Original Jim Booth "Wings of Autumn" Low Country SC Oil on Canvas. His original Oils have become very hard to find, as Jim Booth no longer sells his originals. Accompanied with a copy of the appraisal signed by Jim Booth in 2005. Very Good condition. Gilt wood Frame and linen liner. Image Area measures 40.50" x 29.50"; In frame measures 50" x 38" x 2" PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Collection. **Pickup only or Shipping on furniture offered through the On the Go Transport 843-360-7472, Outward Bound 413-854-3676, The UPS store 843-202-0141 or locally AJ Williams & Sons 843-442-0462. Please contact them or your own choice of shipper directly. ***Jim Booth was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1945. He is a self-taught artist who has specialized in realistic, lowcountry South Carolina paintings. While majoring in architecture at Clemson University, he decided that art was where his future lay. In order to fulfill his military obligations, he left school and joined the Marine Corps for four years of service, including combat in Vietnam. During the war he drew, making pencil drawings of the scenery. These sketches can be found hanging in his gallery. The war cemented Jim’s dedication to art, and he returned from to the United States determined to begin a career as a painter. Jim is estimated to have done at least 10,000 paintings thus far in his career, and looking at his work, the viewer appreciates his dedication to the craft of painting. Because Jim worked so diligently in his art, he is able to paint a variety of subjects beautifully. His most famous painting is entitled “The Storm”. The painting shows the Charleston battery around 10:00 pm September 21, 1989, just before the lights were extinguished by the violent storm. Hurricane Hugo devastated the lowcountry so he felt the need to capture its fury. He was sure no one would want to buy the reminder of disaster. Today, over 100,000 copies of the painting have been sold. He reaches viewers on an emotional level, and they responded. In 1977 Jim opened his own gallery. With a client list now in the thousands, it is easy to understand why Jim’s published original sold for five digit figures. Now he has decided to keep the originals, selling only canvas prints as amazing reproductions of the originals.