When I began this painting in situ on February 2, 2014, the island, and indeed the region in general, had finally experienced a wet year after many years of drought. In fact, the winter had been particularly rainy. It was wonderful to see what had been a dry swale for so long (see painting below from 2012) recreated as a verdant slough beneath the sunlit boughs of ancient live oaks. Finished mostly in the studio, May 2014.
February 20 - May 22, 2016
Morris Museum of Art
July 9 - September 11, 2016
Marietta Cobb Museum of Art
Lodge at Little St. Simons Island
St. Simons Island, Georgia
Published in conjunction with Philip’s 2016 exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia, and the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, Georgia. Contributors include: Philip Juras, essay and artwork; Wendy Paulson, foreword; Kevin Grogan, introduction; Dorinda Dallmeyer, essay; and Janice Simon, essay. Published by the University of Georgia Press, 2016.