The cutest cottage on Sullivan’s Island

The owner of this adorable home located on Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, let my husband Tim and I stay here for a night during the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. This was not a friend or relative, or even an acquaintance who loaned us her home. She was just a generous woman, that God used to remind me […]

Reflections on our great Charleston adventure

After spending 16 consecutive days sitting in Marion Square during Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit, here are a few thoughts and observations I came away with. I should definitely keep painting. I had an overwhelming response to my COLOR, subjects, and style. I am definitely not doing any more 2-day outdoor art shows (at […]

Sunrise over the Cooper River Bridge

COOPER RIVER BRIDGE • 16 inches x 12 inches • ©2011 Marie Scott “Gilligan’s” is painting number ten in a series of ten pieces I created to remember my a trip to Charleston, SC. This painting was inspired by a photo I took on our last morning in the city. We got up before dawn so […]

Eat Local Fish.

“Gilligan’s” is the ninth painting in my series of ten snapshot paintings from Charleston, SC. The photo that inspired this painting was taken at dusk as we walked the city looking for a place to eat. Now that I’m intimately aware of every last detail of this restaurant, I’m definitely inspired to EAT LOCAL SEAFOOD. […]

putting all my chips on the table (and then some)

Today’s the big day. We’re heading to Charleston for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival which is the cross roads for my painting business. I’m praying that this show will give me some clear direction as to whether or not I keep pursuing my dream of becoming a famous painter, or whether (for this season of life) I’m […]

Only 6 more days (until 16 days in my tent)

This time next week I’ll be finishing up the first of sixteen days as an artist in the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit. Only seven more days until I’ll be living right in the heart of what you’ve been seeing in all these new Charleston paintings I’ve been working on this spring. Only four more […]

Things I love about my life…

TRADD ST. • 16 inches x 20 inches • ©2011 Marie Scott All these little paintings I’ve been creating showing snapshots of Charleston, SC are a series inspired by photos I took on my 40th birthday (which was 11/11/10 to be exact.) Looking back on that particular day, I remember being so thankful that our son was seven — […]

gold vs. black (cast your vote!)

I found out this week that I was accepted into the Picolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Fine Art Exhibition, held in Charleston, SC this May and June. It’s part of the events surrounding the Spoleto Festival USA, which I guess is a pretty big deal for South Carolina. I’m still deciding whether to participate in the […]