Meet the artists on April 12th!
Our visiting artists are all part of the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, a cooperative art gallery in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. Join us for an Artists Reception April 12th, 5-7 PM at the Hill House
Kathleen Wiley has been striving to capture the beauty of the natural world since 1997. She grew up on a horse farm in Western New York and though she attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for graphic design, she had a strong desire to communicate the sense of reverence and awe that she felt for nature in all its forms. In her wildlife paintings the smallest details of fine feathers and fur are a signature of her style. Her landscapes transport the viewer to a place of tranquility one can escape to. Even her still life’s contain elements of nature and tell a story. Every painting begins with inspiration from Kathleen’s travels and encounters, providing necessary accuracy for her oil paintings. Kathleen now lives in Walhalla, SC where she paints in her renovated barn studio. Her work is available at the Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville.
Edith McBee Hardaway studied Studio Art at Columbia College, and earned a degree in Graphic Arts from Greenville Technical College. She worked in the graphic arts field for 10 years and continues to freelance for various businesses, art guilds, friends and family. Edith stays in the forefront of fine arts by continuously taking art classes and workshops. Over the past several years, she has entered numerous art shows in the southeast and has received awards for her work in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. She is an active member of the Glynn Art Association (Saint Simons Island, GA), Jekyll Island Arts Association, Spartanburg Artist Guild, Tryon Painters and Sculptors, Greenville’s Upstate Visual Arts, Greenville Metropolitan Arts Council, South Carolina Watercolor Society.
Gerda Bowman is originally from Ohio, and moved to the Southeast in the early 90′s. Having always enjoyed drawing, Gerda enhanced and formalized her skills with five years of courses at the Lindentree Studio in Canton, Ohio. Courses spanned basic drawing skills through three levels of portraiture. Twenty-plus years later, the thrill of the creative process prompts her to continue sharpening my skills. The mediums she uses are primarily colored pencil, along with graphite, pen and ink and watercolor. She generally uses high grade drawing paper for graphite or colored pencil works. Watercolor paper works beautifully with pieces that have combined mediums.
Gerda also enjoys creating wearable art in the form of beaded jewelry. She uses high quality glass seed beads along with crystals, pearls and other complimentary beads and additions. The breadth of possibilities and the diversity of the final products are endlessly intriguing. Gerda is a founding member of Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville.
Kathy Naley DuBose has been painting since childhood and finds her inspiration from the outdoors and traveling with her family. Her preferred medium is acrylic and watercolors to create detailed landscapes, street scenes, and wildlife paintings. Kathy is a mother of three, and lives in Easley with her husband Dial. She is also active with charity and fundraising efforts.