By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon, by Ray EllisOver the last 25 years, Ellis has painted the moon's light over land and ocean. This book contains a select group of these very popular paintings, many of which include the moonlit Atlantic off the Carolina coast, and the marshes and creeks of the Southeast's Lowcountry.

HARDCOVER: 10 x 12 in
108 pages; 92 color plates; 8 B/W Illustrations
Essay by Valerie Ann Leeds, Ph.D.
Published in 2007
Signed by Ray Ellis


010511 Books Ellis LowcountryBookRay Ellis continues to paint the Southeastern United States lowcountry that he knows so well. With an introduction by art historian Valerie Ann Leeds, 94 paintings by Ray Ellis are reproduced in this book. From oyster roasts, to moonlit marshes, and back rivers; Ellis has painted his experience of the unique landscape of the lowcountry. A reference list of the paintings and a select chronology of Ellis' career is included.

Hardcover: 10 X 12 inches
120 Pages
94 Color Plates & 7 b&w photos
Signed by Ray Ellis

Spirit of the Wild Things - The Art of Sandy Scott

010511 Books Ellis LowcountryBookPublished on the occasion of the Gilcrease Museum Rendezvous '98, Spirit of the Wild Things documents an important juncture in the career of Sandy Scott. A widely admired etcher of sporting scenes in the 1970's, Scott turned to sculpting in the early 1980's, focusing primarily on birds...Today, Scott is recognized as one of the country's premier animal sculptors, interweaving, as Robin Salmon, curator of sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens, writes, "the continuing thread of the animalier in American art." 

Hardcover: 11 X 10 inches
190 Pages
109 Plates
Signed by Sandy Scott

Pawleys Island: Seasons of Light

010511 Books Ellis LowcountryBookPhotography by Tanya Ackerman
Text by Anna Simon

The highly anticipated second book in the Chasing the Light series, Pawleys Island: Seasons of Light, showcases the changing seasons and gorgeous landscapes in one of America's special pieces of paradise.

Hardcover: 9.25" X 11.5"
135 Pages
222 Plates
Signed by Tanya Ackerman & Anna Simon

Ray Ellis Paints Flowers

010711 Books FlowersThis beautiful book is a compilation of Ray’s paintings that feature flowers and gardens spanning the past three decades. Ray Ellis Paints Flowers also includes an essay by noted art historian Valerie Ann Leeds, Ph. D., whose writings were also featured in both Lowcountry and Ray Ellis in Retrospect: A Painter’s Journey. This colorful “coffee table book” will make a wonderful gift for any occasion.

Hardcover: 10" x 11"
156 Pages & 124 Color Plates


Painting a Life, Ray Ellis: An Artist Seen Through His Work

Painting a Life view 1Painting a Life is an invitation into Ray Ellis' emotions and thoughts demonstrated through his color, design and composition. Each color plate in the book is accompanied with an explanation from the artist himself about his approach and technique. The book allows the reader to understand his life through the good and the bad simply through his paintings. This "visual biography" will surely be a conversation starter, or just a great read. Commentary by Ray Ellis, foreward by David McCullough.

Hardcover: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
192 Pages & 157 Color Plates


"Shrimp, Collards, & Grits" by Pat Branning

010711 Books Flowers"Shrimp, Collards & Grits" book by Pat Branning, photography by Andrew Branning. The Anniversary Edition Cookbook brings you beloved tales of the tide from throughout the years along with new stories and recipes that will have you fall head over heels in love again with the Lowcountry.

Hardcover: 9.75" x 12"
144 Pages