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Last Look

Last Look | Cargo by Douglas Balentine, 2011, oil on panel, 19″ x 19″

Grand Strand Magazine August – September 2017 | Last Look

Charleston native Douglas Balentine has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember.  He headed back to the Lowcountry to explore the natural and historic beauty of the area.  Balentine’s need to look beyond the horizon and delve deeper comes from his interest in interconnectedness and the human spirit.  From a larger collection inspired by the beach at Sullivan’s Island over the last decade and a half, he explains while creating this portrait he thought a lot about the model’s African heritage and how the ships coming and going from Charleston’s port today are navigating the same routes that slave ships might have once used.

Cargo is part of the Beyond the Horizon exhibit on display at the Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum now through September 10.


Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.