Seabrook Island Artist Guild (SIAG) August Artist of the Month is Susan Leggett. Growing up with an artist mother, Susan was drawn to the creative process as a child. After graduating from college with a major in Chinese history, she pursued a practical business career for 30 years, winding up in real estate investment and development. Only after retiring did she start to explore the world of art, first studying studio art and subsequently earning an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
She jumped into oil painting in an intensive summer workshop offered by the Cleveland Institute of Art. Captivated by the process of painting, she has taken many classes with various artists in Northeast Ohio and Charleston. She is the illustrator of three children’s books featuring Mimi, a young deer exploring Seabrook, Kiawah, and Sullivan’s Islands.
Seabrook Island has been her home since 2012 and many of her paintings reflect the creatures, birds, and pastoral scenes of the Lowcountry. Her styles range from whimsical and folksy to semi-realism. Regardless of the medium, color is a predominant feature.
There will be a reception for Susan on Monday, August 1 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at The Lake House.
Please come by and see Susan’s beautiful artwork!
-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer