All our bags are packed and we’re ready to go, to Charleston that is! In a few weeks I’ll be painting in my new studio in our new home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (a suburb of Charleston just across the Cooper River). The studio won’t be big, won’t have vaulted ceilings and northern light, but it will have a wonderful landing area attached which will become gallery space to display my paintings.
Given my passion for photographing and painting birds and the ironic fact that our new home is on Cranes Nest Road, I’ve decided to name our new "gallery" space Cranes Nest Gallery! I’ll be able to display new works and rotate paintings to feature different genres, i.e., maritime, aviary, landscapes.
When collectors and interested folk come to view my work I’ll actually be able to display my paintings in a proper setting. No more having to clean up a creative workspace every time someone comes over to see what I’ve been up to.
Having this new “gallery” set-up will be very helpful in our new surroundings where people are unfamiliar with my art.
My first painting in my new studio will be a commissioned piece, featuring a formation of pelicans, the beach and palm trees! I can’t wait to get started.
I’m planning on being much more prolific in the upcoming years. Having our house on the market for the last year, along with a few medical issues, has cut way into my productivity. I have so many images I look forward to painting. Charleston and its surrounding areas will provide much inspiration and being settled on Cranes Nest Road will provide the serenity needed to be creative.
Thank you as always for reading my blog and for your interest in my art and photography. Please check back soon to see what’s on display in Cranes Nest Gallery!