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October Issue 2010

The Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC, Features Works by Wendy Whitson and Kevin LePrince

The Wells Gallery in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Elements & Atmosphere, immortalizes the Carolinas as seen through the unique vision of Wendy Whitson and Kevin LePrince, on view from Oct. 1 - 16, 2010.

The exhibition will showcase two acclaimed Carolina artists, each painting a different story of the same land, their perspectives emerging in style, process, palette and detail.

Wendy Whitson

Whitson, an Asheville, NC-based, formally trained artist, also has a background in graphic design and photography. All of her works begin with a random grid, which "represents the interconnectedness evident in nature" says Whitson. "I love for my paintings to tell a story, to go deeper than the brushwork on the canvas" explains Whitson. She then builds layers of paint, occasionally adding hand-made paper, sheet music or natural elements like mica, to create further texture and natural organic shapes in her work. Incorporating a muted, earthy, often tonalist palette, Whitson's paintings bring a new edge to the Wells Gallery offering, and exemplifies why collectors have warmly embraced her works.

Kevin LePrince

A Charleston native, LePrince has been surrounded by Lowcountry landscapes for most of his life. "Having grown up in Charleston I feel our lowcountry marshes are unique and offer an overwhelming sense of calm and peace" says LePrince. He conveys this sense of calm in the painting, One Last Look, with the sunlight drifting down past the marsh grass and the warmth of the day fading off. This artist began his career working as the Vice President of investments at a well-known national bank before returning to his roots and honing his painting skills; LePrince's ancestors have works hanging in the Louvre and Getty museums. When he puts brush to canvas, he exhibits his inherited talents, creating compositions that please the eye, and drawing out humorous personalities of the local birds.

Located next to the Gibbes Museum of Art in historic downtown Charleston, the Wells Gallery features fine regional art from a diversity of perspectives in various mediums, including original painting, bronze sculpture and hand-blown glass. The gallery is a member of the Charleston Fine Art Dealers' Association and the French Quarter Gallery Association.  An additional gallery is located at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island, SC.
For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/853-3233 or visit (www.wellsgallery.com).

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