Though Bill Mead, of the South Carolina Lowcountry, began drawing as a teenager, experimenting for years with dark erotic images, he later became interested in painting landscapes. In 2004, while manning a roadside vegetable stand, he painted a sign “Watermelon $3” to attract passers-by. The sign looked plain so he added grass and sky, and propped it against the stand. The next day, an antique dealer offered him $10 for the sign; so he painted another and she bought it too. A month later, he couldn’t paint fast them enough, and the next year, he left his construction job to paint full time. Today, his technical accuracy, imagination and humor have made him popular in South Carolina galleries. Mead attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Atlanta College of Art, though he calls himself a self-taught artist.
acrylic on board
32" x 24"
giclée print on canvas available
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