RHETT GALLERY

901 Bay Street

Beaufort, SC 29902

(843)524-3339

 

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Nancy Ricker Rhett, Bill's wife, is a fourth generation artist on her father's side. Primarily a watercolor painter and book illustrator, she occasionally ventures into other media. 

Bill (William Rhett Jr.) is most noted for his wood sculptures of wildfowl done feather by feather. He has had Place of Honor in the prestigious Easton Waterfowl Festival that is held annually in Maryland.

William Rhett III , their son, simply decided to start painting in 2002 when he was eighteen, never having done so before (since his kindergarten days).  His preference is to paint realistic landscapes and creek scenes in oils and watercolors.

James Moore Rhett (1893-1941), Bill's grandfather (and Williams great-grandfather), lived, worked, and painted all his life in Beaufort. His pieces, created mostly in inks, pastels, and charcoal are charmingly naive.

Jamie R. Thompson, the future Mrs. William Rhett III, is a photographer whose sensitive eye captures the essence of the Lowcountry as though she were a native. Originally from California, where she studied photography, she has lived in Beaufort for six years.

Nancy Ricker Rhett, Bill Rhett and William Means Rhett III represent five generations of artists, and many important family connections. The walls and every corner of the compact gallery are filled with carvings, paintings and prints, which were artfully and sensitively created with care by the Rhetts.

 

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