Origin of the Artist-in-Residence Program
CML Founder Anne Darby Parker has been an artist all her life. It was her imaginative vision and passion for arts education that founded the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry and will continue to inspire children and families for years to come. She is a native of Charleston, SC and resides on Sullivan’s Island with her husband and three children. Anne’s first exposure to the arts was through the lens of a camera where she found capturing the human spirit to be her passion. After years of photography, Anne made the transition from the camera to the paint brush. Her oil paintings reflect her deep Southern Lowcountry roots. Her photographs and works of art have been exhibited throughout South Carolina and Washington, DC. In addition to being CML Founder and Board Member, Parker is also a member of the Sullivan’s Island Plein Air Painters, the Charleston Artist Guild and is on the Board of the SC Arts Foundation.