Walking with friends on Queen Street in Charleston a few weeks ago, we spotted this large mural on the wall of a building, above a parking lot. It certainly looked familiar if somwhat altered; we recognized it as a take on Renoir's 1881 painting Luncheon of the Boating Party (below).
What we didn't recognize is that local artist David Boatwright, whose work can be found in and on restaurants all over Charleston and the Lowcountry, had painted 14 local foodies, including a number of James Beard Award-winning chefs, into Renoir's scene. If you're curious to see who they are, or to see more of Boatwright's work, click HERE
The mural was painted as a commission for the Mira Winery, a California firm that's opening an office in Charleston and has been experimenting with aging wines in the Lowcountry.