Thursday, October 11, 2012

Paintings by John & Elli Milan are featured at Smith Galleries on Hilton Head

      The paintings of John and Elli Milan are featured in a special 24th Anniversary Exhibition of paintings on paper at Smith Galleries on Hilton Head, SC.
     John and Elli Milan met in Hawaii while Elli was still in high school and John was "beach bumming". Deciding early to make a career as artists, they enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design and later transferred to the University of Georgia where they received their BFA in painting. It was in this small, but vital city, that the couple developed personal styles and began showing their work in local galleries.
     After graduation the couple worked independently but began dreaming about working together. Today, they live their dream and the Milans create their paintings together. Although John and Elli are both accomplished artists on their own, this collaboration brings out a side of their work that neither could reach by themselves. The couple says that the Spirit of God inspires their work and allows them to create together and maintain a uniļ¬ed vision. The end result is aggressive and spontaneous layers of paint which create a bright and playful scenario that is interwoven with hints of narrative.
     Smith Galleries is located in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head at mile marker 10.5 on William Hilton Parkway. The gallery is open year round from 10-6 Monday through Saturday. Call 800.272.3870 for additionl information.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Melanie Wood Show Opens at Smith Galleries

Smith Galleries is featuring a special showing of new oil paintings by Melanie Wood as part of its anniversary celebration. Mrs. Wood says, “As an eternal optimist, my joy for living infuses every painting with a vibrant, impressionistic style. Painting is the result of my lifelong journey into self-discovery and translating the delights I encounter, both commonplace and extraordinary, into a personal vision for others to enjoy. Working exclusively in oils, I strive to capture on canvas the energy and spontaneity that drive my love for each new day and fuel my imagination, whether it be violet haze over the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, the fields of Provence or courtyards of Sienna, poppies along a garden walk, or a red vase overflowing with sunflowers. “
The show opens on May 1, 2012 at Smith Galleries. The gallery is located in suite J11 of the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, SC. Gallery hours are 10 -6 Monday through Saturday. 800.272.3870

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Smith Galleries Showing Golf Art by Linda Hartough and Diane Selby

Smith Galleries is now showing a large selection of golf art by Linda Hartough and Diane Selby. See the current selection here.

Pictured at left is "The 17th Hole, Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, SC".

Smith Galleries is located on Hilton Head Island (see map) in The Village at Wexford. The gallery is located on the second level in Suite J11.

Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday. 843.842.2280

Friday, February 24, 2012

Smith Galleries Showing New Watercolors by Mike Smith

Smith Galleries has just received several new watercolors from gallery favorite Mike Smith.

Pictured is "Cane Rod and Kingfisher" measuring 20 x 24 inches. Shown with a virtual frame.

Call Smith Galleries at 800.272.3870 to order or visit Mike Smith on the web at

Or, even better, drop by Smith Galleries for a closer look. Gallery hours are 10-6 Monday through Saturday.