The Power of Place

Places have power – not only the physical power of sheer presence, but the emotional clout to alter our moods. – Martha Beck

original painting by Charlotte Hutson Wrenn ©2012

I was called to be an artist. And as an old old midwife said to me "If the Lord wants you to do something, you won't have no good luck' til you do." So, here I am, sharing what I love, longing to illuminate the work of art, which is everywhere.

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3 comments on “The Power of Place
  1. pinkney says:

    Really draws one in. For maybe the first time I am seeing something sexual, big bore sexual, in one of your works. What? I am too obvious?

    • Ah, the woods. It is all there in the dark. Love that, Pinkney. Had not seen it but it tickles me that you do. Yes, I do believe it is! Ha! The creative force of the universe lives out there!

  2. Charlotte,
    I’m delighted by your paintings and writings about the low country. I’ve always been fascinated by the coast of South Carolina, which differs in so many ways from the upstate areas I have lived in–Greenville and now Edgefield. I’ve written about Edgefield in some depth over the past few years. This has given me insights that I could never have otherwise obtained. I know you must feel the same about your writing on Charleston.
    All good wishes for continued success! And do stay in touch!

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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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