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!
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 | 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 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 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...
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.
Today is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.
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.
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...
It’s an odd feeling to drive a narrow road between two cornfields with the sea of green stalks rising up over you. Almost overnight the corn in the…
Summer storm clouds have a tendency to be dramatic with lots of upsweeping drama and downsweeping rain. As much as I love to watch summer storms, they can be intense and frightening as they release the energy built up from our heat.
There's something magical about summer, whether it's the longer days, rich greens, trips to the beach, or the smell after a thunderstorm. The lightning bugs have been plentiful this year, whizzing around the yard at dusk, dancing little lights....