Watercolorist: Mary Whyte
Friends..One of my all-time favorite Watercolor Artists is Mary Whyte. She is phenomenal in her approach to a story on canvas, and has become an enduring figure these days throughout the South.
This is the very first "Mary Whyte" painting I ever laid eyes on. To me, seeing this image was like a Sudden Rush Of Warm Chills Accompanied with Flushes Of Childhood Memory. Incredibly..The Story in the Life of The Woman Portrayed drew me in almost instantly..and from that day on, I simply wanted more.
I discovered through research that Mary Whyte's goal as an artist is to document what she considers a definitive-vanishing of particular histories fading away here in the South.
Her quest began while battling cancer. She and her husband relocated to the border islands of South Carolina and it was there quite by accident she said, that she stumbled upon a group of Gullah women making quilts in an abandoned church.
She's been later quoted as saying these beautiful women changed her life..and gave her a Faith in God that she had never before experienced.
Now..some 20 years later, Mary Whyte has become nationally recognized as the phenomenal artist she so rightfully deserves. Her passion rests in preserving not only Gullah Tradition..but other Vanishing Southern Traditions.
I so love that God led this woman to narrate details of the South that could have disappeared entirely with time. Thank you God! Thank you Mary.
Much Love & Sunshine To Anyone Who May Have Visited Today!