Fran Gardner - American Artist
A native South Carolinian, Fran Gardner lives and works in the communities of Heath Springs and Lancaster, not far from her birthplace, Hartsville. She earned her BFA from Columbia College (1982) and later, her MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University (1993). She is professor of art and art history at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where she teaches
Sandy Dimke - Fine Art Photography
Sandy Dimke enjoys creating art through the medium of photography. Her goal is always to freeze a moment in time in a creative manner, either by unique camera angles or adding a different perspective with post processing. She values the interplay of color, texture and patterns that unify the image. A traveler at heart, her photos try to capture the excitement of
Susan Irish - Artist and Painter
Susan Irish is a painter who uses her own language and visual code to create abstract versions of her gardens, her life stories, and manifestations of really deep thoughts. She primarily works in oil and cold wax.
Susan Irish is an artist and teacher. The two vocations are inseparable for her. As she paints, she tries to speak to herself in the manner in which she
Mary Bell Steffen - Fine Artist
Mary Bell Steffen always knew that she would have a career in the arts. Mary has a true love of the landscape, and seeks to interpret the feeling of a place in her work. Viewing a scene while riding in a car or train, she will sketch bits and pieces of the voyage and meld them into one final image. Mary works primarily in oils on either canvas or on wood panels. She
Joanna Biondolillio - Photography
Joanna Biondolillo began her career as a portrait photographer in Austin, Texas but now works almost exclusively in landscape photography and the photo-documentary. "Landscape photography is what I do to make a living. Photo-documentaries are what I do to try to make a difference." While home base is on Johns Island, South Carolina, Joanna’s work has taken her all
Jo Dye - Painter Mixed Media
Jo Dye became involved in the creative process at an early age. Over the years she has painted in oils, acrylics, and pastels, worked in printmaking, scratchboard, pen and ink, and made her own paper. Her experimentation with art forms continued, changing as did her life. Says Jo, "My art is not stagnant, but always in transition."
A native of South Carolina, Jo and her