ART on the Square Gallery

Associate Artist

Arlene Peck

Arlene Peck moved to Dataw Island, SC with her husband, Peter, in 2004 after 25 years in the medical management profession. Responsibilities and long hours, in addition to raising two sons, did not leave time to pursue many hobbies or dreams; art was not one of her priorities. In 2006, while vacationing in Italy to explore her Italian heritage, Arlene was intrigued by the people, culture, and landscape. Unknown at the time, her art journey would begin here. Upon her return, she took brush to paper and tried to recreate a Cyprus landscape. She still looks at this piece of art and comments that it reminds her of a child’s first watercolor. She persevered, took lessons, participated in local workshops, and spent hours working on paintings. With every brushstroke, Arlene deepened her interest in art and expanded her knowledge. The Dataw and Beaufort art communities continued to encourage her. Arlene has had her own working studio and gallery at Atelier, Beaufort, SC and has exhibited her paintings in local galleries. She shares with you her paintings and hopes that you derive as much pleasure from viewing them as she has had in creating them.