A Blog about Finding Inspiration

"We have a wonderful world to be inspired by and each new day is like an adventure into the unknown, where things that require a second glance can be captured in time on a canvas for anyone to enjoy forever." (Louise Corke)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

McClellanville 2 '08

  Today I went to the nearby fishing village of McClellanville to get some shrimp boat photos and some  lunch.  The town has a large fishing fleet and arguably the best seafood in the state. (It certainly has the freshest seafood I have ever had.)  Unfortunately, Hurricane Hugo came ashore right atop of the town, and nearly wiped the once thriving town off the map. There are whole streets no, without a single building on them.   Hurricane or no, there is a certain beauty about the area can’t be found elsewhere.  Many of the survivors decided to stay put as evidenced by all the little local shops.  I plan on coming back to paint the uniquely southern town.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hawaii: Gallery Hopping 3 '08

One of our favorite things to do in Hawaii is go Art  Gallery hopping. That's easy to do on the Big Island, as there are a lot of fine galleries representing both off island and local artists.
Volcano Art Gallery Volcano NP HI
The Volcano Art gallery in the Volcano National Park represents the best of what the Hawaiian Islands have to offer
We attended a reception there where we met glass artist
Marian Fieldson
and bought several of her beautiful  glass plates
Each is unique and cast in lava molds
I love their organic form
And she doesn't skimp on her color... red glass is becoming very rare..
A Red Glass Plate by Fieldson
On the opposite side of the Island we visited all of the little galleries in Hawi which offer  fine art crafts from the local area.
A gallery in Hawi
One of many studio galleries in Honolua
And of course we had to visit the artist colony of Honolua  which is the home of one of my favorite regional artist: Darrel Hill
Darrel Hill Studio