Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers; Fashion Illustrator
How’s it going? I’m new to Indy Arts Guide but not new to art itself. From books to comics, to character design, it’s time I shared my most precious work with the community. I am an aspiring author and illustrator with a strong creative vision and voice. I have been drawing all my life and writing for 15 years. I invite you to join me on my journey as we continue to create and inspire the world of tomorrow.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
One of my first memories is of sitting at my grandma’s coffee table with paper and crayons and learning about perspective from Bob Ross on the television. I specifically remember him painting railroad tracks disappearing into the horizon line.Of course, being a youthful five-year-old at the time, I didn’t quite understand what“horizon” or “perspective” meant. But after that afternoon drawing lesson, I knew I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.My parents supported my dreams by allowing me to take art lessons through elementary and high school. I won blue and red ribbons through the CYO talent fairs. Eventually, I felt confident enough to participate in the art contest at the State Fair, where I received an honorable mention for my work.But soon after starting college, I decided that I wanted to pursue a different form of art—acting. I studied acting both at Ball State, London, and Oxford. I moved out to Los Angeles where I was lucky enough to be a part of many different well-known and loved television and film productions. And after living the Cali life for eight years, I found myself still wanting more.In 2011, I made the decision to move back to Indianapolis to be closer to my family. That's when I started painting again. I painted to heal and feel whole again. And at the prodding of friends and family, I’ve begun a professional art career. My passion is to create art that speaks to people.Though I enjoy working with every medium—from watercolors to oils—my current favorite medium is acrylics. My inspiration includes Gustav Klimt, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent Van Gogh, and Claude Monet.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Storytelling, Theatre, Vocal
Benjamin Madrid is an actor/comedian and commercial print model. He is also the Creator and Owner of The Lumiere Academy, where professionals are taught to be in the business of acting and modeling for screen.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Painting, Photography
KP is the name and photography is the game.
My passion called, I answered, and here I am chasing my dream of being a professional photographer and brand cultivator.
Being photographed is a beautiful and vulnerable experience.
Let’s go on a journey together where we learn from one another while capturing your memories and essence.
You are important. You matter. Let photographs reflect your greatness.
May we learn from one another, love one another, and accept ourselves for who we truly are.
Peace and love,
Melodie Yvonne Ramey
Literary Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Performers and Writers, Photography, Portrait, Sculpture
Melodie Yvonne Ramey, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.
Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.
Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for The Vogue Theater & Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for the Billboard Charts topping band, Gangstagrass as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.
My name is John. I’m a transgender writer and video editor, currently attending IUPUI and persuing a Media Arts and Science major.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Annie Sullivan is the author of three young adult fantasy books—A Touch of Gold, Tiger Queen, and A Curse of Gold. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, and received her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Butler University.
Visual Arts: Photography
Monica Taylor has had a camera in her hand for over 45 years. People, nature, animals – Monica is constantly viewing and capturing the world through her camera lens. She has her own global and unique perspective and has taken photographs all over the world, from Ireland to Germany, to Portugal, and beyond. Monica loves to share her photography with others.
Monica is a life-long learner and attends as many photography classes as her hectic shedule will allow.
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