Signature Gallery Savannah Header

Signature Gallery of Savannah
City Market - Historic Savannah, GA

Home                           Gallery       Artists       Contact Us      











The Artists of Signature Gallery Savannah

(Click Artist's Name to jump to that artist's work)

Click Images to View Artist's Personal Page

Olivia Beaumont
Victoria Collett
Mimi Diamond
Pamella Dykema
Leslie Fitzgerald
Margie Sone Gravina
Cheryl Hardin
Douglas McCulloch
Mark McKim
Kathy Miller
Kathryn Riechert
Phil Stark
Sharon Saseen
Elizabeth M. Slocum
Scott Whitten








Click Images to View Artist's Personal Page





Kathy Miller artwork

Kathy Miller - works in watercolors, etchings and oil, with an emphasis on sunlight, color and design. Her paintings and etchings are often whimsical, moving easily between reality and fantasy. Her etchings are intricate in detail and are usually printed on handmade paper with heavy embossing.
Visit Kathy's Website at www.KMillerStudios.com






Sharon Saseen artwork

Sharon Saseen - Whimsical and romantic, her vibrant warm colors are inspired by the varieties found in the Southern life. Sharon uses oil, acrylic or watercolors to paint her Savannah and regional scenes.
Visit Sharon's Website at www.Saseen.com






Mark McKim artwork

Mark McKim - Reflecting the peace, beauty and balance found in nature and presented in the stained glass medium, Mark enjoys adding dimension to his glass designs. Iridescent dragonflies, butterflies and plant life are found in many of his creations.

Visit Mark's website at: www.EleganceInStainedGlassGA.com







Margie Sone GravinaMargie Sone Gravina

Margie Sone Gravina
is an artist and jewelry designer whose creations radiate all the passion and color of her native island, Dominican Republic.

Her jewelry, characterized by luxurious combinations of texture and color, is comprised mostly of fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones. Margie's also often adds the Larimar stone to her jewelry. Larimar is found only in one inactive volcano in the Dominican Republic. This blue pectolite is unique and is not found anywhere else in the world. It's beautiful blue and green color is like like the diferent colors of the Caribbean Sea. Woven together into eye-catching organic compositions, Margie's jewelry, with bold shapes and elegant simplicity, makes a dramatic statement .

Margie Gravina and her husband now work as a team designing their distinctive line of jewelry. He works as the silversmith, cutting and polishing the Larimar stones used in their jewelry. Traveling to her native island several times a year, they handpick the slabs of stones to be cut for their jewelry.






Artwork of Kathryn Riechert Kathryn Riechert

Kathryn Riechert was born and raised in Ocala, FL, and moved to Savannah, GA to pursue an education in art. In 2002, she graduated with honors obtaining a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design (majoring in 'Metals and Jewelry'.)

Kathryn's inspirations come from everyday life, as she seeks to transform the beauty she finds into the permanence of metal and stone. The designs are often uplifting with positive messages in the hopes that they can make the world a little bit brighter.

Kathryn fabricates with metal and also does glass enameling on copper. In 2010, she began to introduce recycled silverplate flatware into her designs. With a love for the history that the flatware has, these new pieces have a combination of elements: enamel, gemstones, and silver metalwork. Bringing new life to the flatware, while at the same time imparting a tangible history to the resulting jewelry design, is exciting!

The jewelry she creates is generally uplifting and/or happy, as she would like her impact on the world and those around her to, at minimum, be a smile.

View more of Kathryn's work online at:
www.KathrynRiechert.com
and
www.KathrynRiechert.etsy.com

Contact Kathryn by email at: KJR@KathrynRiechert.com






Artwork of Phil Stark

Phil Stark

Phil Stark is a fine art painter known especially for his watercolors. He also paints in oil and acrylic. In Signature Gallery you will find his paintings of Savannah and the lowcountry. There are both originals and reproductions available, framed and unframed. If you want to contact Phil about a purchase he will provide prices and shipping fees to you at that time.

His wife Andrea is also a painter in watercolor, acrylic and oils. She loves to paint in plein air and does paint Savannah scenes as well as flowers and still life. She is no longer in a gallery.

Visit Phil's website at: www.StarkArtworld.net









Cheryl Hardin

By combining unexpected combinations of color, shapes, and ideas, Cheryl's paintings are captured on canvas in a fluid and impressionistic style. She creates original works in oils, using both palette knife and brush. Soft brush strokes and often muted colors provide mood, balance, and emotion in her work. Imagery spills on the canvas as she paints.

Cheryl has studied with some of the finest contemporary artists in the nation, including Chris Groves, Bill Davidson, Roseta Santiago, Ann Templeton, Dee Beard Dean, and Ken Wallin.

No matter what form it takes, Cheryl believes art should unite artist and audience. Her goal is that the audience of her works will experience some of the same emotions driving her creativity.

"The paintings I create that are deemed to have a certain mystique are the ones where the painting itself takes over. I am merely extending the brush which has its own vision. When the painting develops with the least interference on my part, the work truly becomes what it was meant to be."

Upon relocating to Savannah, Georgia in 2015, Cheryl immediately immersed herself in the art scene as a member of the Landings Art Association, the Skidaway Art Salon for Fine Art, and Signature Gallery of Savannah. Cheryl is pleased to be represented by City Market's original gallery, Signature Gallery of Savannah. Known for its fine art offerings, Signature Gallery has welcomed visitors and art collectors from around the world during its more than 25 years in the same location.

Contact Cheryl directly by email at: Cheryl@CherylHardin.com

Visit Cheryl's website at: www.CherylHardin.com









Scott Whitten

Scott Whitten shares, "One of my earliest memories is of watching my grandmother at her easel painting a landscape onto a tiny canvas no more than a few inches wide. Witnessing her create these miniature worlds was instantly fascinating to me and began my lifelong interest in art."

Today Scott creates his own miniature worlds. His meticulous, painterly approach to enameling results in pieces that are a distinctive blend of art and jewelry.

"The feeling I get while hammering, bending, cutting and forming metal is that of creating order from chaos; construction from destruction. My metal pieces attempt to embody that feeling through the use of lines, shape, form and texture."

In contrast with his enamel pieces, Scott's metal work reflects a modernist, almost architectural approach, inspired in large part by his love of Mid-Century Modern design.

Scott creates all of his pieces in Savannah, Georgia, using a variety of metal work and enameling techniques.

View more of his work online at www.ScottWhittenDesigns.Etsy.com









Mimi Diamond


With a unique eye for color, Mimi regularly creates privately commissioned "joy of the moment" inspired paintings, either in realistic, impressionistic or abstract style. "Pleasing a client is a creative, satisfying endeavor and a collaborative effort. There is so much to take into account other than the image, sun, light, reflections, atmosphere, texture and color theory, not to mention the client's vision. Getting the final piece to surpass their expectation is a challenge. The resulting piece can be surprising!"

Mimi's love for landscapes and seascapes everywhere and the constant visual thrill of living among the lush marshes and and glittering water of the low country has helped hone her color palette and the way she approaches a subject.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Mimi has been a Savannah artist for 43 years. She first worked as an artist in Atlanta for John Harland Company and Rich’s Department store. In Savannah, she was a fashion illustrator with Adler Department Store and then a graphic designer for Kennickell, Carter and Newton Advertising Agency, Candler Hospital and Union Camp Corporation (International Paper). She has been painting all her life and won her first art award at age ten in Ocean City, N.J. Mimi has a fine arts degree from Stephens College and has taken MBA classes at Savannah State. She continues to study painting and has taken classes with with artists West Fraser, Chris Groves, Dee Beard Dean, SCAD professors Jeff Markowsky and James Langley, Julie Hanson, Joe Miller, Tom Jones and Jane Slivka.

Mimi’s website is www.MimiDiamondArt.com. Her paintings can also be seen at the Plantation Club Gallery, Merrill Lynch Gallery, Signature Gallery in City Market and the Savannah Airport Gallery in Savannah, Georgia.









Pamella Dykema

After raising a family in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Pam Dykema, who often referred to herself as "Harriet Housewife," decided it was time to take on a new challenge. Just before she and her husband Bob moved to the coastal Southeast, Pam decided to further explore her artistic nature and her knowledge in the art of watercolor. It was something that she had had an interest in for a number of years.

Growing up in the Midwest town of Galesburg, Illinois, Pam enjoyed arts and crafts but never became serious about any particular media. Smitten with her first few lessons in watercolor, she was hooked. North Carolina was her next home and it was there that she pursued her newfound interest, learning more and more about light and shadow, color, design and shape.

Upon moving to Savannah, Georgia in 1996, a real passion for color and design began to grow. "Savannah is like a flower that just keeps opening." Pam relishes being in Savannah to capture the beauty of its historical architecture, seasonal flowers, marshes, waterways, and beaches. In the fall of 2001, Pam joined Frances Mills in a studio/gallery in the Franklin Ward South building in the City Market district of historical Savannah. While on the 2nd floor in this acclaimed location Pam assisted in forming "Gallery" 11, a co-op gallery of 12 artists, later added #9 and currently shares space in Gallery #10 with noted portrait artist Patrick McLean.

Life remains a blessing for Pam doing what she loves in a location which offers a vast amount of Savannah scenes.

In addition to her body of work on display here and in her gallery, Pam accepts commissions to paint boat, home and personal portraits.


Pamela’s website is www.PamellasPrints.com.









Elizabeth M. Slocum

Growing up in a family of artists and artisans in upstate New York, Elizabeth became aware at an early age of the many mediums of creativity available. Whether pottery, painting, mosaics, or sculpture, she was never quite able to find her niche.

Wanting a career in the creative field, she became an advertising/marketing account exec for media giant, Hearst Corporation in New York after graduating with a degree in business/marketing. During this time, she continued her love of art honing several different medium skill sets.

Eventually, she left her position at Hearst to relocate seventeen times to various places around the globe with her husband, Chip, who is in the energy business. Taking advantage of the multi-cultural experiences she encountered helped her focus on more specific areas within the world of art. From owning an interior design/event planning/flower shop to teaching stained glass classes, Elizabeth never veered far from the creative vein.

In 2010 she stumbled onto a form of mixed media art that she continues to mold and refine into a technique she can call her own. Using acrylics and oils to start backgrounds and detail, she then adds in custom papers, glass, metals, re-purposed items, and natural fibers to design a piece of art that is filled with texture and depth. Each piece incorporates papers that are either handmade or purchased from Asian marketplaces. Then the one-of-a-kind piece is finished off with many layers of a sealant blend that she created through hours of experimentation. In addition to mixed media pieces, she also works with watercolors, acrylics, oils, and paint pouring techniques.

Elizabeth has exhibited and sold her work mostly in cities on the east coast along with shows in Texas and Mexico. She resides with her family on Skidaway Island and is the current President of The Landings Art Association.


Visit Elizabeth's Website at ElizabethMSlocum.com









Douglas McCulloch

I have always loved working with my hands and tools of all sorts to make and fix things. Before retiring from the corporate world, I began looking for a creative outlet involving wood and found woodturning. I have been turning for 11 years now using both domestic and imported hard woods. A great deal of my wood comes from salvaged sources (saved from the wood chipper) here in Georgia. I tend to start pieces using recently cut logs which take longer to complete because after shaping and hollowing a piece, it must dry slowly for up to 12 months before putting it back on the lathe for finishing.

Like many things in life, woodturning is easy to learn the basics, but takes a lifetime to master. One of the reasons I love woodturning is the infinite variety of pieces that are possible, and the challenge of maximizing the artistic potential of a given piece of wood or log. I am currently exploring color and complimentary materials (resin, glass, metal, paint, minerals, etc.) in my art which has greatly expanded the breadth and interest of my work.

I have several juried awards to my credit, including a "Best in Show" at the 2012 Arts Clayton Juried Art Show. I have also been represented in the past by the Mountain Mist Gallery in Cashiers, NC and the 2 Rules Gallery in Marietta, GA. I am a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Lowcountry Woodturners here in Savannah, and The Landings Art Association.









Victoria Collett

Upon her arrival in Savannah, 2008, Victoria Collett has been inundated with marsh, hurricanes, wind and breezes. She credits Mother Nature with her love for turning movement into a solid, viable force who resides at the tips of her watercolor brushes.

With that in mind, Victoria, a true blue Aussie, has traveled from her home in Australia wending throughout the world to land in the south of the United States. Her teachers include Ruth Leaf, Krishna Reddy, Rebecca Willis, Wayne Chambers, Tony Van Hasslet and a bevy of art schools from Paddington in Sydney, Brooklyn Museum Art School and the School of Visual Arts (NYC) to New York University. She has exhibited where-ever she has lived and is held in numerous private collections.

These days, Victoria focuses on watercolor and the addictive effects of being surrounded by the southern marshland.









Olivia Beaumont

Olivia Beaumont started her professional career as an artist in 2010. Since then, she has painted private commissions for well known public personalities and been featured prominently at the trending entertainment venue, "Escape Room Live". She is best known for her oil paintings of richly dressed animal characters.

Olivia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting (CSULB, 2009). She has illustrated children's books and in 2016 she authored her own book, Tales from the Beautiful Mountain, which features her whimsical illustrations.

Olivia's paintings are full of historical art references and the nostalgia of her favorite children's literature. Her use of classical painting techniques and costumes borrowed from history's nobility transport viewers into a gilded fairy tale. Her enchanted world strikes chords of wonder, beauty, and humor.

Visit Olivia's website at: www.OliviaBeaumont.com









Leslie Fitzgerald

Leslie took her first oil painting class when she was 15 and went on to receive a BA in art. Upon graduating, she set aside her art, moved to NYC and embarked on an exciting 30-year career in book publishing. It opened up other avenues of creation working directly with authors, editors, book designers, photographers, artists and printers in editorial and marketing positions turning ideas into successful books but she never gave up her love of painting. A move to Savannah in 2000 was transformational and she has now lived and painted there for 20 years.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the Lowcountry, she is best known for her landscapes of the Intracoastal Waterway, marshes and lagoons but is also charmed by Savannah and enjoys painting cityscapes and historic sites. She paints in oil and is most interested in capturing the textures, mood, color and light that give life to the subject. The creative process of painting itself gives her great pleasure. Winston S. Churchill said it well, "Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and color, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end, or almost to the end, of the day."

She is a member of the Landings Art Association. Her work can also be seen at the Sound View Member's Gallery at the Plantation Club and the Merrill Lynch Atrium Gallery, both on Skidaway Island, and also on her website, LFitzgeraldArt.com (and LeslieFitzgerald.com)









Signature Gallery Savannah | 303 West St.Julian St | Savannah, GA 31401 | (912) 233-3082

Home | Gallery | Artists | Contact Us
© 2005 Signature Gallery Savannah ALL RIGHTS RESERVED