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April Artist of the Month - John Crum - Art That Makes You Smile

This month Pluff Mudd Art celebrates the "gently surreal" art of John Crum.

Artist of the Month

With a background in whimsical illustration, John's work is infused with curiosity and fantasy, creating narrative landscapes that spark imagination and evoke emotion. Through layers of vibrant color and imaginative scenes, John's paintings aim to break from reality and ignite thought, memories, and ideas.

Artist of the Month

Each painting is a journey, filled with happy accidents and unexpected discoveries, leaving viewers with a sense of wonder and a smile. John's technique of starting with loose sketches and building up layers of color creates a depth that draws viewers in and encourages them to delve deeper into the hidden images, messages and meanings within each piece.

Artist of the Month

Ultimately, John's goal is to create art that resonates with the viewer, offering a break from the ordinary and a glimpse into a world where imagination is limitless.

Artist of the Month

Visit Pluff Mudd throughout the month and during the Spring Art Walk, April 26. You’ll agree, it’s art that makes you smile.


Pluff Mudd Artists in Group Show in Beaufort 

Pluff Mudd artists, John Crum and Donna Varner will be part of The Art Beyond Tradition Group’s biennial show, held this year at the gallery of the USC-Beaufort Performing Arts Center.

This year’s show is titled Visual Theatrics. Expect drama, movement, and the kind of high-performing art you’ve come to expect from ABT.

Please join John and Donna for the opening reception on Thursday April 18 from 5 to 7pm. The show will be on view through June.

Art Beyond Tradition: “Visual Theatrics”

When: April 16 – June 27, 2024

Where: USCB Center for the Arts
805 Carteret St, Beaufort, SC 29902

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5:00 – 7:00pm

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Upcoming Old Town Bluffton Spring Events—Join Us!

Spring Art Walk, April 26, 3pm-7pm


The Story of the Piano

In 2016, Vickie Jourdan contributed her painting skills to the HHSO League’s fundraiser for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

“PianoPalooza” consisted of six pianos donated to the HHIPC and painted by local artists. The pianos were displayed around town, then were moved March 1 to the Art League of Hilton Head gallery where they were available for bidding at silent auction.

A number of our Pluff Mudd partners pooled some funds, bid on, and won Vickie’s piano. It now graces our front porch, delighting many of our customers who sit and play and (sometimes) sing!

Visit the HH International Piano Competition
Vickie Jourdan

Another award for Pluff Mudd: In 2016, local newspaper, the Sun Today, named us "Most Eclectic Gallery". The prior year, the Sun Today, named us "Best Gallery" in their poll. For two years in a row (2014 and 2013), the Hilton Head Monthly Reader's Choice Awards, named Pluff Mudd as "Favorite Art Gallery in Bluffton". We've also received the Best of Bluffton awards (Bluffton Today, 2012 and 2014) as the "most eclectic gallery"! Can there be a more fun place to shop for art? Visit us next time you're in Bluffton and see why Pluff Mudd is a perennial favorite!


Visit us and see why people in the lowcountry love Pluff Mudd!

Pluff Mudd Art
27 Calhoun Street
+1 843.757.5590