Mary Treadwell Presents “Paint What You Love and Love What You Paint”

Mary Treadwell

Mary Treadwell’s love of art has followed her since childhood — to Paris in 1994, to London in 1995, back to Paris in 2001, to Texas in 2004 and to the Lowcountry in 2015. In fact, Treadwell has traveled extensively to Thailand, Korea, Myanmar and throughout Europe.

“I always brought along my painting kit and would try to experience the atmosphere and light of the area,” she said, “ A painting is like a diary. It brings you back to that day and you can recall the smells, light, the colors, and the weather, as well as who you were with.”

Treadwell’s artwork is primarily in permeate intense watercolor. Her works reflect a broad range of subject matter ranging from colorful fish to bright flowers and from traditional landscapes to realistic cityscapes. She’ll exhibit her work at The Society of Bluffton Artists gallery in Old Town Bluffton from Sept. 6- Oct. 2. Meet the artist during a special reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the gallery, 6 Church Street. These events are open to the public.

Treadwell’s work is featured in private collections in many homes and businesses around the world. She has taught art classes on cruise ships. Additionally, she studied art and worked as a painter and an artist in Paris, London and Texas. In Paris, Mary studied with Chantel Chauvinere-Riant, a famous watercolorist and sculptor.
Throughout her residency in Paris, Treadwell taught privately and at the Organization of Economic and Cooperation Development (OECD).


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