See Through
an Artist’s Eyes!

Come along with me as I catch the light, color, and clouds across the landscape.

In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC/GA Lowcountry, creating my latest daily painting project.

Join me on this journey and get sneak peeks (~ 3x/ week) and special VIP previews of the new collections when they're released!

Storm over the Salt Marsh

Storm over the Salt Marsh

“Storm over the Salt Marsh”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson

The captivating odor of salty air, hot sun on warm cedars and pines, and the rich tang of pluff mud.

Golden Fall, Botany Bay

Golden Fall, Botany Bay

“Golden Fall, Botany Bay”, oil, 6 x 6”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson The golden fall light paints the marshes of Botany Bay with rich color beyond the…

Spanish Hammock, Tybee Island

Spanish Hammock, Tybee Island

“Spanish Hammock, Tybee”, oil, Racing clouds cast strong patterns of light and shadows across both Spanish Hammock and the distant marsh on Tybee Island…

Dawn Light, Edisto

Dawn Light, Edisto

​“Dawn Light, Edisto”, oil, 5 x 7″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson I love the pre-dawn early morning light. I’ve stayed in a house on Scott Creek on Edisto…

Morning on the Creek, Tybee

Morning on the Creek, Tybee

A quiet backwater creek at high tide on Tybee Island in early morning light. Time on the Sea Islands, whether you're on Edisto in SC, Tybee or St. Simons in GA, is measured by the rise and fall of the tides. The ocean breathes in and the tide goes out leaving mud...

Edisto, Dunes at Sunrise

Edisto, Dunes at Sunrise

As the sun popped up over the Atlantic, the fall morning light filtering through the clouds painted the dunes in the full array of color. 

Early Morning Marsh

Early Morning Marsh

The morning golden hour when the sun rakes across the marsh, lighting the trees just across the creek. Edisto Island was just starting to wake up from winter. The greens were just popping out in the grasses when I took the photo reference here. So the dominant color...

Cedars on the Dunes

Cedars on the Dunes

Back when I started my first daily painting project I was profoundly homesick for the Lowcountry, for the SC/GA coastal plain where the skies are enormous, the marshes wide open, and the air smells of salt and pluff mud. But I was "stuck" back then, in more ways than...

Under Summer Clouds

Under Summer Clouds

It’s ironic that under summer storm clouds colors look more intense without the sun to bleach them out. The humidity doesn’t cloud the atmosphere…

Summer, Morning Storm

Summer, Morning Storm

Summer Morning Storm 5 x 7" Oil on panel A sudden heavy burst of rain moves across the summer hay fields... $325.00 (unframed) + $15.00 shipping  

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