GAYE Sanders Fisher grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, but her passion clearly lies in the Lowcountry, where she opened her gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, more than 20 years ago. Situated amongst the picturesque pastel homes on Church Street, the pale yellow house is where Fisher displays all of her watercolors and prints of Lowcountry scenery. From spring flowers and Holy City steeples to firehouse fronts and marshland fowl, Fisher finds plenty of inspiration from her immediate surroundings.
She’s even painted and penned a bit of prose about the gallery’s neighborhood cat. The book Daily, the Gallery Cat is about a feline that gets into all kinds of adventures behind the walls and down the alleyways of beautiful downtown Charleston. Published in 2003, the 30-page illustrated book remains a charming way to remember Daily, a special old friend. Fisher has also illustrated a book about bullying, entitled You Are Special, Too, using African animals to tell the story. The gallery regularly participates in the French Quarter Art Walks and is open to the public.
Fisher is now painting a series of South Carolina churches that are awaiting restoration by the South Carolina Restoration Committee. Six paintings donated by Fisher will help raise money for this project.