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Kelly Atkinson



With the South Carolina Lowcountry as an inspiring backdrop, I am always longing to paint the beauty of life around me with brush and canvas. Since graduating from Queens University in Charlotte, NC with a BA in Business and a minor emphasis in Art, my life journey has taken me through the winding road of marriage, motherhood, shop owner, art student, teacher and now grandmother. I have had the pleasure of being a muse to many artists that have joined my Open Studio art classes at Island Art Gallery in Pawleys Island, SC since 2010. I am always humbled and amazed at the work that is produced by my students with just a little encouragement to express themselves. I am also always a student myself, seeking to further my skills through classes and workshops with amazing mentors and artists I admire. I also love researching and reading about artists of the past and present and learning from fellow artists at Island Art Gallery of which I now share ownership.

I enjoy working in watercolor, oil and pastel, as I paint anything from the sandy beaches of Pawleys Island to the farmland of Williamsburg County. Kelly Atkinson


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.