We're getting excited about our February group show. Through February and March we're featuring the work of three artists who have a passion for nature and history. We are in awe of Allyn Graham, a Mount Pleasant artist who researches and draws original nautical and historical maps of the Charleston.
In many of his maps Allyn has superimposed father-in-law's original pen and ink sketches of Charleston area ships, lighthouses, and other sketches. Allyn also reproduces his maps as giclée prints. Giclée, pronounced "zhee-clay" refers to a high quality process of inkjet printing.
Allyn's maps are among our most popular works in the gallery, and people are often amazed to hear that they are hand drawn and painted. From performing the research, to getting the scale correct, hand-lettering the maps and choosing the harmonious colors, Allyn's skill is extraordinary.
Meet Allyn at the Gallery on Friday, February 24th between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to hear more about his process and the wonderful family connection he has to his art.