More seashells! I love the brown, rust, white and tans of these different shells. This is an 8 x 8 canvas panel. Cowrie shells have an interesting history. For hundreds of years they were used as money in parts of Africa. Slave traders used cowrie shells to trade for human slaves. In the 1680’s, a slave cost 10,000 shells. In 1770 the cost for an adult male slave was 150,000 cowrie shells. For more information about this painting, click here.
This painting shows a South Carolina oysterman in his boat. It is a 10 x 8 acrylic on panel painting. For more information, click here.
This painting has been used on several book covers. For more information, click here.
I decided to make the house with blue siding because many of the old-timers believed that a house painted blue kept evil spirits away! Sometimes you still see blue bottles hanging from a bush out in the front yard for the same reasons. I do not know the origin of this idea. If you would like more information about this painting on canvas, click here.
This man is singing ! This 7 x 5 painting would be a perfect addition to a collection of small paintings which are quite popular now. For more information about this painting, click here.
This small canvas is 8 x 10 and features four interesting faces. For further information about the painting, click here.
This painting was also inspired by reading about the Gullah woman of faith, Maum Celie of South Carolina who was featured in the March edition of The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry. For more information about this 8 x 10 painting on canvas, click here.
The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry featured my Gullah art in its April edition. The magazine cover used one of my paintings and four more were featured in the article which was called “The Gullah Art of R. S. Perry.” I was thrilled to have this attention from such a wonderful magazine!
This 10 x 8 painting features a Gullah woman. It is sold but you can view others and get more information by going to my Daily Paintwork gallery. Put my name R. S. Perry in the artist search line or you can click here.
This painting is 10 x 8 inches and was inspired by the Gullah woman Maum Celie of South Carolina. For more information, click here.
This painting was used in a magazine article published by The Breeze Magazine of the Lowcountry (March edition, 2019). Maum Celie was a Gullah woman of South Carolina. For information on this painting, including price, click here.