The joy of travel and observing their surroundings, both natural and manmade, have inspired an Upstate couple to share their art in their first joint exhibition, “Main Street to Saint-Tropez: The Art of Our Marriage,” Dec. 6 through 31 in Gallery II of the Artists Collective | Spartanburg.
Peter Harding will exhibit photography and pastel works and Shannon Patrick will show her works in oil. An artists’ reception will be held Thursday, Dec. 15, as part of ArtWalk Spartanburg.
“This is a collection of art of various media from our domestic and international travels,” says Harding. “Shannon and I met at Music on Main – a Spartanburg downtown event – in 2001 and have been together ever since. Our common ground upon meeting was the love of a village called Riquewihr in the Alsace region of France and of travel. Since meeting we have traveled extensively, mostly to France but also to China, India, Italy, Ireland and England, my home country. Frequent stays on Jekyll Island, Georgia, led me toward wildlife photography and advanced Shannon’s experience in plein air painting.
“This show represents work made both domestically and abroad, literally from Main Street to Saint-Tropez,” he continues. “We hope visitors will see in this exhibit a sense of place and will inspire them to travel.”
Harding has been a member of the Artists Collective | Spartanburg since 2018; Patrick joined in 2020.
The 20 works in the exhibition will be offered for sale with prices ranging from $95 to $3,800.