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Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
My work is about taking what I see in nature (human figure and anatomy/ trees and their root systems) and abstracting those forms into my own painting processes. I use a mixture of different mediums to create my works.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Painting
Mandy Stohry is an Indiana native with a lifelong drive to create. She currently works in her home studio in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mandy uses vibrant colors and loose brushstrokes to share her emotions and experiences to bring forth a carefree feeling in her pieces, resulting in imaginative paintings that have a dreamlike quality. She specializes in cityscape paintings and paintings of dogs.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting
I create abstract, expressionistic work with acrylic paint on canvas.
I live and work in Indy and am excited to join the artist community. Thank you for visiting my profile.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
I am a visual arts educator and watercolor artist. I’ve had many diverse experiences teaching. I started my career during my student teaching in Many Farms, Arizona at a high school on the Navajo Reservation. After completing student teaching and graduating from college, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona for three years and taught art at a K-8 STEM school.
Currently, I am the Fine Arts Department Head and teach Ceramics and Photography courses at a high school just outside of Indianapolis; in the summers, I venture to Aspen, Colorado and teach children’s art workshops at the Aspen Art Museum. From time to time, I also teach watercolor workshops that I lead myself.
In my spare time, I love working on my own art, exploring nature, traveling, and drinking endless amounts of coffee.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Erin Swanson was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1977. As a child, she experimented with pastels, colored pencils, and watercolors. She graduated from North Central High School in 1995. In 1999 she earned her B.F.A. degree in painting from Ball State University. Swanson earned a second bachelor degree in Art Education from Herron Art School and became certified to teach K-12 in 2005.
Swanson currently teaches at the Zionsville SullivanMunce Cultural Center, and has taught at the Indianapolis Art Center and the Anderson Fine Art Center as well assisted in art classes at VSA arts of Indiana. For the past three years, she has taught in the public school system.
She is a natural born explorer and traveler and loves a spontaneous road trip every so often. Her interests in developing creative ideas for her work include observing science and nature, inspired writing, looking for patterns in society, investigating dreams, and abstract thinking.
Rhiannon Maria Sweet
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Rhiannon Maria Sweet is an emerging artist in Indianapolis, Indiana where she graduated from Herron School of Art and Design with a BFA in painting and minor in Art History. She is continuing her education at Marian University to obtain a Master of Arts in Teaching.
Rhiannon works with various media to create images that explore the complexities of conflicting realities, emotions and identity. As an emerging artist she has shown at various Indianapolis galleries and venues in solo and group exhibitions.
Visual Arts: Sculpture
Caroline Tabac was born in Cannes, in the south of France, in 1970.
After moving to the United States in 2001, she studied metal sculpting at the Miami Art Center and began creating the first of her many unique pieces.
In 2005, she opened her Sculpture Studio at the historical Stutz Business & Arts Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Her works are found in private and corporate collections locally and nationally.
Art is my identity, attended art school in Romania visual communication at IvyTech, my father as well as my daughter are artists, love to travel, see art exhibits, photography and live-music.
Lori Ann Taylor
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Growing up I created art for the sheer joy it gave me to place pencil on paper or paint on canvas, choosing to become an art teacher so that I could share my love for the visual arts with others. As my life evolved and I began to face various challenges and obstacles though, art became so much more to me. Art became my outlet, my therapy, my way to turn pain into beauty and to find calm and rest amidst life’s storms.
The media I primarily work with is oil paint on canvas though I also work with acrylics and charcoal as well. Media is dictated by emotion, personal taste, and desired outcome with each project. As my work is viewed I hope the audience takes time to mediate on the colors and shapes allowing the images to connect with them. Each piece was made as a direct response to positive and negative experiences form my own life and I hope the viewer is able to find reflections from their own life in them as well. Art is my life and life is my art and I hope that my work will have a positive and lasting impression on my viewers.
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Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Indianapolis Artist working with oils and acrylic on canvas and paper.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Born in the desert of Southern California I moved to Berkeley, CA in 1996 and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for five years before moving back to Southern California. In 2005 I began my studies in Visual and Public Art at CSU Monterey Bay. After graduation I moved to Los Angeles, where I worked as an assistant teacher for two years. In 2009 I attended Goshen College in Indiana to obtain a Masters degree in Environmental Education, focusing on the use of indoor spaces at environmental centers and nature museums. Over the years I have traveled around the United States, Canada and El Salvador.Through all of my relocations I have stayed inspired by spending my time outdoors and surrounding myself with music, always with my camera close at hand.
Boxx The Artist
Artist of Color; Black Art; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
I’m a visual artist with over 10 years of experience in the arts functioning as a full-time Indianapolis based artist for three years. During my practice I have had various exhibits at places such as Garfield Park Arts Center of Indianapolis, Roanne H. Victor Gallery of Louisville, the Central Public Library Art Gallery, and more .
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Would love to take my work to the next level, show to a larger audience gallery etc. Any direction/help would be appreciated! Feel free to contact me
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media; Kinetic Sculpture
One often hears musicians describing their childhood as being filled with music and being surrounded by musicians. My story is similar except that I came from a family of makers. While Mom was making clothes and knitting blankets Dad was welding trailers and repairing cars. And all the kids joined in. My parents and grandparents did teach me some basic making skills, but more importantly instilled in me the desire to make things with my hands. Somehow I have always known, even back to my early childhood, that something made with moving parts is better than without.
I have delved into many different hobbies over the years, which has given me a little experience with many different media. Now working full time as an artist, I get to draw on this diverse experience and build with very few limitations
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My work is inspired by the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met. Having grown up overseas in the Middle East and Southeast Asia and having recently taught art in Southern China for two years my work tends to take on an ethnic flair with particular attention paid to texture, line, and color. Much of my aesthetic inspiration comes from Africa, India, Bali, Tibet, and tribal North America. The materials and techniques I like to work with are acrylics, block printmaking, relief wood carving, plaster and fiber based sculpture. Mixing new elements with elements of antiquity interests me, such as graphic designs with traditional African motifs or Balinese Gods and Goddesss. Many of the cultures that I’m passionate about incorporate aspects of animal symbolism and worship and this is a topic I’ve tried to explore in my art.
As I continue to dedicate myself to adventure and travel I’m sure my art with evolve as a result of my experiences. My love for textured, rich mixed-media work, tribal arts and cultural symbolism will no doubt continue to be a common thread throughout my artistic career but I’m a true believer in the philosophy that the journey is the destination and my art is the embodiment of that.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Juan Tiscareno was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico and moved to Los Angeles at age 18. He started drawing at age 12 and for the next three decades continued to develop his talents as a self-taught artist.
After being paid $250 for his first mural in Los Angeles, Juan took the money and moved to Indiana in 1996 to be near family and to get away from the growing influence of gang activity.
Since moving to Indiana Juan has continued to paint and draw mostly for his own personal collection. In the last three years, however, he has returned to large canvas and murals.
Juan is the proud father of three and, in addition to drawing and painting, Juan enjoys classic oldies music and working on his 1978 Plymouth Volare.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Born in Jamaica, NY in 1953, Stacey Torres is an African American folk artist and writer living in New Castle, IN. Her primary focus are unique women in natural settings. She paints with an abundance of brilliant color using different media, including watercolor, oil pastels, and acrylics, inspired by her Caribbean heritage.
As a self-taught artist, Ms. Torres’ love of painting began at a very early age. In the summer of 2014, she began to create again after a 40 year hiatus. Spending hours with her mother, who was in her final stages of Alzheimer’s, Stacey began to paint her thoughts and emotions, with images to help her mother remember some things. Her artwork became therapy for her and comfort to her mother.
“When the word, “artist” began to appear behind my name, I embraced my lost gift, and paint life as I see it. Art is just an exercise in emotional expression — a way of holding onto things from the past — documenting visions, impressions and dreams. I could write a journal or blog, however, my visions needed to be seen and felt … At times, I feel messages from beyond, like small glimpses of my past as ancestral folktales emerge with splashes of color on canvas. These primitive images of pleasingly imperfect subjects are bits of me; things I’m compelled to recapture. I suppose I’m guilty of living through my art by proxy.” Stacey Torres
Exhibits & Awards: Recipient of Indiana Lt. Governor & State Treasurer Hoosier Women Artists 2016; Richmond Art Museum’s Holiday Art Mart; Whitewater Valley Arts Association Regional Exhibit 2015 (Advanced Merit Award), and 2016; Art Association of Henry County’s 50th Annual Fall Show; Flava Fresh 12 (Annual Juried Multi-Art Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Art in Indianapolis, IN); Hoosier Women In Art 2016 (Indy Parks Dept.); Twitter Art Show NYC 2016; Will Vawter Art Show, Hancock Art Association 2016; Naturally Inspired Paint-Out, Indianapolis Zoo 2016; Inspired by Dreams Exhibit 2015, Indiana Interchurch Center; and most notably, her art was featured on CBS TV’s Criminal Minds (Season 10).
My focus is on the relationship of surface and form. I create geometric environments through understanding this relationship. This is important to me conceptually because I appreciate the ability to discover various ways of viewing an individual work of art.
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Stuart Troxel is often referred to as a Renaissance man. Although his primary focus is paintings for exhibitions and commissioned work, he also uses books and music to fully explore his thoughts, ideas and sense of humor.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
I have spent most of my life traveling and have come to enjoy learning about different cultures and ways of life. In my art I try to capture buildings and landmarks of some of my favorite places in an attempt to keep those memories alive. I also try to depict place I dream of visiting to either inspire me to plan a trip or simply appreciate from a distance a place I may never see. Not everyone has the time or funds to travel so through my art I want to show the beautiful variety of architecture around world.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I started drawing at a young age in Canada when my parents were looking at antiques. The stores up there often provided colouring books, but, as fate would have it, they were pretty much used up by the time we came by. So I was often given blank sheets of paper. Due to much moving around, it was hard to maintain friends, and in Canada, where summer lasted a day or two, it was easier to make up friends, draw, and create. When I moved back to the US, we had moved to Florida, where I was socially inept. I did finally make a freind or two, some were just because of Geographical Locations. My comfort and sanity remained in creative expressions. I took a Hyatus with the brith of my daughter as the art world demands much time and attention. Now, as she has grown older, I am venturing out once again.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
My life consists of autodidactic learning using books, online tutorials and workshops, driven by the ever-present compulsion to create.
After college (2012) I moved from my parent’s house in New York to Indiana– where I started learning metalsmithing, lapidary and precious metal clay through workshops, books and tutorials online. I am currently focusing on sculptural jewelry and objects using a mixed media approach.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Performing Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
I am not a robot.
I am a human person.
I have human children and non-human pets.
I enjoy the internet, physical movement of my human form and eating human food.
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