Golf News for Thursday, April 10, 2014 | People

Linda Hartough golf paintings at Karis Art Gallery in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Linda Hartough, world-renowned golf-landscape artist, will have an exclusive exhibition of her work April 10-20 at Karis Art Gallery in Hilton Head Island, S.C. The exhibit takes place the week before and during the RBC Heritage, a PGA Tour event to be played April 17-20 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C.

"It will be a pleasure to show my work again this year at Karis Art Gallery, while so many golf devotees will be in town for the RBC Heritage, a popular PGA Tour event," Hartough said. "The beautiful gallery setting is perfect for displaying some of my select giclée and canvas prints."

Hartough's painting style, a classic and elegant rendering of famous golf holes, reveals her attention to detail and realistic perspective, and captures the dramatic mood and natural beauty of each landscape.

Among the works to be displayed at Karis Art Gallery is Hartough's newest, The 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2, in commemoration of the 2014 U.S. Opens. This painting represents the 25th and last work in Hartough's U.S. Open series as commissioned by the United States Golf Association.

Included in this special exhibit at Karis Art Gallery will be the following works by Hartough:

• The 18th Hole, Harbour Town Golf Links, textured canvas print; image size 17"x36"
• The Swilcan Bridge, The Old Course, St Andrews, canvas giclée print; image size 17"x36"
• The 13th Hole, "Azalea," Augusta National Golf Club - super-size canvas giclée print; image size 36"x60"
• The 9th Hole, Pinehurst No. 2, 2014 U.S. Open Championships - canvas giclée print; image size 21"x36"

"After two years of representation, I am still in awe of Linda's golf landscapes," said Maggie Karis, owner of Karis Art Gallery. "The light and detail captured in her paintings can quite possibly be matched only by standing in the scene in person."

About Karis Art Gallery
The Karis Art Gallery (www.karisartgallery.com) is proud to represent American contemporary artists with a wide diversity of styles and mediums. The gallery's goal is to be a showcase for the talented...in painting, sculpture, photography, fine jewelry, glass, pottery and art wearables. No trip to Hilton Head Island is complete without enjoying the vibrant world of color and life at the Karis Gallery. The Karis Gallery is located at 1000 William Hilton Parkway, C-4 Village at Wexford in Hilton Head Island.

About Linda Hartough
A confirmed artist since childhood, early in her career Hartough painted landscapes, portraits and horses. In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint its famous 13th hole, an event which propelled Hartough toward specialization as a golf-landscape painter. Since then, her work has achieved a distinguished status, displayed in the permanent collections of such legendary clubs as Augusta National, Laurel Valley, Pinehurst and Pine Valley, as well as in the personal collections of such golf notables as Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd and Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Known for extraordinary attention to detail in her recreation of some of golf's most beautiful holes, Hartough imbues her paintings with admiration for the scenery's natural beauty and respect for the game's history and tradition, elements which seem to emerge from the canvas.

Hartough's paintings of various holes at Augusta National Golf Club are prized by collectors the world over. In addition, Hartough painted the first of her U.S. Open series in 1990, commissioned by the U.S. Golf Association - a series she continues to this day - as well as the official British Open Championship series from 1990-1999.

Hartough is a Founding Trustee of the Academy of Golf Art, a professional society of golf artists established in 2004 to create an awareness and appreciation of golf art as a valuable segment of fine art.

For more information, visit www.hartough.com.

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