The Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC, Features Works by Stephen Scott Young

The Wells Gallery at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC, just outside of Charleston, SC, is presenting an exhibit of works by Stephen Scott Young, on view through Jan. 3, 2016.

Stephen Scott Young’s works are currently on display at several major American museums including the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. He is featured in the permanent exhibits of the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and the Greenville County Museum in South Carolina.

“Little Cindy” by Stephen Scott Young, 23×20,  drybrush watercolor

Young is best known for his watercolor paintings.  Inspired by the work of Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and Andrew Wyeth, Young has done highly finished, detailed figurative subjects. His work is noted for his strikingly realist use of watercolor and eloquent simplicity of subject matter done in the American realist tradition.

Young’s copperplate etchings evidence a strident attention to detail and intricacy that suggest the influence of Rembrandt and Whistler. Though the images he creates are often nostalgic, his work deals with contemporary issues. Art historian Henry Adams wrote of Young in the late 1980s: “He is like one of those prospectors who has gone back to the tailings of an abandoned mine and where others saw only useless rocks found quantities of untapped, undiscovered gold.”

“Sailing Out to Eluthera Island” by Stephen Scott Young, 15×22,  watercolor and Pen & Ink

Our current show at the Wells Gallery focuses mostly on his new “Regatta Series”, which is greatly inspired by Winslow Homer’s marine paintings, and this collection is an homage to the master artist. The Regatta Series seeks to capture the watercraft and the people that man them.  There is a long tradition of boating in the Bahamas and the Southern US. The subjects of these works are men who earn their livings working on, and fishing from boats. All of the paintings feature row boats, or sail boats, and the people he paints rely on the wind, and their own strength, to drive their craft.

You can see more of the works on display at the gallery at this link (–Modern-Master.html?soid=1102638113688&aid=5lL3Lsz_YbI#fblike)

We are also showing original oil paintings by Jonathan Green. Please see his available works at this link (

“Harvest Gathering” by Jonathan Green, 48×36, Oil on canvas

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