1818 Farms Paintings Unveiled, Will Be Auctioned to Benefit the Greater Huntsville Humane Society

1818 Farms Paintings Unveiled, Will Be Auctioned to Benefit the Greater Huntsville Humane Society
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We are always excited to have the opportunity to help animals. In an effort to raise money for the great people and animals at the Greater Huntsville Humane Society, 1818 Farms will be auctioning paintings of our three most popular Instagram pictures from the past year, as well as 2 other “artist choice” scenes from the farm. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Greater Huntsville Humane Society.

This will be a silent auction. You will be able to bid on these paintings at our booth at Randolph School’s upcoming Under the Christmas Tree Market November 7-9, 2014, in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The auction will end on November 9th @ 5pm. Winners will be notified on Monday, November 10th.

Contributing artists include Team 1818 members Emerald Summar, Shirley McCrary, and Eliza McCrary, as well as two of the area’s most talented artists, Huntsville’s Leslie Lockhart and Birmingham’s Rae Trimmier.

The artists have been so generous with their time. The paintings are now complete. You can see them below, as well as a little bit of information about each artist. We hope to see you at the Under the Christmas Tree Market.



“Fresh Harvest” by Leslie Lockhart

While Leslieʼs formal training in oil painting didnʼt start until after college, her love of art and creating has existed since childhood. This South Carolina girl spent most of her time experimenting with many artistic mediums- with the most enduring interest in painting. She studied interior design in college and worked for respected design and architectural firms in Atlanta and Winston-Salem. This experience refined a sense of color and composition that would later play a part in her future career as a painter. After many years at home with her two boys she began to hone her painting skills with several accomplished impressionist painters- Anne Blair Brown, Nancy Franke, Terry Miura, Nancy Chaboun, Carole Foret and Margaret Dyer. This study has developed the clear color and loose, suggestive style that Leslie expresses today. Leslieʼs work can be found at Golden Griffin and Brooks and Collier in Huntsville, AL; Bird in the Hand Gallery in Salado, Texas; Paul LeQuire Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee and Yellow Door Gallery in Charleston, SC. Visit Leslie online at www.leslielockhart.com and on Facebook.


“The BabyDoll Gang” by Shirley McCrary

Shirley D. McCrary lives in Mooresville, AL where she enjoys being with her children and grandchildren and all the animals of 1818 Farms. As a child she drew constantly, mainly horses, and illustrated her own comic strips. She received art lessons through high school and studied art at the University of Alabama. She has a small studio at home where she draws the animals for the labels on the 1818 Farms bath products. She has been an active volunteer for several arts organizations, and serves on the boards of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, the Alabama Department of Archives and History, The Nature Conservancy, the University of Alabama Presidents’ Cabinet, and the University of Alabama Library Leadership Board.

 “Be Different” by Eliza McCrary

Eliza McCrary, age 8, lives in Mooresville, AL with her parents and two older brothers. She is in the second grade at Randolph School, where her favorite subject is writing stories. She enjoys helping out on her family’s 1818 Farms, playing softball, and taking art classes. Eliza has received instruction from several teachers including her grandmother.



“Sweet as Sugar” by Rae Trimmier

Rae Wade Trimmier lives in Mountain Brook, Alabama. She began painting in oils with her next-door neighbor, a working artist, while in elementary school. Her studies continued through high school and continued at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Following graduation she taught Art at Tuscaloosa High School while her husband attended the University of Alabama School of Law.
Rae now works from her studio at 21st Street Studios in Birmingham. She works primarily in acrylics on canvas, board, and plexiglass continuing to explore mediums and process. Her work is in several private collections.
She serves on the boards of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Alys Stephens Preforming Arts Center, Create Birmingham, and the University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences Leadership Board. Rae has two grown children and three grandchildren, who make her smile every day. She wears shoes only when required.


“Pretty in Pink” by Emerald Summar

At age 7, Emerald Summar began her art career during her visits to the home of her Great Aunt, who is an artist as well, completing one painting each summer. Emerald has never taken art lessons outside of her Great Aunt’s guidance during those summer trips. As the years went by, her love for painting increased dramatically as she saw it as a way to escape and self-meditate.  As an aspiring student, she hopes to use this passion for expression as a way to aid with the expenses of medical school. Although her most loved medium is watercolor, Emerald hopes to begin experimenting with oils as well. Emerald is a freshman at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, majoring in Biology with a Pre-medical emphasis, and minoring in chemistry. Emerald has served in the local Art Honor Society, and has had two paintings exhibited at the Huntsville Museum of Arts.

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