There’s a new artist in town, and her works are now on exhibit at

La Petite Gallerie.

Sue Grilli has joined the roster of outstanding artists in the small gallery at 56 Calhoun St. in Old Town Bluffton.

Grilli’s work is a joyful treat to experience. Her florals as well as her abstract creations elicit more than just visual pleasure. Describing her florals she says, “A garden filled with flowers presents an everlasting inspiration for art. Although there is so much beauty in nature, I am not just painting the flowers. I am painting how the flowers make you feel.”

Grilli is as passionate about her roles of mother, wife and business woman as she is about her role as painter. Whether using watercolor, oil or acrylic, she paints intuitive abstracts and landscapes that don’t just capture nature at its best, but how experiencing it makes you feel.

Grilli’s love for the arts began at a young age and blossomed as she majored in art education. However, it was after raising three children and trading in her native New York State for the Georgia countryside that she was able to re-discover her passion for painting. She studied at the Atlanta College of Art as well as under several recognized artists. Now, based in her home studio in Bluffton, she has continued to grow and explore the beauty of nature.

Grilli has always been active in her local community arts centers in the Atlanta area, as well as serving on their boards and teaching at local venues. She is looking forward to doing the same here in our booming Bluffton art-centric town. Sharing her joy of painting with others, she invites that spark of creativity within all of us.

Grilli is the seventh member artist at La Petite.

In addition to the sculpture, acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, you’ll find lovely blown and fused glass, whimsical and soulful clay pieces, wonderful copper “spinners,” fish, turtles, birds and other fun garden art.

Visit soon to see this special little gallery – you are likely to catch one of the artists on duty sketching, painting, or playing guitar on the shady garden deck.

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