Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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A R T S 277 CS D Amanda McLenon discovered her talent for painting only fve years ago. After working as a teacher in Michigan, she moved to the Holy City to earn a mas- ter's degree in marine biology. Before graduating from the College of Charleston, McLenon began reverse-painting fsh on windows and soon realized she had a knack for portraying wild- life. Her life as a marine biologist is what led the Daniel Island art- ist to her muse. In 2012, she was named Lowcountry Artist of the year by the Coastal Community Foundation, which is when McLenon became a full-time artist. A Southeastern Wildlife Exposition participant, she also paints local wildlife over antique maps and nautical charts. Lately, McLenon has been creating decorative pillows illustrating herons, pelicans, turtles and more, which she sells at the Marion Square farmer's market every Saturday. Her next series Feathers and Folly will be a play- ful set of large-scale birds on canvas with bright backgrounds, available in late November. Sign up for her newsletter at to get an inviation to the series' reveal and holiday party. AMANDA MCLENON Amanda McLenon 734-846-4843

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