Richard Ball

Richard Ball Jr. grew up in Rhode Island and developed an early love for sailing and antique cars. In high school his interest in photography began with a polaroid instant camera; he then started developing his own B&W film from a match needle Ricoh.

As the digital age emerged, Richard rejected the format, sticking with his 35mm workflow. Eventually, he transferred to digital Nikon equipment and continues to shoot in color as well as black and white, which will always be his personal favorite.

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Diane Caron

Diane Caron bio here

Richard Coyne

Richard Coyne (1947 - 2021) is a New York born artist who studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture. He spent many years painting plein air scenes and landscapes in Bluffton, South Carolina. He is a UNICEF published artist, an internationally published illustrator, served as Vice President of the National Society of Mural Painters, and was a member of the Salmagundi Club, having worked in pen and ink, watercolors, and oil.

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Ray Ellis

Ray Ellis ( 1921- 2013) painted for over seventy years and on all seven continents. He was recognized for the originality of his paintings. Ellis attended Philadelphia Museum School of Fine Arts. For several years Ellis was commissioned by the President to paint scenes of the White House to be reproduced as the official Christmas card. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the White House, museums across the country and private collections worldwide.

Mary Ann Browning Ford

Mary Ann Ford is an acclaimed artist and muralist residing in Bluffton, SC. Her work can be found in homes and businesses from California to Florida—as well as in Argentina and Germany. Her commissions range in style, some are impressionistic and some more abstract. She enjoys creating works that include personalized elements for her clients.

Mary Ann Ford is a member of the National Association of Women Artists and is a scenic artist and designer for USC Beaufort’s Center for the Arts. She is also a board member and teacher at the Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA).

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Ed Funk

In describing his work, Ed says his photography “hopefully captures in a millisecond what God created over millenniums.”  The award-winning artist employs a variety of digital cameras and lenses to express his love of nature and wildlife in a way that allows the audience to experience a sense of delight and serenity when viewing the vibrant color in his photography. 

Though he has been taking photographs since childhood in New Jersey, the self-taught artist spent all of his 37-year professional life in the graphic arts industry, most of it with Sun Chemical Corp., the world’s leading manufacturer of printing inks and pigmentsin both a technical and sales and marketing capacity.   Throughout his career, Ed, a Ph.D. Chemist by training, presented seminars and lectures in color theory which today projects itself in his beautiful Lowcountry sunset, shrimp boat, bird, flower, butterfly and marsh scenes. 

Along with his wife, Kathryn, Ed started Vista Enterprises, a small photographic services company in 2002, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Many of his award-winning photographs were the result of his worldwide travels from Europe and Asia to AustraliaAntarctica and the South Pacific. In fact, he has photographed on all seven continents and 114 countries.  

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Chip Goldsmith

Chip Goldsmith was raised on Isle of Hope in Georgia, where he still currently resides.  Many of his works portray the life and culture of the islands, where the water is a huge part of life.

Goldsmith is an ear surgeon and self-taught artist; he sold sketches to sororities and fraternities as a way to make money in college. Since 1998, he has been painting on a more regular basis after being asked to donate a painting to an auction.

His favorites are oil paintings, though most of his works are watercolors.  Many of his paintings are landscapes featuring residents engaged in local activities: swimming, fishing, boating, crabbing, etc.  Some are inspired by real people or events, and some are the product of imagination.

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Terry Hannock

Terry Hannock began painting in oils and acrylics in 2008 after owning and leading a retained executive search firm for 27 years called Flynn, Hannock LLC.

Hannock always had a love for art and being an incessant doodler. In 2007, Terry moved to South Carolina Low County; he enrolled in classes at the Hilton Head Art League's Art Academy.  In his first student show Hannock earned The People's Choice Award. Throughout his career he has worked with many distinguished artists. After experimenting with numerous styles, Terry began his concentration on abstract and landscape painting using both oil and acrylic paint. His paintings are shown at the SoBA Gallery in Bluffton, The Art League Gallery on Hilton Head, Hilton Head Hospital and Alexander's on Hilton Head. He states that most of his work is a study of light and color, whether it involves sunsets in many of his landscapes or the strong use of colors in his abstract paintings. Terry's paintings are in collections in the Low Country in South Carolina, the Northeast and Midwest. 

A prior native of New York and Connecticut, Terry is a graduate of the Choate School and Union College and served as a captain and Missile Combat Crew Commander in SAC in the USAF. Hannock has been married to his wife Pam for 55 years. They live in Bluffton, SC. Their two children and their 5 grandchildren live in Connecticut and Colorado. 

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Carol C Hartley

Carol works in oil, pastel, and photography. She holds a BFA in Fine Art from Swain School of Design in Massachusetts and is a Certified Art Educator in the State of Georgia.
Coastal Georgia has been her home for many years and continues to inspire her paintings and photographs.

Carol is the Chairperson of the Savannah Art Association Gallery at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport and a member of Arts on the Coast in Richmond Hill. She has exhibited in the Chippewa Art Gallery, Alligator Soul Restaurant in Savannah, and the Arts on the Coast Gallery in Richmond Hill, GA.

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Barry Honowitz

Barry Honowitz moved from Southern California in 1987 to Hilton Head, South Carolina, to further his love for watercolor painting. Barry is a well collected artist in California and South Carolina whose work can be seen throughout the country and in international corporate collections.

 A graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Barry's background in design and advertising can be seen in his paintings. The artist's lithographs and giclées range from waterfowl of the " lowcountry " to landscapes and famous golf courses worldwide.  

Honowitz had the privilege of painting and printing a limited edition of the late Payne Stewart. The piece commemorates Payne's back to back victories at Harbourtown Golf Links. Payne hand signed over 900 lithographs. 


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Mary Lester

Mary has expressed her artistic nature since she was introduced to painting in preschool . Lester has studied art at various institutions, such as Ringling School Of Art and Design along side several professional artists. Dreams, meditations, and shamanic journeys feed Mary's art style. Her imagination, quest for fun, love of color and patterns make her artwork uniquely hers.
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Candace Lovely

Renowned Impressionist Candace Whittemore Lovely combines her romantic vision, years of study, and technical ability to capture the hearts and minds of an ever-growing list of patrons. Whether painting treasured landscapes, commissioned portraits, or people at work and at play, Candace captures the American Spirit with a distinctly feminine flair and presents a pleasing, non-confrontational view of contemporary life.
Lovely maintains a studio on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where she lives with her husband

Gene Moon

Gene has been around animals for most of his life. After spending over 30 years as a small animal veterinarian in Virginia, he retired in 2012, and moved to the Lowcountry. Here, surrounded by such an abundance of incredible natural beauty and wildlife, his interest in photography, lying dormant since his college days, was rekindled. In the years since, and with the encouragement of several wonderful friends and mentors, Gene has honed his skills as a wildlife and nature photographer. He hopes you enjoy these images.
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Jack Richards

Jack Richards grew up in northeastern Ohio. Jack now resides in Bluffton, South Carolina.  Schooled as an Art Major at East Tennessee University with continuing education at the Tomlinson School of Design, St. Petersburg, Florida and the New York School of Visual Design in New York City. 

Jack was fortunate for the opportunity to be the Art Director for the American Greeting Card Company in Cleveland, Ohio.  

His favorite art mediums are Water Color and Oils. 

Blake Robinson

Blake Robinson has been a professional photographer since 2008. When he lived in Connecticut, he served clients in his own studio space, primarily working in portraiture: individuals and families, headshots for websites, and images for model and actor portfolios. Since moving to Hilton Head Island in 2017, Blake has expanded his interests into wildlife, especially birds.
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Laura Schuler

Laura was born a middle child on an Air Force base, Chanute, in the state of Illinois. Laura has lived in New York, Maryland, Portugal and in the beautiful Low Country of South Carolina for 7 years. 

In Maryland, she majored in Fine Arts at AACC and later attended the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore. Laura was working in sculptural and kiln fired art when first introduced to drawing. 

The love of drawing soon overtook her glass art, and so began a love affair with graphite and figure drawing. Laura's particular subjects of interest are dancers and movement. A dancer herself, this focus coupled with her love of Christ. Scriptural passages are titles in this body of work.  

Laura's work has been in many galleries, featuring her glass and drawings. These  include The Torpedo Factory, Local by Design and Quiet Waters Park Art shows. 

Laura serves as an OLLI Arts instructor and was the Arts curriculum board member for  OLLI at USCB. Laura is an active Artist and board member at the Beaufort Art Association Gallery.

Artist Statement 

"You are a soul; you have a body”. This is the perspective that I embody and express in  my work. I draw using the mediums of graphite and charcoal. I create large images of  people and dancers in motion which appear “alive” on the paper. Viewers once drawn to  the image, discover the titled scriptural references for themselves."

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Joan Weaver

Photographer Joan Weaver has lived in the Low country for the past 40 years.  She is a full-time real estate agent . Her passion for photography combined with a love of nature  is her inspiration for her art.