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Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
“My work honors the beauty and magic of our time and place. In my paintings one can see and experience the essential unity of life. I am interested in expressing this harmony of the seen and unseen. My paintings are about the human journey.” -John Domont
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I have been painting on and off for about thirty years. Generally speaking, I work in acrylics and experiment using pastels too. Watercolors are another avenue I have been exploring. My influences are Picasso, Basquiat, Matisse, Baselitz, and Auerbach.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress; Visual Arts: Film, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Inspiration is the guiding light for Molly Anne Dykstra. Her intuition guides her use of materials and themes to create art which is both elegant and spontaneous. Her work is intensely personal, inviting the viewer to consider alternative ways to perceive the mundane. Adept at mediums from rock sculpture to fiber art and traditional oil painting, she chooses different paths to express her take on often inexplicable themes.
Ms. Dykstra is a self-employed, Indiana based artist. Among her awards are the Elle Siskind Award for Drawing and Best in Pastel (2016) at the Indianapolis Art Center and Best in Show (2017), First Place (2018), Third Place (2017) and Awards of Merit (2017, 2016), at the Annual Juried Show at Ivy Tech Community College, Honorable Mention, Professional Category in Embellished Fabrics (2017) and Sculpture (2016) at the Indiana State Fair. She has worked on several public art installations, including four murals funded by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (2017-2013), the Seeds of Light installation with Arlon Bayliss (2016), A Piece of Our Heart at Community North Hospital (2017) and the Shelters and Abodes installation at Ivy Tech Community College (2015). She is also a teaching artist, offering classes and workshops through the Garfield Park Arts Center.
Her exhibitions include her solo show, Meanderings, at the Garfield Park Arts Center (2017) and group show, Catalyst, at the Gallery at the Julian M. Carson Learning Resource Center. Ms. Dykstra’s other work includes illustrating the children’s book, All About Benjamin Franklin, for Cardinal Publishers Group and Blue River Press in 2016. She also has multiple IMDb credits for her work on Star Trek Continues, a web-based series, which included work in the swing gang, art department and as an extra. Her other IMDb credits include graphic design and concept for Leaves of Eden (2015), and work as an extra for The Life and Death of Sir Elizabeth (2013).
Mirvia Sol Eckert
Artist of Color; Visual Arts: Painting
Mirvia Sol Eckert was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico. She lives and works as a full-time painter in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The most common themes in her paintings are her Puerto Rican heritage, her culture, family and friends, spirituality, and love of nature. These ideas can manifest themselves in bright, vibrantly colored compositions, or in dramatic grayscale pieces.
She paints because it is absolutely the most satisfying way to express herself. It’s the one thing she truly feels she has the most control over. Being in her “art bubble” helps focus her energy and becomes her escape. Mirvia Sol’s works are a physical representation of the way she sees the things that are important to her.
Among the many things she is proud of one of them was having received the prestigious “Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Grant” of the Arts Council of Indianapolis in, for the year 2020/21.
In June of 2020 Mirvia was one out of six local artists to be selected by Arts Council and Mayor Hogsett as part of a city-wide, COVID-19 public health campaign, the artists created original artworks, poster, and signs around the city of Indianapolis to encourage people to wear face coverings. She was also interviewed by StyleIndy and WTHR Cannel 13.
Mirvia has a lot more to create and she is looking forward to whatever life has in store for her in the art world.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper; re-cycle art ,paintings on slate and other non-traditional materials.
My name is Andrea Ettinger. I am a German citizen and have lived in the U.S. thirty years; twenty of them in Indianapolis. My home town is Cologne ,which is the sister city to Indianapolis. Art,in many forms has been a passion of mine thru out my life. To explore the possibilities ,I have taken classes and attended workshops in a variety of mediums. Watercolor,Acrylic,Oil, Stain Glass,Photography,Drawing,Leather working, Print making and more. During my early years (ten years in New Jersey) I painted interior wall murals and made collaborative art with children in school. My two children and I came to Indianapolis in 1997. Professionally I worked in fine jewelry for fifteen years. For the past 13 years I have lived on the near west side. During this time it has been my goal to help beautify this, and it’s surrounding neighborhoods. NoWoe Studio is a collaborative I formed that includes a diverse group of Artists that meets once per week. We have murals and other works in the Michigan street Art Alley, the Hawthorne community center, Stringtown, and Indy Convergence. Excluding Murals, most of my current works includes recycled materials. To list a few: Slate Paintings, Steampunk Art, Large mosaics and Jewelry.
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.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture
The sculpture is arrived through the manipulation of translucent aluminum mesh which is sculpted using original folding techniques developed many centuries in Japan. Each individual sculpture is assembled from pieces numbering just a few into the hundreds.
Each piece is custom painted with low VOC enamel paint to ensure durability and color. Custom Lighting can be included to give the illuminated sculptures a radiant glow and pattern the surrounding areas.
The lightweight kinetic sculpture ranges from 2’to 60′ in height.
The Sculpture is my expression of the transcendence of all unseen things. Those moments when we as human beings recognize the this moment is all we have. To arrive at that moment requires that all thinking stop. While studing Islamic Art I discovered that the geometric forms allowed the viewer to slow down and become still, and through their stillness the unseen became seen and transcendence could occur.
Through this transcendence the recognition of the “moment” allows peace and a end to suffering.
“Passion”, 2003, Aluminum Mesh, 24″x36″ “Thirst for Desire”, 2003, Aluminum Mesh, 40″x120″ “Waiting for The Sun to Rise”, 2002, Aluminum Mesh, 48″x240″ Aluminum sculpture, aluminum, abstract, expressionistic, hanging, palm leaves
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Murals, Sculpture
The vocabulary of art…built up from the elements of sensible experience…; but what is thus constructed is not intended to resemble any natural species…; it is intended to convey an intelligible meaning, and beyond that to point the way to the realization in consciousness of a condition of being – Elements of Buddhist Iconography by AK Coomaraswamy.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Born in Tampa Bay, Florida and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana; Gabriel George is a 22 year old emerging artist with a special interest in engraving. With a diverse cultural background of African American and Native American. He primarily focuses on the interaction between cultural symbolism and geometric repetition. Gabe thrives in using wood and steel to capture his creative process. His work has been featured in shows such as First Impressions (March 2019) and Sanctuary Art Gallery (February 2020). After graduating with a BFA in Printmaking from Herron School of Art and Design, Gabriel plans to continue his artistic career by attending graduate school.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
Mary Gillot is a writer, artist, and illustrator living in Indianapolis. She has also lived in San Diego, Nashville, and Portland, and is originally from Washington, DC. Growing up with parents who were passionate about art, and traveling throughout the United States and Mexico have uniquely colored her creative vision.
She received her Associate of Arts from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration from the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University. Her work has appeared in Genesis Magazine, Tributaries Magazine, The Tipton Poetry Journal, and Prick of the Spindle, in addition to books from Crown Publishing Group, Wiley Publishing, Compass Learning, and many others. She is the author and illustrator of three children’s books available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She will finish a third book this year.
Jennifer Blue Hands
Visual Arts: Crafts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography
Hello, I am a lifelong process artist that uses multimedia to assist with my ever changing and growing life. I was raised by a single mother. I myself am now a mother of three amazing children. Art has always been my go-to for whatever life throws at me. I have a BA in Painting and Drawing from IU Bloomington. I have a grateful attitude and appreciate life.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
A simple illustrator who was born and raised in Indianapolis; I’ve studied art since I was young and developed my skills further through my courses at Herron. My specialties are monsters and fantasy illustrations (such as character design) but also in comics and book illustrations. My fine art work delves into the deconstruction of stories and myths and then rebuilding them into new stories and iconography; creating something both familiar but fantastically new.
If you have an questions or inquires feel free to reach out to me at Kamoriaart@gmail.com or message me on any of my social media platforms.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Hirschten is a contemporary expressionist painter, author and public speaker. She teaches painting in her studio located in the historic Cottage Home Neighborhood.
Hirschten earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from Appalachian State University graduating in the year 2000. Over the years, the style and purpose behind her paintings has changed drastically from abstract expressionist work, that was focuses on art therapy influences; to impressionism, that reveres the sacred beauty of the natural world.
While working as an art teacher, Hirschten compiled the book “The Alchemy of Art: Stories for the Classroom” which includes more than fifty folktales about artists and the creative process. Her second book “The Alchemy of Painting: Developing Your Style and Purpose” is an instructional how-to guidebook for beginning painters. Hirschten hosts the podcast “The Alchemy of Art” sharing art stories and philosophy with artists around the world.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
“Visual art is not a medium of words. Moreover, when one changes language, soil, and surroundings, all that is left is color and metaphors. Fortunately, they are universal. Painting is my way of communicating with the world, and people in it, no matter the country.”
Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Photography
My name is Syd Innovaria, and I like to create. I have been playing guitar, drums and piano since elementary school. Painting since the same period. I have been in a band playing drums since 2007, False Face Society. I also do solo stuff where I play various instruments and sing. I have been doing photography since high school, and went to The Art Institute of Indianapolis to pursue Digital Photography. I have worked in a few mobile portrait studios and run my own freelance photography business, Forgotten Aesthetics Photography.
Sharon Jiskra Brooks
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Sharon Jiskra Brooks is an artist from Chicago, IL now living in Indianapolis, IN. Sharon works primarily in Oils and Acrylics. Growing up with a father who was a professional photographer, she was immersed in seeing things differently.
Sharon’s paintings embrace both the city life and the rural life that surrounds her home now. Her degree in Graphic Design from Ball State University and her studies abroad in Europe allowed her to appreciate the arts on a deeper level.
You can see Sharon’s work at Gallery 116 in Fishers, IN or on her website.
Degree – Graphic Design, BFA – Ball State University.
Hoosier Salon Member. Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD)
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My name is Cierra Johnson and I am an artist. I advocate for whole humanity through visual representation. I have been drawing all my life. I was first exposed to fine arts through the public school system in Indianapolis. My personal practice is in painting & illustration. I love simple, effective design and bring a clean, tactile aesthetic to my work that emphasizes the human element.
My name is Leo Jones and I have been drawing since I was little boy, I remember when I was little I used to scribble in my bible all the time. As I got older and became a man I considered myself a poet and a philosopher when it came to art. I grew up in a very religious background where I studied the art that was crafted in cathedrals and religious literature from different religions and studied there symbolisms. I have a very wild and spiritual imagination I also admire the artists and prophets of old such as Moses and Gustave Dore.When I draw I feel myself speaking to a higher power, so please don’t judge me. but enjoy the prophetic style and message in my art.
Visual Arts: Painting
In a way writing an artist statement is counterintuitive as art is a way to express the inexpressible or the struggles we face, but have trouble articulating.. However, language can provide some explanation to help us understand art.
I find inspiration for my work in the world around me particularly in nature, music, film, dreams, and mysticism. Stories often reveals the abstract layers of meaning of the dilemmas we encounter played out in the natural world. In reflecting on stories and observing nature, I see the whole range of human experience manifesting itself.
Incompleteness is a human condition. Finding meaning in nature, art, and our lives helps to alleviate this inherent human condition.
In my pastels, I strive to convey a sense of wonder and mystery, and aim to inspire the viewer with a sense of aesthetics and a purposeful narrative.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Born on the mystical plains East of Indianapolis in the pivotal year of 1964 and raised by educators and political activists, John Paul Klinkose began pondering history, aviation, space exploration, and the human condition at an early age. While experiencing the usual Hoosier childhood, he could just as easily arrive home after a hard day of bike-riding to find an impromptu polling place set up in the garage as he could find mac and cheese on the table.
His earliest dreams of astronauts and World War II aviators, led John to pursue a degree in aviation at Indiana State University. Facing the realities of the world, he switched to the more practical pursuit of Aviation Administration. Yet, quickly discovered after graduation that running an airport would not fulfill his adventurous soul and feed his artistic spirit. So, he did what any lifelong, land-locked kid would do, he ran away to join the United States Coast Guard and see the world – well at least the slice that ran up and down the East Coast and into the Caribbean. John ably served four years in ships making harrowing runs to Jamaica, living the sailor’s life in Key West and finally navigating the treacherous waters stirred up by Hurricane Bob and the “Perfect Storm” off of Rhode Island.
While taking art classes in the suburbs of Maryland, a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts recruiter spotted his raw talent at the Corcoran Museum of Fine Arts in Washington, DC and said, “Now son, those abstract schools that are trying to woo you are all well and good. But, when you want to paint a foot, you need to know how to paint a foot – not some swirly patch that could be a foot or a fishtail.” Well, the recruiter was probably a bit more professional than that, but you get the point. And, thus, began John’s path to becoming a serious artist.
Upon receiving his Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, John lived and worked from a garret in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia where he painted whimsical pictures of swimmers and aircraft. Which he showed in Philadelphia and New York’s Chelsea district. Apart from painting John worked as a conservation technician at the prestigious firm of Kreilick Conservation LLC. Working on famous sculptures and architecture all over the east coast and mid west. Including sculptures such as Andrew Jackson, the Statue or Freedom, atop the U.S. Capital, in Washington D.C. as well as scraping the bird do off the giant Oldenburg’ clothes pin in Philadelphia among many others.
Recently after 27 years on the East coast John and his lovely partner Jennifer decided it was time to return to their roots in Indiana. Moving into a double in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood of Indianapolis where John continues to paint his whimsical pictures of water and sky.
Visual Arts: Painting
Born on the South side of Chicago, I attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN, for both my bachelors and masters degrees.
I later became employed and moved to Indianapolis, where I now live on the East side with my wife and cats.
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; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Works on paper; Film Photography, Traditional Darkroom Processes
I am an Indiana based art photographer.
I began my love affair with the camera at a young age. However, it wasn’t until I found a mentor that taught me traditional darkroom that I realized I had a passion for the whole artistic process, form capture to final print making.
On the rare occasion of putting the camera down and computer away, you can find me spending time in my community as a volunteer, or spending quality time with my husband, beloved pets, family and friends.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Sculpture
I have striven throughout my life to create imaginative work that connects with the viewer while alluding to my personal mythology.
I use highly detailed imagery while examining the individual’s pursuit of the sublime. I use beauty and craftsmanship to make my work approachable. Then, I project a new experience onto traditional sculpture by adding contemporary imagery to create a new visual experience.
I need to communicate more than beauty. Viewers that choose to look deeper will find unexpected elements that encourage them to think or feel, yet the work is enjoyable and approachable.
Laura Levine is a Hoosier artist, raised in Evansville, Indiana. She started her B.F.A. at Indiana University in Bloomington, studied in Florence, Italy, and completed her B.F.A. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After living briefly in Detroit after college, she returned to Indiana to live permanently. Exposure to the Renaissance work in Florence has had a significant impact on her work. Her pieces are a mixture of traditional figurative and classical influences, as well as her personal contemporary mythology.
Dara G. Lewis
Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor; Drawing
Dara G. Lewis has always bee a visual learner. Growing up it was quickly understood that she needed greater visual reference than most to excel. But as she grew up if there was no visual reference provided she made her own which also started to help those around her understand concepts given. Growing up she had multiple artistic interests including ballet, visual art and horseback riding. Ballet and horses too precedent since being homeschooled prevented finding any good art teacher. She excelled in both and moved onto becoming a horse trainer in Dressage and other training disciplines. Still dancing she remained a ballerina and choreographer into her early twenties. Listening to her parents’ desires for her to gain a non-artistic education in hopes for a more “lucrative” career at age 19 she attended nursing school at the local community college in Sanborn, NY. She excelled within this field as well, although still sketching the human body during A&P classes to satisfy her artistic itch. One year into the two year RN program there was a problem. The college had ignorantly left open the formaldehyde vat the dissected cats were being stored during A&P classes. Dara’s station was right next to the vat and caused severe brain damage. Needing to drop out of college and plagued by seizures she spent the next 8 months in and out of doctors offices and hospitals waiting for an answer. The only thing she had was her art so she started drawing….a lot. After finding a medicine that worked things returned to a relative normal; but left side brain damage remained. She found certain things like coordination, language, memory and math very difficult. Professional possibilities narrowed greatly for her. She decided to cut the nonsense and go for what she originally wanted to go for…Visual Art. Showing a few times before finally building the courage and ability to drive she signed up for classes at the University of Buffalo, NY at the age of 22. Attending art classes gave her hope back. She graduated Magna cum Laude within three years and was asked to return for the Noncommittal show at the beginning of 2013. She moved to Indianapolis that year after a year long of Skype dating her soon to be husband. They met at the yearly Messiah Conference for Messianic Jews and Believers and fell in love quickly. After a second terror bout of seizures she married Nick Lewis later that year. Even more damaged she spent the next year on sabbatical from everything trying to recover; in 2015 she started making art again. Now a year later she is working on a new body of work with a specific range of themes.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Carving
Jamie Locke is best known for her intricate hand-carved mandalas on wood, metal, glass and leather. A self-taught artist, Jamie is adept at taking a vision and turning it into reality. Her strength is in her hunger for creating, and exploring different methods and mediums, always bearing in mind that in the creative process the vision sometimes evolves into something completely unexpected. “For me, the process of creating a mandala is always one of inspired revelation, elemental surprise, and pure bliss.”
Locke’s work can also be found around Indianapolis through a series of public art projects such as The Harmony Mural, featuring her mandala designs along the Monon Trail, the #IndyAngelWings Project, a collaborative mural project with artist Megan Jefferson and most recently the Indy Art and Seek Project.
Whether she is carving, drawing or painting, her desire is to always breathe positivity into the world and hopes that her creations will inspire, encourage and uplift. Jamie predominately works creating one of a kind commission works but also posts available pieces here: Available Works
When not creating art of her own, she travels and plays cajon/djembe and a mean shaker egg with wife, Australian singer-songwriter, Martine Locke and is a proud mother to Harley (Ball State) and Alayna (Indiana University.)
You can visit Jamie in her studio at Red Barn Arts where she is a Resident Artist.
Red Barn Arts Collective, 6015 Bonna Ave, Studio #7, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Sculpture
I am an architect turned builder turned remodeler turned furniture maker turned functional artist turned public artist. My prime motive is to awaken and make viewers think about their lives and their environment. I have worked in a multitude of media and at a range of scales varying from residential subdivision creation to small religious artifact design and construction.
Ann D. Luther
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Textiles
Art quilts are my passion. They combine color, texture and design together. My designs are original or reworked traditional. I love color and my work clearly shows that. In addition, I love adding a layer of texture, such as three-dimensional pieces. Most of the time, I start the process with a design in my head which I put down on paper. I then pull fabrics and start cutting and sewing. Lots of times my draft is not even close to what I actually made but it is still part of the process. Sometimes I see a fabric and it serves as the jumping off point for the piece of art.
I am a Professional Engineer and many of the tools that I learned how to use are ones that I use on a regular basis. These include French curves, a compass and graph paper. The challenge becomes how to translate the design to fabric. Fortunately I am not hindered by the fear of mistakes. It is all part of the process. Sometimes those mistakes become the perfect feature of a piece.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting
My paintings are small fragments and pieces of me, vibrant bright colors, displays of love, friendship and sisterhood. It pushes and speaks for all women to be individuals and love the skin they are in. My art is all about self-love. Always an art lover, I studied art and photography at Arsenal Technical H.S. in Indianapolis, IN and also at Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. I come from a family of artists. My late grandfather Sherman Marlin was a sculptor, mask maker and jewelry maker. Four years ago my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. With a very confused and heavy heart I needed an outlet. Art became that outlet. My mother is now my muse and number one supporter and art continues to provide therapy in my life. One of my biggest motivations behind art is totally centered on giving. I try to make it a habit to give away just as much art as I sell in order to bring happiness to the lives of others and pay it forward.
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