In a typical year, plein air painter Allison Chambers would be working in her studio, taking trips abroad to paint, teaching classes and participating in shows. This is a busy life that she loves. However, with classes, trips and art openings postponed or canceled, Chambers found a silver lining in the unexpected windfall of time: […]


Inspired by her travels around the world, Mary Brigman brings home a piece of these unique destinations in her pastel works on paper and board. Whether it’s Europe, the American Southwest, the Hawaiian Islands or her native South Carolina, Brigman possesses the coveted ability to not only capture the way a place looks but also the way […]


With a natural gift for visual storytelling through their artistic work, all the artists at Studio 151 Fine Arts Gallery are a vibrant part of the inspiration behind one of Charleston’s best-loved galleries. Founded in 2009, the artist-owned studio located in the heart of the city’s picturesque French Quarter District has become a favorite destination for both […]

The Best of Both Worlds

Lance Griffith believes that homes should reflect their owners’ personalities in the most natural, beautiful ways. He and his wife and business partner, Patty Griffith, have built CHD Interiors to provide a turnkey experience to help make customers’ dream homes a reality. CHD Interiors specializes in creating a sense of place, whether it’s Lowcountry chic or an urban […]

Delight Is in the Details

For Margaret de Carli Barry, life is a series of wonderful moments, and if you move too fast, you’ll miss something. That’s the belief that has allowed her to grow her painting career from a passion into a full-time profession. Barry has been an oil painter for about 20 years, starting from when she took […]


Growing up, ben ham spent carefree days trolling through the pluff mud of the Lowcountry marshes in a little boat, captivated by the ever-changing tides, moss-draped trees and oyster beds. A lover of the outdoors, landscapes became his muse, and as a teenager, his camera was a constant companion on those boat rides, hikes, backpacking and […]


Artist Hilarie Lambert has found a way to feed her wanderlust and fuel her creativity during the pandemic. The Charleston painter’s salvation came about last May when a teardrop trailer she named Cha-Ching entered her life. Lambert was in Paris visiting her daughter when the spread of the coronavirus shut down normal life. She came […]


The Sweet Art Gallery in Naples, Florida, is a 14,000-square-foot contemporary art mecca that is home to works by more than 45 established artists. Opened in 2005, the gallery was one of the first to offer contemporary art in a more traditional market. The owner, Dede Sweet, set out to educate people about art and […]

Transfer of Power 

Look around your home. Outside of the mass-produced furniture or the chosen color on the walls, what makes your home uniquely you? For many of us, it’s the art that adorns our walls and spaces that best showcases our distinct personality. “Art is the most personal thing you can have in your home aside from heirlooms. What you […]


AARON BEASLEY wants to be absolutely, 100 percent, no-kidding transparent about the core principle of his business. If you fall in love with something else, don’t like it or for any reason want to part ways with that outdoor furniture you bought from him, call him for a refund. Even if it’s custom. “They can […]