theArtWorks™ houses  a 7K square foot gallery, artists studios, coffee shop, wifi, and more.  The gallery gives artists a place to work their work, the community an event venue.  Studios include workspace, individual galleries and shop.  Meeting and classrooms are also available. And of course, the coffee shop and wifi enhances space for conversations, meetings, and social interaction.



Where there's an interest in the visual, performing, and  literary arts...

The Village artists teach with a special kind of passion; creating a joyful experience and  sharing a wealth of knowledge in a variety of media.

Browse through the directory below of artists who teach at theArtWorks™.  Feel free to contact them.  Take a class.  
Hours and fees vary

                                 GlenN Davis

TheArtWorks™ is offering a one day hands-on workshop; using colored pencil as a fine art medium in photorealism; Glenn Davis, instructor. Now taking applications. For information on the next workshop; please contact Jim Knowles 910-352-7077

Photorealism is an extremely realistic style of painting and drawing, in which the artwork is based entirely on a photograph. Photorealist art is most appreciated for its huge WOW! factor. People often mistake photorealist paintings for actual photographs.

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Artist’s Statement


I have been drawing and painting all my life, but a few classes in watercolor in the 1990s made me focus on a true love--the surprising actions of the watercolor medium.  It can be controlled to a point, but the final painting is a partnership between the elusive qualities of watercolor and myself, and that's what I love about it.  Now I paint almost exclusively in watercolor, but sometimes add acrylic and other mediums for texture and contrast.  My subjects include portraits of people and animals, landscape, still life, floral, and abstract.  I have also done murals in homes, schools, and businesses.  I love the challenge.


I have shown in many exhibits in Ohio and Florida, taken many prizes and awards, and my works are included in private and public collections throughout the country, including Ohio Government offices.


In early 2010 fellow artists Anita Anderson, Patricia Duane, and I created a large multi-wall mural featuring “the flora and fauna of local Florida” in the Children’s Reading Room in the Marion County Public Library on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala.  And since then we have created five new murals in the Belleview area, including a huge mural on the side and back of Gallery East.


As past president of several art organizations, including Westerville Art League, and Knox County Art League in Ohio, and Ocala Art Group, and Gallery East in Marion County, Florida, the advancement of art in our community has been a heartfelt goal for me.  I have taught watercolor classes for many years in both Ohio and Florida because I love to encourage the artistic skills of my students.


I now live in the Wilmington, NC area, and have found a wonderful “art home” in my studio in The ArtWorks, 200 Willard Street, in Wilmington, where I can work and show my art.