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Meet Our Artists

Donna Alves

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Margaret Barry

Margaret is an award winning artis and has been painting for 16 years. In her studies, she has learned a variety of techniques and style, which she enjoys teaching her art students. Oil painting is her passion. Margaret moved to Mount Pleasant in 2007 and is membership chair of the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild. She accepts commission work and welcomes art students of all levels. Margaret's work is hung in Perspective Gallery, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite 50, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Follow Margaret on Instagram @margbarryart.


Katherine Bates

Capturing the elusive moment when light enhances form has enchanted Katherine Bates since the early 1990s, when she began painting exclusively in watercolor. She has studied with Tom Lynch, Skip Lawrence, Judi Betts and Joel Popadics, whose prismatic palette and emphasis on painting accurate light effects have helped mold her style. Whatever the subject, she tries to capture that ethereal moment when light and color intersect to describe the form. She is known especially for her floral and botanical paintings, one of which was featured in the March 2012 issue of American Art Collector magazine. She is a life member of the Ridgewood Art Institute, an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artists Guild and a member of the Mt. Pleasant Artists Guild.


Robin Beckner

Robin is best known for her paintings of everything low country, from crabs to pelicans to marsh landscapes. Although she has worked with many media she primarily paints in oils. She feels that oils allow her to express the natural beauty and capture the light and color she sees. Robin grew up in Columbia, SC and worked for many years as a nurse before relocationg to Mt. Pleasant with her husband in 1998. Through the years Robin has been self-taught. She has worked under the direction of Carol McGill, the late Martin Ahrens, Joyce Hall, and currently with Sheryl Stainaker.


Mary Margaret Brigman

As a native of South Carolina, I returned to the state after living in Germany, Maryland and Kansas while in the military. Today I live in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and recently retired from the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. My art work consists of landscapes, usually scenes depicting the surrounding area in the lowcountry. After painting with watercolors for a number of years, I recently started working with soft pastels. With soft pastels I feel that I have truly found my medium. I enjoy the way I can capture the impact of a moment in a landscape by directly applying the pigment with my fingers.


Anne DuBois Brownyard

Anne is a native Charlestonian. It was a magic time to be a child in Charleston. Galleries and frame shops were centralized in her neighborhood downtown and she had a childhood job cleaning glass with newspaper and soap for a local art framer. Art was everywhere. It was here that she determined, 'someday I am going to be a painter.' Anne's education and employment has been primarily business focused but she has had the opportunity to be involved in the creative process of everything from beach wear and costume design and construction, to home and institutional decor. She retired from her position at the College of Charleston in 2004 but continues to work in her husband's Mt. Pleasant law firm and eagerly looks forward to retirement and full-time painting. Several years living in the beautiful art and surf community of Laguna Beach, CA confirmed and reignited her desire to learn to paint but life intervened and she did not begin painting until 2010. Since then she has taken numerous classes and workshops with talented artists including Joyce Hall, Laurie Meyer, Hilarie Lambert, Tammy Papa, Angela Cunningham, Judy Crane and others. Her paintings are hanging in homes and businesses locally and throughout the U.S. An oil painting of old Christ Church, Mt. Pleasant is the DVD cover for a film partially funded by the SC Humanities Council and was used again for Note Cards to raise funds to build a church in Africa for a impoverished congregation. Another of her paintings was selected for use in the Town of Mount Pleasant's Planning Guide to represent Shem Creek. She exhibits with the Mount Pleasant Artists Guild and previously served on their Board. Anne works in oil and pastels, both studio and en plein air, and is pleased to meet interested parties by appointment.


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