Fairfield Bay artist Van Swink Jr. is displaying some of his pastel and charcoal pieces at the library, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, from now until the first of August 2013.

He is a self-taught artist who works in many mediums such as oil, acrylic, charcoal, color pencils, pen and ink and pastels. This exhibit features choreographed figures, artful wild animals and impressionistic landscapes.

Swink is a veteran of juried art shows, one-man shows and exhibits. He plans to “go on the road” this summer at the invitation of galleries and museums.

Currently, he belongs to the North Central Arkansas Artist League and the Conway League of Artists.

At home, he is working on a grand scale of a massive painting of The Grand Canyon. The entire work is 10 feet by 30 feet with the entrance to a room hidden in the configuration of rock walls. Swink acknowledges that it has taken a few months to complete.

Library patrons may view his exhibit during regular hours, Monday-Tuesday-Thursdays from 1–4 p.m., Wednesday and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.