Charleston is full of many talented people. We are lucky enough to personally know Michael Repak. Michael was born and raised in the Charleston area and creates lovely paintings. Michael has always appreciated the beauty of Charleston. He painted his first picture in August of 2014. He then started painting a picture about once a month with a friend at paint parties around Charleston. In January of 2015, he decided he wanted to start painting his own work from pictures he had taken around Charleston and around the country. His first painting was from images taken from a patio in Carlsbad, California.
On June 17, 2015, Charleston experienced a terrible tragedy at Emanuel AME Church that would affect the nation. The city and our country were deeply saddened by this event and Michael chose to put his thoughts on canvas. He used what was in his heart along with what he saw from the community, which was overflowing with love, to create his painting. His painting of the AME Church depicts 9 doves flying into the heavens. It was well received by the community as they found it was a way to remember those who had lost their lives on that tragic day. The painting also portrayed love, peace and the fact that Charleston overcame a horrific event. Michael made prints of the painting and is currently selling them at the Seacoast Church bookstore. We are honored to be one of the first people to be able to purchase this print and it is one we will cherish forever.
Michael also has other prints available of some of his other paintings. He has painted The Central Fire Station in Charleston, which is the home of Engine 2 and Engine 3 on Meeting Street and Wentworth Street. He also has an amazing print of his Shem Creek Painting. He uses great details in his paintings and really captures what the theme is all about. His Central Fire Station painting includes a crescent moon above the palm tree to represent the South Carolina state flag. Just to the right of the bottom palm frond, you will notice a single white dove of peace to represent lives lost throughout the years as brave men and women have risked their lives to protect their city.
If you would like prints of any of Michael’s paintings feel free to contact him at: email@example.com. They would make a great addition to any Charleston home and are a great reminder of the splendor around us.
The Mike and Jeanne Team