In a way, Heather Leigh Young is connected to all of this; she comes from a multi-generational Savannah family and earned her B.F.A. in illustration from SCAD, graduating magna cum laude. And while her graceful pen and ink drawings of Savannah's famed parks may conjure up thoughts of laid-back living, Heather is no indolent woman of leisure. She entered SCAD with a distinguished scholarship and worked her way through school illustrating for local businesses and painting murals and portraits.
(You may have seen her work in Skirt! magazine.)
Heather's pen and inks are available though her Etsy shop, The Ink Lab, as well as Shop SCAD. She also accepts commissions to illustrate private and public gardens, houses, and other buildings.
I think any one of her drawings or prints would be a great jumping off point for a collection of black-and-white works.
Shown directly above, part of Windsor Smith's art collection photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna for domino, August 2007. Click to better see the details.
The image of Heather Leigh Young is via Skirt! and all images of Heather's work are posted with permission from the artist. She holds the copyright to the illustrations shown here.
Related videos: Architectural Drawings at the V & A.
Past posts of interest:
BTW: According to Rick Stewart in Painting in the South: 1564 to 1980, artist Gari Melchers advised the Telfair on purchases of modern art early in the 20th century.