Feature Articles

November 2011

Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Martha Sharp & Karen Hewitt Hagan

The Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, A Kiawah Reverie, featuring works by Martha Sharp and Karen Hewitt Hagan, on view from Nov. 4 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Nov. 4, from 5-8pm.

Together, these two artists will showcase a year’s worth of their painting and teaching experiences on and around Kiawah Island, SC. Both artists have painted extensively at Kiawah Island and have created a large body of work from that luscious landscape.

Martha Sharp’s works have been recently described as moody and full of emotion; dripping with feeling. One could literally walk into one of her landscape paintings and find themselves lost in a beautiful dream world of nature and solace. Sharp is also owner of Charleston Art Tours and teaches classes regularly at Mingo Point at Kiawah Island.

Karen Hewitt Hagan’s Kiawah works encompass birds in flight, fiery sunsets and soulful marshscapes. Many of her originals are also in the permanent collection of The Sanctuary Resort at Kiawah Island and reproductions of her paintings grace the walls inside each guest room at the resort.

For Hagan, art is not only a professional pursuit, it’s a way of life. She strives to reach out and inspire not only art lovers, but also the general public. Her objective is to enlighten others about the joys of living an enriching, art-filled life. To this end, she recently opened a gallery in Charleston’s French Quarter and offers a few unusual twists beyond the typical gallery-viewing experience. The 1840’s built gallery space is also her working art studio. Visitors are invited to drop in and browse the beautiful original oils on display, watch Hagan create her next work of art, or linger a while in the relaxing Charleston garden.

Hagan’s business model includes a number of monthly events designed to make the collection of art more fun, accessible, and approachable for everyone. On Nov. 13, 2011, from 3-4pm, Hagan will give a demonstration in oil paintings - free and open to the public.

Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio specializes in large scale original works of art of the American South and European landscape and has new works arriving by renowned guest artists each month.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/754-0494 or visit (www.HaganFineArt.com).


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