provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Paintings by local artist Jim Storer are on display through March and April in a new exhibit sponsored by Sanibel Captiva Art League and showing at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Rd. Exhibits can be viewed during library hours. The show features 20 paintings which appear throughout the building thanks to the support and the efforts of Margaret Mohundo and her library staff.
Before retiring to Sanibel in 2009, Storer attended medical school at Louisiana State University. He practiced pediatric neonatology before recertifying in dermatology. His medical and teaching duties kept him busy for many years until, finally, he made time to take an art class. After initially working in watercolor, Storer switched to acrylics and has remained with the latter medium ever since. Jim says he paints approximately five hours daily, calling his art “an addiction.” He declares, “I love painting and I strive to convey a sense of peace and tranquility in my work.”
This is the Art League’s much-anticipated debut after a long covid hiatus. “We have really missed exhibiting at the library,” explains League President Anita Force Marshall, “and we can’t wait to show off our new masterpieces in the coming months. It’s a great beginning for the exciting new venue the library offers us.”
The award-winning Sanibel Public Library has long welcomed the Art League’s shows. San Cap Art League is the islands’ local art league and membership is open to beginners and professionals in a diversity of mediums. Activities include plein air events, monthly meetings and demonstrations, shows, newsletters, community support and so much more. For detailed information about shows, activities, membership and opportunities, visit sancapart.org. Library information is at sanlib.org or call 239-472-2483.