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Eileen Blyth is a Columbia artist known for her paintings and sculpture.

Originally from Charleston, Eileen has always thought of herself as a painter. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Charleston where she studied under William Halsey and John Michel.

Halsey’s use of color, texture and humor was an influence on how she approached her work. She also studied graphic design at The University of South Carolina.

“There are times when I have an idea in my head of how a painting or sculpture will go. Most always, as I work, a completely different thing happens, as if the paint or object had a plan of its’ own. Somewhere between building a structure or making and erasing marks there is a shift. It is that moment of knowing, of seeing that shape or line, of finding the composition that is the exciting thing for me.”

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