In June of 2010 I was delighted to find this relatively undisturbed dune environment on the otherwise highly developed Gulf coast. These tenacious sculpted live oaks and Florida rosemary are two of the specialized plants that can tolerate the harsh oceanfront conditions, in this case, including hurricane Katrina. As I painted this scene, I chose to leave out the heavy equipment working on the beach, cleaning up oil from the BP spill.
Painted on location.
The Southern Frontier, Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s Travels
January 28 - May 8, 2011
May 28 - Aug 14, 2011
Morris Museum of Art
Searching for Bartram’s Wilderness: Studies from the Field
Sept 24 - Oct 16, 2010
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
Philip Juras: The Southern Frontier, Landscapes Inspired by Bartram’s “Travels”
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2011 exhibition at the Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia. With essays by Philip Juras, Dorinda Dallmeyer, Holly Koons McCullough – poem by Janisse Ray – foreword by Steven High. Winner of the Georgia Author of the Year Award (Specialty Book Category) from the Georgia Writers Association, 2012. Published by Telfair Books, 2011. Second printing (paperback) published by the University of Georgia Press, 2015.