By Betsy Turner for The Island Connection
Visit the front hallway of the Lake House during the month of November to enjoy Tina Mayland’s latest exhibit of her paintings.
Mayland is an oil painter whose work can also be found in the Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island or at WellsGallery.com. She has been teaching Art Classes for the Kiawah Island Golf Resort for 5 years and has studied domestically and internationally in France, Italy, England and the Caribbean under numerous nationally known artists.
Mayland is active in the local art community, having served on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Art Guild for four years and as a member of the Seabrook Island Artist Guild for 12 years. She is a native Charlestonian for whom the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as close to paradise as any place on earth.
“My grandparents owned a farm on Wadmalaw Island, just outside of Charleston. As a child, I built forts in live oak trees, played in the pluff mud of the marshes, and galloped my horse through Lowcountry forests,” recalls Mayland. “Capturing the essence of that landscape in my art is a way of recapturing the joys of my youth.”
A recovering workaholic, Mayland is reveling in her “rewired” life. “I’m testament to the fact that you can go home again and that the post-career stage can be the most fulfilling.”
Tina can be reached at her website www.TinaMaylandArt.com or email Tina@TinaMaylandArt.com.
For information on the Guild events, workshops and membership, please visit SeabrookIslandArtistGuild.com.