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Matthew James Collins

‘Mediocre art is simply a reflection of a culture. Great art transcends it.’ A Conversation With Painter Philosopher – Matthew James Collins Matthew and I haven’t met yet but we did. I only got in touch with him recently almost … Continue reading

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Timeless Roses

Stacy and Jacqueline Kamin have the most wonderful show up in the gallery right now. It is a mother-daughter show, and for those of us with daughters, it is even more revealing. This painting duo feeds off each other’s skills … Continue reading

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Holy Day in the Holy City

Charleston is known as the Holy City for its lovely churches. I enjoy the grace they bring the city but there is one place of God that is not on the tour book roster tucked under an aqua awning on … Continue reading

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Tulip Mania

Tulip mania When I look at Michael Lynn Adams wonderful painting of his mantle with tulips it is easy to see how these beguiling flowers became a mania. According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania): Tulip mania or tulipomania (Dutch names include: tulpenmanie, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Luxury

The ultimate luxury: Cattle on an open range Denise La Rue Mahlke paints these magnificent pastels of spring. Moist soft diaphanous landscapes…my favorite is this pink sky pasture dotted with grazing black angus, their contented munching a sweet punctuation along … Continue reading

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Sailing Lesson Redux

Oh my these great paintings in the Petite Salon! The Avants are magnificent and the little Olivares charming, the Balderous quick-witted glimpses of water and sky…but the Traynors! Oh my goodness John never ceases to pull at my heart-strings. All … Continue reading

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“Chasing the Moon” by Martin Gates

Martin Gates, our sculptor who resides in Micanopy Fl did this magnificent carving of Hawksbill Sea Turtles out of West Indian Mahogany. Both the tree the wood came from and the Sea Turtle are endangered. Martin was able to buy the … Continue reading

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