Elken Grate – Georgetown, SC

Originally from Plantersville, SC, Elken is Known as an avid supporter of the arts, art education, and fostering overall creativity. His areas of pursuit include painting, photography, graphic design, and other varied forms of mixed media including charcoal and acrylic painting. His work has been displayed across the eastern US and in Spain.

I create art to fulfill a need arising from experiences in life through my interaction with others in my community. My compositions reflect a period of time subconsciously and consciously defined through visual context. As you view my artwork, remember to think about community, people, and experience as a part of my influence.