See Through
an Artist’s Eyes!

Come along with me as I chase light, color, and clouds across the landscape.

In my latest adventure I’ve been deep in the SC Lowcountry, creating a new collection of paintings.

Join me on this journey and get sneak peeks (~ 3x/ week) and a special VIP preview of the new collection in late November!

Fields in Fall Light

“Fields in Fall Light”, oil, 5 x 7”, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson
Low angled fall light hits the fields along Minervaville with raking, warm light.

This may be my favorite time of year. I probably say that about every time of year, but I’m really in love with the red-orange hue that covers the world at this time of year.

Minervaville Road, Fall Shadows

“Minervaville Road, Fall Shadows”, oil, 6 x 8″, © Mary Bentz Gilkerson
The clear light of fall afternoons creates strong patterns of light and dark …

Fall Mist Rising

A warm fall day means mist rising off the ground as soon as the sun goes down. Wisps and waves of mist float across open fields and pastures overtaking everything in its path. They seem to meander every which way. When I was a child, those mists were scary things, the...

Mivervaville Evening, Summer

$325 (unframed) + $10 shipping and handling   The last of the light along Minervaville Road on a late summer/early fall evening. Bands of distant storm clouds catch the  last of the sun. The deep blue greens of high summer are giving way...

Dawn Clouds

The first morning light gives a silvery light to the clouds in the western sky and reflect across the flooded marshes. Full high tide and morning light…

Late Afternoon Light, Edisto Island

The last blaze of intense light on a late winter/early spring afternoon on Edisto Island. The marshes along Fishing Creek are subdued, without their summertime glaring greens.

Edisto Island Morning

Early morning light with clouds means silvery reflections on the surface of Beach Creek (aka Scott Creek) on Edisto Island. That time of day is so still that you can hear the surf even from a quarter mile away…

Evening Light, Edisto Island

An early spring sunset casts a soft hazy pink glow over Edisto Island. Light flickers out across the marshes from the dozens of small creeks that split…

Wise Lake in the Studio

  Not all of the critters in the Congaree are as large and frankly intimidating as the wild pigs. If you take the walk to Wise Lake, my favorite spot in the park, you can sit on one of the cypress bordering the lake. And if you’re very still, you might see one of the...

A Cathedral of Trees

Sims Trail, in Congaree National Park is beautiful any time of year, but in winter it’s a spare linear cathedral of tall loblolly pines, tupelos, and…