Posted on March 28, 2019 by Staff Writer
Discover Savannah-Inspired Art
In the heart of City Market, the Douglas Wisdom Fine Art Gallery shares original Savannah-inspired art with locals and visitors alike. Since opening its doors in September 2018, this must-see gallery has showcased the work of a wide range of talented self-taught artists, designers and painters.
“I’ve always enjoyed celebrating the creativity of others,” artist and gallery owner Douglas Wisdom says. “The concept of inclusiveness encourages creativity in our visitors and inspires a more engaging guest experience.”
Bright red signage greets visitors, welcoming them to the intimate gallery space with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and plenty of natural light. The gallery features a floor-to-ceiling display of Savannah-inspired original art and unique prints available for purchase.
“We offer original artwork, as well as high-end, limited edition giclée reproductions, using only the finest materials,” Douglas explains. “Many people visit the gallery in search of new marshscapes, but our Bird Girl collection is certainly our most popular.”
Inspired by the John Berendt bestseller, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” Douglas completed a Bird Girl statue painting using materials in his garage, including spray paint, pens, white-out and sand from the statue’s original home in Bonaventure Cemetery. He expanded that painting into a collection that celebrates the beauty and mystery of this iconic statue that graces the cover of “Midnight.”
The Douglas Wisdom Fine Art Gallery offers insight into each artist’s unique creative process, sharing stories about every piece with new and experienced art collectors. The mixed-media, oil-on-canvas paintings and woodturned masterpieces displayed in the gallery cover a wide range of styles, from realism and impressionism to abstraction and art nouveau.
“Our philosophy is to continuously innovate,” Douglas says with a smile. “We publish a small, hand-selected group of local self-taught artists. We want to generate creative projects that showcase a unique, aesthetic design mode and offer the highest quality fine art products available.”
Located at 308 W. St. Julian St., Upper Level, #104 in City Market, the Douglas Wisdom Fine Art Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call/text (912) 210-4246 or visit @douglas_wisdom_gallery on Instagram.