I love all kinds of art from sculpture to paintings, and marvel at oils and pastels, but what truly amazes me often is a really good watercolor, especially when they can somehow manage to have deep detail and wondrous color. There are several South Carolinians who excel in the medium, with examples of their work scattered about the state. The following paintings are from the Florence County Museum and would be good enough alone to attract viewers to this collection, although there is plenty more in there besides. I hope I have infringed no rights, but people should really go see these works.
This one is by Charleston painter Mary Whyte, whose work is simply amazing. You can still buy her paintings as I think she is still active (and I recently saw some in dealer pages in local magazines). No doubt it will cost you a pretty penny, but if you have the dough it will be well worth it, once you see her talent. In fact, I have recently seen examples of her work in a lot of Charleston and art magazines, so you should really check her work out.
Equally good is the work of Stephen Scott Young, another active painter, I think from Florida or Bermuda, and whose paintings are also extremely expensive.
And while you're there make sure to check out the retrospective on W. H. Johnson, from his first stills to his primitive period. A really wonderful, historical painter from Florence, whose paintings are shown globally.