Historic Belfair and Rose Hill: Intimate and Revealing
Alexandra Sharma’s newest exhibition of watercolor paintings fulfills her fascination with finding scenes and objects discovered in hidden or forgotten places. Iva Welton, former director of Rose Hill Plantation, gave Sharma sole access to her private photographic and history archive of Belfair mansion and Rose Hill plantation house. The photos became a reference for Sharma’s paintings and provided an intimate and alluring glimpse of private, forgotten and lost places: Belfair, a mysterious great house with a fatal staircase and structural issues—now destroyed, and Rose Hill, a survivor through periods of abandonment, a fire and final restoration. The exhibition runs March 7 through April 1 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina.