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While Thrace Shirley is best known for her clay sculptures, her daughter, Thrace Mears, has achieved recognition in mixed-media, utilizing a variety of techniques.
Thrace Shirley has been featured in galleries for over 40 years in Georgia, North and South Carolina, and participates in juried shows in both states, including the prestigious Spoleto in Charleston.
Over the years, as Thrace Shirley's style continues to evolve, she finds that faces and persona emerge from her work—each with stories to share and tales to tell. With her hands, she brings these to light. The work is unique and speaks to the imaginative child in all of us.
Her daughter and namesake, Thrace Mears, grew up in an atmosphere of creativity and whimsy. Unsurprisingly, she developed into an accomplished artist also. Though their styles are markedly different, and they use different tools and media, Thrace Mears also brings subtle humor and undercurrents of eccentricity into her works.
Melanie Ward is also a daughter from an artistic family. Like her mother, she pursues a life of teaching and making art. Close to the two Thrace’s for over 25 years, Melanie creates art that is representational and also often whimsical.
Every piece of art created by these women reflects their joy and their wonder of the world we live in.
Each hand-crafted and lovingly sculpted piece reflects the special genious of the artist. Whether the furious birth of an alligator or a hippo showing off his rainbow colors, each piece has a distinctive flair and personality.
The artists bring unique insight into each painting by interweaving magical stories. Each painting reveals more as one looks again and again....