Featured artist impressive with pencil

Featured artist impressive with pencil
Island Gallery West’s May featured artist, Janet Flickinger, displays her self portrait in pencil. - Janet Flickinger | Submitted

HOLMES BEACH – Island Gallery West’s featured artist for May, Janet Flickinger, captures common life through her pencil works, currently on display in the exhibit, “People Everywhere.”

The display is photorealistic and spares no attention to detail. 

“It’s all about contrast; I love making something come to life through the different values,” said Flickinger, who works exclusively in pencil. “I’ve taught for 30 years, so when I started getting back to doing my own work, the gallery I got in with in Northern Virginia loved my pencil work.”

Flickinger says she loves pencil because she is able to do so much with texture. She brings the world around her to life through her own perspective. Flickinger says she is more drawn to capturing people rather than creating decorative art. 

Janet Flickinger will be in the gallery on Thursday, May 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. View her exhibit and have a chat with the artist to learn about her experiences and inspirations for her drawings.

Island West Gallery is located at 5368 Gulf Drive, Trolley Stop 15. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Visit www.islandgallerywest.com or call 941-778-6648 for updates about the 30 member artists of the gallery. Masks are encouraged. Hand sanitizer is available.

Featured artist impressive with pencil
The Artists’ Guild Gallery of AMI’s May front window theme, “Flowers and Garden.” – Jason Schaffer | Sun

The Artists’ Guild Gallery of Anna Maria Island has ceased showcasing featured artists of the month until art walks return in November, but it is showcasing a different theme each month in the front window display. May’s theme is “Flowers and Garden,” followed in June by “Things that Move.”