"In an Old English Country Garden", 20 x 16, Oil on Canvas
"Sunlight on a Bonnie Doone Staircase", 16 x 12, Oil on Canvas
Garrard's paintings celebrate the warmth, beauty, and eccentricity of our region and the people who live here. “I am inspired by the human form, especially faces,” he explains. “I love the way light reflects off the human body and I love the heat and sensuality of the South. The people have a lush sense of beauty and dignity about them.” Working mainly from photographs, Garrard aims to capture his subjects' expression, but also attempts to offer a glimpse into what might be going on in their lives or what they are thinking rather than revealing to the world.
A self-taught artist, Lee Garrard has been drawing the world around him since childhood. He is a licensed Landscape Architect with a passion and deep abiding respect for land and the people who inhabit it. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout South Carolina and he is represented by Mary Martin Galleries, Charleston SC.
Lee Walden Garrard is a land planner with a passion and deep abiding respect for land and the people who inhabit it. A graduate of the University of Georgia's School of Environment and Design, he has designed many of the landscapes you see every day in the Low Country. Some of the environments he has created or helped to create include (but are not limited to) The Sanctuary at Kiawah, Daniel Island, Parks, Streetscapes and Residences. He is a partner and owner of MedicineWheel Land Planning, a local design studio that practices Environmental Master Planning, and Urban Design.
Mary Martin Gallery I is located on 103 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303
Mary Martin Gallery IIis located at 143 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Mary Martin has collections of art showing at the Andell Inn - Kiawah Island, Bella Grace, the Harbour Club, The Vendue, Holy City Brewery, Amish Furniture, and other venues. Mary Martin Galleries have been selected as the best galleries in South Carolina for eleven years in a row and in the top 20 galleries in the nation, Also, selected as the best gallery by several local publications.