“The Smith family call South Carolina home. The sultry, sand-swept landscape is part of their DNA. Saltwater flows in their veins. Yet mother and children each have a unique perspective in their art,” writes New York Times Bestselling Author Mary Alice Monroe in the forward of our new book, The Smiths: Lowcountry Family of Artists.
Published by Branning Publishing, The Smiths: Lowcountry Family of Artists presents the works of our gallery’s beloved artists… oil painter Betty Anglin Smith and her triplets—Tripp Smith, a black-and-white photographer, and Jennifer Smith Rogers and Shannon Smith Hughes, oil painters like their mother.
Though the Smiths have traveled the world to paint and photograph, it’s their home—Charleston, South Carolina, and the surrounding Lowcountry—that inspires most of their work. They have been capturing the Lowcountry’s coastal wetlands, historic architecture, and energetic spirit on both canvas and film for many years. During their years of creating art, their group of collectors, admirers, and friends has become quite large. For this book, a few from this group—including Monroe (who is best known for her Carolina-coast-based novels The Beach House and The Summer Girls), Charleston’s longtime mayor Joe Riley, artist Rhett Thurman, and gallery director Leigh Limehouse—explain what the Smiths’ art means to them and to Charleston.
The first 100 copies of The Smiths: Lowcountry Family of Artists will be signed by Betty, Tripp, Jennifer, and Shannon and sold in the gallery for $64.95. A formal book-signing is being planned for Saturday, August 29. To pre-order your copy of the book, contact the gallery today at 843-853-0708 or firstname.lastname@example.org!