I first heard about Savannah because it has one of the best art schools on the east coast.
An interesting thing about the school is that it is one of the rare places where you can get a degree in Architecture Historical Preservation.
The school has been a big part of preserving a large part of Savannah’s Historical district.
Savannah is one of the few urban areas in the south with a lots of buildings from the pre-civil war era.
most of the cities in the south were destroyed by the North.
With it’s many blocks of old buildings, a visit to Savannah is like a trip back in time.
The neighborhoods are built around ‘squares’ with parks in the middle.
Sorry for so sharing so many pictures, but these are just a tiny fraction of the beautiful parts of Savannah.
You can imagine how hard it has been for me, as an artist, to choose where I wanted to make art, and how I wanted to capture the feeling of the city
I ended up deciding to make a broad sketch of the city and include as much as possible.
Savannah sits on the river and is a big port town.
There are lots of big boats along the river
And old factories converted into shops and restaurants
So while i was sitting by the river, I sketched this view of the town, it’s city hall, boats, bridge and warehouse with my ipad.
I feel like it captured the essence of the town, and will make a great composition for block prints and paintings.