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State of the R (SotR)
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
“It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just needs to feel right” is my core artistic mantra, and inspires my confidently imperfect characters which dare you to be you. I am into being who you are and supporting, while not getting in the way of, others doing the same. I enjoy creating artwork which is affective, reflecting an edgy, street art sensibility.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Select Recent Exhibitions
Free on the Inside, Arts Warehouse, Delray Beach, Florida
Faculty Exhibit, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
Honorable Mention; Still Life 2017, Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, Online
Small Works, The Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
Private Collection, New York, NY
Private Collection, Lexington, KY
Private Collection, Indianapolis, IN
Private Collection, Chicago, IL
Private Collection, Dallas, TX
Permanent Collection, Rose Hulman University, Terre Haute, IN
Permanent Collection, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
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.
Linda Elisabeth Anderson
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is about connection to and conflict between these inner and outer experience. In my work exploring interiors, I layer, destroy, repeat and recombine imagery in an intuitive process. Rather than attempting to paint the world faithfully as I see it, these works are focused on the inner, imagined places of memory or imagination that give depth and meaning to our experience of the world.
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: Painting
Mason Archie is an award winning artist who strives to master his craft. He is a traditional painter who has the ability to attack all subject matter with the same panache. Archie’s paintings are collected throughout the country.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Painting, drawing and pro-photography, sci-fi and how-tos on art and pro-photography and more
Nobody Can Tell Me What To Do, Not Even Me!
There are neither good nor bad subjects.
From the point of view of pure Art,
you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant,
style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
My name is Gersh and I’m a self-taught well-published Professional Photographer, Artist, Sci-fi & How-To Professional Photography & How-To Art Writer & Designer.
I started drawing and painting when I was 3 and the first time I had my photography work published was when I was a very young child.
I have never gone to school to study art, writing, design and/or photography, nor have I had anyone teaching me any of the said disciplines.
My art work comprises of a very large collection of black and white and color images which have been created by me in various styles, some of which are surrealism, realism, impressionism and other well-known artistic expressions, in addition to those which have been pioneered by me.
What sets me apart from all other artists, is not only a distinct style of my work, but also the fact that I work in almost each and every medium and genre and pioneer my own genres.
A large portion of my work are storyboards and illustration for books written by me, nevertheless there are also images which are not a part of any project.
They say that every image is worth a thousand words and that every image is a story. My art speaks for itself and I’m not here to describe it, because if my images couldn’t speak for themselves and could not tell stories, they wouldn’t be worth of even looking at them, needless speaking of being published and admired by people.
My art is not only a product of my knowledge, imagination, but is also a result of experiences achieved through the exploration of various mediums. From pen and Indian ink, charcoal, markers, oil, graphite, acrylics to less known materials, some of which have been created by me. Despite what has been said, I do not stick with any particular style, but on contrary remain a free explorer of various mediums and styles, which leaves me free not to be told what to do, not even by me, but to remain free in my exploration of the ways and choices to achieve an absolute paramount in my artistic-expression!
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: Painting
After a career in Marketing, Advertising and now Information Technology, Teresa is finally devoting her spare time to art with plans to eventually transition to full time “arting”. Attending Herron School of Art 28 years ago was the highlight of her life but two daughters, who are the joys of her life, and her corporate career beckoned. With a recent move from the suburbs to Emerson Heights, her friendships with artists greatly expanded. The newly formed group, the Eastside Art Collective, has provided both inspiration and support to encourage Teresa to finally get back to creating art. Squeezing art into your evenings and weekends is no small feat. Now with her own studio at 201 Studios in Indianapolis, she is working more and more.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Theatre; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Performance Art Instructor Improv
I am a Visual Artist as well as a Performance Artist. Visual media include Abstract on canvas, glass, wood, and others. I specialize in Paint Pouring Technique. I am an Instructor in the Pouring Technique. I have evolved into epoxy resin art, and rehabbing old table and counter tops. In Performance Arts, I am a professional actor, working in commercial and film, as well as live comedy, via Improv. I have performed Improv over 22 years in Indy, and am an available instructor.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Just a lowly painter making commentary on philosophical issues of the human condition and society alike.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Carrie Baxter is from Northwest Illinois, and currently lives and works in Central Indiana. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio painting and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from Northern Illinois University (NIU). Carrie’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the Midwest in juried and group exhibitions.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Indianapolis, IN.
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.
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, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
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.
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