What One Teacher Can Do

A corner of a watercolor done by Robert Mills in the 1970’s depicting a lost way of life on Daufuskie Island, SC.

It’s a little like Christmas here—finding gifts in old boxes and remembering wonderful people.

In moving my studio I found some “stuff” I hadn’t used in years: a variety of drawing pencils, ink, pens and pen tips, photographs taken in the 70’s, and a very old copy of South Carolina Wildlife with photographs of the beautiful watercolors of my first art teacher Robert Mills.

Mills was a traditional watercolorist known for his landscapes, seascapes, and graphics. He sold well and his work was collected by several museums including High Museum in Atlanta. He was also a printer because art did not support his family, and he taught at night at the University of South Carolina. He was an incredible teacher, probably because of his passion for art and watercolor specifically. Sadly, he died in 1981, but he is not forgotten.

It is amazing what one teacher can do!



Author: patricia906

I am a mixed media artist using surface design and texture to explore the patterns and associations in our world.

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