Miriam Crotwell was born in Mississippi, but grew up near the sugarcane fields and bayous of Louisiana, majoring in art at SoutheasternLouisianaUniversity. Miriam married and relocated back to her roots in Mississippi. Miriam creates artwork that reflects her love of people, animals, and the world around her. She has used many mediums but her main focus is in oil and watercolor. "I am privileged to be an artist...There is so much beauty all around us. Artists see, while others just look. It is an artist's job to help others see that beauty."
Artist /Designer Currently working @ COMP Cams® Education: Memphis College of Art, BFA 2001, emphasis in Graphic Design Awards: 2006 PIAS Graphic Awards Award of Excellence (06 COMP Cams® New Products Brochure) Exhibitions/Juried Shows: "2008 Rusty Spring2 Show" - 3rd Floor Gallery, St. Louis, MO (4/18/08 - 5/31/08)
S. Kaye Harrison was born in Water Valley, MS, but grew up in mid-town Memphis. She attended MemphisCitySchools and MemphisStateUniversity. She studied art with many local and nationally known artist; Paul Penczner, Elmer Blalock, Ken Backkas, David Leiffel, and currently studies with colorist Sammy Britt.
Kaye’s love of art extends not only to her own work, but her conservation/restoration of damaged original works of art. She can also be found teaching adults and children in her studio/gallery. The Gallery, known as the Artist Workshop Gallery, features the artwork of local artists, visiting artists and many of her students work as well as her own.
Bill and Janet Bowles are a "dynamic art duo". Bill is known for his photography and watercolors, focusing on his travel experience. Jan's popular jewelry pieces can be found in many local establishments, including the DeSoto Arts Council Gift Shop at the Banks House Gallery & Gardens in Hernando.
Helen began creating art as a child in Tampa, Florida. After raising a family, Helen completed BS and MA degrees at Memphis State University and served as a teacher, principal and personnel supervisor for many years. Now Helen is again pursuing her passion for art.
Helen works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and other mediums. Her subject matter is varied and she is well known for her portraits, collages and murals.