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Legends of the trawl

ART INSPIRED BY THE LOWCOUNTRY’S MAJESTIC SHRIMP BOATS


Each morning during shrimp season, hard-working crews on trawlers floating just off the coast fill their massive nets with some of the sea’s smallest and most sought-after crustaceans. These large, complex and picturesque fishing boats have been in service here since the 1920s and have inspired many artists. Here are a few beautiful examples shared by local galleries.

The Seiners by Ray Ellis (Red Piano Gallery)

Shrimp Stock by Laurie McIntosh (Camellia Art)

A Long Day by Marge Agin (margeagin.com)

The Crossing by Holly Pobis (Marsh & Light)

May River Sunrise by Mark Boedges (Red Piano Gallery)

Heading Home by Louanne LaRoche (Camellia Art)

First Mate by Marge Agin (margeagin.com)

Golden Harvest by Rodel Gonzalez (Endangered Arts)


Find additional works of art online at LocalLifeSC.com