Artistry Presents a Solo Exhibition by Artist/Illustrator Thomas Fluharty in the Inez Greenberg Gallery
(Bloomington, MN) Artistry is pleased to present “As I was Going Along…” a solo art exhibition featuring the artwork of illustrator Thomas Fluharty. The exhibition runs July 20 – August 24, 2018.
As I was Going Along…
July 20 – August 24, 2018
Artist: Thomas Fluharty
Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Mall of America
As an accomplished illustrator for many familiar, national publications Thomas Fluharty revels in the ability to paint what he wants in his own “free time” and without the constraints of editors, art directors, and deadlines. As I was Going Along… is a celebration of Fluharty’s talent for capturing what has grabbed his attention over the past 35 years. This survey of his artwork will encompass a large range of subjects from dogs to politicians and many things in between.
“Andrew Wyeth was once asked how he stayed motivated over his 90-year career and he answered with the following: ‘I’ll be going along and I’ll see a piece of barbed-wire with a piece of horse’s mane stuck on it and it’ll just get me going.’ Andrew Wyeth’s fascination with life and being captivated for days drawing the things that ‘grabbed him’ sums up my life perfectly, as well. I find myself going along and all of a sudden I see something that moves me and I’m gone for days excitedly drawing that very thing that grabbed me.” – Thomas Fluharty
About the Artist:
An accomplished illustrator, Thomas Fluharty’s work has been featured on covers for Mad Magazine, Der Spiegel, and Time Magazine, who gave the cover to the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. His work is notably featured for The Weekly Standard, for whom he has painted over 100 covers. Other clients have included People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, The Village Voice, Coca-Cola, and the New York Times.
Fluharty’s work has received national recognition from the Society of Illustrators in New York and Los Angeles and Communication Arts Illustration annuals. He won a gold medal from Spectrum Fantastical Art for his depiction of Hillary Clinton, and a bronze medal for the cover painting of Max Lucado’s book, The Boy and the Ocean, for 3×3 Magazine of Contemporary Illustration.
His work is also in the personal collections of the Andrew Sordoni Collection, Astronaut and Senator John Glenn, Pat Boone, Naomi Judd, and the late movie director Robert Altman.
Fluharty loves working with students all over the world teaching online with Schoolism.com where he teaches drawing and painting. He is happily married to the love of his life, Kristi, has five amazing daughters, and a cute little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Biddy.
Gallery Location and Hours: The Inez Greenberg Gallery is located in the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee.
Photo Captions: “Prince, One Man Show”, oil on canvas, by Thomas Fluharty