Pat McGreevey at Art League of Hilton Head Gallery

“Let Me Sea!”

Contemporary abstract mixed-media artist Pat McGreevey will exhibit her paintings in Tangled Up in Hues, on view at Art League of Hilton Head this October.

McGreevey’s work, characterized by vibrant color combinations, contrasting shapes, and deep dimensions, depicts the world through a lovingly fragmented lens that conveys sheer energy and emotion. “I want to create art that people love. Art that is thought provoking and emotionally evocative. Art is one of life’s luxuries that moves us in a myriad of emotional directions, and we want it around us to continually generate those emotions.”

McGreevey enjoys working intuitively, employing brush, scraper, palette knife, her hands, and anything else she can think of using. She works on multiple artworks simultaneously. She’s inspired by the very idea of creating that which didn’t exist before. “As artists we have the God-given talent to create whatever we want and this gives us a sense of freedom and excitement in the endless possibilities. The hard part is stepping out of our own comfort zone, letting go of the fear of failure, and making that first brush stroke.”

In conjunction with the exhibit, Art League is offering a one-day workshop with the artist entitled “Contemporary Abstract Art: Letting

“Sunset Blues”

Loose,” suited to beginner and intermediate students interested in learning to become more confident in taking chances in their work. The class is $100 ($90 for Art League members), with a $20 supply fee, and will take place October 31, 10am-4pm.

Tangled Up in Hues is open October 3-November 3. An artist’s reception will be held Wednesday, October 11, 5-7pm. McGreevey will hold a demo of her work on Friday, October 13, 11am-12pm. 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.