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Introducing Our New Artist: Pamela Moore

Portrait of artist, Pamela Moore.

Portrait of artist, Pamela Moore.It is our pleasure to introduce you to our newest artist, Pamela  Moore! We first noticed Pamela’s work via her exhibit at the Aiken Center for the Arts. We were inspired by her style and intrigued by her religious icon paintings. 

Pamela’s work can be found in Europe and the United States. She attended Mannheim/Heidleberg University were she studied Fine Arts and Graphic Design. For eight years, she worked in graphic design for Lufthansa Airlines. After returning to the US, Pamela became the Master Artist for Habersham Fine Furniture in Tocca, Georgia. Habersham bought the licensing for the Monet Collection and Pamela’s specialty was painting Monets on armoires. After eight years, she moved to Edgefield, South Carolina where she opened an art store, started the Edgefield Regional Arts and the Edgefield Theatre. Now, she resides in our beautiful little city of Aiken where she creates the wonderful work you will see in Embrace Gallery, takes commissions, and teaches several students. You can see her gallery here

Sampling of paintings by Aiken, South Carolina artist, Pamela Moore.
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The Embrace Gallery Story…

Hello and welcome! We are Susanna King and Chris McKeel, the founders of Embrace.Gallery!

We believe original art should be accessible to everyone and we are so excited by the idea of connecting artists with patrons! Embrace.Gallery showcases regional artists (Southeastern US).

Susanna has a background in graphic design and website/UX design. Chris is a photographer. Together we formed to help local businesses create content and manage their social media.

Active in the arts community, we were often approached by wonderful artists who wanted to sell their work online. These artists are talented and dedicated to their art, but they are struggling to market their work to consumers. They just want to paint!

At Embrace.Gallery, we photograph their work, tell their stories and promote them through our online gallery and social media all with the goal of selling their work.

We ask the artists to share our Embrace.Gallery with their online connections forming a collaborative effort to promote each other. Collaboration helps those wanting original art for their homes and businesses find just the right artist and just the right art!

Embrace.Gallery is currently representing Debbie Black and Marsha Shelburn. We will be adding artists all the time, so be sure to sign up for our email newsletter!!

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Meet our Artists!

Portrait of artists Debbie Black and Marsha Shelburn

Meet Debbie Black…

“I’ve lived from the mountains to the coast of South Carolina, but home to me is a little piece of dirt in the southwest corner of the Palmetto state.

I was a full time cattle farmer and still have a few pasture ornaments (cows, a goat and a donkey) to keep me company. I had a few other jobs along the way, but my kids grew up and I got tired of twelve-hour days.

Now I paint and travel. I keep my bags packed, including a sketch pad. I’m ready to leave on a moment’s notice as opportunities arise. Maybe a great deal to someplace I’ve never been; a friend who wants a travel buddy; or just because I’m in the mood!

I discovered I am an abstract painter and attracted to lots of mediums. Lately I’m doing oils on big canvases, but water media are best for travel. I don’t know what I’ll be doing next, except that it’ll still be art and travel!” –Debbie Black

Meet Marsha Shelburn…

Marsha started painting about thirty years ago. She would eek out time in the evenings and on weekends while teaching economics at the local university. Marsha has audited university art classes and participated in workshops with professional artists. She loves to travel and her art has been influenced by visits to art museums all over the world.

Retired from teaching, Marsha spends most afternoons painting. She has won Best of Show and numerous other awards in South Carolina shows. Her paintings and commissions have sold to clients mostly in the Southeast.

In her own words…

“Life is a lot more interesting when viewed as a slideshow of possible paintings. I see much more than I did before I started painting. I look carefully at colors, textures, shapes, and the effects of light, as I try to capture them on canvas. I pay more attention to interactions between people. I enjoy the finer points of both nature and urban areas.

Usually I paint with oils, but it is tempting to try every sort of art. Sometimes I switch to acrylics and pastels; or I’ll experiment with encaustics or a medium entirely new to me.”

My favorite subjects are people caught in their daily routines or in unique places. But I like many other subjects, too…animals, plants, buildings, boats, etc. I usually have several very different paintings going at the same time, so I can alternate sketching, painting details, creating backgrounds, using different colors, etc.

My art has been juried into shows and won awards, but I feel most honored when people choose my art for their homes.”

See her work at www.Embrace.Gallery

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Welcome to Embrace Gallery!

Four oil paintings by our featured artists.

Our mission is to connect art lovers with talented artists.

We believe that ordinary people should be able to own original fine art. We know there are many incredibly talented artists in our region without an easy way to connect to patrons.

Embrace Gallery helps artists sell their art so they can spend their time creating. We also help ordinary people find wonderful art for their homes, offices and businesses.

Artwork by Marsha Shelburn and Debbie Black.

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We are Open for Business!

A picture of two paintings with the Embrace.Gallery logo in the middle. The top painting is of birds sitting on a bridge in Scotland and the bottom painting is an abstract of people riding bikes through a city.

We are so pleased to announce that www.Embrace.Gallery is open! Our mission is to connect art lovers with talented regional artists through our online gallery. We believe that everyone should be able to invest in original fine art.

We are opening with two of our favorite Aiken, South Carolina artists, Marsha Shelburn and Debbie Black. Marsha and Debbie share a studio on Laurens Street that is bursting with wonderful paintings.

We hope you’ll browse our gallery and follow us on social channels @embracegallery. We’ll be adding new art and artists all the time.