Southern Artists to Watch in 2015

The Lowcountry is replete with creative energy. There is something about the geography and built environments that seduces great artists to the region and inspires many to become artists. Here is our 2015 list of regional artists to watch.

Not only does he depict the vanishing cultures and landscapes of the Coastal South, but Athens, Georgia native Alan Campbell also depicts similarly themed images of exotic regions including Kenya, the Galapagos Islands, Alaska, Italy, and Antarctica. He is concerned with telling moral stories through his depictions of people and places in some of the most compelling world environments. Campbell is equally concerned with his imaginative, yet classically rooted execution.

Known to many as an expedition artist who has traveled the world to capture these vanishing scenes, Campbell has been sponsored by major foundations and corporations such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Antarctic Program, Mobil Oil, and Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems. His works have been featured on major publications including Reader’s Digest, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. He has a loyal following of private and corporate collectors around the world.

Campbell is classically trained and has taught at many schools and universities.  He has been out painting the world and is now back again, full circle, to his roots in Georgia to capture the Coastal Lowcountry waterfront workers and the Gullah-Geechee cultures on its barrier islands. Some experts say that his best work is done closest to home. 

For more artists see the February/March issue of South.