Yesterday I delivered 30 paintings to be on exhibit at the Coastal Community Foundation through the end of the year. They will mostly reflect my personal view of the Charleston of my youth, some older paintings and some new - some watercolors, some oils. The main piece is "Summer Snowballs", based on summer evening visits with my Daddy to my Uncle Henry's all-night shop on Smith Street. He sold the best "Snowballs" - snow cones of crushed ice and tasty sweet syrups in various flavors. His shop would light up Smith Street. Here is a 1930's photo of Henry Middleton Manigault, (1888-1966).
My models for the painting were Nicholas Roper, 11, my grandson, and Maggie Hazel, 4, my niece. Maggie served as the model both both little girls in the painting. They represent me and my sister, Deda. Here they are at their modeling jobs outside the old store building.
The opening reception is this coming Friday, Oct 14, 5:00-7:00 at the Coastal Community Foundation, 635 Rutledge Ave at Huger St. Come by if you're in town. Here's a link to a story in CharlestonCurrents.com about the award ! (Click, then scroll down the page.)
Join us for the monthly Featured Artist Reception at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay St, Charleston, SC on Friday evening, October 7, 6:00 - 8:00. Most of the other galleries in the area will also be open for the October French Quarter Art Walk.
When I retired as a college mathematics instructor, I couldn't wait to further explore the possibilities of being a full time artist. I started painting in watercolors in 2002 and I fell madly in love with it. Sometimes, I even paint in my sleep! I hope you enjoy looking at my art.