Saturday, February 27, 2010

A few new items from Andy...

From top to bottom:
"Green Marsh" 12"x16" $100 (all unframed)
"Lagoon" 9"x12" $75.00
"Poppies" 17"x24" $250

Interested in any of these let me know. I have these three plus about 6 other framed ones I'd like to sale and make room for new items. Willing to negotiate a price for you.

Bonnie Goldberg

Today I am pleased that South Carolina artist, Bonnie Goldberg has chosen to share some of her art work with us as well as a little biographical information on her life and experiences in art.

Bonnie is a self taught artist who has studied with many notable painters including Alex Powers, Katherine Chang Liu, Glenn Bradshaw, Ernest Velardi, Don Andrews, and Carole Barnes. She is a member of the ‘about face’ figure painting group at the Columbia Museum of Art where she draws and paints from life on a regular basis. When not at the museum, she can be found at her studio in her home working on both figurative and non-objective drawings and paintings. Bonnie’s work is in private collections in the United States, Canada, and France.

Selected exhibitions of the artist’s work include the annual about face members’ exhibits at the Columbia Museum of Art; the 2008 “body show” in the vista, Columbia, South Carolina; “faces and figures” at City Art Gallery, 2006, Columbia, South Carolina; Mais Oui Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina; the 2002 juried exhibit for the International Society of Experimental Artists; the 2003 and the 1998 statewide traveling shows for the South Carolina Watermedia Society; juried exhibits for Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, South Carolina; “art in the home” and “color the arts” sponsored by the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties; Paul D. Sloan Interiors; McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina; and the 2005 “pictures at an exhibition” juried show sponsored by the South Carolina Philharmonic and vista Gallery 80808. She is represented in Columbia by Paul D. Sloan, Interiors.
Her work can also be seen at Nonnah’s in Columbia and at her studio.

Check out her website:

In her own words:

“My figure work is the embodiment of who I am as an artist. I connect to the lines and shapes of the pose, the gesture of the model, and find the essence of the person who is posing. As I work and find the gesture, I try to keep the details to a minimum. I believe it is important to engage the viewer in a work of art and I see it as collaboration between the model, the artist, and the viewer. We, as artists and as lovers of art, understand that art is what teaches us what is important in life and defines those moments that we all have when beauty becomes reality.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Michael Broadway

Let me introduce Michael Broadway. Michael's eye-catching compositions and refreshing colors come from a source "within". Personally, I find his work represents a very appealing and raw type of eroticism. I have enjoyed hearing some of the reactions to Micheal's work since I received his samples via email. Both paintings shown here are 48"x 48" and are acryllic on canvas. Contact Michael for pricing by contacting him or by getting in touch with me.

Broadway’s inspiration for his work stems from his surroundings and his daily interactions. In his own words “my art is a reflection of my thoughts and obsessions, sometimes a baring of my own soul”. “I guess you could say…I’m cursed with creativity…it overwhelms me like how food does when you’re starving. Making art to me is an interesting journey. It’s hard to explain or really describe, because it simply happens. There are lots of techniques to learn, lots of processes to figure out, and lots of studies to be made, but in the end, it is a compilation of more than all those things. It comes from inside, and learned skills only help me to give it a voice that is appreciated by others.”

Michael was born in Washington, DC and currently lives in Sumter, South Carolina.
His work and interests are reflected both in his art and in a lifetime career in cosmetology.

Enjoy what Michael has shared with us! We look forward to seeing more of his creations. Everyone, make sure you leave comments regarding Michael's work and go ahead and subscribe to my blog so you won't miss an entry. Interested in purchasing some of Michael Broadway's art? Let us know!

Rob Shaw

Let's see, have I ever mentioned what great work Rob Shaw does? Haha. Rob is certainly a big mentor of mine when it comes to oil painting.

I asked Rob to send me some digital versions of a couple of his recent pieces. In case you don't know by now Rob is the Artist in Residence at Havens Framemakers and Gallery they are located at 1616 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201. I recommend that you stop by the gallery and see what Rob Shaw and Jackie Vasquez are up to. If they aren't busy framing, then they're painting. They always have lots of great art hanging every time I go in there.

Rob has a new 5 week art course gearing-up tonight. Meanwhile check out the two beauties he's sent me to share with everyone.

** Rob tell your students to send me their artwork to share online. Just email me a digital photo. I'm on a mission here to spotlight South Carolina Artists and their work. Keep it coming!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Congaree River

"Congaree River" Oil Painting Andrew M. Corley

This painting recently came down from the walls at Havens Framemakers and Gallery in Columbia... been switching around some of my paintings.

Speaking of Havens Framemakers & Gallery, Rob Shaw is gearing-up for another session of oil classes.

Here are some of the details about his class:

The Tuesday session will meet each Tuesday for five weeks beginning February 23rd, 2010 to March 23rd. The Wednesday session will meet each Wednesday for five weeks beginning February 24th, 2010 to March 24th. Each class runs from 6:30 til 9:30pm.
Rob Shaw is the featured artist at Havens Framemakers and Gallery on Gervais. He has had numerous shows and won numerous awards for his art including the First Citizens Fine Art Exhibition's Best of Show (Profession Division) at the 2008 SC State Fair.

Interested in the class, please contact Rob at: Havens Framemakers, 1616 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201


Oyster Roast

Hey ya'll. If you're in Edgefield this afternoon at the Oyster Roast, stop by Paperwhites at 102 Courthouse Square and mosey down to the art gallery downstairs. There you'll be able to see works from several local artists, myself among them. I believe the art will remain on display through the month of February. So make sure to go check that out before it's taken down. Pam the store's co-proprietor was out at the Oyster Roast when I stopped by. Make sure you say hello to either Pam or Joann and pick-up one of my business cards. They have some really high-quality, hand-made gifts at Paperwhites. Pam's ceramic bowl with sea-creatures is my favorite.