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The Pluff Mudd Gallery in Bluffton is celebrating the art of John Crum as their April Artist of the Month.  Crum’s art can be best described as “gently surreal,” offering a dreamlike quality that invites viewers to explore and interpret each piece in their own unique way. It’s art that makes you smile.

With a background in whimsical illustration, John’s work is infused with curiosity and fantasy, creating narrative landscapes that spark imagination and evoke emotion. Through layers of vibrant color and imaginative scenes, John’s paintings aim to break from reality and ignite thought, memories, and ideas.

Each painting is a journey, filled with happy accidents and unexpected discoveries,

A Field of Dreams

leaving viewers with a sense of wonder and a smile. John’s technique of starting with loose sketches and building up layers of color creates a depth that draws viewers in and encourages them to delve deeper into the hidden images, messages and meanings within each piece.

Ultimately, John’s goal is to create art that resonates with the viewer, offering a break from the ordinary and a glimpse into a world where imagination is limitless.

John Crum at work

Come celebrate spring with the Pluff Mudd Gallery at 27 Calhoun Street in beautiful and historic old town Bluffton. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 11am to 5pm.  On Friday April 26, we will be joining the other shops and galleries in the village for the Spring Art Walk, staying open until 7pm with refreshments.  John will be on hand that evening to show you his work and answer questions. Enter a drawing to win his hand-embellished, one-of-a-kind giclee print, “A Tree of Life.”

For more information, please visit our website at or call the gallery at 843-757-5590