63 Christi Sloan, Purple Iris, oil, 21″x21″
I have always been an artist. Even as a child I had an affinity for the beauty in nature. But it wasn’t until 10 years ago that I found a way to express that inner longing to create beauty. When my youngest child went off to college I had time to pursue my own creative interests and an opportunity arose to take an oil painting class.
Learning new things is a passion for me and I love studying art. For me, studying art is not about art appreciation, but about practice. Just as a pianist must practice, practice, practice, I too am continually practicing and learning. My signature style is a goal I am working toward. So that just like my handwriting, expressing myself through painting will just come naturally.
I want my work to evoke an emotion in the viewer, for them to pause a moment and reflect on the beauty in their life.
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Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.