Charlotte Holmes Murray has an amazing studio. It’s outside the city limits of Yemassee, SC, up SC Highway 68, over the railroad tracks, past the tiny Baptist church, down a dirt drive, and then poof! You’ve stepped into a magical place.
Her husband David, who is a master builder, built it for her. It’s a garden, cloister, party place, library, gallery, classroom and working studio all wrapped up in one. There are major themes in her works, each grouped together: Tickled Pink in Paris, Orchids, Nests, Broken into Beautiful, Happy Palms and Lowcountry Oysters, just to name a few. Her paintings are big, covering huge amounts of space, and even mounted on rolling display carts. And they are colorful! Pink and orange, green and bright yellow are everywhere. There’s also a sweet blue heeler dog, a dripping fountain out front and a piano.