A group of ten painters who live and paint together on the beautiful island of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
In 1998, several plein air artists met for lunch to discuss the future of painting and exhibiting together as a group. Peter Hadfalvi brought a beautiful homemade apple pie cut into eight slices. Jokingly, someone said that we should be called the "Apple Pie Painters" and so the tradition began.
You can visit each of us in our studios by clicking on our websites at the left, or view our exhibition schedule, community service and a montage of our artwork.
The APPLEPIES have focused their many styles, talents and media in diverse works of art, many of which are inspired by Hilton Head Island, our home. In this section we showcase a medley of these differing styles in a revolving group of our recent paintings, accompanied by our individual comments.
Although we are all members of the Hilton Head Art League Gallery, on Hilton Head and often exhibit there individually, we are also represented by other galleries such as the Maye River Gallery and S.O.B.A in Bluffton, the Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort and the SPACE Gallery in Savannah. Exhibiting together, we have had yearly group shows on Hilton Head and beyond. Please see our exhibits page for a listing. The artwork shown in this section is for sale. Please contact the individual artist on their web pages above by clicking on their names.
"I love the marshes as autumn approaches as the colors are so rich and intriguing and always call for a camera or canvas. The snowy white and graceful egrets at sunset, are waiting on the changing tides for food while giving a sparkle to the beautiful marsh grasses."
"Mr Moses' Boat- a handcrafted bateau made by a local gentleman floats on a nearby tidal creek. I enjoy seeing it at all times of the day, nestled into the spartina or floating freely in high water. Sometimes I see a heron, sitting on it's prow."
After the Storm Oil 12"x16" $400.
"At early morning after a storm, the sea is my favorite view to paint."
Hannah Pastel 12" x 14" NFS Portraits by commission
"My grandchildren continue to inform and inspire my work and my life."
The Carriage House Watercolor 18" x 24" $800.
Before buildings on the Honey Horn homestead on Hilton Head Island were restored, I would wander the site with my watercolor paints just for a glimpse of the carriage house nestled in the forest. It's handsome architecture still dominant despite the broken windows and sagging doors--all lent a mystery to the building as it sat patiently settling into the earth.
The Apple Pie Painters included our three new members as we prepared for our show Island Treasures Revealedat the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head. Sept. - December, 2005. We have now added an additional member, Kathy Tortorella in 2011.
Egrets Landing Pastel 24 x 36 Sold
“The marsh in the winter is orange/gold, the sky so blue reflects in the water and the beautiful egrets start to gather and feed."
The Applepies are ready to paint at 6 Oaks. l. to r. Barbara Snow, Mary Kelly, Kathy Tortorella, Liz Bundy, John Norlander, Marilyn Dizikes, Judy McElynn, Peter Hadfalvi, Alex Sharma, Vickie Ebbers.
The Apple Pie Painters are celebrating their 15th year of outdoor painting together with show of work at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island.
The show, COASTAL DISCOVERIES will feature plein air painting from the island and surroundings, focusing on the unique features of Honey Horn Plantation and its environment.The exhibition opened April 11, 2013 from 5 - 7 and will extend through April - May 27th.
Featured demo: May 11th, 10:30 - noon. Mary Kelly will demonstrate Abstract Painting in Landscape at the museum