“Themes and Variations,” works in oil by Skeet Sirmons is the new exhibit at the Andover Public Library Art Gallery. The exhibit consists of still life, landscapes and some portraiture done within the past year.
Sirmons has been an artist since the moment he was able to hold a pencil. He is primarily self-taught and believes being an artist means always learning, always growing and stretching.
“I’ve never liked focusing on one genre,” he said. “I paint what I want to paint, as I see it, and I pray that people find as much joy in the results as I do in creating it.”
Along with being a painter, Sirmons is also a musician and songwriter. He serves as the director of choral music at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington and plays guitar in the praise band.
“Painting, for me, is about sharing a moment of God’s grace,” he said. “It is about using what He has given me to somehow make the world around me a better place. I truly believe art should celebrate life.”
His exhibit will run through the month of August.