The richness of southern culture, encapsulated in a museum quality masterpiece.

Shrimp, Collards & Grits – Ray Ellis Edition

New Recipes, Stories & Art
144 page – (9.5in by 12in) landscape coffee table bookAvailable June 1, 2014
Shrimp, Collards & Grits Summary

“This is a place where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter, front porches are wide and words are long. Y’all is a proper noun, chicken is fried and biscuits come with cream gravy. Everything is darlin’ and someone’s heart is always being blessed.”

Shrimp Collards and Grits is a magical journey to another dimension. Whether you were born and raised here, or come later in life as a stranger, the Lowcountry will capture your heart and imagination with a hold that can never be broken. This is my “love letter” to a region and its timelessness rooted in love, history and memory. So much more than a playground for tourists, ours is a place that echoes on in the hearts of all who have experienced it.

Who is Ray Ellis?

Ray Ellis is one of the great watercolor artists of our time. Shrimp, Collards & Grits – Ray Ellis Edition pays tribute to his amazing works that captures the essence of the Southeast United States (Lowcountry).

Ray Ellis Gallery

Magnolia’s Porches & Sweet Tea

Recipes, Stories & Art
144 page – (11in by 8.5in) portrait coffee table bookPublished Nov. 1, 2013
Magnolias, Porches & Sweet Tea Summary

“If you’ve got a rocker on the front porch, get into it, or settle into your favorite chair. In either case, fix yourself a tall glass of sweet tea as I welcome you to this special place for all occassions.” – Pat Branning

The porch is where we laze in a swing for a nap with overhead fans turning slowly, chat with friends who stop by to refresh and revitalize. It’s the part of the house that gives shade and shelter from rainstorms but above all, it’s a place to gather. The porch is the heart and soul of the South. Through the works of over 30 of the South’s finest artists, such as Charleston’s Betty Anglin Smith, Hilarie Lambert, and Shannon Runquist, I take you on a powerful visual journey that defines our heritage as I excite your appetite with stunning visuals of recipes full of flavor and rich with local color and characters.

Featured in Charleston Style & Design Magazine

Click the cover to see the digital layout of Charleston Style & Design Spring Issue featuring Magnolias, Porches & Sweet Tea.