Sponsored by

Gallery Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 - 10:00 p.m.

In the Inez Greenberg Gallery...

As I Was Going Along...

Exhibiting Artist:Thomas Fluharty

July 20 – August 24, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.

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. 

“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

Jeffrey Stenbom

Young McCartney by Thomas Fluharty

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 3x3  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 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.