About the Artist: Edith McBee Hardaway
Edith McBee Hardaway is an artist living in Greenville, South Carolina. Hardaway’s work is “realistic abstract,” and employs a variety of unconventional materials to create spontaneous pieces with rich textures and lively forms. She creates her paintings through an unstructured process that involves flexibility and improvisation.
Hardaway grew up in the Spartanburg-Greenville area and has enjoyed creating art from an early age. She studied art at Columbia College, and earned a degree in graphic design from Greenville Technical College, working in the graphic arts field for 10 years. She teaches her techniques to children and adults alike in workshops.
In 2007, Edith Hardaway and 18 other local artists opened the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville on North Main Street. Hardaway maintains permanent gallery space there and serve as the President and Founding Member. The AGGG is celebrating 12 years of business and is the oldest co-operative art gallery in Greenville.
She participates in Greenville Open Studios, Flat out Under Pressure, and Artistsphere. She has displayed her work in many local venues, and has received awards for her work in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and various national art competitions.
Hardaway’s work is available for sale at the Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville, as well as Facebook and Instagram.