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Charleston Artist Guild - Ode to an Orange Cat


  • Charleston Artist Guild 160 East Bay Street Charleston, SC, 29401 United States (map)

The Charleston Artist Guild Gallery is pleased to present Ode to an Orange Cat, a collection of new paintings by Susan Bryant. Susan is the featured artist for the month of November and opens with a reception on Friday, November 1.

Whoever heard of a silly half-feral orange Hurricane Matthew rescue cat sashaying himself right into the heart of an old lady used-to-be-artist and inspiring her to start painting again? That’s exactly what happened in 2016 when Matt the Cat gazed into Susan Klavohn Bryant’s eyes and accepted her as his servant. Soon, Susan picked up her art supplies after a 40-year lull and was astonished to capture Matt’s personality in a large impressionistic oil painting. She went on to paint scenes of marshes, woodlands, waterways, people and everything else she had been observing and photographing for so many years. Her work also includes abstracts in oil and acrylics, impressionistic watercolors, and miniatures of all subjects. She especially enjoys capturing personalities of both people and animals. 

Susan majored in Art Education at UNC Greensboro and Chapel Hill and studied Fine Art and Interior Design at CPCC-Charlotte. She is an exhibiting member of the Charleston Artist Guild and is actively serving on their “Paws for Art” committee which will be raising funds for Pet Helpers.

Please join us for the opening reception, which is open to the public, on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery from 5-8 pm. The gallery, located at 160 East Bay Street, is open daily from 11- 6pm. Sales made at the gallery support the nonprofit Guild’s community outreach work.