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, 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