“Out of My Head,” a showcase of oils by John Gregor, will be on display through June 26 at Art League Gallery on Hilton Head Island.

Gregor, a transplant from the Pacific Northwest with a background in engineering, draws attention to everyday scenes and ordinary objects using bold edges and saturated colors. While his subjects range from landscapes and waterscapes to still lifes and animals, his goal remains the same: to highlight beauty and provoke thought.

“I particularly like to paint the things around us which have beauty and complexity but which we take for granted,” Gregor said. “Like the way the setting sun shines through a glass of wine. Or the collection of shapes, surfaces and colors in everyday tools – a corkscrew, scissors, a can opener. Do we see the beauty of these mechanical marvels?”

Gregor found his love of painting after a 17-year-long engineering career. After dabbling in acrylics, he went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree and teach painting workshops. When not painting, he can be found remodeling his fixer-upper home near Beaufort.

An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9.

Two “Meet the Artist” gatherings will take place, June 10 and June 22, both at 1 p.m.

The events are free and open to the public, but RSVP is necessary for all the events at gallery@artleaguehhi.org to prevent overcrowding. Art League is following all CDC and Town of Hilton Head guidelines.

Art League Gallery is located inside the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head Island. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance.

For more information, visit artleaguehhi.org or call 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.