Lauren Terrett, a member artist at La Petite Gallerie, with her painting, “Boy Casting His Net,” that was selected for the 2023 Mayfest poster. COURTESY LA PETITE GALLERIE

On Saturdays at La Petite Gallerie, the intimate Old Town Bluffton gallery featuring local art, artist Lauren Terrett keeps shop and chats with visitors.

Terrett is a painter with a dynamic impressionistic style, glorious palette of color, and free flowing brush strokes. She will often let a painting find its own composition, with the texture of the paint itself contributing to the overall harmony and rhythm of the piece. 

Early on, Terrett discovered two passions in her life. While her left brain loved science, her right brain wanted to create. She received her degree in fine arts, but then moved on to a rewarding career as a registered nurse. Now retired, she pursues her love of painting full time.

These days, the Lowcountry is at her door step, begging to be put on canvas. She can be found painting in the sunshine reflecting off the marsh or in her home studio. The people, landscape, architecture and culture of the south are her favorite subjects. 

Her paintings have found homes locally in Palmetto Bluff, Colleton River, Berkeley Hall, Rose Hill, Sea Pines, and Hilton Head Plantation, as well as throughout the United States. Her painting “Boy Casting His Net” was recently featured on the 2023 MayFest poster. 

Terrett is eager to greet visitors every Saturday at La Petite Gallerie, 56 Calhoun St. She also shows at the SOBA Gallery in Bluffton. She welcomes inquiries for commissions and private or semi private lessons.