“Lowcountry Summer Day” by Robin Sue Ross

“Surroundings: Capturing the Lowcountry on Canvas,” an exhibit of works in acrylics and oil pastels by Robin Sue Ross, is being featured at Art League of Hilton Head Aug 16-Sept. 24.

Ross’ paintings are a colorful, impressionistic tribute to the Lowcountry landscape and its wildlife. Her bold colors and loose brushstrokes capture moments in time that might otherwise be overlooked.

“My goal as a colorist is to successfully evoke a reaction of delight and wonder,” Ross said. “I would hope that this exhibit reminds us to never forget to focus on the absolute beauty we have around us.”

Ross has degrees in visual arts and art education, and briefly taught public school art and gave private studio lessons before embarking on a 30-year career as a professional musician.

She recently rediscovered her love of painting during the pandemic, and is grateful to have done so amidst the beauty of the Lowcountry. “I feel that my ‘alla prima’ (all at once) approach more fully evokes the emotion of an ever-changing landscape,” she said.

An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. It is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before 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.

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