The artist of the month for May is Nina Looper. Ms. Looper’s classic style depicts scenes from the local area. Ms. Looper grew up in Mansfield as Nina Elmore. She has lived in Greenwood for 32 years. She has been painting since 1980. Ms. Looper was inspired to begin painting by a dear friend Erlene Ray. She studied watercolor and oil painting in Fayetteville. She also studied with Glenda Wallace in Greenwood with a focus on charcoal renderings. A painting by Ms. Looper, "The Lighthouse" is displayed on the third floor of the Walters Law Firm. Her paintings are entered every year at the South Sebastian County Fair receiving blue ribbons. Ms. Looper enjoys painting landscapes using oil paints. She has sold many paintings over the years. She also does commissioned work.

Artwork by Janie Blodgett can be seen at Bancorp South for the month of May. Her passion is drawing with color pencil. She does children’s portraits in pencil. Ms. Blodgett also enjoys painting with acrylics.

The Greenwood Art Guild meets every fourth Thursday at the Community Room at the main branch at Farmers Bank in Greenwood. The next meeting is Thursday May 23, 2013 at 6pm. Visitors are welcome. For more information about the organization such as membership check our website at greenwoodartguild.com.