Melissa Dulaney
Art is my passion and has always brought me joy. I have spent all of my life living in the SOUTH. I lived in CHARLESTON during my early years. I took my first art lessons at the Gibbes Art Gallery and was immediately HOOKED. After moving to Atlanta with my family I continued taking as many art classes and workshops that were available to me.....however I always come back to design. Moving back to CHARLESTON almost 14 years ago has given me so much inspiration. The coastal areas of the LOWCOUNTRY and the charm of downtown CHARLESTON is definitely an artist dream. I have one amazing son who is in college at Hampden-Sydney and is my motivation to always be better and is my #1 LOVE.
Elaine Burge
Elaine grew up in Maysville, Georgia on 23 acres with a family that always enjoyed the outdoors and encouraged her creativity. She went on to graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She worked as a web designer in Atlanta for a couple of years but always took up any opportunity to have a brush in her hand, painted over the summers with a local muralist and then later painted the scenery behind miniature train layouts. It wasn't until she met her now husband, Richey, that she gathered the courage to take the leap and pursue a career as a professional artist. Elaine and Richey live in Riddleville, Georgia with their two daughters, Lucy and Bonnie, four dogs and seven chickens. She appreciates the bright stars of the night sky, all of the abundant wildlife and the peaceful pace of life that living in the country provides.