Lauren  Terrett is a Bluffton artist inspired by the vibrant and lush  lowcountry atmosphere, customs and features that infuse her  surroundings. Her work is intuitive and impressionistic with thick  paint, texturing, charcoal lines and many colors defining her paintings.  Seascapes, flora, local people, and local landmarks are her favorite  subjects.

Originally from Connecticut, Lauren first discovered  her love of fine arts in high school where she flourished with her  teacher, who gave her confidence and courage to experiment and start to  develop her skills. She went on to pursue a Fine Arts degree from  Cazenovia College in upstate New York. While there, acrylics became her  medium of choice. She remembers her professor pushing her talent to a  new level.

After her first daughter was born, she decided to  pursue her lifelong desire to become a Registered Nurse. Along came her  second daughter and there proved to be little time to paint. While she  found parenting and her nursing career both very rewarding, she longed  to get back to her art. In 2015 she married the love of her life, and  with his encouragement, took a leap of faith. She left nursing and  immersed herself in her painting.

“While nursing has enabled me  to help others heal, painting has a healing effect on me.” Lauren is  back at her canvas as much as time allows as she now splits her time  between nursing and painting. 

You may see more of Lauren's work on Facebook: ColoredCanvas / Paintings by Lauren Terrett.