Untitled painting by Jeanine Potter

“Landscapes from Within …” is the title of an exhibit by Jeanine Potter, featured artist for October at The Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, 6 Church St. in Old Town Bluffton.

A special reception – with an opportunity to meet the artist – will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the gallery. These events are open to the public.

Potter finds each of her artistic mediums to be supportive building blocks in her work. She describes her painting as “moment creating” and her photography as “moment hunting.”

To her, art has the powerful ability to enrich and complete one’s daily existence. It can lighten the heart, energize the spirit, inspire the mind, comfort the soul, and give pause.

“Opportunities to discover and nurture creativity are there for anyone,” Potter said. “I invite everyone to choose to look and give themselves permission to try.”

Potter uses a combination of life experience, diverse skills, disciplines, and intuition to create her art. She describes the process as letting the process unfold “through exploration, experimentation, and just doing it.”

The freedom, immediacy, and flexibility of acrylics give her the ability to build layers and depth, while creating intricate textures with occasional additions of pencil, ink, pastel, crayon, collage, and other media.

Potter’s work includes purely abstract pieces that “are celebrations of spontaneity, color, and humor.” Her landscapes are abstractions of her photographs with a twist.

“I invite viewers to journey through ‘Landscapes from Within’ to rest, revive, and discover their own path, to just be,” Potter says.

Potter’s artworks have been exhibited regionally at the Art League of Hilton Head 2021 Biennale Exhibition, the Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, and SOBA.

Potter holds a BFA in graphic design and photography from Massachusetts College of Art. She studied space planning and interior design at the Boston Architectural Center, earning a National Council of Interior Design Qualification Certification. Potter also holds a Master of Education from Bridgewater State College. 

The SOBA gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, visit sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.