Thursday, December 5, 2013


 Greetings ! it's been awhile since our last post... and since then our building has a whole new look ...
We are still at 18 S. Section St. in beautiful downtown Fairhope.... and have local ART for everyones palatte and tastes.... we are open Mon.-Sat. 10-5.... call 251-990-8763 or 251-721-3742 for more information.... several artists paint at the gallery on a daily basis so you get to experience the creative process.... see y'all real'll be glad you did.....

Sunday, September 23, 2012


This class with Dennis is really a one-on-one.... whatever level you may be.... you will be glad you spent your Saturday at the Fairhope Artists Gallery absorbing the creative atmosphere and expressing your matter what level.... all supplies included....just bring a canvas....Dennis works with oils and acrylics and is a wonderful teacher..... OCTOBER 20....DEC.15.....JAN.19....10-4...$ the gallery 251-990-8763 or drop in and sign up ! You'll be glad you did....

Monday, June 11, 2012


At the Fairhope Artists Gallery....Saturday July 14...August 11th ....Sept.8th.... all supplies included....oil or acrylics.... the class will be for beginners to casual oil and acrylic painters ready to take their observation and painting skills to the next level. Learn eye catching composition techniques, dramatic use of color, perspective, light direction and more.....10 am to 4pm.... $100 for 1 class or $75 for more.... call Dennis at 662-998-5891 or Gigi (at the gallery) 251-990-8763.... you'll be glad you did !

Monday, May 28, 2012


AMERICAN FLAG (series) by artist Gigi Hackford.... the flag series is continual... collectors can view various sizes and views of the flag ... continuous variations .... acrylic on linen gallery wrapped .... contact Fairhope Artist Gallery 251-721-3742 for more information

Thursday, March 15, 2012


 Fairhope prepares for our annual Arts and Crafts Festival ...Dennis Heckler is in the show and we at the gallery have more of Dennis' beautifully painted pieces....we invite you to view.....

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Artist, Pat D'Olive continues to paint the historic Sacred Heart Church in Pt. Clear. This is an endearing image and one that holds many memories for many people....

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Opal Young's vibrant and versatile work depicts the flavor of southern Alabama and the Gulf of Mexico. She is a prolific artist who paints with enthusiasm...

Saturday, January 28, 2012


JUDY OXFORD 's work is highlighted this February at the Eastern Shore Art Center ... A Coastal Celebration... so when you come into the Fairhope Artists Gallery and you see this lovely piece...please understand that her other work is at ESAC for the month...Congrats to Judy for this show!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Vanishing Landscape....

Artist, Susan Alsup, beautifully captures a vanishing landscape.... 11 x 14 oil... call 251-990-8763 for availability.....

Saturday, December 31, 2011


Artist Judy Hartsfield at the gallery with her beautiful original paintings. Yes, Judy is Chris Hartsfield's mother. Obviously, talent runs in the family. Come and view the Hartsfields work....artists Opal Young and Jean McKee serendipitously were at the gallery ...bringing in new work ....all a must see !

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Little Sleeping Beauty - Eli Blaylock

Elizabeth Blaylock's paintings, with their distinctive sparkling color, have been recognized with numerous awards and are in private collections world-wide. One of Elizabeth’s  paintings was selected for exhibition in the 12th annual American Impressionist show in Carmel, CA  in October 2012
Also, she is a member of  The American Impressionist Society, Daily, Daily painters of Alabama and Daily Painters International.  New paintings weekly can be seen on 
Visit the Fairhope Artist  Gallery to purchase this item and to see my other pieces. Fairhope Artist Gallery 18 South Section Street, Fairhope Alabama 36532, 251-990-8763 

Floating Crystals - Deborah Moore

I call these necklaces "Floating Crystals".  They are strung on silk thread and enhanced with Swarovski crystals in various shades.  When they are worn, the silk thread seemingly disappears and it looks as though the wearer has crystals floating around her neck.  Approximately 16" long with sterling silver clasps.  Add a clear floating crystal necklace to one with color.  You'll really sparkle!

Visit the Fairhope Artist  Gallery to purchase this item and to see my other pieces. Fairhope Artist Gallery 18 South Section Street, Fairhope Alabama 36532, 251-990-8763

Fairhope Artist Gallery -Art by Andrea Lytle

The vase was made using several techniques, the bottom portion and top is thrown on a wheel and the mid section is created through a coiling process.  The flower on the vase was inspired from my camille bushes that were blooming.  This is one of my favorite pieces and would look great with a large bouquet or displayed in a special place.  All my art is different, I rarely duplicate, it makes me happy to come up with new designs.
Andrea Lytle - Turtlepots
Visit the Fairhope Artist  Gallery to purchase this item and to see my other pieces. Fairhope Artist Gallery 18 South Section Street, Fairhope Alabama 36532, 251-990-8763

Fairhope Artist Gallery -Art by Dana Manly

" Dana is a New Orleans native that came to Lafayette, LA to study Fine Arts at UL Lafayette. She continues to explore different mediums but primarily enjoys painting in acrylic using mysterious doorways, architecture and people as her subject matter. You can find more works by Dana at"  

Visit the Fairhope Artist  Gallery to purchase this item and to see my other pieces.
Fairhope Artist Gallery 18 South Section Street, Fairhope Alabama 36532, 251-990-8763

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Holiday Greetings....with thanks and appreciation to all viewers and artists whose tastes and talents are appreciated....supporting creative activity and community.....ART in the Heart of Fairhope.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

O.BEAUTIFUL (series)

Using my well worn flag as a model...this series is deeply satisfying...the fabric, color, design,composition,light and shadow ...playing with visual interest....all come into play... 6x12 acrylic on linen gallery wrap...$

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Natural Treasures

Natural Treasures ....30x30 oil on canvas by artist David Tate... a prolific artist whose scenes of Fairhope , landscapes and still lives ...exhibit lush texture and warmth with play of light that visually pleases .... call 251-990-8763 The Fairhope Artists' Gallery for more details....

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


                                        This holiday is a reminder to count our blessings...
                                and thanks to all of you for giving your time to view the art...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Wine and Paint ....Paintings...

Eugenia Westbrook (front second from left) led this group...their talents emerged during the class...completing this dramatic landscape... call the gallery 251-990-8763....for info on the next classes....all supplies included....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


11-11-11...Friday...Wine and Paint 6-8 ....with Eugenia Westbrook....full moon...full palette...friends,fun and fantasy....every Friday Nov. and Dec. (except after Thanksgiving)...all supplies included ...$ 40... call 251-990-8763...( Do your muse a favor ! )

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gigi's Article in "Natural Awakening" Sept. issue

Don't miss Gigi's article in the September issue of the free publication "Natural Wakening". 
"Keys to Creativity"  by Gigi is on page 28, is full of useful information and will make you think about what is going on in your brain when you start that next painting or artistic project.
Another artist from Fairhope Artists Gallery with their name in print!    Great job, Gigi.

Eastern Shore Chamber Jubilee Festival Planning Committee Selects Official Artwork “PELICAN RACERS” BY MICHAEL THOMAS

Michael ThomasThe planning committee for the 23rd Annual Jubilee Festival has been busy organizing the phenomenal event, which takes place in Olde Towne Daphne September 24 & 25. The official artwork that will be printed on posters and t-shirts was created by photographic artist Michael Thomas of Gulf Shores. It is entitled “Pelican Racers.”  

The work depicts two brown pelicans racing through the bay; enjoying an early morning swim.  It is a mixture of digital painting that overlays photos, creating the appearance of a true painting. 

Michael has a long background in photography dating back 35 years when he was employed at Meteor Photo, a photo lab in Detroit, Mich.  He worked in the darkroom developing film and enhancing images for the automobile industry and commercial photograhers.  Then when digital photography technology was developed  he started  to work with that medium and expanded his knowledge in the field of photography and art.  He relocated to Baldwin County two-and-a-half years ago and found a new way of living and has further developed his creative abilities. more...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Violet An Odd Little Witch Who Hated Halloween

FIRST CHILDREN'S BOOK for two of Fairhope Artist Gallery Artists !!! Georgie "Gigi" Hackford wrote and illustrated "Violet An Odd Little Witch Who Hated Halloween " and Eugenia Westbrook's graphic artist genius launched it into cyberspace. The Barnes and NobleNookBook ages 6-8 is the first children's book for both artists. The title was cut short  ! so until it is changed you can find it as Violet. If the spirit moves might write a review of Violet's quest for color. The story appeals to artists of all ages....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Images of Fairhope, Alabama - New Book Available

Michael Thomas of Micdesigns Images has produced a new book of Images of Fairhope, Alabama. See the images in the book....

Visit Michael's book store to view his other books of the Alabama area.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

LEMON WEDGES WITH SPOON by Elizabeth Blaylock

I am so honored to announce that this painting was selected  for exhibition in the American Impressionist Society's 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition in Carmel, California .  The show will be hosted by the Mountainsong Galleries with the show opening on October 21, 2011.  

Monday, June 27, 2011

Trains of Thought with Loco-motives and other little myths...

TRAINS OF THOUGHT with LOCO-MOTIVES and other little my first published work of fiction... the genre is a weave of short story and  poetic prose... the work is as heavy as it is light...the imagination is stirred ... the trains of thought speak to you as only you can uniquely receive the meaning, content and symbolisms. 
The feedback has touched me in uncharted emotional and intellectual areas.(as a painter, selling a visual is very different ) the book...going out into the world and taking on a life of its a new and moving experience...and appropriately so....(moving) as , after all, it is on the train of thought.... 
There are fourteen stories...the journey begins with " Ready" and ends with "Sleep"..... this is the kind of book you can read and reread....the work is chocked full of nuggets ...a linguistic surprise package....
If you would like to read the book...please contact me 
The book is also available at the Fairhope Artist Gallery (251-990-8763) and Page and Palette...both furthering the ARTS in beautiful downtown Fairhope .....

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Magnet Board... functional art...

This 16x20 painting is a magnet board.... functional art... I had painted several kitchen pieces for a customer and she asked me to create a magnet board for her.... thanks to her request ... this is what evolved.... I'm having a good time with this new twist for the decorative arts.... of course, it's linen... as you can really see by the open space for your reminders....

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Chris Hartsfield

Chris is a self-trained watercolorist who works primarily with bright, clean colors to achieve a realistic style of painting. His technique produces a complicated yet detailed scene which reveals an understanding of depth and realism. He enjoys painting a variety of subjects, including still life, landscape, street scenes, and natural scenes. His compositions are well balanced and flowing, keeping the observer's eye engaged.
His realistic paintings utilize flat planes of color layered rather loosely to produce a sense of realism.
Since Hartsfield began his art career in 1988, he has had paintings accepted in national and regional watercolor competitions. Including The American Watercolor Society, The National Watercolor Society, Arts For The Parks, Georgia, Kentucky, and Oklahoma Watercolor Society shows. He has won numerous "Best of Show" and other awards in over 350 juried art shows. His paintings are bought by both private and corporate collectors.