I am a wire wrap jewelry artist by trade and an inspirational motivator at heart.
I travel the country digging for crystals and gemstones and use the stones to create jewelry. While I travel I use art to stimulate conversations and awareness to important topics and Ideas. My focus for the last few years has been based around this Idea “Be The Change, Pack Out All Trash.”
For me art is cultural influence. Art is what inspires communities to come together. Art is the thing we can use to motivate change for the better good of everyone.
This is how I use it:
I create what we call “Tokens of Inspiration” These tokens are designed as a necklace and a simple reminder to be proactive and have conversations about this idea “Be The Change, Pack Out All Trash.” We do massive gifting campaigns and at this point have given away over 75,000 tokens all over the United States of America. The idea with the token is it’s a gift. It is yours as long as you decide it is and once you decide it’s not we ask you give it to someone else to continue to spread awareness.
If artists work together and create inspirational art that is backed with good intentions and a good message to the community, we can create the world that we want to live in. We can inspire people and we can find happiness in our local and global communities.
Resident of Hilton Head Island, SC
Born Nashville Tennessee
Married to Les Fertig; 2 children, 6 grandchildren
Martin College and University Tennessee
Education and Art
Monterey Peninsulia, CA College; Art studies
Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies
Private art instruction NY and Ohio
Oil Painters of America
Art League Hilton Head
Lubbock, Texas Art Alliance
Glassy Alley Studio, Lubbock, Texas
Silver Garden Silver and Art Studio, Hilton Head
I have had a lifetime interest and involvement in all aspects of art,
But Became interested in oil portraiture while on vacation in
Ourey, CO and have been greatly influenced by Native American portrait artist
While living in the low country My
Art became more focused on the local southern inhabitants, in the Gullah Geechee settlers and
historical African Americans of the low country. My painting style has changed over time into a more
impressionistic form which I favor and love. I have been influenced by the works of many American and
foreign artists; Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keefe, to name a few.
Art and oil painting are my passions and from this passion has sprung the creation of BO ART; a place
where the resident Artists can collaborate and create art, be inspired by the presence of other artists,
as well as teach and display their Art. It is also a place where budding artists and/or project minded
people of all ages in the community can build, make and create art in many forms.
Born in Winnetka, Ill in 1984, moved to Charleston, WV in 1990 then to Hilton Head in 1992 (age 8, second grade Hilton Head Primary). Attended Hilton Head public schools until 2001, (varsity lacrosse & tennis, student govt, *first pottery class). Then Christ School, Arden, NC, 2001-2003, a lot of art and music. The University of The South 2003-2007, while Sewanee did not offer or dignify a ceramic program, the sister boarding school St Andrew's Sewanee did and I was there often. Graduated Sewanee 2007, degree in Comparative Politics and Political Theory, worked for an online wine startup GrapeThinking/Tastevine in Raleigh Durham/Atlanta late 2007. Moved to Mobile, Alabama, and worked in wine retail. Worked for Regions Ban and commercial fitness equipment distributor, 2008-2011. Hired by International Shipping Co.,headquartered Mobile, AL, as a Boarding Agent in their Honolulu, HI, office, 2011-2013. Transferred back to Savannah with same company. Started Wooden Skiff Brewing Co 2013, sold 2015 to Alcohol Equity Group. Produced pottery as a hobby from 2000-2015, apprenticed with Jacob Preston in Bluffton, 2015, and after started Tayloe Pottery. Initial clients were James Beard recognized chefs such as Clayton Rollison (Lucky Rooster), Pen Ten Eyck (Sweetgrass Dawtaw), Brandon Carter (FARM) and Digby Stridiron (Parcel 32).
From her childhood in rural Quebec through almost four decades on Hilton Head Island, Mira Scott has responded artfully to the colorful, animated world around her.
Mira works in gouache, acrylic and mixed media, using playful images, grids, and patterns to illustrate stories related to both her youth in Canada and to the surrounding Lowcountry flora and fauna where she now lives. Her unparalleled use of brilliant color is her finest attribute, adding to the feeling of a grand celebration and sense of place. "All things are connected and my paintings are a reflection of the associations and memories of my life. As John Muir once said, 'when one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world'."
Her zoo-keeping, dolphin-training Scottish French-Canadian father nurtured her understanding and love for the creatures of the woods, sky, and water. Her mother’s Russian-Polish heritage has influenced her work with her use of detailed repetitive patterns often seen in European folk work. Mira grew from a young watercolorist surprised by her increasingly vibrant colors to an accomplished etching artist working in monochrome, until colors returned to her art and attitudes with a graceful vengeance. One series of paintings depicting flowers, creatures, and scenes features nearly every color in the rainbow. And her recent work expands her colorful vision to blend real scenes with dreams and memories. Mira who opened Picture This Gallery on Hilton Head Island, SC in 1985 has been involved in the island’s community mainstreams and tributaries, with her gallery serving as a gathering spot for artists, patrons and friends. Mira has hosted noted artists, student art shows, local authors and other special events at the south-island gallery. She has always felt it important to bring a level of social value to anything she does at Picture This Gallery. Mira is also a founding member of the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head and worked on establishing the Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs.
Christian Adams is a handy man by trade and a master of all things wood.
By Jack’s Mom (she was there)
A true “Jack of all Trades”, combining artistic flair with building and painting skills. Jack brings ideas to creation, treasured relics back to life, or new inspiration pieces into being.
His heritage includes homesteading pioneers from Holland, Irish railroad men and ranchers, and Montana entrepreneurs. His parents landed in Pensacola through the US Navy, and Jack’s building and renovating experience began in the 100 year old family home in historic North Hill.
Sayings from Jack’s grandfathers are still with him; “It hasn’t been done because we haven’t tried yet” or “ If it’s broken, we’ll have to fix it”.
Explore the possibilities of restoring, recycling, repurposing, or creating a one of a kind piece. See Jack for an innovative approach to repair and remodeling, and bring your unique ideas to life.
If you want someone to say nice things about you, ask your Mother, then ask your customers.
Christine Hanses is a talented artist whose love for her work shows in her creations; ranging from stained glass, fused, mosaics, glass stepping stones and even a few blown glass pieces.
She has studied under industry known artists in their area of specialty over the last 45 years. Christine's passion for art started in grade school where she created her first tile mosaic plate.
Her love for seeing how people react to life and their world around them, began in her early years babysitting and working as a candy striper/nurse aide at her local hospital. Her work with handicap children at the Michigan School for the Blind and Deaf, furthered her artist experiences through touch .
Christine furthered her love for design by attending Lansing Community College to receive her Associates Degree focusing on Horticulture which lead to opening her Landscaping Design & Installation Business. Her desire to learn and her life experiences have cultivated her love of art across all the senses.
After earning a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from St. louis University in1976, I did various art projects, became a proficient calligrapher, and dabbled in various mediums.
In 2000, I returned to art and painting in earnest. I enrolled at the Cincinnati Art Academy for painting and drawing classes. Soon after, we relocated to Buffalo in 2004. I then joined a cooperative of area artists securing a space in a converted warehouse called The TriMain. There I worked and studied among many fine artists.
We purchased our home in Sea Pines in 2008 and became SC residents in 2015. As the newest member of the emerging BO ART studios and gallery, I will be focusing on oil and acrylic painting, especially still life, canines, multi media and landscape.
I am a Georgia native self taught artist and have painted since I was a child. I
picked it back up in high school with the encouragement of my art teachers to
pursure something other than pleasure in painting. My inspiration is from all the
beautiful colors and scenery we are surrounded by on this island. I work mostly in
oil-acrylic mix and have a wide variety of subjects from whimsical flowers to