John Ross Palmer to Unveil Ocean Isle Memories at Museum of Coastal Carolina

Houston Artist John Ross Palmer has vacationed at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina every summer for more than a decade with his extended family. The Founder of Escapism is honored to unveil an art series at the Museum of Coastal Carolina that features this picturesque family beach.

Red Wagon by John Ross Palmer

Red Wagon by John Ross Palmer

Internationally acclaimed artist John Ross Palmer will unveil a dynamic art series, Ocean Isle Memories, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, Friday, April 29.

Palmer, a native of Houston, Texas, has been traveling to Ocean Isle every summer for the last ten years to vacation with his husband’s extended family.  The series is inspired by their gatherings, fun time on the beach and iconic imagery from this beautiful family beach destination.

In the summer of 2013, Palmer, the Founder of the Art Movement of Escapism, visited the Museum of Coastal Carolina and was enthusiastic to learn about the museum’s mission and operations.  He presented the staff with a painting, More than a Museum, that now hangs in the museum’s entry.  Although the primary purpose of the museum is education related to maritime life on the coast of North Carolina plus astronomy through its planetarium, Palmer, in typical entrepreneur fashion, lobbied for an unveiling of his original artwork.

Ocean Isle Memories will feature twenty original Palmer paintings created with acrylic on canvas.  The smaller paintings show the time-honored pier, playing in a tide pool, a storm rolling in from the Intracoastal Waterway, walking to the beach with supplies in a wagon and many more classic Ocean Isle visuals.

“Ocean Isle is one of my favorite places on earth.  I work constantly, and, it is my only ‘true’ vacation each year.  It’s a tremendous honor and pleasure to honor Ocean Isle with my artwork.”

See John Ross Palmer’s Ocean Isle Memories art series and meet the artist in person at a wine and cheese reception at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on April 29 at 6:00 pm. The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Admission is free for museum members. Non-member admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), $7 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under.



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