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Edisto Island Art

Click here to buy: Homecoming

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Gullah Culture in Charleston Style & Design….Homecoming!

My painting here, Homecoming, is featured in the January 2014 issue of Charleston Style and Design Magazine (click HERE!) yippee! SEEKING GULLAH Preservation of a unique African linguistic and cultural heritage—and the arts that embody it—is the impassioned mission of

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Gullah As Muse

I was honored to have one of my paintings featured, with an interview, in Sunday’s Charleston Post & Courier. The link to the digital copy is HERE.

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The Fisher King. Gullah Fishermen, the Watermen.

Thank you to the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium for the following: For hundreds of years, the Gullah people—slaves and their descendants who lived primarily along coastal rivers and on sea islands—created or enriched the lowcountry’s seafood recipes and flavors.

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Watch Night. An anniversary. Pray and Resolve.

Happy New Year, my friends! Watch Night is an African American Lowcountry tradition, celebrating the 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation this year. Watch Night in Charleston South Carolina , click this link to read a beautifully written piece by

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Jonathan Green, Gullah Artist

Artist and painter, Jonathan Green, paints imagery that reflects the vibrant and colorful Gullah culture, so distinctive to the South Carolina Lowcountry. He is also actively involved in Arts in Education. His presence is colorful and charming, like his paintings.

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Man with a Fish. Homage to Ellis Wilson.

The Gullah people who live on Edisto Island continue to fish, dig for clams and set crab traps. The Gullah fisherman’s legacy is one we cannot dismiss in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The inspiration for this painting of my own

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Contented Hill. Mt. Pleasant, SC

Mt. Pleasant. I cannot help but call her “Pleasure” or “Happy” or the “Contented” mountain. What a fine name for a place! Today I pack to move into Mt. Pleasant for a while, a village that is snuggled beside downtown

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Dancin’ the Charleston in a Jazz-y town

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” — Rumi The Charleston is the dance we proudly acclaim as our

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Preservation

Preserving the history of this culture, so rich in song and spirit is important. Today’s post is a request for action. Kindly log on to Washington Watch and say “Yes, funding this is important.” For more visit the pages at

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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