Sea Island Glory by Jim Booth

By November 6, 2019Events


Prints are available for purchase (pick up—no shipping) in the church office located at Saint James Anglican Church,  1872 Camp Road, James Island 29412 at the following times:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

For pictures to be shipped, please visit Jim Booth’s website at



Sea Island Glory:  Jim Booth Painting of Saint James to Celebrate 300th Anniversary

A renowned South Carolina artist completes his artistic journey with a tribute to his Creator. To honor the 300-year anniversary of Saint James Church, James Island, Jim Booth painted a breathtaking image of his boyhood church, Saint James, on Camp Road.  Describing the painting as his “gift to God,” he completed this stunning work to be a treasure to all who love the Lowcountry.

Booth’s considerable artistic talent captures the beauty of Saint James’ architecture, set among massive moss-draped oaks and the natural and spiritual light that has shone on this place of worship for three centuries.

Throughout his long career over five decades, Jim Booth created realistic images, masterfully using color, detail, and lighting.  He completed thousands of paintings, most which depict the Lowcountry at its best—the harbor, wildlife, beaches, marshes, lighthouses, bridges, famous landmarks, and local college campuses.  His works portray a variety of historic and current settings, diverse weather and seasons, nature’s splendor and man’s workmanship. Booth retired in May 2018.

Saint James Church is special to Booth. He attended there as a youth, his parents—Lewis and Mae Booth–worshipped there, and he and his departed wife Virginia were married there.  Senior Pastor Arthur Jenkins, reflecting on Jim Booth’s gift, stated “All who cherish Christ and are devoted to faith, for whom our South Carolina coast region is special, will treasure Jim Booth’s expression of God’s glory manifest in a place of worship nestled in our Lord’s creation.”

Sea Island Glory will be offered primarily as a benefit for Saint James Anglican Church.  The following may be purchased, with an additional charge for taxes:

  • 150 Limited Edition, Artists Proofs Prints, available as:

–Paper Prints—image size 12 ½ x 18 1/8 inches ($110)

–Canvas Prints—image size 24 x 36 inches (canvas print available only up to Easter 2020) ($735)

  • 750 Limited Edition, Signed and Numbered Prints, available as:

–Paper Prints—image size 12 ½ x 18 1/8 inches ($75)

–Canvas prints—image size 24 x 36 inches (canvas print available only up to Easter 2020) ($700)

  • Unlimited Mini Card Prints

–Paper Mini Card Prints—Image size 3 3/8 x 4 ½ inches ($5)