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May 2011

Indigo Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Helen K. Beacham

Indigo Fine Art Gallery in Charleston, SC, is presenting the exhibit, The Essence of Vapor, featuring works by Helen K. Beacham, on view through May 31, 2011.

In Charleston you’ll see a predominance of oil paintings displayed in galleries, but Beacham continues to pay homage to her watercolor roots with a new collection of dreamy, filmy paintings.

Recently, while painting in her Summerville studio, Beacham listened to Pearl S. Buck’s book called The Good Earth. She says, “The story was read in a beautiful, melodic kind of way…I allowed myself to drift with the words. I found myself breathing and painting in a soft way which I subsequently compared to painting with vapor. I didn’t want the story to end! In tribute to the emotions I experienced, I named my first painting in this series Out of the Good Earth. It depicts our Lowcountry surroundings in an almost Oriental fashion.”

Although the subject matter in this series varies from landscapes to architecture and still lifes, the overall feeling leaves you with a sense of tranquility. Beacham accomplishes her organic shapes and textures by uniquely painting on both sides of translucent Yupo paper. The result makes you want to linger inside each painting, as each layer reveals itself.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/805-9696 or visit (


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