Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Art: In the Eye of the Beholder

We were lucky enough to go to the Piccolo Spoleto Fine Art's Festival
at Marion Square in downtown
Charleston this past Sunday.
Each year Charleston hosts this annual
10 day Festival of the Arts and Music.
My friend Jan and I had a wonderful
Afternoon Tea at St. Matthews Church
and then walked across the street to
Marion Square and looked at all the
wonderful Art. Over one hundred
Artists displayed their wares. I love
this photo above of an Artist's Paint
Box sitting under a Live Oak Tree.
It inspires me to Paint (which I can't)
Art is definitely in the Eye of Beholder.
We viewed so many styles, mostly
Traditional , as we are in the true
South. I grew up around Oil Painting
my mother and Grandmother (see old
post on What's on Your Wall Weds.)
both painted with Oil. So I am a
Painting Snob and prefer Oil, though
I love watercolor as well.
As the afternoon grew on we happened
into Hilarie Lambert's booth. I was
taken by her art, for some reason
her Art stood out to me as my
favorite of all the Artist's showing
at this large show.
Her paintings touched me in some
way others didn't. Her subjects of
are wonderful. (She travels
to France and Italy each year to
paint) Her style is soft and intense
at the same time. She captures the
spirit of the moment!! I didn't want
to move I wanted to stop and be
in that moment ( esp. The Lunch
Crown, see on her website)
Be sure and check out Piccolo
Spoleto 09 on Hilarie's website so
you can view the pictures I saw at
the Festival.
Below, is a photo of Hilarie, she so kindly
let me snap of her, in front of her wonderful
painting that drew me into her booth (of course
its of a Horse Race) it named "Longchamps - No. 7"
that she told me she painted in Paris this Spring.
If you would like to see Hilarie Lambert's work
in person she shows at the following Galleries.
City Art Gallery 511 Red Bank Road, Greenville, NC 252.343.7000
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art 56/58 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843.722.3660
711 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902


Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Lucky you! Art shows of any sort are so interesting and much fun. My taste in art is like everything else, all of it is great. I understand exactly how one is inspired by traveling to Europe.

Mary said...

Thank you so much for the
'chandelier' award Kate. I gave up posting awards some time back but yours is so pretty I must share it for at least a little while!!

I love Charleston and always have such fun when I visit.

Hope your week is going well.

Alicia said...

More places to visit when I come this summer. Thanks so much, Kate

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE that photo of the paintbox!

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