2017 Southern Holiday Gift Guide

Once again the holidays are upon us and I decided to put together a gift guide of some of my southern favorites.  The south is known for its great food, charm and lifestyle, but one of my favorite things are the artisans and small businesses that are the heart of the south. Here are some of my favorite picks for special people in your life. You are welcome, your holiday shopping just got a little easier.

A Journey Back in Time to the Jekyll Island Club

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Jekyll Island Club on Jekyll Island, Georgia for a much needed girls weekend. I knew of the beauty of Jekyll Island but had never visited. Obsessed with the history and culture of the late 1800's and early 1900's I knew the Jekyll Island Club was a playground for society's elite at the turn of the century and in my mind the only place I wanted to stay when I visited. It did not disappoint. Join me as I share my weekend transported back in time, loving every second!

In college and through my undergraduate studies I was a realist painter. I loved the Renaissance masters and studied them throughout my schooling. When I returned to painting in 2015, I began to paint in realism styles, as it was what I knew. Over the last year I have delved deep into the world of abstract realism, contemporary realism and contemporary abstracts.

2016 Southern Holiday Gift Guide

This Holiday, I decided to put together a gift guide of some of my southern favorites.  The south is known for its great food, charm and lifestyle, but one of my favorite things are the artisans and small businesses that are the heart of the south. Here are some of my favorite picks for special people in your life. You are welcome, your holiday shopping just got a little easier.

Happy Holidays! Cory

Autumn Artists Escape - The Hamptons

The Hamptons are a playground for the rich, famous and elite living in and around the New York city area. Known for lavish houses, five star restaurants and some of the finest shopping on the eastern seaboard, the Hamptons are a popular Summer destination. This fall, I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Hamptons and let me tell you, this would be my recommended time of year to visit!

BUILDING AN AFFORDABLE ART COLLECTION

Purchasing art has been a long time obsession. For many years I stayed away from purchasing original art as I thought I could not afford it and I felt that, as an artist, I should be decorating my home with my own work. This could not be further from the truth. Once I began to collect works from the artists I love, how I viewed my work and who I wanted to be as an artist changed. I was inspired and found an inner joy.