"I believe in the picture as narrative, an image frozen in time that sets the stage for the action that follows, inviting the viewer in and offering up a sense of mystery."
Wendell Minor has illustrated many striking covers for books by noted author Pat Conroy, including The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Beach Music, and South of Broad, among others. “Books, like paintings, are the footprints an artist leaves in a passage through time,” the author said. “They are as beautiful as fruit or jade or roses when they lie about the house.” Of Minor, he has commented, “In my life as a novelist, my books have required the quiet genius of Wendell Minor. He has become a talisman for me, a good luck piece that I have gathered along the way.”