woodworking almost exclusively on woodturning and the lathe since that date. Roy has attended Arrowmont arts & crafts school, and studied under Kip Christensen and Michael Mocho. His work has been greatly influenced by master woodturners Dale Nish and Rudy Osolnik.
He is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the LowCountry Turners and founder of the Golden Isles Woodworkers. He has been a featured demonstrator at numerous Woodturning clubs in the Southeast through the years.
Awards: He has received numerous awards for his work through the years.
Publications: Woodturning Design Issue #1, 2004, Woodturning Design Issue #6, 2005, Woodturning Design Issue #14, 2007. Sunshine Artist, Art Show reporter from 2002 thru 2012.
"I have worked with wood most of my life. I started at a very young age assisting my father, Royden, on his many woodworking projects. I have always found wood and woodworking a relaxing, enjoyable hobby. Like everything in nature, each piece of wood has its own character. Each piece is much like every other piece in the species, but each is also very different. Much like every one of us.
I have found few things in life more enjoyable and satisfying than seeing that personality emerge from each piece of wood and doing my best to bring out its beauty and character. I try to save and preserve what Mother Nature has created.
Most of the wood I use comes from trees that have been felled due to disease, storms or development and destined to be hauled to a landfill. Woodturning is one of the ways that we, as individuals, can preserve a little of a tree that once lived and stood proud. I try to give each piece of wood a new life."
Wayne has been painting for 59 years!
Born and raised in Virginia, he painted cityscapes and skyline views of Richmond, where he became the Retail Merchants Resident Artist for 15 years. Many of Wayne's paintings hang in their Boardrooms and Galleries.
In the year 2000 while vacationing in Savannah for three weeks, Wayne delighted in painting many of the iconic Historic Homes. including the famous Mercer House (from the book and movie "The Garden of Good and Evil"). Being recognized as a local talented treasure, he was soon commissioned to design and paint the "Tour of Homes" program covers for 12 years.
Wayne studied art at the New York Arts Students League and at Virginia Commonwealth University. Having a passion for teaching, he has taught at the Georgian Continuing Education Program, as well as privately.
Wayne's Watercolors include the Low Country marshes, tropical beaches and birds, city garden squares, and Savannah penthouse views.
"Everywhere I look, I see a painting!"
Facebook: Wayne Chambers Gallery