As fate would have it, Hurricane Dorian did her worst during my show EXIT Strategy at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery so the gallery closed for a week.
The show, EXIT STRATEGY 2019, ironically includes a painting, Hurricane Supplies, painted during Hurricane Florence in September, 2018. Hurricanes seem to be a September thing in the Lowcountry. As area counties were evacuating and we were expecting the worst, I decided that 11 x 14" giclee prints of the painting Amazing Grace, Amazing Strength - Mother Emanuel would be a great way to raise funds for the Bahamas victims. It has a history of helping.
After the Mother Emanuel shooting on June 17, 2015, creating this painting gave me a way to applaud the outpouring of hope and community strength during confusing times. Many local artists did the same.
When Hurricane Michael, in 2018, destroyed Mexico Beach, FL, artists again jumped in to lend a hand. Since the Mother Emanuel painting represented hope and strength and overcoming destruction, I donated it to an art auction benefit and a dear friend who epitomizes hope and strength purchased the painting.
And now another tragedy calls for hope and strength, and I am honored to be able to donate all proceeds from print sales of Amazing Grace, Amazing Strength - Mother Emanuel. Each print is $75, and measures 11 x 14" with a wide white border.
Stop by the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 East Bay Street, or write KarynHealeyArt@gmail.com for inquiries. The prints are in the window and the show is up through September.
Karyn Healey is an oil painter observing life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Her subjects include figurative, landscape, and still life paintings in a variety of styles. Exploring social issues through collage, acrylic and oil paint are a current focus.