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This is a studio Class Outline: This is a studio workshop with live models. Mary will demonstrate each morning and
then offer support at individual easels for the remainder of the workshop day. We will have one bonus half-day of
outdoor painting. Easels suggested.
All breakfasts will be included at the hotel breakfast room and eaten at your leisure.
Items are subject to rearrangement.
Guests arrive, check into the hotel 4:00 pm
6:00 PM - Dinner at Mary's
Visit Mary's Studio
Visit Fort Sumter, the seat of the Civil War
Class from 9 - 4
Visit Mary's Vault of Masterpieces
Class from 9 - 4
Dinner out - Italian Night
Class from 9 - 12 plein air session
Afternoon at City Market, Charleston's #1 attraction
Class 9 - 4.
Dinner Harbor Cruise, BBQ, Live Music
Gullah/John's Island Tour, Mary's SC beginnings
Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony - Gaillard Center
Check out 11 AM
A resident of Johns Island, South Carolina, Whyte garners much of her inspiration from the Gullah descendants of
coastal Carolina slaves who number among her most prominent subjects. In 2003, Whyte’s paintings of her Gullah
friends culminated in a museum exhibition and book called Alfreda’s World.
In 2011, Whyte’s ground breaking exhibition Working South opened with fifty works at the Greenville County
Museum of Art in South Carolina. Four additional museums signed on to exhibit the large-scale, sensitively rendered
watercolors depicting blue-collar workers in industries vanishing throughout the south. Whyte’s unrivaled mastery
of the watercolor medium, along with this exhibition, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Her book, Working
South, references each painting and sketch with background stories of the Southern people and places beautifully
portrayed within the exhibition.
Down Bohicket Road, released November 2012, is her comprehensive book of paintings completed over a twenty-
year period on Johns Island. It is a rich, visual tribute to friendship that crosses cultural and racial borders and
reaches straight to the heart.
Whyte was one of ten watercolor artists in the world invited to the China and Foreign Countries International
Watercolour Summit at the Nanning Art Gallery in Nanning China, October 2013. Simultaneously, The Butler
Institute of American Art showcased twenty of Whyte’s major works in a solo exhibition named after her recently
released biography titled, More Than A Likeness, The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte, written by Martha R. Severens
and published by University of South Carolina Press.
November 2013 Whyte was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Arts Club in New York City. This exhibition
was extended due to the overwhelming positive public response. Other exhibitions have included The World
Watermedia Exposition in Thailand, 2014.
Whyte is the author of Painting Portraits and Figures in Watercolor, Watercolor for the Serious Beginner, and An
Artist’s Way of Seeing. She continues to teach watercolor nationwide and in Europe.
She was awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal in April of 2016.