Judy Blahut’s underwater fantasies on exhibit at Art League Gallery

Kelp Forest

Below the Surface, an exhibit of paintings by Judy Blahut will be on view at Art League Gallery from August 29-September 29. This collection of acrylic and charcoal paintings is Blahut’s colorful interpretation of underwater environments, balanced between realism and fractured, playful abstraction. These fantastical “waterscapes” are made of sinuous and lyrical forms bathed in translucent light.

Blahut is a lifelong painter inspired by natural forms and environments. This new series is an ode to water’s hidden beauty and power. “The weightiness of the water above gives the sense of being submerged, offering us the opportunity to appreciate our breath,” says Blahut. “The paintings are a celebration of breath, our life force, and the fragile relationship between life and death.”

An opening reception will be held Wednesday, August 30, 5-7pm. Blahut will hold a demo of her work on Thursday, September 7 at 11am. The exhibit, reception, and demo are all free and open to the public.

Art League Gallery is located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, 843-681-5060.


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 200 member artists. All artwork on display is for sale and exhibits change every month. Located mid-island inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, next to the box office. Art League Gallery is open every day Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm & Sunday 12 – 4pm plus 90 minutes prior to all Arts Center Performances.

“Inspiring visual arts for our community and its visitors through exhibitions, education and partnerships” is the mission of Art League of Hilton Head.