There's Something About Lil' Blue

There's something about Lil' Blue and how she stood with just a slight tilt after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.  Many people refer to this icon as to the last cabin standing. Locals remember back in the day all of the privately owned cabins that stood majestically on the south side of Hunting Island Beach.  As the years passed, erosion slowly washed away the remnants of those cabins, but not Lil' Blue; she stood tall and strong.  We connect to this cabin as a symbol of strength after weathering Hurricane Matthew.  She has become the story everyone relates to when talking about our beach especially now that the south side, where she proudly stood, is no longer open. Being born and raised here in Beaufort gives me a since of pride to paint this new original oil painting of Lil' Blue.  It's recording a little piece of history.

 Whomever put those pylons in should have a picture of Lil' Blue on their business cards to show the longevity of their work. You can see this newest painting at Thibault Gallery in the heart of this sweet town called Beaufort, SC. 

Featured Artist, Suzanne Aulds

Suzanne Aulds is excited to present an exhibition of her latest work at Thibault Gallery, 815 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC.

Suzanne has been a resident of South Carolina since 2000, residing in Charleston and, for the past 13 years, Hilton Head Island. She works in all genres but her latest body of work has focused primarily on still life and landscapes based on her local surroundings. Suzanne finds inspiration from the dynamism inherent in compositions that portray contrasts, and, in particular, the blend of organic and geometric shapes. She is a self-professed colorist, and uses the elements of bright versus dull, and light versus dark, to create compelling compositions. Suzanne’s work is traditional in that it is essentially realist, but her portrayal of traditional elements is unmistakably contemporary.

Suzanne graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall of 2014, and has been exhibiting in galleries and at art fairs all over the southeastern United States ever since. When not travelling, she works from her studio at her home in Hilton Head Island every day.

Please join Suzanne at Thibault Gallery on First Friday, May 5, 2017, from 5-8 p.m., to view her newest paintings and enjoy some wine and hors d’oeuvres. She would love an opportunity to discuss her work and art-related experiences with you. For more information please visit her website at or contact Mary Thibault at

Featured Artist, Lane Palmisano

"Egress"                              Oil                             Lane Palmisano

"Egress"                              Oil                             Lane Palmisano

Lane Palmisano is the "Featured Artist for April" at Thibault Gallery, 815 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC. She invites the public to meet her and view her paintings during Art Walk/First Friday, April 7th from 5:00pm-8:00pm.  Wine and hors'doreuves will be served with live music by David Laughlin.

Lane is a New Jersey native and graduate of Monmouth University.  After college, she ventured south to Norfolk, VA where she taught art studio courses at Wesleyan College and Tidewater Community college along with exhibiting her work at art shows in New York City, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington, D.C.  Lane was juried into the acclaimed Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, where she taught art and maintained an art studio for twenty-eight years.

As an award-winning, imaginative oil painter - a colorist - Lane is equally enthralled with figurative still life and, more recently, landscapes genres.  Since moving to Bluffton, SC in 2012, she has been "captivated with the myriad color and perpetual movement of the Low Country tidal marshlands."

Her contemporary oil paintings, which she refers to as "Spiritscapes", are drenched in color with thick impasto application, loose textures and delicate glazes.  Lane's luminous paintings are in private and public collections throughout the world.

"I am searching for the eternal healing essence that color can achieve in these "Scapes."

Lane's paintings are her personal tribute to all the Impressionists....the artists of light.

"Sisters"               Oil          Lane Palmisano

"Sisters"               Oil          Lane Palmisano

Mary's New Original Oil Painting - "Lil Blue"

"Lil Blue" Original Oil by Mary Thibault

"Lil Blue" Original Oil by Mary Thibault

Mary's latest painting is of "Lil Blue", the iconic last cabin standing on Hunting Island State Park.  Standing strong through years of beach erosion and defiantly withstanding the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew, "Lil Blue" has come to represent strength, courage and resilience and is loved by locals and travelers alike.  Stop by Thibault Gallery to see this beautiful piece of Lowcountry art.

Life Drawing Class at Thibault Gallery

Life Drawing Class at Thibault Gallery

We had a Life Drawing Class at Thibault Gallery Tuesday night and it was fun!  There were beginners and experienced students along with an amazing model.  Life drawing is drawing of the human body from observation of a live model.  We began to see proportions in a new light in regards to the human body.  Our drawings got better and better after each timed gesture drawing.  Life Drawing takes patience and diligence.  The more you draw the better you get.  With that being said, we will have another life drawing class in September.  We will be announcing the next class on facebook and those who attended will receive an email.  If you would like to be on our email list for the next life drawing class send us an email at

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