Tomorrow evening, amidst predicted heavy rains, there will be the first French Quarter Artwalk of spring - and I am thrilled because of two artists featured: Stephanie Nance at LimeBlue and Gordon Nicholson at Corrigan Gallery.
Now how fun is this - I came to know of Stephanie Nance's work (she's from Austin, TX) because she left a comment here on a post I wrote about silly Airstream distractions. It seems that Stephanie's studio is a travel trailer, and that she is rather fond of trailer paintings - so how could I resist her work? The one posted here will be in tomorrow's show - and is an image she emailed me a few days ago. Of course she also does wonderful botanical paintings - and I'm looking forward to seeing more of those tomorrow evening. She has a wonderful way with color - they are bright and fun and simple and well, sort of perfect in their own way. I am thrilled that she shipped some of her work up to Charleston to my friend Jeff's gallery, and I can't wait to see them.
So - there will be trailer paintings at LimeBlue - and right next door, literally, will be the work of - yes - my architherapist. Now how fun is that? I met with him today, and of course forgot to ask for permission to post some of his images here - but you can follow the link above to see some examples of his work. His work - mostly watercolors I believe - are deeply southern images, images of places long neglected, perhaps forgotten - as mentioned on the website, images of the 'disappearing South' - coupled with text that changes how each piece is viewed based on an individual's interpretation. I can't wait to see his show - his first he said - and I hope that the rains lessen just for awhile, so that others will come to see his show - and Stephanie's - as well.
Travel travelers and the disappearing South. A typical Friday evening in the springtime in Charleston, South Carolina.