pk seas

Digitography * Artistic endeavors

…in the pursuit of excellence, focused on defining unique artful visions of extraordinary emotion and passion that connect with my viewers…

With auto tags “Ms Texs”, you know right away that this Southern gal is proud of her native state where she spent her first 48 years before being transferred from the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 1990 to Washington, DC, as the Marketing/Sales Director for the nation’s largest homebuilder, Centex Homes. Having won Salesperson of the Year for the DFW area, followed the next year by the Marketing Director of the Year, she continued her winning streak by becoming one of the three finalists for Marketing Director of the Year in the DC market her first two years in a totally unfamiliar environment and marketplace.

Her artistic, creative interests manifested themselves through her results-oriented brochures, ads, and interior merchandising of the builder’s Model Homes, of which she won multiple awards for each of these endeavors as well every year in her position. The joy and satisfaction of training young sales recruits into top motivated six-figure individuals was some of her most rewarding experiences. The company’s building communities grew from a mere 6 at her arrival to 22 communities in DC, Maryland, and Virginia upon her departure…with a sales staff in excess of 40.

While in DC, she studied pencil drawing at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Interior Design courses at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia as well as architectural drafting.

In 2003, she and her husband, Jack, with their Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Heather, retired in beautiful Bull Point Plantation in Beaufort, SC, after an extensive cross country tour of possible communities and settled in…in an angular, out of the ordinary home designed totally by PK. By 2005, she and some friends with similar ideas, co-founded the Photography Club of Beaufort in Northern Beaufort County, served as Secretary, and her artistic design became the logo for the group. With a deep-seated interest in photography, but with only a point and shoot Canon Elph, she started her winning ways immediately by getting top honors in her first competition.

Always multi-tasking as a way of life, Phyllis became a member of the Board of Directors of the Beaufort Performing Arts, and was the group’s largest fundraiser. Tap dance performances with the Beaufortettes (avg. age 67) continue her artistic expression that she started at the early age of 2...and continued through college. She finds the thrill of the dance and movement...fun and great exercise…expressive !

After joining the Beaufort Art Association the first two weeks upon arrival, it was not long until she had designed a logo for the Paint the Town Purple events signage and posters. Soon, PK became co-chairperson of the BAA Annual Spring Show Exhibit and Sale, and then served on the Board as the Vice President to chair the event in years 2008 and 2009.

Other Interests: Technology, Teaching, Traveling, Needlepoint, Knitting, Hot Air Ballooning

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After beginner’s classes with Pam Hagan & Alexandra Sharma, Phyllis studied Watercolor with Tom Lynch, Eric Wiegardt, Mel Stabin, Mary Whyte, and the international award winning, John Salminen.

Her photographic studies have included nationally renowned photographers, such as, Craig Tanner, Marti Jeffers, Mark S. Johnson, Charles Glatzer, well known nature photographers, Kevin Adams and Bill Lea as well as locally known specialists, Eric Horan, Ed Funk, and Paul Nurnberg.

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In August 2010, she received her Certificate of Critical Image Analysis (An Accreditation as Photography Judge) after completing the 12-week PSA course requirements.

PK may be best known for her creative photographic DVD multi-media presentations, with motion and music, a program she has taught for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at the University of South Carolina in Beaufort for the last three years.

In 2008, her image of sandbags to save the erosion of the beach on Hunting Island State Park was one of only 20 photographic images juried into a Coastal Conservation League Show to tour the state, bringing attention to the need of saving our resources through art! Her image was selected to front their web page for the summer months that year. Her intriguing photography has been selected to appear in multiple publications, including the Lowcountry Weekly and the Beaufort County Calendar.

Her current photographic artwork is on exhibit at the Beaufort County Office complex, Levels 1 and 2, and at the Beaufort Medical OB/GYN Center. Other photographic pieces hang in the permanent collection at the Walterboro, SC, Veterans Victory House.

Little known facts about Phyllis, known to her friends as “PK”

--- Was the only female crew member on the World Record Balloon altitude flight of 69,500 ft. in Laredo, Texas by Per Lindstrandt, UK

--- Was on the photographic team shooting the Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog His/Hers gift of a one-man backpack balloon in New Mexico.

--- Had a 5-minute TV segment each week in the late ‘60s discussing “What is Johnnie Doing with His Home computer?”

--- In late ‘60s (as an outside consultant), was asked to write a book for national Frieden/Singer Corp. on computer instruction as a Lesson Planner Guide for Teachers to use in teaching computers in high school classrooms

--- Was Texas Baton Twirling Champion Runner-Up (obviously, in my much younger lifetime)

BAA Beaufort Art Association
PCOB Photography Club of Beaufort
CNPA Carolina Nature Photographic Association
PSA Photography Society of America
NAPP National Association of Photoshop Professionals
NANPA National Association of Nature Photography Association
Phyllis Kaupp-Seas

Address: Bull Point Plantation
226 Bullpoint Drive
Seabrook, SC 29940

Telephone: (843)263-8333