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August 2011

Rick Rhodes Photography and Imaging in Charleston Offers Works by Robert Hortman

Rick Rhodes Photography and Imaging in Charleston, SC, will present an exhibit of works by local landscape and wildlife artist Robert Hortman, on view from Aug. 3 - 31, 2011. A reception will be held on Aug. 5, from 6-8pm.

Hortman grew up fishing the Ashley and Cooper Rivers of the South Carolina Lowcountry. As a young boy his love of the outdoors and wildlife intensified as he began hunting local waterfowl. He received a BS degree in Biology from Presbyterian College and went on to become the manager of Medway Plantation located on the Cooper River twenty miles north of Charleston.

Hortman’s responsibilities include management of the wildlife species, timber conservation and maintenance of the oldest brick house in the state. His interest in wildlife art and conservation steadily grew into a love of woodcarving. In 1990, he was the featured Carver of the Year in the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. In recent years his artistic abilities have continued to develop as he explores other media.

Hortman’s latest creations include a life-size rendition of a Wood Duck in flight and an interpretive depiction of a Peregrine Falcon. A limited edition print, Plantations/Shorebirds of the South Carolina Lowcountry, is one of his most popular endeavors. The print features a map of native wildlife and notable plantations of South Carolinians.

To make his artwork more available, Hortman is now painting with oils on canvas. He strives to make each painting the best yet and enjoys exploring new mediums. He still works full time as manager of Medway Plantation and continues to paint in his free time.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843-766-7425 or visit (


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