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MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (March 2, 2018) – Local artist Fer Caggiano’s Laurel Hill Ave of Oaks was recently installed in the Mount Pleasant Mayor’s office as part of the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission Mayor’s Office Art Program, which aims to promote awareness of local artists and cultivate community pride.
Laurel Hill Ave of Oaks is a peaceful impasto oil on canvas that features a beautiful pathway shaded by a canopy of majestic oak trees. If you have not yet visited Laurel Hill County Park, this painting will likely inspire you to go exploring!
“I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Fer and am honored to have her beautiful art hanging in my office,” said Mayor Will Haynie. “It is wonderful to share her talent with everyone who visits my office.”
Caggiano is a Brazilian-born painter who specializes in landscapes, still life images and portraits. She moved to Mount Pleasant in 2016 and married her husband Jason in 2017.
“Life inspires me,” said Caggiano. “I love observing people, nature, textures and details, but what motivates me the most is seeing the happiness in my clients’ eyes.”
Oil is her medium of choice, usually employing a palette knife and a very thick, impasto technique. Formerly a portrait artist, she said she loves painting people and their emotions, but she has moved more towards landscapes in recent years and she absolutely loves that also.
“I believe art is a huge reflection of the community,” she said. “It can bring awareness of problems as well as help fix them.”
She has seen artists make amazing political statements through art and has witnessed art helping troubled kids to change their paths in life. She said in her case, every piece of art she does is with the intention to make people happy.
“Whether you had a tough day or are just not in a good mood, I hope my pieces can be a portal to transport the observer’s consciousness to a place of joy,” she said. “Art can be a very powerful tool.”
Caggiano studied painting, drawing, and mixed media at The Art Students League in New York after spending several years in marketing and advertising. Her art has been recognized worldwide, she has been showcased in prestigious galleries and featured on television shows, and her work appears in several South American art books.
About the Mayor’s Office Art Program
The Town of Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission invites artists to submit photos of completed artwork for a three-month display in the mayor’s office. All entries are juried by Town staff and the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission. To learn more about the program and how to apply, visit htt or contact Special Events Manager Nicole Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org.