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New artwork from artist Rebecca Hinson.

My Best Friends Wedding

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Working on wedding art is one of my favorites! The client (bride) usually knows exactly what she wants and I just help bring it to life. When my best friend and roommate for almost 6 years, Emily, got engaged, I was thrilled (and hoping) she wanted me to do the art! Perhaps you already guessed it, it's a beach wedding. Even more exciting is the reception is at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. How cool is that!? We started with the wedding logo that ties in the two main colors, firecracker coral and a light green. The wedding itself will take place in Beaufort, not far from Pine Knolls, in a beautiful historic church. My husband and I are driving up Thursday am to start the wedding weekend early. I can't wait to begin celebrating Emily and Matt!!  The main logo with the bride and grooms initials. The wedding map includes all the important locations for the wedding weekend. ..

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May Cover Art for Skirt Magazine

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Happy May, the month that's all about moms! Naturally, the theme for this month's skirt! magazine is just that, motherhood. While I myself am not a mother, I am blessed to have an amazing mom of my own and 2 wonderful grandmothers. This illustration was inspired by one of my grandmothers, Granny, who just passed away in March on the first day of Spring. She lived a full and wonderful 92 years on this earth. I tried to incorporate a bit of her in this piece. The gladiolus in the background are from the immense gladiolus garden she grew and loved. She also had a large fruit and veggie garden where she nurtured everything from black-eyed peas to strawberries. Granny was an amazing cook and loved to share that with her family and friends as well as bringing meals to shut-ins. She loved animals and helped instill that deep affection in me. She'd often say "never throw away anything that one of God's creatures can eat", while leaving out scraps by the edge of the woods for forest friends (she lived out in the country). Dog treats were also always found in her car so she'd be prepared to feed any canines that crossed her path. Granny was everything a mother and grandmother should be, patient, kind, strong, selfless, and wise. She helped shape me into the person I am today and I can only hope of being a fraction of as nice of a human being as her. After also losing my extraordinary paternal grandmother, Mema, last year, I am now grandparent-less. It's a weird feeling. While we all know this time will surely come, it doesn't make the pain go away any more. I wish I could call both of them just to chat. I am thankful and iternally grateful to have known all my grandparents and also to have had both my grandmothers in my life into my 30's. What a treasure to have gotten to spend so much time with them. So give your mom and/or grandmother a call, a hug, or send them a nice note (of all 3!). Think of all the wonderful moms that have been in your life! Past and present. Happy Mother's Day to all! ..

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Spring has Sprung

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The first day of spring is here! I can't believe it. I thought this day would never come! I've had cabin fever since January. What can I say, I'm a warm weather girl so my tolerance for the cold is very limited. Some people view New Years as the time for hope and renewal, but for me it's springtime! This time of year creates the ultimate inspiration around every corner, the reawakening of the world around me. The motivation for this yellow dressed beauty came from the Elie Saab spring 2018 runway show. The collection included a lot of bright primary colors which I absolutely love. Could this look be any more cheerful?!..

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Cover Art for February issue of skirt! magazine

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Love is all you need! These aren't just the lyrics to one of the best songs of all time. It's also the theme for the February issue of skirt! magazine. Inside the publication you'll find recommendations for everything related to romance and weddings. And of course my watercolor illustration is on the cover. The couple who grace the front are real life people who were newly engaged when this illustration was completed. They have since joined the club of "married people". Get your copy today! ..

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On Island Time

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Can we be on island time ALL the time? Living on the coast perhaps I already am and just don't know. Certainly the South in general is pretty close with our slower pace of life. Even if your life isn't exactly "slow", looking at a painting of a peaceful scene can evoke some of that tranquil emotion, right?  While I've been focusing more on my watercolor illustrations lately, I still take oil painting commissions if it feels right and I'm excited about it. These are a few that I was super excited about! Of course the settings being on Kiawah and Sullivan's Island made them that much more appealing. Sullivan's in particular being the beach I frequent most because it's only 5 miles away from my house! In the summer I couldn't tell you how much I'm there; it's my happy place! If you too want your happy place captured you can contact me or read more about the commission process.  ..

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Cover Art for September issue of Skirt! magazine

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September 1st is here and I can finally share the cover art for Skirt! magazine! When I was approached by Skirt! to do their September cover art, naturally I was elated! Any women's magazine for this month is a big deal for fashion! The illustration that immediately popped in my mind was King Street. A bunch of fashion forward friends joyfully strolling down the street, bags in tow and hair on point. I started compiling some of my favorite trends of this season to see what would look best. High wasted pants being a must and of course some timeless plaid with a ruffle collar. My personal fav and go to during the fall. Now if only I could magically have all those outfits in my closet. Perhaps someone to braid my hair as well because for the life of me I cannot do it! Go grab your own copy so you'll be in the know of all things fashion this fall season in the Holy City! Most major businesses and retailers in the Charleston area have them for pick up.      ..

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