Raleigh Historic 

The visually rich Bolyan Heights neighborhood was the starting point of these pastel drawings of Raleigh buildings.  First I drew those things that attracted me – the bridge, the orange wall, and arrangements of houses and landscapes.  Then, guided by Catherine Bishir’s and Michael Southern’s A Guide to the Historic Architecture of Piedmont North Carolina, I ventured beyond Boylan Heights and began drawing special Raleigh places and landmarks.  Our amazing legacy of historic architecture became my primary subject.  As I drew these buildings it was obvious how so much of Raleigh’s history is marked with its buildings and landscapes.  The drawings were exhibited at the Miriam Block Gallery in 2007.

Estes Hall-Shaw University
Estes Hall-Shaw University

9X12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Oakey Grove Methodist Church
Oakey Grove Methodist Church

10 x 12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Legislative Building
Legislative Building

10 x 12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Lassiter Mills
Lassiter Mills

10 x 12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Dorton Arena
Dorton Arena

10 x 12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Tatton Hall
Tatton Hall

10 x 12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Pullen Baptist Church
Pullen Baptist Church

10 x 12 Pastel on Paper $150

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Mordecai House
Mordecai House

11 x 14 Pastel on Paper $150

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Wilmington Street
Wilmington Street

9X12 Pastel on Paper $150

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