Lisa Thames

Lisa Thames

LISA THAMES Art is the best part of me. I grew up in Laurel, Mississippi, with the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art one block from my home. My earliest memory of creating art is attending a pottery class at the museum with my grandmother when I was six years old. The...
Ali Stayer

Ali Stayer

 ALI STAYER   Ali and her husband, Phil Stayer, live in Hattiesburg, MS with their 5 children. Ali has been painting for over 17 years under the tutelage of her mother Hilda Brown, an accomplished artist in Montgomery, AL. Painting scenes that are familiar to...
Carol Roark

Carol Roark

 CAROL ROARK I love the outdoors. I love light. I love color. When all of the elements come together I can’t do anything but paint! As an artist, I am fascinated by the relationship between light and color and how one affects the other. Yes, you will see reoccurring...
Buttons Marchetti

Buttons Marchetti

BUTTONS MARCHETTI Inspired by the landscapes, flora, and fauna of her native central Mississippi, Buttons Marchetti creates contemporary impressionistic oil paintings that captivate the eye with her unique use of shapes, color, and light. Her paintings take form in a...
Sadako Lewis

Sadako Lewis

SADAKO Walking down on the narrow brick street accordion playing chanson in the air, this was in Sadako Lewis’s teen around 1960’s that her father, his black beret hat on, had dreamed traveling to France accompanying her. He was an Impressionist painter who followed...
Peyton Hutchinson

Peyton Hutchinson

PEYTON HUTCHINSON Hi! I am Peyton Hutchinson, an artist who loves color!  Growing up in Mississippi instilled in me a love of the outdoors, and the beauty and drama of nature continue to be my greatest creative inspiration.  As a painter, my greatest challenge is to...
Maria Hughes

Maria Hughes

MARIA HUGHES Maria Hughes, born in 1978 as the only daughter of Michael and Judy Tucci, now lives in Baldwyn, MS with her husband Hayden, son Ames, and daughter Townes.  She graduated from Baldwyn High School then went on to earn an Associate’s Degree in Art...
Charles Guess

Charles Guess

CHARLES GUESS Each time Charles visits an art museum the area he seeks out first is that of the European and American impressionist. He has always been fascinated by the application of color and value in order to create an image in the viewers mind without depicting...
Lee Gibson

Lee Gibson

LEE GIBSON Lee Gibson was raised in Annapolis, Maryland and Westport, Connecticut and received her education at the University of Arizona (Architecture) and Radford University (Art). Lee has enjoyed Southern living on and off for twenty years in West Point,...
Ginny Futvoye

Ginny Futvoye

GINNY FUTVOYE Born and raised in a small Kentucky town, Ginny has been painting since she was young.  She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.  While at SMU, professors taught Ginny new ways of seeing and had an...
Paul Fayard

Paul Fayard

PAUL FAYARD Paul Fayard is a Mississippi based artist and art educator. Originally from New Orleans, Paul studied at New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, University of New Orleans and Mississippi College where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree. For many years he...
Church Goin Mule

Church Goin Mule

CHURCH GOIN MULE Church Goin Mule is a southern artist who was born and raised across the south, her kinfolk came from the mountains, though she lives in the swamp of Louisiana now.Church Goin Mule’s work is a memory jug, a death-vase mash of the collective...
Madeleine Bridges

Madeleine Bridges

 MADELEINE BRIDGES For Madeleine Bridges, art was always part of life. Her mother, a natural with a paintbrush, nurtured Madeleine’s creativity. These artistic childhood days led to a few high school art classes and a job as a graphic designer upon Ole Miss...
John Armistead

John Armistead

JOHN ARMISTEAD John Armistead, an ordained minister, is an award-winning artist, author, and journalist. He began his first formal studio training with a private instructor at age eight in Mobile, Ala., working in pastel. At age nine, he began painting in oil. In...