Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Textiles, Works on paper
Hello, I’m Shelby. I’m a multi-disciplinary maker with a background in design, illustration, and painting, and a life that centers around an overweight dog named Clarke.
I graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in visual art & design and a business economics minor. I also received a certificate in fashion design from Pratt University in New York City and participated in a studio residency program at the South Bend Museum of Art.
Visual Arts: Painting
I was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and now live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I earned my BFA in 1988 from the Maine College of Art and my MA in 2010 from the University of Indianapolis.
I am inspired by the dynamic beauty of the ocean, and of nature in general. That is what I love to paint.
My style is somewhere between abstract and impressionistic. I aim to create an element of spontaneity and directness with the paint, and I achieve this by removing the precise boundaries of my subject and using color, form, and texture to evoke its essential nature. The completed painting is my response to the relationship between what I plan to paint and the random marks of paint applied intuitively and spontaneously—I let the paint and the process of discovery be the means to that end.
Amber Renee Amick
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Inspired by my childlike interests as well as experiences which happen in my life, I paint my imagination on the world around me.
When working with clients, I prefer to create their world in high quality — I don’t suggest anyone go with my brand when working on their own project, we will instead develop their brand and identity to better differentiate themselves in the vast marketplace of today.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting
Lynn Andalman lives and works in the Indianapolis area, where she has raised 2 boys, designed countless interiors and sold well over a hundred original paintings. Her design work can be seen in residential and commercial settings throughout the extended Indianapolis region and her paintings are featured in ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, in numerous private collections, and reprints of works hang in the Westin Hotel rooms in Downtown Indy. Her paintings and design work have also been featured in several area publications. Lynn has run a successful private Interior Design company, AndalmanDesign Inc, which applies dynamic and versatile solutions to clients seeking guidance and project management inside their homes or businesses. Feel free to contact her for more information, a consultation, for further documentation of completed projects, or to commission a painting on canvas. Her interior design work reflects each client’s unique lifestyle while blending functionality with high style and imagination. Her paintings on canvas range in genre from abstract to landscape, but always employ color, surface, gestural marks and pattern, in expressionistic and joyful compositions.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I’ve always enjoyed drawing, painting, & making things. I am particularly fond of outdoor/public art projects. Always looking forward to my next project, big or small, and finding clever design solutions.
Lynda Worden Anderson
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
Growing up in a family of artists, I began painting at an early age. I am passionate about children’s literature and believe illustrations are a wonderful way to expose a child to fine art. In addition to maintaining an independent art studio in Butler Tarkington, I work as a commercial interior designer and have extensive experience with public space design.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
“Your diamonds are not in far off distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own back yard if you but dig for them.” `Russell H. Conwell~
Laura, a lifelong Hoosier finds her greates inspiration along Indiana back roads and fields. She enjoys exploring these paths working at her easel “en plein air” or creating field studies along with photos for use in her home studio. Her work reflects her passion for the charm of the commonplace scenes she discovers along the way. Through her artistic vision she invites viewers to notice the “diamonds here in our own back yard.”
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Current senior Painting BFA at Ball State University.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Drew Avery is an up and coming artist, currently working on an informatics degree while residing in the Saint Joseph neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. Utilizing a decisively self-taught method of illustration, drawing upon architectural paradigms unique to the city and Mile Square heritage, Avery creates a very individual medium focused on the abstractions and splendor of our architectural heritage as citizens of Indianapolis and the World.
The aforementioned style exhibits highly patterned, meticulous ink work, epitomized in the Cityshapes series. These decisively analog methods of illustration are intentional given the highly digital context of our world. The goal being to simply steward and foster conversation about architectural heritage, the artist’s role in the community and increase public access to the greater conversation regarding land-use policy and urban planning.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting
The process of my technique is that of obscuring images through a multitude of painted and varnished surfaces, collage materials and layers. The image is destroyed, obscured and then reactivated, thus suggesting the cycle and eroding power of time.
I am unconcerned about the explanation or easily extracted meaning of my work.
By not being immediately understandable, the content forces the viewer to participate in deciphering meaning for themselves.
Thus this way of seeing the act of creating has allowed my work to come to a place that does not simply deal with the reconstruction of an object for its own sake, but rather the mystifying and abstracting of personal meaning and symbolism.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born and raised in Ohio, and the moving to Indiana when I just began high school, drawing has always been a passion of mine.
Katherine Musser Berry
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting
My name is Katherine Musser Berry, but my friends and family mostly all call me Kally. I have been sketching and messing with paints for as long as I can remember, but have been selling paintings and working with The Art Bank Gallery since the summer of 2009. I love to create. My paintings are almost always acrylic or oil on canvas, but occassionally I mess around with watercolors and mixed media.
I grew up in Fishers, started school at St. Mary of the Woods College, then moved downtown Indianapolis to attend school at IUPUI. I ended up graduating with a B.A. in Communication Studies, and a Minor in Psychology. My husband and I have renovated two houses on the Near-West side, and I really have a heart for the change and growth the Near-West side of Indianapolis is experiencing. Painting is a hobby for me, however, since I gave birth to my son, William, I have been able to devote a lot more time to painting.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Painting, Works on paper
Pauline Beuke has been a business owner and artist for 30 years, running Pro-Art Gallery as a sole proprietor in Greenwood, IN. Pauline enjoys experimenting in many mediums, such as water color, oils and acrylics. Her signature is to utilize unusual fetish items within her art such as copper, crushed colored glass, found objects and jewelry. Some of her latest pieces can be seen hanging in the entrance of the new Stone Creek restaurant in Noblesville, IN. She has done hundreds of commission pieces for both commercial spaces and private residences. Pauline feels that it is a gift and a blessing to be able to do what she loves for a living and enjoys creating and experimenting with new techniques.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
I first came to Indiana through the U.S. Army. I was stationed at Ft. Harrison teaching Television Graphics and Audio Visual Techniques to public relations students at the Defense Information School. While there, I also became the painting and drawing instructor for the Harrison Arts and Craft Center. During this time, I also became the illustrator and designer for a couple of post publications and my graphic arts career continued as I chose to remain in Indiana after my military service. From 1973 to 2006, I have held positions as illustrator, designer, screen printer, freelance artist, and art instructor, all while raising a family of five girls with my wonderful wife. I am currently doing commission work and limited edition prints of my art through my own marketing name I call Limited Expressions. Much of my inspiration comes from personal experiences with family and friends out of an expression of love and caring for those individuals, which I try to convey through my commission work as well.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My art is about oppositional forces. A combination of the real and the surreal comprise the subjects and settings of my work. I work in both painterly and draughtsman-like techniques, and use these seemingly contrasting approaches to lend visual tension to each piece. Finished pieces tend to still appear raw and uncompromising, as I try to show the thought processes and hypotheses that I’ve struggled with throughout the piece, presenting the research as the finished product.
I view the piece as a working equation, as my thought processes and experimentation combined to create a visual solution. By utilizing internal conflict, juxtaposing medium, scale, and subject, I force the viewer to not only view, but to think. By contrasting scale within one particular piece, I’ve taken a subtle surface of an everyday object and transformed it into the environment of a distant and alien world. In another piece, I’ve reinvented a classic religious motif and icon for modern times. In my work, I like to leave the viewer with more questions than answers, which keeps the work fresh and intriguing, inspiring a unique outlook from each viewer. Most recently, exploring the ideas of transhumanism and technological progress has come to the forefront of my work. I draw inspiration from these elements, and form artwork for a technologically obsessed modern society, progressing and multiplying at breakneck speed.
Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Mural and commission based draftsman and painter, with a B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design.
Visual Arts: Painting
I am 34 years old, a child and family therapist, and I have been married for over 10 years.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
In this current age of consumerism and corporation, there exist places that are not concerned with identity. They are neither relational nor historical in the same traditional sense that they have been in the past. These “non-places” are areas of transience that are not significant enough to be regarded as a place. My current body of work dwells within these benign areas of non-place. This series of paintings captures specific moments of isolation within airports, supermarkets, new housing developments, subways, and hotels. They exhibit the presence of modernity and the absence of humanity during periods when commercial activity has ceased and places are now vacant.
To translate the ideas of non-place, modernity and isolation into the visual quality of my work, I incorporate crisp, high-definition, contrasting color and the strong presence of light. I reference these cinematic elements to embody ideas of stark, impersonal space. Films such as Brad Anderson’s The Machinist, Zack Synder’s 300 and Dr. Mark Romanck’s One Hour Photo influence my choices of lighting, volume and perspective. Like these films, my paintings seek to establish a sense of uneasiness, dislocation and foreboding for the viewer. Depictions of low-ceilings, long hallways and dead ends characterize the lack of hope and the abundant nature of capitalism.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Mandykae is a multi-faceted creative person who began her career in art and has expanded her talents into many areas such as digital media, fashion design, graphic design, creative marketing, make up artistry, web design, and most of all photography. At a very early age, she learned to paint. Throughout childhood she had won many prestigious art awards, including The Scholastic Art & Writing Gold/Silver Key Awards. Upon graduating, MK started working for Christian Dior as a makeup artist. She then traveled assisting in backstage make up for models alike. This opened up her eyes to the world of modeling as she did some beauty modeling as well. Through modeling she learned the power of posing and photography. It reminded her of how her late grandfather taught her how to develop negatives in his XRay lab. She then continued this passion with his expertise. As an adult, her art and photography started to receiving recognition from the local art scene and beyond. She opened up an art and photography studio in 2007 where she held weekly art functions and fashion shows. As Mandykae was offered a job to travel internationally as a Playboy Golf photographer, she had to close up shop. This created even more exciting things. She was named “Hottest Photographer!” She had the pleasure meeting some of the top photographers in the beauty/fashion industry which later led them to hiring her for major shoots. These shoots have led her to become a published photographer. In 2009, MK hired Forward Motion for video production services. Since then, she has joined forces to aide in building a multi-media power house of success. Although she is Art Director and provides art direction, Mandykae assists on sets, collaborates creative direction with talent & clients, scouts talent, provide beauty direction, shoots behind the scenes, coordinates wardrobe, directs events and social media. Completely self-taught, she has parlayed her expertise in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Corel Draw, Corel Paint, Corel Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, HTML, and more.
Photographic Supervisor and Posing Director of many photography seminars for
the legendary Playboy photographer Arny Freytag.
Senior Director for Playboy Energy Drink models/playmates in the Miami area.
Director of Photographic Relations | Art Director to Magazine Editor Jeff Cohen
in many photography seminars located in Chicago.
Art Director | Senior Photographer at Mancave Media Group, .
International Photographer at Playboy Golf.
Photographic Assistant at Shoot The Centerfold seminars for Special Editions
photographer Jarmo Pohjaniemi.
Production coordinator | Art Director | Photographer at Forward Motion Entertainment.
Art Director | Instructor for Kids Activities at Life Time Fitness.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Keith Monroe Blanton, born in 1951 to a farming family whose roots can be found in their 1832 homestead farm located on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
My earliest memories are of the beautiful people and images associated with the family farms. Beginning with the ability to hold a pencil, I have always sketched and painted the beauty that God has placed around me. It is where I find my peace and my calling. Like most people, my interests over the years have been divided. I received my education in Engineering from Purdue University. The skills that I possess in Art are gifts from God. I have had no formal educational training in Art. My early and middle adult years were spent on the pursuit of an engineering career in the design and construction supervision of roads and bridges throughout Indiana. But, my love has always been in the art of oil painting. To capture on canvas the moment in time, the sparkle in the eye, and yes the very spirit and soul of the person, object, or scene that I am painting.
I have always loved the work and passion found in the paintings of the old masters. My years of work as an engineer has aided in the further development of an eye for finite details and an absolute desire to create an heirloom that will be loved and will be cherished for generations.
The paintings of Keith Blanton have been on display at Mayor Ballard’s office, the Mayor of Indianapolis and have been at galleries in Indianapolis, Zionsville, Fishers, Greenwood, South Bend, Goshen, and Plymouth, all in Indiana. Keith has also received awards at shows and exhibits throughout Indiana; the following are a list of a few:
The Indiana State Fair: over the past 30 years, numerous ribbons have been received ranging from “Third Place” to “Honorable Mention”
DeFries Gardens: In the 2010 Garden Art Show received the following two awards:
“Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention”
Heartland Regional Art Exhibition in 2009 received the “Popular Choice Award”
Spencer Gallery, 2012 NIA Exhibit, received the “Judges Award”
Pamela F. Bliss
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
I paint large interior and exterior murals. My subject matter is figurative, landscape, architecture, representational, portrait and many other subjects. I use oil, acrylic or house paint. I use boom lifts and scaffolding to reach heights. I also paint smaller canvas paintings. I have painted many historical, diverse, ethnic murals.
Carol J. Boarman
Visual Arts: Painting
Over 37 years of successful experience in painting fine art, Byzantine icons, and pieces expressing spiritual emotion. Distinguished from peers by outstanding eye for detail, creative flair, and resolute determination for quality. Award winning acknowledgements demonstrate the emotional connection and appeal found in my art. Featured in solo shows such as the Indianapolis Art League, IUPUI Culture Gallery, the Christian Theological Seminary, and other shows throughout the United States. My textured abstract paintings express a spiritual emotion and provoke the mind.Please call 317-881-8146 or 317-902-2494 for an appointment to view the art at my studio located in the Stutz Building, 1060 North Capital Ave. Indianapolis, Suite A335
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Sculpture
With a keen interest in material science and contemporary and modern art, I work with metal as a versatile medium to exploit my imagination and bring solidarity to my visions.
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