James E. St.Clair (aka The Artist Saint) is an award winning South Carolina Lowcountry artist. His stories
and many of his paintings depict the rich heritage and culture of the Lowcountry and the Sea Islands.
Steeped in history, Saint’s visual stories tell tales of work, humor and adventure. He primarily paints with
acrylics on many surfaces, including canvas, paper, Claybord, Masonite, wood and even newspaper.
Some of his most popular series of paintings are: Folk Masterworks, Harlem Renaissance, Black and Blues, and
the Misadventures of The Chickens. This latest series showcases the artists unusual sense of humor as we
follow along with the many adventures of these ‘almost human’ chickens. New and developing series
include Geechee Folk, ( portraits of ordinary folk, some real and some imagined ), Lightscapes (creative
explorations into the beauty and nature of light), and Inner Worlds ( surreal visions of our Spiritual Nature).
Saint’s works hang in private collections nationwide. His work can be seen at the South Carolina Artisans
Center, Walterboro, SC, the Salkehatchie Arts Center in Allendale, SC, Alluettes restaurant in Charleston,
SC, and The Spirit Sanctuary in Meadow Bridge, WV. He also participates annually in both the Gullah
Festival, Beaufort and the Gullah Celebration, Hilton Head, SC.. Commissions and wholesale inquiries
Saint’s awards include the following : Gullah Festival, Best of Show-2005, Sam Doyle Award -2002, Low
Country Art Exhibition, Best of Show-2008, Honorable Mention-2006 and 2002; and The South Carolina
State Museum, 20th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention-2008, Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival Arts and Crafts Show, Second place, oil, acrylics, pastels category, 2010. Honorable Mention
Autumn Arts Festival, Fernandina Beach, FL-2010.