A public reception for both artists takes place today 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the gallery.
McGregor is a plein air painter, painting outdoors or “on the spot,” said Marie Marvin of Crossings. He works in oil on canvas and in a realistic style.
His paintings are described as love letters to southeastern Minnesota, reflecting aspects of his surroundings – from distant views of St. Paul, the Mississippi or a family farm.
Marvin says some of his most interesting works are often overseen landscapes like factories, grain elevators and small industrial buildings.
“His works allow viewers to see these scenes as beautiful in their own right and worthy of inspection,” she adds.
“My paintings have evolved into a form of realism with an affinity for the abstractions within nature,” McGregor said. “Rows of corn draped over rolling hills form op art—like patterns. Clear azure skies become minimalist paintings. Water surfaces are a favorite