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Vicky McLain




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Vicky has been an avid artist since she first picked up a crayon as a child in Texas. She has been a professional artist most of her life, and since January 2000, it has been in a full-time capacity. She studied drawing at the San Antonio Art Institute and has taken over 15 workshops with various instructors since moving to South Carolina in 2000. She studied design while earning a B.A. in Management at Virginia Wesleyan College. Her work reflects her love of the out-of-doors. She has found that a cotton field, and an abandoned car or barn has as much to say on canvas as a vase of flowers. She feels the need to be a caretaker of the past by immortalizing these subjects on canvas. She is that crazy lady you see parked on the side of the road high stepping though the weeds to get a photo of an old barn or forgotten landscape. These are the things that inspire her. She loves to share what inspires her by teaching others to paint in workshops and art classes.