Friday, December 30, 2011

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Maya is a young and very busy cockapoo dog. She stopped just long enough for me to snap a reference photo of her and I had so much fun painting her! The original is no longer available but to see more dog portraits or to order a giclee print, click on dog paintings

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Happy Holiday from the artists of Studio 151/Shelby Lee Gallery!
Looking for a special gift? The artists have created something special for you!
Choose from a selection of our "minis" priced especially for the holidays as gift giving. 
Our artists specialize in local art and beautiful masterpieces for your home or gifts for any budget.
Studio 151/ Shelby Lee Gallery
175 Church St
Charleston, SC
open daily

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

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8x 10 on birch board
watercolor and ink

To see Rooster Walk, visit Graffito, Charleston's newest contemporary jewelry and gift shop!
151 E Bay St
Charleston SC

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


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Rooster 1
watercolor and ink on yupo

Thank you to my new collector!
Rooster 1 has sold but if you would like to purchase a print, click here!
To see more paintings of roosters, click  on the following link!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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French Quarter Art Walk
Studio 151/Shelby Lee Gallery
175 Church St, Charleston, SC
Friday, Dec 2
5- 8 pm

While strolling the old french quarter of downtown Charleston
come by Studio 151/Shelby Lee Gallery for some holiday cheer and art!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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Red Hat Ladies, watercolor

Selected for the 7th Annual
Holiday Square Works Show
Providence Gallery, Charlotte NC
Dec. 2, 2011 - Jan. 30, 2012
Join Us!
Opening Reception
Friday, December 2, 2011
6 - 9 PM

Thursday, November 10, 2011


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Been experimenting! This new painting was inspired by our walk a couple of weeks ago 
in the mountains of N Carolina. Fall is here and the leaves are changing! This is a different style for me 
but it is a fun painting and looks great on the gallery wall! If you want to see more, click on trees paintings for a variety of tree paintings from many artists.

Old White Tractor Out to Pasture wins an award!

Pin It I am pleased to announce that my painting was one of the winners and I am the recipient of a wonder box of 36 beautiful watercolor tubes from M Graham and Co with a value of $480!  Thank you M Graham and Co!
The painting will also be included in the 2012 yearlong SC State Museum Traveling Exhibit.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Old White Tractor Out to Pasture juried into 34th Annual S Carolina Watermedia Society Exhibit!

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs will host 34th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Exhibition at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park, featuring original paintings from 62 award-winning artists from across the state, consisting of watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and any water-based media. The exhibit opens on Saturday, November 5 with an admission-free, public reception in honor of the artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will remain open until December 31, 2011.  The City Gallery is located at 34 Prioleau St. in downtown Charleston, S.C.

This year's exhibition was selected by a panel consisting of Charleston artists Lese Corrigan, Dr. Richard "Duke" Hagerty, Tate Nation and Lynne Riding. Florida artist Mary Alice Braukman will jury the show with awards to be given to 30 artists, whose works will travel the state for a year with the S.C. State Museum's Traveling Show program. The S.C. Watermedia Society will also produce a DVD of the judge's critique of paintings, which will be available to artists, schools, universities and community groups.

The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, owned by the City of Charleston and operated by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is a venue for contemporary artwork that is new, vital and innovative, with a focus on broadening Charleston's arts outlook. Visit for information about current and upcoming exhibitions

Friday, October 28, 2011

Charleston Style and Design Magazine November 2011

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Look for our beautiful ad in the November 2011 issue of Charleston Style and Design Magazine!  Your copy is available to pick up at many locations in the city. Not only will you see this beautiful ad, you will learn much about home building and design services, restaurants and entertainment events in Charleston!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Featured artist in Charleston Fine Art Guide Magazine for October

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As seen in the publication!
Rosie Phillips and Vicki Gates are two artists that are featured in the October issue of Charleston Fine Art Guide magazine.  They bring a vibrant array of watercolors, pastels, oils and acrylics to the new space which is filled with new and fresh creativity.

Rosie Phillips is originally from Texas and is delighted to finally call Charleston home. She works from her home studio on Yonges Island where she is surrounded by the ever changing and beautiful lowcountry. Most of her paintings are inspired by her life, loves and pleasures so she almost always has a camera close by and why she says, “Painting is my passion and life is my inspiration!”  Rosie continues to develop her personal style and paints both realistically and abstractly which depends on the inspiration and vision of that piece. She paints in oils, watercolors and acrylics creating landscapes, still life, pet portraits and loves to paint what she calls a “landscape still life”, a close up snippet of an outdoor scene.  “Life is full of inspiration when you open your eyes to it!” 
The gallery is open daily from 10 am – 6 pm and until 8 pm on Friday and Saturday and 12 -5 pm on Sunday. We are located just south of the market on the corner of Church and Market Streets at 175 Church St and love to say hello to the carriage ride guests as they go by! For more information on Rosie Phillips and the artists of the Studio 151 Fine Arts/ Shelby Lee Gallery, visit

                 To buy a print of this painting, click here!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Smoky Mountain Paintings

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Fall in the mountains! It is so beautiful in the mountains especially in the fall when the air is crisp and the sky is clear. But when in the Smokies, the distant mountains always have that beautiful smoky haze. To buy this original watercolor painting email me or to buy a print of it click here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

French Quarter Art Walk - Friday October 7, 2011, 5-8 pm

Pin It Start your French Quarter Art Walk with us at 175 Church Street, where you can enjoy fabulous art, wine and snacks! Stroll the cobbled streets and gas lit alley ways to discover the works of well over 500 artists representing a diverse variety of styles and mediums from traditional to contemporary. All galleries of the French Quarter will be open with artists on hand and refreshments.

Studio 151/Shelby Lee Fine Art Gallery is conveniently located just south of Market St at the corner of Church St, which makes this gallery a perfect starting and stopping point for the art walk. Be sure to stop by and say hello to our talented artists, which will be on hand to chat with you.

Held seasonally the first Friday in March, May, October and December. The French Quarter is located within the original walled city of Charleston between S. Market and Tradd and Meeting and the waterfront past E. Bay

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Carriage Ride on Church Street, Charleston SC

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A horse drawn carriage takes visitors down Church St in front of St Phillips Church in Charleston SC. This painting allows the viewer to feel like they are going back in time as they learn all about the full history of Charleston. My newest painting Carriage Ride on Church St, Charleston in transparent watercolors BUT even though it is in watercolors, it does not have to be framed under glass! I have finished it up with some special sprays and varnishes so it doesn't have to be framed under glass, just like an oil or acrylic!  No glass required!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Coastal Sunset Impressions

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Coastal Sunset Impressions is an acrylic painting an impressionistic in style. We pass this area when on the boat and going to the beach! Great sunsets there!

Friday, September 9, 2011

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The new Studio 151 Fine Arts and Shelby Lee Gallery are off to a fabulous start! As of September 1, 2011, the two galleries joined their creative forces at the 175 Church Street location, which is conveniently located just south of the newly renovated stores on Market Street.  The new cooperative gallery is owned by local artists Colleen Wiessmann, Rosie Phillips, Vicki Gates, Shelby Parbel, Bob Graham, Detta Zimmerman, Peggy Ellis, Ron Chamberlain, Dixie Dugan, Gina Brown, Judy Clark, Beverly Grant, Amelia Whaley, Michael Kennedy and Daryl Knox, some of which were former gallery owners at the Studio 151 Fine Arts, 151 East Bay St and of Waterfront Gallery, 215B E Bay St.  For more information on the artists and the art, visit 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

All moved into the new Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery

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S Carolina Marsh Scene, Oil, 9 x 6 $200

Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery and Shelby Lee Gallery have merged!  We are all moved in and off to a great start. Come by and check out the new art on the walls and meet an artist! One of us is always in the house!

 There is a wide variety of paintings and jewelry with a wide variety of styles and prices. 
Sure to meet everyone's likes and budgets! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Something different today!

On an early morning "coffee ride", Bella just can't keep her eyes off her new house under construction!
This was on the day before Hurricane Irene did a drive by off the coast of S Carolina.  
Thankfully missing us. Bella was worried!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Studio 151 Fine Arts has moved!

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We have moved! Or shall we say..... we are in the process of moving!

Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery has moved out of the 151 East Bay location and the artists are in the process of moving into our new location as we join forces with Shelby Lee Gallery at 175 Church St.

We will be updating the walls at 175 Church St and updating the website and blog soon.We have some new artists and jewelry artists in the house and are excited to show it all to you!

In the mean while, there are some great sales on beautiful art at
175 Church St as we make room for new art on the walls!

Come by and see us. We may not be in final set up mode but we don't mind! 
The new Studio 151 at Shelby Lee Gallery
is located just south of the NEW and famous market at Market and Church streets. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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  Wine Bottle and Two Pears
Oil 11 x 14 in a gold 16 x 20 frame

Painted in the style of the old masters, my intent was to have a subtly dark "Old World" style painting which would add some warmth to a dining room or kitchen. The warm dark colors make the highlights of the bottle and pears gently glow.  Wine Bottle and Two Pears will be on display at our new Studio 151 Gallery location at 175 Chruch St, Charleston. Come on by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Studio 151 is moving!

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I am pleased to announce that Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery will be moving at the end of August! 
That is just around the corner now! 
We have joined forces with Shelby Lee Art Gallery at 175 Church St, Charleston.
 We look forward to having Shelby and a couple of other artists joining us one of Charleston's finest 
"local  owned cooperative gallery". 
More details to come!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paypal AND Fine Art Prints now available online

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Just wanted to let you all know that I now can accept payment via Paypal on my website. 
See the website for more info!  
Also, I have joined up with Fine Art America where you can order high quality prints 
of most of my art, in any size that suits your desires!
So, be sure to visit my website and see what is new!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Girl Trip 2011

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I have been on vacation with my daughter and granddaughters in Florida for the past couple of weeks. 
Girl Trip 2011!
Had a great time visiting several beaches, several relatives (including my sis in the picture above), NASA, alligators, boogie boarding and surfing, turtle walks, sunset on Key West, Oceanographic Center, International Swimming Hall of Fame...... shopping, eating.....did I mention beaches?  It was a great time to spend with the girls and see some of the family. No more boogie boarding for this granny as I came back with injuries!
Back to reality now. Back to Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery and my studio and art and of course, house under construction and hubby, Bruce!  The next couple of weeks will be busy, busy with the location change of Studio 151. We are joining forces with Shelby Lee Art Gallery on Church St, closer to the market downtown. But more on that later!
Just wanted to share my girls with you all for a minute!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Coastal Sunset

Oil, 8 x 11
There is a spot on the Edisto River as we go by on our boat from our home. 
These few palm trees hang over the edge with the back ground of land and trees
creating a great coastal view especially as the sun goes down!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Studio 151 new show on the walls

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Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery artists have moved the art around 
and adding new pieces to the wall!
Be sure to stop by to see what's new and meet the featured artist of the day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

First Friday Art Walk at STUDIO 151 FINE ART GALLERY

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151 East Bay St, Charleston, SC

Friday July 1, 2011, 5 - 8 pm

Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery will be open for the First Friday Art Walk this Friday, July 1!  We are convienently located just north of Broad Street which makes the gallery a perfect stopping and starting point for the walk. Stroll the streets in the evening with the warm summer breezes and chat with artists on hand while viewing fabulous art and sipping wine.


Vicki Gates, Dan Prickett, Colleen Wiessmann,  Dixie Dugan
Detta Cutting Zimmerman, Daryl Knox, Bob Graham, Lu Bentley,
Dianne MunKittrick, Rosie Phillips, Ron Chamberlain and Peggy Ellis







Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fall Trees

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This is something a little different from me! But I am liking the bright colors and looseness of this style!
I am working a bit more in acrylics and oils so be on the lookout for some more "different" looks from me. Though watercolor is just so beautiful that it will not go away from my palette!
Also what is different about this piece is that is painted on stretched watercolor paper on canvas stretcher boards and is varnished. It is very freeing to do something like this! I am also experimenting with this technique with watercolor and then spraying with a fixative.

Any thoughts?  Too wild?  Too so much done?  Interesting?  More of the same style?

Fall Trees is on display at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Old Tractor Out To Pasture

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A couple of years ago, I was driving through the country about 2 hours west of St Louis, MO, right in the middle of the Mid West! We came across some old cars and a couple of tractors out in the fields. 
This one really captured me. I zoomed in with my composition in order to get the "guts" of the old tractor with the combination of colors of the rusted reds and yellows.

Friday, May 20, 2011


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Well, Bruce and the boys (our son Bryan and our friend Ridge) were here last week doing the "boy trip thing", fishing. They tried every day! And some days, all day! No fish to speak of, a couple of acceptable small ones, which were enough for two of us and we did eat them later. Yummy! But while the boys were out fishing, I decided to get some painting done and started an abstract with acrylics. When I put the last strokes of accent colors on, it made me think of a fish flashing through the water. So, in honor of my boys fishing trip, I titled it Fishing! This painting is on display at Studio 151 Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thanks for a great Art Walk in Charleston!

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Thanks to all that came out on the beautiful evening for the French Quarter Art Walk! 
It was a great night for art and strolling the streets of Charleston! Next art walk is Friday June 3rd!  
See you then!