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May Issue 2003
Moonshell Art Gallery in Hilton Head, SC, Features Works by Morgan Kuhn and Victoria Platt Ellis
The Moonshell Art Gallery in Hilton Head, SC, will present an exhibition entitled, Oil and Watercolor, featuring oil paintings by Morgan Kuhn and watercolor paintings by Victoria Platt Ellis. The show, which is a "Bravo Event" will be on view May 9 through July 31, 2003. On Sat., May 10, 2003, Kuhn and Ellis will give demonstrations in their media.
Kuhn began her art studies at the Telfair Museum of Art in her home town of Savannah, GA, but it was when she moved to Hilton Head Island in 1983 that painting became a true passion. Surrounded by the beauty of the island and a flourishing art community. Her work reflected the intensity of constant painting and studying with nationally known artists.
Kuhn draws inspiration from a figure or object caught in a moment of dramatic lighting. Her latest body of work has evolved from musicians. "The power of the sound and the shapes and colors of the instruments are thrilling to paint," says Kuhn.
Kuhn now resides on the Isle of Palms, just north of Charleston, SC, and has exhibited her art in several one woman shows. Her paintings are in numerous collections throughout the United States and is represented by the Moonshell Art Gallery on Hilton Head Island.
"Painting is such a joyful experience and the honor of knowing my work is enjoyed by someone in their home makes my heart sing," Kuhn states.
A native of Summerville, SC, Victoria Platt Ellis began painting at an early age. Ever since she was a little girl, drawing with a stick in the dirt at the foot of her rural front porch steps, she has been fascinated with fitting shapes together to make designs. Like all artists, she evolves through various stages of her artwork, in some periods, interested in light, some in color and some in perspective. Continuing to grow as an artist is every painter's desire and Ellis continually explores new ways of expressing her talent.
Ellis has been accepted in many juried art shows and studied with many prominent artists who enabled her to develop a personalized watercolor technique. The technique, palette, joie de vivre and obvious enjoyment in the works' creation make an Ellis painting outstanding. Her paintings are displayed in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, She is a member in excellence of the South Carolina Watercolor Society, Charleston Artists Guild, and an associate member of the National Watercolor Society.
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