Beautiful Prescription: Fire Paintings from the Field

April 15 - June 3, 2022

South Carolina Botanical Garden, Fran Hanson Visitor Center

Clemson, South Carolina

Opening Event: April 23, 2022, 1 pm

On April 23, 2022, 1 p.m. at the Visitor Center’s Carriage House, Philip will give a presentation for the J. Andrew Martin Jr. Memorial Fire Ecology Discovery Day, hosted by the Botanical Garden and Clemson’s Student Association of Fire Ecology.

The following impressions of prescribed fire were painted on location in numerous southeastern habitats. These burns were conducted by trained professionals from the Georgia DNR, Georgia TNC, and Tall Timbers Research Station to promote and maintain fire adapted ecosystems as well as to reduce unwanted fuel buildup.

Flame Front

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on canvas 14 x 18 in. (35.6 x 45.7 cm)
Available

Burn 5

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015 (Finished 2018)

Oil on canvas 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
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Two Trunks

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Wade Tract, Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
May 1, 2018

Oil on canvas 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Wiregrass

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Canebrake

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Almo Tract, Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA, Georgia
May 3, 2017

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Heading Fire

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Coosa Prairie, Floyd County, Georgia
April 18, 2016

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Available

Prairie Smoke

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Coosa Prairie, Floyd County, Georgia
April 18, 2016

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Skeet Field

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Sapelo Island, Georgia
March 28, 2016

Oil on canvas 12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Smoke Study

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on canvas 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
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Fuel Impression

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Smoky View of Weisner Mountain

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Coosa Prairie, Floyd County, Georgia
April 18, 2016

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Watchout Situation

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
February 26, 2014

Oil on paper 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
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Sunset

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
April 12, 2018

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Three Weeks Black, West Mims Fire

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Okefenokee Swamp NWR, Georgia
May 1, 2017

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Planted Pines

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Almo Tract, Chattahoochee Fall Line WMA, Georgia
May 3, 2017

Oil on canvas 9 x 11 in. (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
Available

Young Cohort

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Wade Tract, Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
May 1, 2018

Oil on canvas 12 x 8 in. (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Sun through Smoke

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
April 12, 2018

Oil on paper 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Artist's collection

Flame and Shadow

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Pocket of Green

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 11, 2017

Oil on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Available

Fire Across the Gorge

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
February 26, 2014

Oil on paper 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Private collection

Leaf Litter and Branches

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Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia
March 17, 2016

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Wiregrass 

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Moody Forest, Appling County, Georgia
March 30, 2016

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Burn 4

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015

Oil on paper 7.5 x 7.5 in. (19.1 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Burn 1

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Broxton Rocks Preserve, Coffee County, Georgia
May 7, 2015

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
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Hot Patch of Muhly Grass

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Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
February 18, 2014

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
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Wade Tract Burn #1

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Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
March 20, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Wade Tract Burn #2

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Arcadia Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia
March 20, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Artist's collection

Moody Forest Burn #2

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Appling County, Georgia
May 23, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Available

Moody Forest Burn #3

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Appling County, Georgia
May 23, 2012

Oil on paper 6 x 7.5 in. (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Available