“Blue Heptapus 1,” acrylic by Jean Macaluso

“Ebb & Flow: The Fluidity of Paint,” an exhibit by local artist Jean Macaluso, will be on display at the Art League Academy gallery from Aug. 1 through Sept. 30. An artist’s reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Macaluso, a fine art photographer and painter, graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with a degree in art and art history. Using her skilled eye, she creates art using many different media including photography, functional art, upcycled furniture, pottery, and clay sculpture.

Her artwork can be found in the United States, France, Australia, and the Netherlands in a variety of collegiate, private, and doctor’s office collections.

“Jean recently relocated here to the Lowcountry,” said Amy Wehrman, Art League Academy manager. “Her work shows off both vivid, abstract landscapes, and refurbished, upcycled furniture as beautiful works of functional art.”

Working with acrylic paint and resin, Macaluso captures nature’s essence by evoking the feelings of a landscape or still life through abstract forms, lines, and colors. Using her imagination, along with her own reference photos, she creates landscapes meant to take one to a different time and place.

Macaluso resides in Okatie with her husband and golden retriever, Mylie.

Art League Academy is located at 106 Cordillo Parkway on Hilton Head Island. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Art League Academy offers art classes, demos and workshops taught by professional art educators in all media and for 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 Academy is part of Art League of Hilton Head, the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit visual arts organization on Hilton Head Island with a synergistic art gallery and teaching academy.

For more information, visit artleaguehhi.org or call 843-842-5738.