10/21/2011 08:48 am ET | Updated Dec 21, 2011

Glenn Arthur At Art Whino, 'The Mechanics Of Seduction' (PHOTOS)

California artist Glenn Arthur paints sexually charged pieces featuring beautiful (and frequently naked) women, skulls, flowers and hummingbirds. Arthur is a self-taught artist with a rigorous process (that he details on his blog), who has developed a nice fan base in California -- OC Weekly named him Best Visual Artist of 2011. Arthur also has a healthy following among tattoo aficionados.

Local tattoo parlors: Be prepared for an uptick in business. Arthur's solo show -- "The Mechanics of Seduction" -- opens at Art Whino (120 American Way in National Harbor) this weekend.

The opening reception, free and open to the public, is on Saturday from 8-11 p.m., with music by roots musician Mateo Monk. The exhibition runs until Nov. 13.