“Santorini Windmills” by Dennis Lake

Dennis Lake, Lowcountry artist and art teacher, will be showcasing his work in a variety of media at Art League Gallery this May and June.

His exhibit, “People, Places and Things,” will be on display May 24-June 25. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 25. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Lake’s work is known for its intricate detail, traditionally realistic style, and subtle colors. His subjects range from portraits and wildlife to landscapes and still life.

“I look at the world around me as a constant source of inspiration,” said Lake. “My hope is that the viewer can see the beauty that I have tried to preserve for a time.”

Lake earned his BFA and worked briefly as an art director, but returned to art only after spending 20 years as an Air Force pilot. After retiring, Lake earned his Masters in Art Education, and began painting, exhibiting, and teaching art in Tennessee, where he won numerous awards in juried shows.

Since relocating to the Lowcountry in 2009, Lake has taught art and exhibited at Art League Academy and Society of Bluffton Artists, and has served on the board of the Art League of Hilton Head. He has won Best of Show at SOBA and People’s Choice at Art League’s annual show.

Art League Gallery is located at 14 Shelter Cove Lane, inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, plus 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center performances.

Art League of Hilton Head is the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching Academy.

Art League Academy welcomes artists and students in all media at all skill levels, including true beginners. Taught by professional art educators, students can choose from many art classes and workshops that change monthly.

Art League Gallery features local artwork in all media created by more than 170 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale, and exhibits change every month.

For more information, visit artleaguehhi.org or call 843-681-5060.