17th century Dutch landscape artists and 18th century painters of the Hudson River Valley School have influenced his strive to capture atmospheric conditions...but Guido's paintings are surely infused with the vibrant color of the Low Country.
Italian born Guido Petruzzi is a retired executive from the New York City Fashion Industry. He
built 17th and 18th century reproduction English furniture as a hobby until he moved to South Carolina, where he began painting en plein air or in his studio on Hilton Head Island.
Oil is Guido's medium of choice. He studied privately with Morgan Samuel Price, James Sulkowski and Scott Burdick, and continued to hone his skills in workshops with plein air painters Matt Smith, John Budicin and George Strickland. His paintings are in private collections throughout the United States, Italy, Germany, Brasil and Canada.
David Wendel an accomplished automotive artist has been featured in publications including, Ride and Autoweek and has served as the featured artist for “My Classic Car” and “Car Crazy” television shows.Mr. Wendel has had many one-man shows throughout the country including the Roswell Automotive Center, Branson International Auto Auction and the Legacy Automobile Collection in Chicago.David’s work is a favorite of collectors, including the General Motors Art Collection, Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo Bank and the private collections of Jay Leno, Reggie Jackson and Tim Allen.
John Crum received his classical art training at the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, Florida. John embarked on a graphic design career, which he still enjoys today.
Relocating from the north shore of Ohio to the beautiful Lowcountry, John now draws from the inspirational landscapes, ocean views and local culture for the subject matter in his paintings.
John's whimsical approach to life often uses boats as his metaphor taking the viewer on an emotional and often whimsical jpourney. "My art reflects on emotions, issues and life in a whimsical and surreal way. I often use word play in my titles directing the viewer to a hidden or not so obvious direction. I consider a painting successful when it makes the viewer pause, take a closer look and then smile." John Crum
Dobbin transcends conventional wisdom with her soft and lyrical paintings. While aiming for a loose interpretation, she uses small amounts of detail to emphasize focal points and applies lush textures with the palette knife. Her light infused landscapes evoke a feeling of tranquility that is almost spiritual and invite the viewer to share her passion and reverence for nature. Dobbin received an art degree from Washington and Jefferson College, taught classes for the artistically gifted at Carnegie Mellon University and has been a professional artist for the past 25 years. Alice Dobbin is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Her work has been published in The Best of American Landscapes, American Art Collector Magazine and Charleston Style & Home. Her paintings are included in private, public and corporate collections throughout the United States, Europe and Australia as well as in the collection of a former US president.
Linda Hartough has become recognized as one of golf's leading artists.
She is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to create the annual, official paintings for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships.
Her paintings are so admired that they have earned a place on two ABC
Television Golf Specials on famous golf holes hosted by Jack Nicklaus.
Her paintings are in the collections of such famous clubs as Augusta
National, Pine Valley and Laural Valley. Hartough originals are also
included in the private collections of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones
and Rees Jones.
Linda's work has enjoyed unparalleled status in the golf world, while receiving international acclaim including Golf Digest's
"Lifetime Achievement Award”.
Linda is privileged to be a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art,
a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an
awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.
"I really enjoy painting golf landscapes. It is some of the most beautiful and
varied landscape in the world combined with a deep, historical sense of tradition that transcends time.
The painting is a success when both elements emerge."
Greg Barnes received his formal art training at Wake forest University, receiving a BFA in 1985. Landscapes are Greg's first love and he enjoys paintng on location. A a result of his style of
working quickly on a scene he leans toward the impressionistic style.
A mix of realistic and impressionistic elements give his paintings a life of their own, while a free creative use of color punctuates his style. Greg Barnes paints out of his Charlotte, North Carolina studio, travels the country exhibiting his work and teaching plein air workshops.
Art Cornell is an acclaimed photographer, poet
and painter of abstract art.
His work resides in private and corporate collections throughout the
United States. Art is also an art instructor at the Art Academy and at
Memory Matters both here on Hilton Head. He has judged art and photography shows and has written five poetry books.