Darcy Marie Melton is an award winning oil painter, illustrator, and the art editor of Pigeon Review. Splitting her time between the U.S. and Italy, her practice since 2020 has focused on climate action and human rights. She is the recipient of the Best of Bonfire Empowering Women Award and has recently participated in shows with Las Laguna Gallery, Milostka Center for Exhibitions, and Savannah Gallery of Art.
Karen Burnette Garner is a native of Georgia, a state in the American South, and has painted professionally since 1983. Her paintings of Charleston, SC scenes and the American lowcountry are highly collected. As she explores a variety of art media, she has been led to new experiments in multimedia abstractions to ceramic sculpture. A published literary reviewer and essayist, artist and illustrator, and an award-winning, published poet, she continues to evolve as a true renaissance woman. Ms. Garner currently creates from her new studio in Robesonia, Pennsylvania.