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Columbia artist, Whitney LeJeune, would tell you that she finds beauty in thousands of subjects that surround her daily. Her work, however, would tell you that beyond just beauty, one subject also provides true inspiration. That subject is the female form.
By William Thrift Photography by John Wrightenberry One may think that talking to a stone is akin to talking to a brick wall – an exercise in futility – but not so for Sharon Collings Licata. When she “talks,” the stone listens and then talks back in chips and fine, heavy dust. A conversation ensues [...]
Columbia native, Anastasia Chernoff, began working in radio and, for much of her life, has been an entrepreneur who has followed her passions as a commercial landscape designer, an interior designer, and as a floral designer when she owned her own retail floral operation for nine years. Her creative design background served as a solid [...]
Barbie Mathis, a native of Columbia, SC, has been working as a professional artist since 1980. Over the years, she has evolved as an illustrator, designer, and painter, working in various media with her main emphasis being watercolor painting. Barbie’s primary focus is on realistic florals and landscapes immersed in layers of colorful glazes, dramatic [...]
As the son of an Episcopal priest, Roger Hutchison spent many summers working at Western North Carolina’s Kanuga Conference Center, a facility dedicated to “providing for God’s people…a glimpse of the Kingdom.” Roger’s work, Thin Place (pictured), epitomizes that purpose. He describes “thin place” as a Celtic term for a place on earth where the [...]
By William Thrift Photography By Lisa Willson Instead of letting a mid-life crisis bog him down or get him off track, Ray Gaillard spent time soul-searching at home in his self-described man cave. He had reached a point in his life where he felt like he needed a creative outlet. He recalled wanting to make [...]