“Faith and Vision: The Art of Lillie Simpson”, opens July 31st with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm at ARTworks. The exhibition will be on display through August 29th and include a collection of paintings along with a variety of 2-D and 3-D media. Lillie draws much of the inspiration for her art from her faith, family, friends and the southern landscape. She is “overjoyed that her love of art is able to inspire the hearts of others and is both humbled by, and grateful for, the opportunity to share her God-given gift with many all over the world.”
Lillie Simpson was born in Florence, SC. After graduating from Okefenokee Technical College, this devoted wife and mother of four embarked into the field of art in 1994 after having her interest sparked by a painter in Brunswick, GA where she lived at the time. Her first exhibit was at the Glynn Arts Gallery in Brunswick, GA, in a group show which also featured world-renowned artists such as Alex Baptiste of Savannah, Ga., Ernest Butts of Brunswick, Ga., and the late Ana Bel Lee of St. Simons Island, GA.
Lillie currently resides in the Beaufort area and plans to donate all of the artist’s share of proceeds from the sale of her works to Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) of the Lowcountry. CODA’s mission is to “Provide professional support services to victims of partner abuse and their children in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. They are committed to the belief that safety from violence and freedom from fear are universal rights.”
ARTworks is located at 2127 Boundary Street, Suite 18A, Beaufort Town Center, Beaufort, SC 29902. Gallery Hours are Tue. – Fri., 11am – 6pm and Sat., 12noon – 4pm. For more information contact 843-379-2787 or visit website at www.beaufortcountyarts.com.