Local Artists Showcase the Lowcountry on Monthly Covers

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art2Two well-known local artists painted the covers for Monthly’s Hilton Head and Bluffton editions this month.

For Hilton Head, Amos Hummell’s “Slack Tide at Five” depicts South Beach in Sea Pines, with beer and oysters figuring prominently. Framed in a clapboard and shrimp boat setting, the quintessential buckets beckon.

A resident of Hilton Head Island for 36 years, Hummell considers the Lowcountry “home.” A selftaught artist, he is known for his brightly hued palette that reflects the vibrant local culture that inspires him. His work is best described as non-conventional, as he has been known to employ all manner of materials in the name of creative expression.

These days, Hummell works from his home studio, where he can be seen trying to replicate with paint and brushes the stories that fill his head. Learn more abut his work at www.hummellstudios.com.

art3Bluffton cover artist Kelly Logan Graham has lived in the Lowcountry for 36 years. “Daddy’s Girls,” the title of the cover painting, is also the name of a shrimp boat that docks at the Bluffton Oyster Company on the May River.

Graham has a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from North Carolina State University. A native of the Southwest, via the mountains of North Carolina, he has worked as a vice president, creative director and art director at several ad agencies, and has been in business for himself for 20 years. Since 2004, Graham has been painting in watercolor, acrylics and oils. He exhibits and sells his work at Bluffton General Store and online at www.LoganGraham.com