There are endless reasons to celebrate the inspiring women contributing to our vibrant community here in Charleston. As March is Women’s History Month, we at GDC Home realized that it’s the perfect time to shine a spotlight on some of these women, specifically artists. We’re fortunate to live in one of the best cities for art in the country, meaning that it was really hard to choose only five talented artists! With boundless creativity and an eye for beauty, these women are enriching our local arts scene and our area with their innate gifts and hard work.
Originally from Kentucky, Maggie Linares moved to the Holy City via New York City in 2020 and quickly found her place with the Charleston Artist Collective. While she didn’t receive formalized training as an artist, you could say she has creativity in her blood as her father was a painter, creative director, and printmaker. Her still life and landscape paintings capture the light and color of everyday objects, from baskets of lavender to boats lining a dock. They are pure joy to experience and in high demand amongst Charleston collectors. Instagram: @artbymaggielinares
With loose, impressionistic strokes, artist Linda Fantuzzo has built a strong reputation in Charleston over the past forty years. Born in Endicott, New York, Linda studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before moving to the Holy City. Her stunning landscapes portray the bucolic countryside as well as the beaches and marshes for which our area is known. Her works are found in numerous prominent public and private collections including the Greenville County Museum, the Gibbes Museum, the South Carolina State Arts Commission, The Burroughs–Chapin Museum, The Medical University of South Carolina, Kiawah Development Partners, and many more. She is currently represented at Ann Long Fine Art downtown. Instagram: @lindafantuzzo
If you prefer abstract to representational works, then you’ll love the bright canvases of Charleston resident Cory Hyatt Hines. While the foundation of her works is based on geometric shapes, you’ll focus more on the emotional response that you feel when you look at her works. With the beautiful blending of the colors of the Lowcountry – teal, pink, orange, and green, her unique style is instantly recognizable. Her paintings are sure to brighten up any space in the home! Instagram: @modernsouthstudio
Born and raised in Montana, Marissa Vogl gained an early appreciation of the great outdoors, which later translated into her artwork. Before moving to Charleston, she gained a graphic design and fine art degree from Montana State University. Using nature as her main form of inspiration, she now creates stunning abstract as well as representational compositions based on flora and fauna. Her multi-layered works, which can be found at her co-owned Meyer Vogl Gallery are highly sought often for their texture and vitality. With everything she creates, Marissa seeks to capture a feeling that the viewer can experience when they look at work. Instagram: @marissavoglfineart
Originally hailing from Chicago, local artist Anne Abueva creates vivid abstract works that are guided by her intuition. To find a sense of organic balance between movement and emotions, Anne experiments on each canvas, resulting in a layered and loose aesthetic. Her use of color, texture, and shapes is informed by her decade-long career in interior design and study of numerous art practices, including printmaking, graphic design, object design, and intuitive art methods. Find her work on her website or through Charleston Artist Collective. Instagram: @anneabuevastudio
Support Women Artists, Designers, and Makers
Women’s History Month is a reminder to shop small and support women in your circle who are making the world a little brighter. Say thank you to your mom, daughter, wife, friends, and neighbors for all that they do – women hold up the community in so many ways! For any other art or design needs, we’re happy to help at any of our three Charleston interior design stores. Stop by GDC Home today and speak with one of our interior designers to get started on any project, big or small.
Shop the Look
This gallery wrapped canvas titled, “Bright Change,” is the perfect neutral painting to hang in any room. The neutral background contrasted with lines of color, adds a pop of fun to this otherwise neutral painting.
Amber Figure 3
Celebrating women, this amber figure print outlines the body of the woman. It would be a perfect addition to a bathroom. Dimensions: 20 x 25
This beautiful ocean painting transports you to the serence, salty air. Perfect for a beach house or even a bedroom with a coastal, chic interior.