SOBA Gallery features the work of Mary Treadwell

Mary Treadwell’s love of art has followed her since childhood — to Paris in 1994, to London in 1995, back to Paris in 2001, to Texas in 2004 and to the Lowcountry in 2015. In fact, Treadwell has traveled extensively to Thailand, Korea, Myanmar and throughout Europe.

“I always brought along my painting kit and would try to experience the atmosphere and light of the area,” she said, “A painting is like a diary. It brings you back to that day and you can recall the smells, light, the colors, and the weather, as well as who you were with.”

Treadwell’s artwork is primarily in permeate intense watercolor.  Her works reflect a broad range of subject matter ranging from colorful fish to bright flowers and from traditional landscapes to realistic cityscapes. She’ll exhibit her work at The Society of Bluffton Artists gallery in Old Town Bluffton from Sept. 6- Oct. 2. Meet the artist during a special reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the gallery, 6 Church Street. These events are open to the public.

Treadwell’s work is featured in private collections in many homes and businesses around the world. She has taught art classes on cruise ships. Additionally, she studied art and worked as a painter and an artist in Paris, London and Texas. In Paris, Mary studied with Chantel Chauvinere-Riant, a famous watercolorist and sculptor.

Throughout her residency in Paris, Treadwell taught privately and at the Organization of Economic and Cooperation Development (OECD).


About The Society of Bluffton Artists:

SOBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. The gallery is located at 6 Church Street and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.