Although Laura Cody is a New York City native, it’s easy to get lost in the deep southern roots of her art. Currently living in Charleston, S.C., Laura originally moved to Beaufort, S.C. in 2001 with her husband to retire from a 25-year career in the medical field. A move that, according to Laura, sparked her long dormant passion for her inner artist. “Everywhere I looked I saw beauty and I was inspired to capture that beauty with my art.”
Nikolai Oskolkov, simply known as NikO, lives and works in Columbia, South Carolina. He has been involved in fine art since early childhood and has made painting a career since high school. In his 29 years, he has travelled far and wide from Russia to Canada and the US, and throughout Europe and the Caribbean.