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Whitney Plantation in Louisiana. A Slave Museum.

My good friend, Joseph McGill sleeps in Slave Dwellings all over America. His Slave Dwelling Project  bravely shines a steady light on history that has been largely untold. He posted a piece by the Smithsonian today about Whitney Plantation which is a museum

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Hutchinson House Edisto Island

©2016 Charlotte Hutson Wrenn This is a painting from a photograph by Walter Sanders, originally published in Life Magazine in an article on segregation in Alabama and Edisto Island. The painting is 7″x 5″ and for now is not for

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Blue House, a painting

Today begins Twelve Days of Painting. Twelve 7″x 5″ oil paintings on 1/8″ panels. All for sale. $99. no shipping no tax. Twelve Days until the Light returns on the Winter Solstice. These paintings revisit places that bring me light.

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Brick House Ruins, Edisto Island, South Carolina

This grand estate on Russell Creek has been the private land of the Jenkins family since 1798. The house, built around 1725, burned in 1929. Here she is in all her beauty.

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2014 Twelve Days of Christmas, one-painting-a-day project begins! $99.

Again this year, I am beginning the Twelve Days of Christmas painting marathon. It began yesterday with this small painting about Homecoming. This is a Red House, and to those who know my work, I paint this subject often. My

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Prince Williams Parish Church, now Old Sheldon Ruins

This painting was commissioned by Rick Parler of Charlotte, North Carolina, whose family is from Barnwell, South Carolina. Located north of Beaufort, South Carolina, just off Hwy 17 at Hwy 21, Sheldon Church has lain in ruin for more than

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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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