Naturally Inspired: a collaborative contemporary art exhibition

Three emerging, contemporary artists Rebecca Hinson, Lara Neece, and Kathryn Barton are ready to take on the crowds of SEWE through “Naturally Inspired”, a collaborative art show this Saturday, February 18, from 2-6 p.m. at 193 King Street (above Il Cortile Del Re).

The wildlife inspired exhibit and reception will include original artworks from each, locally screen printed tees by Forest and Fin and the release of a new children’s book “What Do You Call Your Butterfly”.

Rebecca Hinson, who works out of the King Street space, is an oil painter who enjoys painting Lowcountry scenes, animals, and other works on commission. She uses a vibrant color palate to create lighthearted pieces of art.

Lara Neece has a unique process of transferring her ink drawings of wildlife to various mediums. In addition to screen printing images on high quality t shirts, she screen prints them on wood and layers light washes of paint to delicately bring her subjects to life. Lara’s appropriately named business, Forest and Fin, promotes the “appreciation of nature and outdoor adventure with an elegant aesthetic."

Kathryn Barton is an emerging artist who illustrated the book “What Do You Call Your Butterfly”by JR Gentle. This colorful and educational book will teach kids to say butterfly in 10 different languages. She will be present to sign books alongside her origional nature-inspired paintings.