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FBO Artists

The Airport's General Aviation Terminal is a perfect venue for local artist to highlight their work. Thousands of passengers travel through this building annually. To display the local talent, several artists have been selected by the AGS Art Committee to showcase their pieces. Below are the current artist on display.

Irina Wnorowski

Irina Wnorowski Photo | FBO Artists

A native of Siberia Russia, I have found harmony and inspiration with the surroundings of the forest and waterways of my country. In this journey of life, the love of travel and family; I found myself here in Georgia, the joys of nature, art, culture and friendship are all around us. I want my art to bring joy and peace while focusing on the simple things in life. Those details can be so pulchritudinous. Art is my passion. I get so inspired by all the things I see around me, and love sharing it with family and friends. My hope is to help bring us all together with the joy of art. Let me share it with you.

To view Irina's website please Click here.

Kay Lovingood

Kay Lovingood Pic. | FBO Artists

Kay was born and raised in Augusta Georgia. In high school, she picked up photography as a hobby. In college she earned degrees in music education and later taught elementary music. In 2011 she joined the North Augusta Artist Guild to showcase her photography, but eventually focused her talent in gourd art. She spends her free time making lanterns, bowls, vases, jewelry, barrettes, figurines, and Christmas ornaments from gourds.

To view Kay's website please Click here.

Bobby Gordon

Bobby Gordon Pic | FBO Artists

Bobby was born in the Southern California mountains. As soon as he was able to hold a shovel he used the earth as a media. He traveled the county as an industrial mechanic. Ten years ago he found his current media. He repurposes cuttings from giants mills and drills to create works of art.

To contact Bobby please email him at bobbylgordon11@yahoo.com

Thomas Francis Fitzgibbon

Paul Dean Pic | FBO Artists

Thomas was born in Indianapolis Indiana. He Grow up during the Great Depression. At the outbreak of WW II, Tom tried to enlist in the Air force and was rejected by all branches of the armed forces due to being colorblind.

It was at this point he focused on his mechanical engineering skills and applied them to Allison Engine Company. After Allison Engine, Emerson Electric Company offered him a position and it was here that Tom made a significant breakthrough on the design of the Boeing B-17 gun turret.

This opened the doors for him to go to the west coast and join the aerospace industry in Southern California. He worked at Lockheed and Parker Hannafin before joining Garrett Airresearch in 1964.
Garrett Airresearch asked Tom to stay on as a consultant in that capacity for several years after his retirement.

Mr. Francis. Tom took great pride in his design and love of aviation, which is reflected in the hand made models on display.
Thomas Francis Fitzgibbon died on March 21, 2019 at the Aiken Regional Hospital in Aiken. He was 97 years old.

You can contact Thomas's son, Paul Dean, by emailing him at johnpaulgrahamedean@gmail.com

Linda Hartough

Linda Art | FBO Artists

Since focusing her skills as a landscape painter to recreate some of the world's most beautiful golf holes, Linda Hartough has become recognized as one of golf's leading artists. So extraordinary and realistic is her attention to detail that her oil paintings seem to come alive with a clarity that surpasses the camera.

Her work has gained international fame. She is the only artist ever commissioned by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews to do the annual, official paintings and prints for the U.S. Open and British Open Championships. She has painted prestigious golf courses from the U.S. to Scotland to Hong Kong. Her paintings are so admired that they have earned a place on two ABC Television Golf Specials on famous golf holes hosted by Jack Nicklaus. Her paintings are in the collections of such famous clubs as Augusta National, Pine Valley and Laurel Valley. Hartough originals are also included in the private collections of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones and Rees Jones.

A confirmed artist since the age of six, Linda was raised in the picturesque country sides of Wilmington, Delaware and Louisville, Kentucky. Much of her early career was spent in Chicago where, after receiving her Fine Arts degree from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1970, she made a living by selling her paintings locally. In 1980, Linda moved to South Carolina near Hilton Head where, she painted landscapes, portraits and horses.

In 1984, Augusta National Golf Club commissioned her to paint the famed 13th hole, thus beginning her golf landscape career. After an enormous response to her work at the 1988 PGA Show in Orlando, Linda focused her career entirely on golf landscapes. Since that time, Linda's work has enjoyed unparalleled status in the golf world, while receiving international acclaim including Golf Digest's "Lifetime Achievement Award." Linda is privileged to be 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.

Linda's approach to capturing a great golf hole is by spending a week or more at each course, taking photographs at different times of the day to capture all possible lights. She then figures out what is important or memorable in each view of a hole and makes sure this is included in the painting. Her memory serves as a less objective image of the hole. The combination of the two provides the unique view found in each of her paintings.

"I really enjoy painting golf landscape. It is some of the most beautiful and varied landscape in the world combined with a deep, historical sense of tradition that transcends time. The painting is a success when both elements emerge."

Canvas Paintings by Linda Hartough of Hilton Head, South Carolina . Click here to view her website.

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