Great Blue Preening

The peaceful landscapes of the South Carolina Lowcountry will fill the Society of Bluffton Artist’s Gallery throughout May, as the paintings of Letty Husson will be on display during her Featured Artist exhibit in Old Town Bluffton.

With a serene style, Husson’s use of pastels and oils convey the natural beauty and tranquility of her settings. The colorful skies, marshes and birds of the Lowcountry are her most frequent subjects now, but not the only ones.

“My work is varied, but these days I use mostly oil and pastel,” says Husson, who began her life as an artist while working as a nurse decades ago in New York City. “My husband says that my signature style is ‘pleasant to look at.’ I like that.”

Husson earned her art degree from Marymount Manhattan College in 1986 and

Walking on the Beach with Friends

then lived in Maine after retiring from the medical field. There, she rediscovered her passion for creating art, which stayed with her when she relocated to South Carolina. She is a member of SOBA, the Art League of Hilton Head and Beaufort Art Association.

Husson’s exhibit will be shown from May 2-29 at the SOBA Gallery, located at 6 Church Street. The public is invited to meet the artist in person at the gallery’s opening reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Both events are free and open to the public.