Embracing Every Medium

Many women would be content to put their feet up after a 30-year nursing career and savor views of the Lowcountry landscape from the comfort of a porch rocking chair. But Esther Piazza-Doyle likes to stay busy. So, when a neck injury in 1995 pulled her away from bedside trauma care, she decided to take […]

Raising A Glass

Once upon a time, milk was delivered in glass bottles, peanut butter came in glass jars and beverages were served in clear drinking glasses instead of foggy plastic tumblers. Today, glassware feels like a luxury, and handcrafted pieces seem extravagant. But James McLeod aims to make handblown glasswork both affordable and accessible for anyone with […]

Make A Jaunt To Georgetown

Georgetown, South Carolina, is a day-tripper’s dream. It’s a short driving distance from Pawley’s Island, Myrtle Beach and even Charleston but with a population that is a fraction of the larger seacoast cities in the state. With its historic small-town charm, Georgetown offers visitors a perfect place to enjoy Southern coastal life without the hustle […]

A Student of Art

As Jeanne O’Neal paints, she thinks in hot pink. The vision pours onto her canvas, a twist on traditional landscapes that infuses chromatic hues in the sky or a tree branch glowing from a beam of sunlight. Once a teacher, she’s now the student, and every day she paints, O’Neal learns more about her work […]

Who’s Intruding On Whom?

Artist Larry Moore loves to tell a good story. He may work an allegory into his paintings, or he may simply paint a narrative he has created in his imagination. His background in narrative illustration and graphic design for theaters and book authors piqued his interest in the art form of telling a good story. […]

Where The Heart Is

Though Sara and Ben DeWolf loved their former home in Daniel Island’s Smythe Park, when development began on nearby Captain’s Island, the idea of building a new home to perfectly suit their family and lifestyle was too tempting to pass up. Homes on this 100-acre island enclave, designed to embrace river views and outdoor living, […]

Ministry of Art

There’s no telling how many people have walked through Mary Martin’s two galleries and four hotel show spaces over the last three decades. Window shoppers, art lovers and serious collectors have stopped to admire the curves of sculptures, the colors of oil paintings, the grain in woodworking, and mosaic of glass pieces by local and […]

Rooms With A View

Most home tours begin in the foyer, but we’re starting outside on the front step today. We’re in Naples, Florida, and on the other side of this house is an open waterway. As we look through the glass door and the glass pocket doors at the back of the house, we can see the water […]

Go Where The Art Goes

Saying Cambodian-born artist Pakan Penn’s résumé is impressive is an understatement. His first artworks were sold as a child, his paintings hung on the walls of the West Wing for eight years, and he was recently named World’s Best Animal Impressionist, as selected by the top 25 U.S. galleries by the American Art Awards. It’s […]

Building Furniture and Counting Blessings

When Josh Miller was 11 years old, he swept the floors at Oak Heritage, his father’s woodworking shop in Pennsylvania. He jokes that his mother was nervous for her children to be around saws, so he picked up the broom. While sweeping sawdust, Miller learned about the raw materials needed for woodworking and how to […]