9th Annual ARTWALK
Thank you to everyone for coming out and supporting us! Thanks to NV Realty Group for hosting and to Deep Water Vineyard for sponsoring!
APRIL 20, 2019
10am - 7pm
NV Realty Group,
1900 Seabrook Island Road
Johns Island, SC 29455
9th Annual Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce
Art Walk at Bohicket
Johns Island, SC, — The 9th Annual Art Walk at Bohicket, 1900 Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island SC 29455 will be held on Saturday, aPRIL 20TH from 10:00AM to 7:00PM in front of NV Realty Group.
The event is brought to you by the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Deep Water Vineyard. There will be 12 local Lowcountry artists with originals on display for sale for the general public.
Come out and enjoy the beautiful scenery, browse some fantastic art work by some very talented artists and help support the programs we have in place on the Sea Islands.
Tina Mayland — Tina is a native Charlestonian for whom the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as close to paradise as any place on earth. Returning home after 30 years of a high-tech career that took her to Atlanta, DC and New Jersey as VP of Marketing for AT&T, Tina “rewired” from her all-consuming corporate life and began her “encore career” as a full-time artist. Tina explains her motivation to become a painter: "My grandparents owned a plantation on Wadmalaw Island, just outside of Charleston. As a child, I built tree forts in live oak trees, played in the pluff mud of the marshes, and galloped my horse through Lowcountry forests. Capturing the essence of that landscape in my art is a way of recapturing the joys of my youth."
Tina is a member of the Charleston Artist Guild (serving on its Board of Directors for 4 years) and the Seabrook Island Artist Guild. She's also active in the community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Middleton Place Foundation and now serving a 3-year term on the National Board of Directors of the Archeological Institute of America. Her work is represented by the Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and by Lowcountry Artists Gallery, 148 East Bay Street in downtown Charleston. A recovering workaholic, she is reveling in her "rewired" life. Says Tina, "I'm testament to the fact that you-can-go-home-again and that the post-career stage can be the most fulfilling!"
Kellie Jacobs — has spent her life watching the seasons change among the marshes and beaches of the South Carolina Coast. After graduating from the College of Charleston, Jacobs decided to pursue her professional career as a painter. Working primarily in pastel, she paints landscapes using atmosphere and light to create mood and expression in her art. "I am fascinated with the light at the end of the day. When the evening sun is low and warm touching the tops of the sand dunes and grasses of the marsh is the time of day I love best."
Jacobs' juxtaposition of bright colors and soft textures appeals to both domestic and international collectors. Traveling to foreign locations has also enhanced her ability to manipulate her chosen medium of pastel to produce desirable and collectible artwork. Many of her works hang in prestigious corporate and private collections nationally and abroad, including Roper St. Francis Healthcare and Southeastern Publishing Company, Inc.
Susan Colwell — Born at Camp LeJeune, NC, Susan was raised in Toledo, Ohio. As a youngster, she was enrolled in classes at the
Toledo Museum of Art, and as a teenager, she has her first solo exhibition at a Toledo art gallery. When the family moved
to Zurich, Switzerland at the end of her year, her love of art became an obsession as her family traveled throughout
Europe, exposing her to the "masters". She earned her BFA in painting and graphic art from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
From Ohio to California to New York, Susan worked both in social work and as an artistor advertising agencies.
Years ago she moved to Charleston, the home of her great grandparents, a place filled with childhood memories of
crabbing, pluff mud, and grandma's fried chicken. "The Lowcountry is a continual source of inspiration because I am
moved by the ever-changing light and the softness I feel in the atmosphere."
Sandra Roper —Sandra Roper grew up in South Carolina where she developed a great appreciation for the history, architectural features, and beauty of Charleston. She explains, “No matter how many times I visit Charleston I never cease to be intrigued by the splendor and the history embossed in each building, portico, and garden.” Sandra graduated from the University of South Carolina in Studio Art. She is a member/owner of “Lowcountry Artists Gallery” , 148 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC. Sandra’s work is displayed in numerous galleries and corporate locations throughout the southeast.
Off the Coast of Denmark
by Bob LeFevre
Bob LeFevre — a resident of Seabrook Island and Salem, South Carolina, retired from a successful career in business at the age of 55 to pursue his passion…oil painting. Since he was a child, he loved the water and everything related to it. It was natural that his paintings from the beginning would depict scenes of life on and near the oceans and lakes he would visit throughout his life.
Bob’s painting career began when, at the urging of his 4th grade teachers, he was enrolled in private art classes. Here, at this early age, he began to develop his perceptual skills as an artist learning the fundamentals of rendering and depiction of values in a representational way.
Throughout his elementary and high school days, Bob continued his private lessons. He joined every art club and organization he could and began winning awards for his talents. One of these was a sculpture scholarship at a local academy. He enjoys sculpting and carving to this day. At the age of eighteen, Bob took private lessons from a retired sea captain in Cape Cod, Mass. where he painted his first clipper ship. It was at this moment in his life that his passion for painting scenes of the sea was born.
Bob attended Colgate University where majored in business taking art as a second major. He earned extra money drawing caricatures of his classmates and selling paintings to teachers and the local town’s people.
Following graduation, Bob elected to pursue a business career knowing that he would eventually return to art on a full time basis. After 33 years as an executive with Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo and as an owner of The United States Playing Card Co., he retired to pursue his dream...painting full time!
He is driven to continually develop his skills to a higher level through life drawing lessons including nine years at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, plein air workshops and also by teaching both drawing and painting classes to teenagers and adults. He is president of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild and a long time member of the Charleston Artist Guild.
Bob maintains studios at his Seabrook Island and Salem, SC homes, the former right off the ocean and the latter right on Lake Keowee. He is President of the Seabrook Island Guild with over 100 members. He is represented by the Spencer Art Galleries in Charleston (see "Galleries, links" for more information).
Fer Caggiano- Fer Caggiano is a Brazilian born painter, who specializes in landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Ranging from a traditional to modern style, Fer creates colorful, textured, impasto oil paintings that capture visions of the world she sees. Using her canvas as her window, she provides a bright, new perspective to showcase our beautiful world. Not only does Fer make bold statements with her oils, she also paints using watercolor to create more subtle, relaxing artwork. Venturing off from her smaller canvases, Fer expands her ideas to create beautiful, imaginative murals and decorative paintings.
Fer has loved art since opening her very first box of crayons. She unfortunately believed that art was not a good career growing up, so she dedicated several years of her life to advertising and marketing. Tired of feeling unfulfilled, her heart eventually led her back to painting. She moved to New York and enrolled at The Art Students League where she studied painting, drawing, and mixed media. She lived in New York for three years and London for two years. After her divorce, Fer decided to seek a spiritual path at The Odsal Ling Tibetan Buddhist temple in Brazil for four years. While at the temple, she focused more on mural painting and decided to explore muralist work professionally. Her art has been recognized worldwide and was showcased in multiple galleries, including the prestigious Agora Gallery, SOHO. She has been featured on television shows, invited to participate in solo and group exhibitions, and appears in a few South American art books.
Sara Jane Reynolds
Sara Jane Reynolds — lives on Johns Island, SC. Sara received an AS degree from Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA. Advanced studies in fine arts at Pacific Asia Museum, Art Center College of Design and Otis/Parsons School of Art. Recent workshops: Scott Christensen, Calvin Liang, Rick McClure, Jove Wang, Kim English.
As a plein air painter, I carry my easel and paints into the marshes and islands of the low country. Inspiration springs from the beauty and richness of this untamed landscape. I grew up in Pasadena, California: My father a a Civil Engineer/Architect and mother a Musician/Poet/Painter. We spent part of every summer in Yosemite. The visual impact of the valley, trees, rocks and the core of artists and writers who journeyed there impacted me greatly. I developed a deep love of nature, self expression, passion for our great country. On canvas I write love letters in gold and green.
Lisa Willits — moved to Charleston nearly 30 years ago from her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. While working as a technician in a research lab by day, she began taking evening art classes at the Gibbes Museum School in Charleston. After experimenting with several different mediums, Lisa chose oil painting because it best captured her love of color. With the encouragement of family and friends, she “took the leap” and began working full-time as a painter in 2005. Lisa is most inspired by the natural beauty of the South Carolina coast and strives to capture its enchanting atmosphere. It is little wonder that glowing skies, tranquil waters, and towering pines are among her favorite subjects.
Lisa is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild, an associate member of Oil Painters of America, and past coordinator of Charleston Outdoor Painters Association (COPA). She was also a past Director of Artistic Growth for the Charleston Artist Guild. Lisa has studied with many instructors in Charleston over the years, and taken workshops with nationally-known artists. She and her husband Jeremy reside in downtown Charleston with their yellow Lab, Clyde, and cat, Zeus.
Colleen Wiessmann — I have been active in arts my whole life. After studying at the school of New York Botanical Gardens, I worked as an Interior Landscaper for 25 years, which transformed into a love of texture and design.
I like to tell a story in my abstract paintings, through words, lines and symbols. I create abstract paintings with acrylics, inks, wax, oil and various textured materials. I use collage and layering techniques to create dimensional artwork to capture the viewer's eye and viewer's emotion.
The inspiration for my artwork comes from memories deep inside of me, experiences and spirituality. By channeling my energy into the creative process, my work becomes both a part of me and a reflection of life as seen through an artist's eye.
As an Artist, my goal is to make you look beyond the surface and feel the emotions hiding within each painting.
I was born and raised in Northern New Jersey and currently live on Seabrook Island, S.C. I was president of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild, for 8 years. And have won many awards, including best in show. My work is in private and corporate collections.