National Artists Paint the Lowcountry

Corner Grocery by West Fraser
Charlie’s Grocery by Billyo O’Donnell

One city, four artists, and unlimited inspiration.

I am always excited when our artists come to town. This fall we had the pleasure of hosting three of our artist at the same time. Enjoy a few pictures of their time here painting with West Fraser in and around Charleston, South Carolina.




Charleston, South Carolina, it seems, has always been a destination for visual artists. Just look at the collection of Charleston inspired paintings at The Gibbes Museum and you will see how our fair city has captured the imagination of artists for centuries. And not just those coming to document the beauty of a fall sunset over the marshes along our coast, but to capture the beauty of a quiet street corner, iron gate, or one of our imposing steeples. How many paintings of St. Phillip’s do you think exist? I’d be willing to say thousands!

Weaving Marsh: View to Sullivan’s Island by Don Demers
Shem Creek View by Mary Erickson

At Helena Fox Fine Art we are lucky to have many national artists who enjoy visiting often to create their version of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. It doesn’t hurt that nationally known representational artist West Fraser is one of our flock.

This fall West Fraser, Billyo O’Donnell (St. Louis, Missouri), Don Demers (Boothbay, Maine), and Mary Erickson (North Carolina and Florida), enjoyed a week painting together. From city streets, to–my favorite place–Pitt Street Bridge, to a friends plantation, our landscapes and streetscapes inspired!



West Fraser, Mary Erickson, and Don Demers at Pitt St. Bridge

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Billyo painting at Kensington Plantation

We look forward to seeing you at Helena Fox Fine Art in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina.




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