South Boston native John Greer is presenting an art exhibit through Oct. 17 at The Prizery in the Robert F. Cage Gallery.

A reception sponsored by Parsons Bruce Art Association highlighted the opening of his exhibit on Sunday.

The New York resident learned much of his beginning artistry from South Boston artist Ray Dowdy, and after years of painting and drawing abstract, he turned to drawing what he observes.

He moved from Manhattan to Queens where he now has nature and a courtyard to observe from his windows. He began drawing trees, and his daughter then took him to a national forest in Oregon where they spent two weeks living off the grid giving him a chance to immerse himself in his artwork.

His newfound reconnection with nature is present in his artwork exhibited at The Prizery. His artwork is on display for viewing and purchase during The Prizery’s normal operating hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.