Meg Evans - 2021
Meg was raised in Columbus, GA to parents who were passionate about the cultural arts and surrounded themselves and their children with the world of art and artists, music and musicians, ballet and dancers, and Broadway. Drawing was a God-given talent for Meg, and as a child she drew and painted in her spare time, always encouraged by her parents. Meg majored in art at Florida State University, and photography at Massey Junior College in Atlanta (now the Art Institute of Atlanta). While Meg was raising her family, her art abilities were put to the side. One day, with her new-born baby in her arms, Meg picked up a writing pencil and the closest piece of paper, and drew her child in the crook of her arm. This peaked her passion to draw once more. Meg’s life is filled with color and movement, either with gardening or photography or art or music. She can be spotted at Suwanee Town Center taking candid photographs of the children at the water park, and often invites neighbors to sit for her in her home for photography shoots. Until now, Meg’s art and photography have always been given to friends and never displayed. With the recent passing of her parents who encouraged her to draw and paint, and in honor to their memory, Meg has found the motivation to exhibit her art for the first time here at the Suwanee Arts Center.
Sandy Tomey - 2020
My love for art began when I was about 8-years-old in St. Louis, Missouri, where I spent most of life. Surrounded by a large, loving and supportive family, including four sisters, one brother, and doting parents, I began my art journey with oil paint-by-number kits at that early age. I loved those! Since then, I have raised two daughters, am a grandma to four grandchildren and enjoy many nieces, nephews and friends. Through all of this, Ive realized that happiness is sharing my art with others. My favorite medium is oil, but also love watercolor for its' transparent, delicate beauty. My 20+ career in Student Affairs at Webster University provided opportunities to take art classes and enhance my skills. My travels with my husband inspired me to continue my love of painting florals, still-life and landscapes. Our nation is beautiful and those travels have given me not only the joy of seeing our wonderful country, but also of putting my visualizations on canvas. I have dabbled in pottery, love to sew, garden, and design floral arrangements but my favorite creative expression is and will always be painting.
Chris Anderson - 2020
I started my photography journey at a young age with a Kodak Instamatic and my Dad’s Kodak 120 film camera, whilst also learning from my older sibling who was an Emmy Award winning professional photographer. At fourteen years old I bought my own 35mm camera. I rolled, shot, and developed the film myself, which deeply connects the photographer to their work. I currently teach photography at the Suwanee Arts Center and I sell prints and complete commission work under Chris Anderson Photography, Inc.
Tim Haugh - 2020
T. J. Haugh, contemporary artist of history and the human condition. I am an award-winning artist with work in collections throughout the U. S. and in Europe that focuses on the human condition. I like to work in series and my most recent one is the Icon Series which features notable figures in history against a glazed metallic leaf background. This series has allowed me to experiment with a variety of textures, substrates and materials. It is closely related to my last series The Eyes of American History series. These works were 15 x 21 inch close up portraits of famous Americans. These were done with different effects and on different supports that allowed me to tell their stories in a close up and personal fashion. Only the eyes, the nose and part of the forehead are seen in these heavily cropped images. I have had my work exhibited since I was 15 and continue to share it with others. My works have also been included in exhibits at the Atlanta Artist Center, The Hudgens Center and the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.