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Susan Romaine has become well known for her paintings of urban environments by collectors of fine art nationwide. Romaine began her career as an artist in 1999 after a career in the investment industry. She is primarily self-taught and has studied with Oil Painter of American Master Burton Silverman, Elizabeth Bronson ASMA, and Clifton Peacock at the College of Charleston. She was invited to join Oil Painters of America in 2001 as an associate member and was appointed Artist in Residence at the Gibbes Museum of Art for 2003-04.

Praise for Cornices of Charleston

“As we turn the pages of this enchanting collection of pictures, we can begin to truly see, maybe for the first time, the glory that has always loomed above us.”

                                               JOHN CARROLL DOYLE, nationally reknowned Charleston-based American Impressionist painter

cornices of charleston

by Jack Alterman & Susan Romaine

2005, 120 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0976717119
$39.99 BUY NOW

cornices of charleston

by Jack Alterman & susan Romaine

Cornices of Charleston is an extraordinary collaboration between photographer Jack Alterman and painter Susan Romaine. By capturing the cornices of Charleston's unique architectural styles, they have provided a new view of old familiar places.

With an introduction by artist John Carroll Doyle and a foreword by author and historian Harlan Greene, the context for the images springs to life as you “fly” down the streets of Charleston.

Jack Alterman opened his photography studio in his native Charleston, SC, in 1980 after he received his technical training at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA.

He has exhibited at the Piccolo Spoleto Festivals since 2000, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Gibbes Museum of Art. He is a regular contributor to regional and national publications.

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