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.
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