Light Dance by James Richards – Image: Galerie on Broad
I love the paintings by James Richards. Rarely do I have a problem selecting which painting to use in a post, but these are all so good! Charleston paintings with a different twist which I adore! This evening there is an art walk downtown (Charleston, SC), and James will have a show of his paintings at the Galerie on Broad (located on Broad Street) and (lucky us!) he will be doing a painting demo. Hope to see you there, I wouldn’t miss it! For those of you who aren’t in Charleston, you can check out his work via the gallery website or James Richards’ website!
One more… because I couldn’t resist…
Neighborhood Marsh by James Richards – Image: Galerie on Broad
Read a blip about James from the Galerie on Broad website:
James Richards is driven by a passionate
connection with nature and a deep sense of
obligation to relay his vision in the most truthful
manner possible. This ethic, manifested in his
work, is giving Richards paintings their own
place in the world of art today.
A self taught artist, James has spent years
studying the nuances of paint which has given
him a keen sense of understanding and control
over the medium. James is an advocate of
painting from life and spends his time traveling
the world in search of new inspiration.
He has won multiple national awards and is
regarded as one of the top landscape painting
instructors in the country. James Richards
paintings are internationally collected.
Here is some information about the art walk from CharlestonGalleryRow.com website, more info on their website… also other galleries in the area will be participating, so check it out!:
Located along Historic Broad Street, Gallery Row opens its doors for “First Fridays on Broad” and a variety of other events hosted by the 16 galleries, restaurants, and boutiques on the Row.
Ellis-Nicholson Gallery, Hamlet Fine Art Gallery, Martin Gallery, COCO VIVO Fine Art |Design, UTOPIA, Edward Dare Gallery, Mary Martin Gallery, Bernie Horton Gallery, Spencer Galleries, Lambert Gray Gallery, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, Galerie on Broad, Robison Richards Gallery.
Immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of artistic vision created by local, emerging and nationally recognized artists… with a visit to Charleston’s Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street. Charleston was at one time the richest city in America. As such, Broad Street was the banking center of the busy port town, lined with grand old bank buildings from the 1800’s, Broad Street has been transformed into a street of the cities most diverse, fine art galleries, known as Gallery Row.
Charleston has been named one of the top art destinations in America, with Gallery Row being a destination within itself. Stroll Gallery to Gallery, on our broad, pedestrian friendly street, browsing award winning, oil, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, photography, clay, stone, pottery, art glass, sculpture, bronzes, outdoor sculptures, and many works by exceptional artists you will not find in any other fine art destination. The charm of the Antebellum South surrounds Gallery Row with the famed Rainbow Row, the Battery with its stately mansions, and gorgeous views.
Gallery Row offers many culturally abundant events to include, first Friday art walks, the first Friday of every month, October’s Taste of The Arts, sponsored by Charleston’s famed Restaurant Association, February’s Blues On Broad, a yearly December brunch, customer appreciation dinners, “Meet the Artist” events, artist workshops, special event venues, gallery tours and much more.
A trip to Charleston by art lovers will not be complete without a stroll down this street, There is convenient parking located at both ends of “The Row.” Within walking distance of Gallery Row are some of Charleston’s most charming hotels, Inns , Bed And Breakfasts and award winning restaurants.
Catch you back here tomorrow!