FOCUS on a Purpose – Art Auction

FOCUS on a Purpose – Art Auction

   Currituck County has been captured in a new and original way by local artist Jason Letourneau of FOCUS252. A Sportsman’s Paradise – that’s what Currituck County is best known for as Currituck is rich in hunting opportunities. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, Currituck offers exceptional hunting and a dense population of waterfowl. It’s with this long standing tradition within the hearts of Currituck residents that artist Jason Letourneau created his vision of Currituck local art. “Waking up to the sounds of hunters may startle new residents, but to us locals it’s a joyful noise”, stated Letourneau.

   This inspiring and joyful noise has been truly captured in Letourneau’s recent watercolor paintings. These framed 16x20” originals have been kept in the studio for viewing only; however, Letourneau has released them for a new and exciting cause. Through his studio, Letourneau has started a need-based scholarship opportunity open to Currituck County students only that began with the graduating class of 2015. These beautifully rendered one-of-a-kind originals will go to auction beginning December 5th and ending on December 23rd. These originals will be on display for bidding at The Gun Shack and BJ's Carolina Cafe, both of which are locally owned and operated. Bidding starts at the reserve price of $300 for the set.

   Proceeds from this silent auction will remain in Currituck County and will benefit the children this county has raised, proceeds will go directly to assist students in need that have been accepted into higher education facilities regardless of current academics or future course of study. “I didn’t have the highest GPA when I was attending Currituck County High School”, states Letourneau, “my educational career didn’t really ‘click’ until I attended college. It was at this time that my GPA turned into a 4.0 and I was very blessed to graduate with honors. It’s with my experience that I feel a scholarship that isn’t directly related to current academics may assist other learners like me”. The “Light my Way” scholarship fund remains available to Currituck County students and is advertised on the school’s website at:

   Letourneau has been a resident of Currituck County for over 26 years and has been expanding his artistic skills for over 9 years. His education in the arts begins at Pitt Community College and ended at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Once relocated back to his hometown, he opened his own studio named FOCUS252. “We keep our focus on our local area, which many refer to as the ‘252’. I was raised here, this is my home, and it’s time to showcase Currituck as more than a route to the Outer Banks in a way that people will proudly display in their homes”, says Letourneau. His studio, FOCUS252, is located at 6556 Caratoke Highway and features an indoor/outdoor photography studio, local art, jewelry and Sip&Paint courses where aspiring artists may take affordable and fun lessons while enjoying select beverages. For more information on FOCUS252, please visit, like the studio on Facebook at  or contact the studio at (252) 453-2550.

Interested clients may place their bid with FOCUS252 by either calling the studio at (252) 453-2550, in person at 6556 Caratoke Highway in Grandy, or by sending them a message on Facebook at

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