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Ethnic Art; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Photography
My life is a very diverse book of many pages. For this, we shall begin, when my Artistic Me, began.
In Dec of 2009 I became a victim of a violent crime. I had to undergo numerous surgeries, one of which was to save fingers on both hands. After months of therapy and searching for ways to get me to want to use my hands properly, I was given a camera. A light turned on in my soul. I started seeing and noticing things I never took the time to see before. Through all the hardships I have endured, the one blessing I hold onto is the chance to meet all the great and amazing clients, artists and supporters I have gotten to meet. Before, had I died, I would have been thought of as a good father, productive member of society and so on. Now, i get to help people leave their mark, their legacy, upon the World through my photography.
Learn more about my personal story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/indianapolis-man-finds-healing-through-photography-after-traumatic-attack/531-f2f13cf0-a3f2-43c4-b46c-24f3c3d9bdff
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”
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Hey There! Thank your for taking the time to check my page! I’m an aspiring artist. I’ve been drawing since I was younger. Currently, apprenticing as a tattoo artist and working on more art to show the world! I hope you enjoy !
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Broyer’s art career began in a formalized elementary education art program in Evansville, IN. In addition, throughout her early learning and primary education, Marie was offered participation in specialty art programs within the public-school systems and the local community. Nearing the end of high school, she chose to finish her curriculum at the inaugural charter “Signature School.”
Furthermore, with the availability of this new artistic program, she focused her studies on contemporary art and editorial content. Most of all, Broyer won numerous awards for editorial illustration and content. In addition, was granted the opportunity as a high school student to participate in the juried Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) Art Exhibit. Thus, she participated in her first exhibit and at the age of seventeen and awarded a college level honorable mention.
During this time, The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Liberal Arts Board of Directors selected (Stonestreet) Broyer as a recipient for a full liberal arts scholarship. While at USI, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and focused on fine arts and marketing. Then, she studied under the artist in residence, Ms. Judy Chicago, in New Harmony, IN and traveled the country. Primarily, she studied the artists of the modern and impressionistic movement.
Most of all, Broyer found herself inspired by the Impressionist and Fauvist movements. “In essence the movement is a realist perspective through the eyes of the artist, not a photograph.” Furthermore, she seized those concepts and built her own style through creating layers of texture, line and color.
Now, she applies her formal training through working in commercial art, digital marketing communications and as an educator teaching adult and youth art classes in her country-side studio. In addition, she continues to learn and expand her knowledge base to further enhance the artist community.
In conclusion, Marie currently resides in Central Indiana working in the fine art and the marketing communications industry. For over two decades, she continues to grow as a professional fine artist and individual. Broyer’s representation spans regional museums, private shows, public exhibitions and juried fairs. Contributing the donation of time and art to public service initiatives, she adds her flair of unique business initiatives and an artistic perspective to the local community.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, I moved to France in 2016 and started taking classes at Parsons The New School in Paris. While studying there, I had the opportunity to perform in my professor’s performance art piece at the Nuit Blanche art festival. I returned to Indiana in December of 2017 and focussed on gaining experience and participating in exhibitions. From July-August, 2018, I had a five week long Artist Residency in New Orleans, Louisiana. It resulted in a solo show, for which I examined the prostitutes of the red light district during the birth of Jazz.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Disabled Indiana author and artist Alys Caviness-Gober began exhibiting and selling artwork in 2012; prior to that, she taught Anthropology at Ball State University. Alys left a PhD program (Applied Linguistics) due to health issues. She is a Juried Artist Member in the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (painting and photography categories), where she served on the Board for many years in various officer positions. Alys founded Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music, arts, and education venue located in the heart of Noblesville, Indiana, and serves as the LSS Board Secretary. Alys’ paintings, photographs, and poetry have received national and international recognition.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Destiny Cooper was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1996. She is currently studying at Herron School of Art and Design to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics with a minor in Art History. Her studio practice includes pottery and functional ware with some sculptural work. Cooper’s three-dimensional ceramic works focus on ego death, psychedelia, sacred geometry, and environmental issues. She is the owner of Destiny Cooper Studio and Destiny Cooper Photography. She also owns Destiny Cooper Studio and deshtiny on Etsy. She attends music festivals and concerts like Hyperion to run a booth selling her fine art and Etsy work.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
2D/3D artist with Photoshop, Illustrator, Snapseed, Quark, and teaching experience.
Julie Davis Veach
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: 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
I am an abstract expressionist artist. I primarily use water-based media because of the versatility and freedom they provide. I explore art’s healing potential. I choose to express states of being that inspire self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection. I decided to become a full-time artist in 2019 but I’ve been creative for much of my life. Some of the great artists of our past including Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell, Frida Khalo, and Gustav Klimt are inspirations for my process. In every painting, my objective is to use color as a tool for self-evaluation and healing. I want my work to be both confronting and comforting.
I am inspired by nature, and the ability it has to heal and connect us all. With the information age upon us, at times, there is an imbalance ofs hyper-connectivity and yet loneliness all at once. We can always return back to art, however, for solace and reflection. Art for me is a reminder of my humanity, my connection to all that is, and my power to choose how I want to feel and how I want to create my life. No matter how busy and chaotic life around me may feel, my mental health requires me to stop what I’m doing and enjoy making art on a regular basis. I want people to feel that soul connection when they look at my work. I want them to feel the promise of a brighter future. we can make a positive difference in our world- for ourselves and each other. This is why I paint and this is why I am an artist today.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
Colleen Deignan is an illustrator and sculptor studying at Herron School of Art for her B.F.A, majoring in Drawing and Illustration with a minor in Art History. Deignan’s work focuses on narrative illustration using paint and sculpture to bring characters to life. Through Herron she has been commissioned for the Retiree Project which involved creating artwork for the over seventy retirees that year. She was also shown in the 2016 and 2018 Herron Undergraduate show and Inspiring Prometheus in the Basile Gallery at Herron Galleries. In the community, Deignan’s work has been exhibited in juried shows such as the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Project and Indianapolis Art Center’s College Invitational.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Olivia Grace Ruby Elliott graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Science in Art Education and a second major in Intercultural studies in May of 2016. Through her college studies she developed the basics of many art media; however, most of her work is done with oil paints, or gouache. Olivia is often fascinated with the livelihood of people and expresses this through color theory principles that demonstrate the interaction of light and color. Her use of color and shapes sets her work apart from other painters. Currently she is living in Bloomington, Indiana where she is continuing her work as a professional painter while teaching at Central Christian Academy in Indianapolis, IN.
Visual Arts: Painting
Born in 1965 in Indianapolis, Herschel is a largely self-taught artist. He developed his techniques and style of painting from a large supply of art books he has collected over the years. Growing up poor and in an abusive family, Herschel used his drawing and painting as a way to escape from the trials that he faced as a youth. Teachers and friends often encouraged him to show his artwork and continue to develop his own techniques. After taking a long break from art after high school, he was encouraged to take up the pen & brush again by his wife.
People often ask Herschel what he thinks about when drawing or painting. That is an impossible question to answer for him, as time seems to stand still for him when immersed in his work. Herschel works in many different media including watercolor, oils and acrylics on canvas. Herschel is a wet-on-wet painter as it allows him ample time to make changes and to blend his colors. He is constantly trying to push himself in new directions. Herschel has had his, works published in magazines like Art Scene International & Direct Art magazine and has sold works all over the world in places like Spain and France as well here in the USA.
Don R. Fitzpatrick
Visual Arts: Photography
Don R. Fitzpatrick is a fine art photographer and image maker from Zionsville, Indiana, U.S.A. Fitzpatrick graduated Brebeuf Preparatory School, Indianapolis, and holds a B.S. from Ball State University, where he studied film history and theory, photography, cinematography, and videography. Fitzpatrick also earned an M.S in electronic arts and speech communication from the Jordan College of Fine Arts, Butler Unive.rsity.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
The youngest of three, I grew up in a small town outside of Ann Arbor Michigan. I came to Indiana for college (to please my Grandmother who lived in Fishers at the time) and I never left. I am an art teacher and have been teaching since Fall ’06. I currently teach on the North Side at a College Prep High School. This year I have also been blessed with an Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Grant. With this grant I am taking up residency at the Stutz building in suite A-275 where I will be continuing my journey of discovering happiness through canvas and paper. I live in Westfield with my husband and two little boys.
Graphic Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
I am an artist and an illustrator who is currently a junior at Indiana University – Bloomington. I work with traditional mediums like pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencil as a medium. I’ve worked as a freelancer in creating design templates for customers and helping them market their business to their clients and customers.
I love playing ping pong, or learning new dance moves when I am not drawing or find ways to do photograph to inspire my creative side.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Scenic artist
Blythe Hager is a painter.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting; Pet portraits
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Glasswork, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Visual Arts k-12 Certification through the state of Indiana.
International Baccalaureate Certification for Primary Years Program (grades k-5)
International Baccalaureate Certification for Middle Years Program (grades 6-10)
International Baccalaureate Certification for Diploma Program (11-12)
Advance Placement for Visual Arts Certification
Indiana University, Bloomington. Sept. 2001; Bachelor of Art education. Minor in East Asian Languages/cultures and Art History.
Olivet Nazarene University, June 2007; Masters of Education.
PYP training for IB schools. Fall 2011.
MYP training for IB schools. Feb 2012.
DP training for IB schools. Nov. 2013.
Advance Placement Certification. July. 2014
Kokomo Center Schools Professional Development Programs. 2001-present.
Student Teaching, Brown County Junior High, Nashville, IN Fall 2001.
Student taught with Patricia Bartels-Rhoden for three years total, a professional Artist in her own right as well as an educator.
Developed and implemented curriculum for grades 7th & 8th grade, general and gifted and talented.
Kokomo Center Schools; Lafayette Park Middle and Elementary School, Fall 2001-2010.
Developed and implemented Art curriculum for grades k-8th for 9 years.
Created and maintained Art Club, after school Art club for the middle school for 9 years.
Worked on large scale murals with students to beautify LPE.
Created cooperative student and parent relationships.
Established scaffolding curriculum for students of a wide range of Artistic Skills for maximum feedback and success of the student body.
Managed grades on PowerSchool for Middle schools students, grades 6th-8th.
Kokomo Center Schools: Lafayette Park Elementary International School, 2010-Present.
Created PYP units with co-workers for the PYP program at LPE, for grades k-5th.
Participated in many multicultural events and activities like Dia De Los Muertos and the Chinese New Year.
Calibrated projects to support lesson and units taught in general education classes, grades k-5th.
Kokomo Center Schools: Kokomo High School International School. Middle Years Program (9th and 10th Grades) 2012-Present.
Created integrative MYP units with co workers for the MYP program at KHS for grade 9 and 10.
Created Diploma Program units grades 11 and 12. 2014-present.
Taught Advance Placement Visual Arts. 2014-present.
Organized International students at KHS and Central to paint the Industrial Heritage Trail Mural.
Angie Meyer’s Design Studio, Jan. 2010-2014.
Teach semi-private Art Lessons for children 4 to 9 years of age.
Teach semi-private Art Lessons for Adults.
Arrange one day Art classes/workshops for children.
Artist in residence at Angie Meyer’s Design Studio.
Awards, Grants & Other Activities
3 time Kokomo Education Foundation Grant Winner.
McDonald’s Grant Winner 2004.
Winner of Park Bench Art Contest Spring 2011.
Designer and Head Art Teacher for the Industrial Heritage Trail Mural.
Shown in Galleries throughout Kokomo and Indianapolis, IN.
Indianapolis Art Center Dia De Los Muertos Participate Fall 2012.
3040 Art shows; Indianapolis, IN. Spring 2012-Present.
Instructor at Kokomo Art Association Gallery downtown. 2014-present.
Community projects for first fridays and the city of Kokomo. 2015-present.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Photography; Digital Art
After spending many years on the printing business, I have retired, and for the past 20 years have been working on Photography as a “digital bridge” to the Classic Arts such as Oil and Watercolor. I am constantly learning different techniques of using the digital programs that I have found work for this transition.
It begins with my original photography, paying close attention to subject matter, colors and framing. As a Photographer, my work has been labeled “Social Realism” or “Street Photography” At the same time I am always looking for the next great painting in my images. I look for the story and situations that most people miss in their daily walk through life. I believe that “color excites the mind….Black and white tell the story.
Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I am a queer feminist artist interested in examining gender and sexuality in a social and psychological context. I specialize in portraiture and oil painting. I grew up rural small town Indiana and moved to Indianapolis in 2014 to attend Herron School of Art and Design. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many incredible organizations around the city, including Indiana Futsal, where I worked as a graphic design intern, and Herron Youth Programs where I worked for two years as a Youth Art Instructor and Departmental Assistant. During my time with Herron Youth Programs, I worked with the Program Director to create and carry out the first ever Pride Studio, a week long summer camp at Herron highlighting LGBTQ history and art, showing LGBTQ youth how to create identity based art and explore their roles in Queer history. I consider these experiences to be crucial building blocks in making me the artist I am today, as they helped me find my love for building community and helping people reach their full potential by removing any roadblocks I can for them with my particular skill set as a creator, advocate and educator. I also perform drag and am working to build up Indianapolis’ Drag King scene, which is important to me because I believe some walks of queer life are often overlooked even within our own community.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Im a talented, smart and beautiful young woman who attended the University of Connecticut to play college basketball and receive a FINE ARTS degree in photography from 2005 until 2010. I traveled to Indianapolis in the fall of 2010 to start fresh. To live my life my way for the first time. I am a young woman who is simple yet complex enough to confuse the world and myself, or maybe just myself. Art to me is everything. My art is my form of communication. I am able to communicate things that I cannot place into words. My art is about the battle on the inside. The push and pull of my thoughts, intincts, and emotions. I bare my heart and soul into pieces whether they are playful or dark and twisted. I have a constant battle of worth. All of my life I have been trying to earn my worth in things I do and accomplish. Worth in titles and certificates that honestly you dont remember. So wrapped up in being good you lose the simplicity of just being you. I strove for perfection but learned the hard way that does not exist. Perfection only brings you face to face with death. Then you have a choice to say “I DO” to satan or realize you can turn around and chose a different path. Luckily I woke up from a hell and chose life. You might ask yourself, ” why is she telling me all of this?” Because I real. I am human. And that is what my art is about. Its real. Its in your face. Not everyone will like it, but to be honest I dont care. A good or bad reaction is a positive in my book because I want my auidence to feel. To just feel. We live in a society where feelings are put last and feelings are a sign of weakness. That if you cry you are less of a man or if you voice your opinion you are too much. That if you listen to your heart you won’t be successful, or if you dont have a such and such job you are worth nothing. Screw that! We are a people of feelings and emotions. You people that are running away from your feelings, i feel sorry for you. Yes you will feel pain but that does not measure up to the experience of joy and happiness. I don’t create artwork for others approval anymore except for my own. Im learning I will be misunderstood, talked about, degrated, praised, overlooked, criticized, and critiqued. BUT I please myself and that is I want. My only intention is to communicate my insides so I can stay alive. To balance the internal with the exterior. Art is everything. Everything is art. Cassie Kerns a.k.a CASSINOVA
Visual Arts: Painting
“I find nothing more inspiring than everyday events. Whether a panoramic land or seascape, or light playing off a doorway, it is the natural things that catch my eye and stimulate my interest. I love capturing the moment on canvas and sharing with those who wish to see it.” – Stephen King
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Larissa Kinney is a Indianapolis based artist who focuses on landscapes and ethereal figures.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art retreat leader
I’m a visual teaching artist specializing in art retreats. My present series of paintings in process is about reconciliation. Eight large panels present a canopy in each color of the light spectrum with different groups of children underneath. The last one will culminate in white signifying the union of all into one- that union itself being a refuge for all peoples. I’m also developing and offering art retreats based on the Liturgy of the Hours – used a a conceptual template for expressive art, color theory and values. Contemplation of the seasons of life combined with times of the day from Vigils to vespers provide content for imaginative, guided projects. Other areas are portraits and commissions and fresh work for home staging.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper; Woodworking
Lightning wielding, mixed media artist Kyle Krauskopf creates like other people breathe. He has spent most of his life in the pursuit of artistic endeavor. Originally from a small town in Indiana this vagabond creative has taken his drive many places; most notably Seattle WA for the past 5 years as well as several European countries when he backpacked through them in 2017. He recently retuned to his home state to construct a “base of operations” for the newly developed goal of displaying in as many places throughout the world as possible. Equipped with a sense of wonder and knack for creativity since birth, Krauskopf has always been drawing and creating. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University, where he learned what it was like to be around other creatives and was instilled with a drive to contribute something “new” to the world of art. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Krauskopf has gotten into the habit of self-imposed, year long artistic goals. The most notable of which was in 2015 when he decided to design and craft a new wooden animal each day of the year with his trusty scroll saw. 365 Days of Wood made the artist realize he places very little before commitment to his craft; that with dedication, persistence, and lots of hard work he could create impressive and wondrous works. His work was recently featured in the national lifestyle magazine Vie, in tandem with an interview by editor Jordan Staggs. The work featured is of his Visual Vomit series. These pieces can best be described as heavily emotive pictorial menageries. Each piece strives to marry realistic depiction of people, places, and things, with less detailed, but powerfully colored objects. These pieces typically “radiate” from a centrally located theme or idea. Repetition, color, size, detail, and shape all go into the process of achieving a visual balance. Krauskopf also conceived of the Virago Artist Collective, an international artist collaboration striving to highlight powerful and influential women throughout history. The team consists of 13 artists and features a new personality and artist every month for the year of 2018, after which the whole body of work is to be shipped to each participants’ city for a showing of the collection. When Krauskopf isn’t having delusions of grandeur or conceiving of his next unrealistic challenge he can be found seeking out new and interesting conversation or enjoying a glass of gin.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Film, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Photography
“I am a commercial advertising photographer/videographer with the desire of fine art interpretation. I always look at what more I can bring to make the image feel and speak to the viewer. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than selling a piece of art to someone that will admire it every day.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
I’ve always loved art and crafts and doodled on my algebra notes. I started seriously working on portraits while at college, although I didn’t pursue an art career. Despite this, I managed to get noticed in many of the places I worked and was commissioned to do portraits, posters, flyers, brochures, caricatures, etc. during my work day. I wrote and illustrated training manuals for one organization and sold commissioned portraits in my free time. I took a hiatus from art while raising my 3 girls. Now I use my daughters as models for a variety of pictures. In the past 3 years, having more time to spend on art, I designed a website, opened an art studio at Lafayette Renaissance Academy and participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibitions, doing demonstrations and assisting local art organizations with creating brochures and websites. I work with pencil, pastel, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic and oil. I tend to mix mediums, using pastels and colored pencil together or watercolor and pastel. I’ve created portraits with subjects in live sittings and from photographs. I enjoy drawing portraits and also enjoy creating ‘fantasy’ pictures of mermaids, angels and elves. I also enjoy re-creating the many places I’ve visited in the US, Canada and Europe.
Currently my work can be viewed online at llauter.com. I have had artwork at the Art Museum of Lafayette and the Mental Health Association. Shows include an exhibition at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Crawfordsville Art Fair & the Round the Fountain Art Festival.
In 2010, I was hired to complete a series of paintings for an office waiting room- the largest being 36′ x 48′ and upon completion of this, I went on to paint murals in adjacent space.
In 2012, I opened a shop in downtown Lafayette called Main Street Artisans and featuring artisan crafts and fine art.
In 2014, I moved back to Indy and adopted a puppy. I currently work on portraiture and formulating natural home and bath products.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
I am an artist living and working in Indianapolis, IN. I grew up in a rural Indiana town of 300 and spent lots of my childhood creating art and inventing ways to keep myself entertained. I spent my free time playing sports, riding bikes, and building forts. I had a classic 80’s childhood…outside playing from sun up to sun down. The one constant in my childhood was my love for art. I knew from an early age that art was the only career path for me, and have been pursuing it ever since.
I live in South East Indianapolis with my husband and two beautiful sons. They constantly inspire me to push forward and create my best work. My six year old is my biggest fan and critic and often enjoys creating along side me. I hope to pass on a love for art on to the next generation…so far so good.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography; Pastels and charcoal
A lifetime resident of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, except for a 13-year sojourn to Michigan, I only realized the joy of painting and creating art works as a mature adult. As I was planning for my early retirement, I started some art lessons and quickly found I was immersed. When I joined the ranks of retired persons and could devote more time to painting, I found that while occupied with my new passion, everyday cares disappeared and ills of the heart were diminished.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Painting, Sculpture
Machinist, Art and Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting. All facets of Art.
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