We are well into 2022 and I have not kept this blog up to date, as one day flows into another! I had a flurry of activity at the end of 2021 assessing, completing, photographing and framing the year's output of paintings. I had spent the year focusing on very small plein air and studio landscape scenes inspired by my surroundings and found I had more than 20 worthy of sharing with the public. Thanksgiving weekend I participated in a pop-up show with two dedicated artists from our small plein air group, which was a lot of fun. Then the director of the Edisto Island History Museum asked me if I would exhibit there for a few months, and I hung the paintings at the beginning of January.
The exhibit at the Edisto Island Museum is hung "salon style" and contains about 18 small, framed paintings made in 2021 plus two larger ones. The artworks will be on view until May 22. The Museum is not large but contains significant artifacts and displays explaining the history of the Island from the time of the indigenous residents through slavery times, the Civil War and beyond. Some items belonged to my ancestors. Current open hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 1:00 to 4:00. Starting in March the hours will return to Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 to 5:00. The address is 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road. For more information or to purchase paintings online through their shop, go to Edisto Island Museum (edistomuseum.org).
Here I will keep you up to date on my exhibits and other artistic endeavors.