Join our community of resident creatives who call Mayfair Art Studio their creative home!
2-D Visual Artist
Nancy Corbin is an American contemporary painter. Born in Ohio, she moved to Spartanburg in 1976 and started a family, a teaching career, and a studio practice. After 40 years in fine arts coordination and visual arts teaching, Nancy now paints full-time. Using expressive color and figurative abstraction, her layered compositions connect to her passion for observing and celebrating the living of life.
Mary Lou Hightower
2-D Visual Artist
At USC Upstate, Dr. Hightower teaches Fundamentals of 2D Design, Introduction of Crafts, Southern Folk Art History, Art Education Methods, and School Art Program. Besides her teaching responsibilities, she runs the FOCUS Gallery and coordinates the Visual Arts Program. Hightower’s artwork is in the watercolor media, incorporating textural materials, to create what she calls “watercolor patchwork,” the process she uses to unite watercolor media with the art of quilting.
Born and raised in the Upstate, Verhonda Craword still lives in her hometown of Chesnee,SC where she serves as a member of the city council. With a passion of Economic Development and entrepreneurship, she decided to take a leap of faith and decided to open a clothing boutique in Chesnee. She creates the best version of client’s custom attire that would not only fulfill their dreams, but flatter their personal brand. As a marketing professional, she understands the importance of branding through individuality and consistency.
Cr8tive By Design
Cr8tive By Design is led by Founder and Cr8tive Director, Jason Runkle. Jason’s professional background in the arts began in the live concert industry when he was only 14 years old. Touring for many years, he designed and operated lighting, ran audio and video, and managed production and tours for several artists. Taking the vast knowledge he gained in these varying industries, he saw a need for proper brand development and thus birthed Cr8tive By Design. Complete branding services to both corporate and individual clients include photography, videography, website and logo design, and event design and management from galas and banquets to live productions and festivals.
3-D Visual Artist
Abe Duenas has been honing his storytelling skills through various mediums. Duenas has also developed his passion as a filmmaker, photographer, painter and sculptor. His metalwork has been recognized internationally by NOMMA winning the Top Job award for his gates that hang at Cowpens National Battlefield. He recently participated in Lighten up Spartanburg Art Bulb project where his bulb was purchased by Duke Power and placed at their outdoor classroom.
Kristofer M. Neely, a visual artist and creative writer, serves as Professor of Art and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Spartanburg Methodist College. Neely has grown the SMC Studio Art program to offer a full foundation of art program that is highly transferable to 4-year programs in art education, graphic design, and studio art. His goal is to increase the accessibility of quality studio art coursework for students who are from this region. Neely is also the owner and creative director of Wet Paint Syndrome.
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