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Some of these artists works are for sale in our gallery. Please contact The Artery Gallery or the individual artists themselves to purchase or view more of their work. If you are a local artist and would like to be listed here or show in our gallery please email us.

  • David Thomas
  • Bruce Shores
  • Lisa Woods
  • Bill Clubb
  • Jack Stratton
  • Alex Forsyth
  • Matilda Kirby-Smith

David Thomas

David Thomas is the owner of The Artery Gallery and has been a painter for many years.  He has exhibited locally with several universities and private galleries. His work is represented in several private collections. His work was purchased by UNCG in 2006 and is on permanent exhibition at Jackson Library. David graduated from UNCG in 1972 with a BFA in Fine Arts. Although his work is primarily abstract he receives many commissions for portrait and landscape paintings. His commissioned work is both figurative and non-figurative in pastel or oil.  He works also in watercolor, conte, graphite and oil on paper. David, a member of Clan Lindsay Pipe Band, enjoys playing the Highland Bagpipe and performs for many churches, festivals, weddings, and family gatherings. He has been an art teacher for GTCC and enjoys working with other artists as a part of the Zoo Scenes artist group. Currently he is showing several small works in the Artery Gallery and accepts painting commissions.
Please email Dave if you would like to discuss commission work with him - dthomasjr@triad.rr.com.



Bruce Shores

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Bruce Shores has been working as an artist for over thirty years. He has won numerous awards and has exhibited his work nationally and has his work represented in many private and corporate collections. He works in oil, conte crayon, charcoal and many other mediums. He is also a printmaking and sculptor. He received both a BFA and MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied with Walter Barker, Andrew Martin and Peter Agostini. He is a native of North Carolina and has lived and maintained a studio in Greensboro, NC for the better part of thirty-five years. He currently teaches at High Point University. Email - bshores@highpoint.edu






Lisa Woods

Lisa's email - woodsl@gcsnc.com

Bill Clubb

Bill's email - clubbvisions@triad.rr.com

Jack Stratton
At the Zoo

Jack's email - flurpazoid@hotmail.com

Alex Forsyth

Alex Forsyth is an award winning designer and photographer, whose passion is music. He has documented the music scene in North Carolina since arriving from Scotland in 1980. His interest encompasses all forms of music, and he has photographed musicians of every genre. In addition to his love of photography, he has done live recordings of, among numerous others, Bettye LaVette, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Walter ”Wolfman” Washington, Bob Margolin, Will McFarlane, Rosie Ledet & The Zydeco Playboys, Johnny Neel of the Allman Brothers, Cyril Lance, Adrian Duke, Sally Spring and Vashti Bunyan. To have recorded and photographed these musicians is the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. He also shoots for local non-profit organisations and has twice been invited to shoot as an official photographer at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, the largest music festival in Australia. “The best thing I ever did was to put down the guitar and pick up a camera. I have several musician friends who have thanked me.... I am still working that one out!

Brian Setzer
Brian Setzer
Dr. John
Dr. John
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams
John Fogerty
Maceo Parker
Ziggy Marley

Matilda Kirby-Smith


Matilda Kirby-Smith was born in 1946, the youngest of four children. While at college, she studied drawing at the University of Pennsylvania under Neil Welliver, painter and eventual chairman of that school’s Graduate School of Fine Art. In graduate school at the North Carolina State University School of Design, 1969-1971, she studied design and color theory with Gene Hedge, New York abstract painter and collage artist.

In 1972 Matilda moved permanently to Greensboro, North Carolina, where she has worked as a graphic designer and teacher. In 2008 she retired and began painting in watercolor under the guidance of Scotty Gilland of Chapel Hill, NC and Alexis Lavine of Greensboro, NC.

Currently, Matilda is incorporating her skill of rendering the world in watercolors into her new skill in running mild rivers in a kayak. She watches the swirls of the water, the dance of the damselfly and the odd foreshortened image of a distant person drifting in an inner tube (all hat and feet.) Her current goal is to find a place on the river to pull up, tie down and paint. She will be the only person on the Dan River with a waterproof dry sack full of paint, brushes and paper. The paintings you see here have been done from the safety of dry land. Her next may be from the precarious perch of a kayak.


Country House in Autumn
Autumn Sedum with Windmill Palm
Autumn Sedum with Windmill Palm
Country House on Golden Hill
Golden Rain Tree Seed Pods
Golden Rain Tree Seed Pods
Day Lily
Hydrangea in Autumn
Kalamazoo River
Mountains with Heather
Mountains with Heather
Red Hibiscus
Red Hibiscus
Robin in Spring
Robin in Spring