Spruill Hayes is an oil painter based in Charleston, SC. She grew up in Wilmington, NC which influenced her love for everything coastal. As a young girl, she was always drawn to art and loved to draw and create.


After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, Spruill moved to New York to work in advertising. After years in the corporate world, she was eager to return to the Carolinas. In 2008, she made her home in Charleston, SC, a city she enjoyed frequently visiting growing up. She continued to work in marketing, while pursuing her passion for art. In 2015, she decided to fulfill her dream of being a professional artist and began to practice her art full-time.  


Spruill is drawn to oils because of their rich, buttery texture and their ability to achieve a high level of detail. The realistic paintings she creates capture unique perspectives to preserve gorgeous moments in time. Spruill is inspired by the Lowcountry’s vibrant colors and abundance of coastal imagery. She strives to evoke optimism and joy in each of her pieces.


Spruill lives in downtown Charleston with her husband, two children and dog. When she is not painting, you can find her at the beach, on the boat or spending time with family and friends.