Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art is housed in an elegant and inviting historic property at 58 Broad Street in downtown Charleston, SC. Since 2001 we have continued to meet the needs of our clients by offering them consistently exceptional artwork from our established and emerging artists. We represent realist, impressionist and contemporary abstract styles. Since 2001 we have represented regional, American and international artists. New exhibitions monthly coincide with the Charleston Gallery Association First Friday Art Walks. Periodically, we curate exhibitions of works from selected Modern Master artists such as Picasso, Miró, Chagall and Renoir.
Our knowledgeable staff can help with framing, lighting, transportation and arranging installations. We can help integrate new works with existing collections or start fresh from the ground up for the new homeowner or business. We are always happy to arrange consultations at the gallery or on site for your project.
Giving back is part of our corporate motto. We support and participate in charitable giving locally and globally for the arts as well as humane causes.
We are very grateful for the opportunity to be immersed daily in the work that is our passion. Thank you for allowing us to be of service since 2001. We hope to see you soon!
EWRFA / Staff
Ella Walton Richardson
OWNER / GALLERY DIRECTOR
bio / Ella grew up in Columbia, SC; the youngest of five children. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1982 with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Psychology. After her freshman year she opened her first business, Myrtle Beach Sailing School. She and her 2 business partners gave sailing lessons and rented Aqua Cats. At eighteen she was already getting her feet wet in the business world.
In 1997 she assisted the late John C. Doyle in opening his first art gallery at 54 Broad Street and was highly successful in helping to broaden his appeal to both a regional and national audience. Richardson managed all of the sales for his original artwork and helped with marketing.
On November 2nd, 2001 she opened her doors to the gallery on Broad Street. Ella's objective was to bring American and Internationally acclaimed painters and sculptors to the Charleston art market. At the time the area represented mainly local talents. Her intuition was to bring art to resonate with the diversity of the visitors to the area as well as local buyers. Giving them options to have both local representational art as well as scenes and subjects from all areas of our country to Europe and beyond.
After a quarter century on Broad Street Richardson has weathered both the literal storms of the area as well as the economic, political and pandemic related storms that have hammered Charleston over the years. She remains grateful to be in a business that provides a venue to express her passion of the arts and share it with her friends, family and clientele.
bio / Nastasha (Tasha) Grennan joined Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art in June, 2021. She came to Charleston thirteen years ago to attend the College of Charleston and after graduating decided to make this area her home. Tasha started work seven years ago with West Elm in Charleston and quickly moved up to senior design consultant. We were lucky to have her join our team. She brings her unique sense of style and creativity to the gallery. She is a quick learner and has helped us prepare to launch a new website as well as updated our entire data base. She is at home here in the gallery and makes visitors feel comfortable. Tasha is a natural conversationalist and combined with her passion for art we are blessed to have her onboard.
Tasha has a love of all creatures great and small. She brings her 13 year old puppy Luna to work with her. Tasha also enjoys dog walking and pet sitting for a select group of clients. She travels whenever possible and is an avid outdoor enthusiast. At home she gardens and creates beautiful and interesting terrariums.
FINE ART SPECIALIST
bio / Christine Ferrell joined the staff of Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art in February, 2018. She has been an amazing addition to the gallery and excels in both sales and customer relations. Christine has a warmth and exuberance that helps to create authentic and lasting relationships with our clientele. She also has the intelligence and busy savvy to relate to seasoned buyers looking to add to their homes and businesses as well as prospects that are just starting the journey into acquiring fine art. She gives them the comfort level to ask any pertinent questions in order to make informed decisions on how to start and add to a fine art collection.
Christine earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History from The College of Charleston. A native of Hilton Head Island, she graduated from Hilton Head Preparatory School. From 2001-2004 Christine was the director of the Margaret Petterson Art Gallery here in Charleston. Her hobbies include: Yoga, creative writing, travel, and snow skiing.
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