David Boatwright

October 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019

Painting under the mantel Lucky Boy Art, David Boatwright's iconic murals and hand-painted signs, which adorn many Charleston exteriors, have become integral parts of the cityscape. Inspired by “Plowing it Under,” a painting from the Gibbes’ permanent collection by fellow muralist Thomas Hart Benton, Boatwright will use the image, which depicts a man plowing behind a mule, to explore his myriad connections to the artist on canvas. Having featured quintessentially southern animals like the alligator and mule in his own work, and drawn to the work-a-day subject matter of Benton’s painting, Boatwright also happens to share his bloodline – the two are distant relatives.

David Boatwright holds an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, CA and attended Clemson University, SC with a focus in architecture. He continues to produce public murals for clients, navigating rigorous approval processes while maintaining artistic integrity.


Mondays, 10am - 1pm

Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm

Fridays, 10am - 2pm

Support for our Visiting Artist Series is generously provided by Art Bridges, Art Mag, SC Arts Commission, and the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.

Trick Rider, by David Boatwright

Trick Rider, by David Boatwright

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