See Through
an Artist’s Eyes!

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

In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC Lowcountry, creating a new collection of paintings.

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


Red Cedar, Dunes

Red Cedar, Dunes

Red cedars standing strong deep in the dunes.Cedars are one of the few trees/shrubs that thrive directly on the beach...
St. Helena Sound, Storm Clouds

St. Helena Sound, Storm Clouds

Even a cloudy day is interesting over St. Helena Sound. A silvery grey day with scudding clouds and soft light. Spending a week painting on Edisto Island. Lots of changing light and the occasional early morning visitor.

Rice Fields, Storm Clouds

Rice Fields, Storm Clouds

  I’ve been preoccupied with all that goes along with splitting my time now between Savannah, GA and Columbia, SC. Not sure why I thought that was going to be easy! Can you relate? But I've still been doing a lot of plein air work as the summer has moved into...

Summer Greens

Summer Greens

We’re deep in the midst of summer greens here in the Lowcountry! I haven't been able to paint outside for a month, the longest I've gone without it for ages.
Tybee Afternoon Light

Tybee Afternoon Light

| TYBEE AFTERNOON LIGHT | Oil on panel 5 x 7” $325.00 (unframed) + $10.00 shipping The south end of Tybee Island gives wide open views of the ocean in one direction, and a row of barrier islands in the other. I painted...

The Scent of the Lowcountry

The Scent of the Lowcountry

The Scent of the Lowcountry6 x 6"Oil on panel I've always relaxed and let me breath out a notch when I get back to the Lowcountry and can smell that rich earthy aroma of the mud.Everybody in my very large and extended family on the island...

Marsh, Late Afternoon

Marsh, Late Afternoon

Marsh, Late Afternoon 8 x 10" Oil on panel  From The Lowcountry Collection by Mary Bentz Gilkerson, inspired by sights and scents of the South Carolina/Georgia Lowcountry, a magical rich area full of captivating odors - salty air, hot sun...

The Lowcountry: Marsh, Late Afternoon

The Lowcountry: Marsh, Late Afternoon

I got stopped dead in my tracks by a question not long ago. “What’s the low country?” For anyone raised below the Fall Line in South Carolina, the question is unimaginable.
Winter Sunset, Minervaville // SOLD

Winter Sunset, Minervaville // SOLD

Today is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night. Winter Solstice. I love the winter light, but not the cold, so I’m celebrating the return of the light. And lots more beautiful winter light before the return of spring.
Evening Light, Edisto

Evening Light, Edisto

The SC Sea Islands are magical! Just imagine broad wide open marshes flickering with reflected light from a myriad of tiny creeks running through them. Skies so wide open you can watch storms roll in from miles away. And then there are the hundreds of live oak and...