Dill, who has been an editorial cartoonist for The Log for more than a decade, uses a impressionistic style, he said. He likes to focus on objects the average person would miss.
DESTIN — "Eclectic" is how a local artist described his family‘s display at the Destin Library.
Dill Beaty, one of the artists in the two-month showing, said between his wife, one of his daughters and himself, there are a variety of styles on display.
Julie, Dill‘s wife, paints with a decorative style. On one of the paintings, she created a turtle swimming through seaweed. Another painting is designed with beautifully colored flowers.
Dill, who has been an editorial cartoonist for The Log for more than a decade, uses a impressionistic style, he said. He likes to focus on objects the average person would miss. His favorite piece, hung at his daughter‘s house, showcases the reflection of a man in a toaster.
"I paint whenever the mood hits me," Dill said.
The Destin Library invited the three to display their artwork, and Dill said it was a compliment to be invited.
There are around 36 paintings at the display between the three of them, with most of them created by Julie.
The display began in January at the Destin Library and will run through the end of February, with a few changes.
Some of the pieces on display will be swapped with other pieces of the family’s artwork.
Dill said he was pleased that the library supports the arts.
"I feel a part of the library," he said.