Peter Karis

Artist Peter Karis was an expressionist, painting people, flowers, trees and objects as he interpreted them, not as they seemed to be.

Karis worked in acrylic and the subject matter was interpreted with maximum color, conveying emotion and power. 

The work tends to draw you into a memory of your own, more evocative than descriptive.

Karis has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited throughout the United States including the Nabisco Gallery, Cleveland Clinic, Cooperstown Art Museum, Butler Museum and Kent State University. Internationally in 1993 Karis was one of three American artists selected to exhibit at the Gallery Roseg outside of St. Moritz in Switzerland and in 2005 was nominated to participate in the Annual International Biennial of Contemporary Art, which was held in Florence, Italy.

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JK Crum

 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 

Greg Barnes

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.