Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I make photographs using a variety of cameras ranging from traditional DSLRs, to more contemporary Mirror-less varieties. I also enjoy infrared photography, and, probably most significantly, create with the iPhone.
Through my business, Rad Drew Photography, LLC, which I stared in 2010, I make and sell images, teach photography and “iPhoneography,” and lead educational photo workshops to destinations around the world. On these trips, I guide photographers to extraordinary photo opportunities and teach in the field to support students in making the best images possible given the equipment and conditions.
Since 2013 I’ve lead groups to Cuba at least twice each year. Other workshop destinations include the South of France, Tuscany, Cape Cod, Boston’s North Shore, The Palouse, and many destinations in my home state of Indiana and neighboring Ohio.
My imagers have received numerous international awards and have made their way into galleries and juried international competitions showing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Texas, Vermont, New York, Toronto, Collingwood, Seattle, and Melbourne. I’m the author of the fine art books, In Good Light, Images of the Circle City; a collection of images of Indianapolis, and Rural Indiana, A Beauty all its Own, and am a contributor to today’s most comprehensive volume of iPhone instruction, The Art of iPhone Photography: Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone.
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).
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I’ve been making art my whole life, and it’s also been my profession for the last thirty years. As challenging as that can be at times, it is also a daily chance to bring beauty into the world and that makes me happy.
When I asked a friend for three words to describe my art, without a pause he said “playful, constructive, nostalgic.” I think it’s a pretty good summary, and it applies whether I’m creating a mixed media project or up-cycling a thrift store find.
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: Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; mosaics
Kathy Garnes has grown up in Indiana. She studied Fine Arts at Bradley University in Peoria Illinois and has spent a semester studying art at Parsons in Paris, France. After graduating, she became a flight attendant. She enjoyed seeing many cultures and visiting art museums around the world. One of Kathy’s most memorable trips was to Calcutta India. While there, she visited the Missionaries of Charity and presented them her painting of Mother Teresa. Kathy left the airlines after fourteen years to stay home with her twins. While they were young, Kathy taught summer art camps through the Hamilton County Artists Association as well as art camps with her church, St. Elizabeth Seton. Now that her children are growing up, she has become more active in creating public art. She enjoys creating murals and mosaics. Kathy enjoys sharing her love of art with her family and the community.
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.
Visual Arts: New Media/Technology, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
As an artist, I am concerned with investigating the distance between things- the distance from oneself, from one’s environment, from other people, as well as the disconnect between psychological and physiological experience. I use photography, video and installation as tools to map this subject or emotional space, which allow me to emphasize the isolation and dislocation that is an inherent characteristic of the human condition.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Karen works out of her studio in the historic Stuz building of downtown Indianapolis. Her main focus is Tonalistic landscapes. She also paints portraits and teaches portrait and figure painting.
Sylvia Sullivan Gray
Visual Arts: Painting, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
I find the process of creating art to be a refuge. Painting on both silk and canvas affords me the opportunity to express how I’m feeling in any given moment, commenting on the rhythm of the day, the change in season, or the love I feel for my family and pets. I work intuitively and rarely repeat myself.
For me, the hardest part of the creative process is ignoring my inner critic – the voice that can keep you from even starting a project for fear it won’t come out perfectly. Taking figure drawing classes helped me to move past this fear; the nature of the process requires me to create quick sketches and work without thinking. Weekly drawing sessions are now an integral part of my life. I find I can free myself in my drawings – the trials of the day go away and problems disappear. It still amazes me when the blank surface I am working on seems to magically open into a new vista. I truly believe there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities for learning and exploration. I try to listen carefully, letting the silk, paper, or canvas tell me what it wants and go from there.
Sylvia Gray is an Indianapolis native. She and her husband Brad live on five acres in the country with five dogs and three cats. She has three grown children and five grandchildren who are never far from her home. Her youngest son, Sean, shares her artistic impulse; autistic since birth, the discovery of art gave him a vital channel for expressing his emotions.
As a young mother with three small children very close in age, one with special needs, their care demanded all of Gray’s time and presence. Life with Sean in particular presented so many additional challenges and learning curves, including his difficulties with school and paying attention. In 1990 she enrolled him in his first art class; the difference was immediate – he was focused and content when making art. This calming influence art had on Sean became an important factor in Gray’s journey towards self expression. As the children began to grow older, she began to dabble in creative projects, finding them an outlet for her emotions. She began taking classes at the Indianapolis Art Center with artist Stephanie Lewis Robertson. This proved to be a turning point in her life. Until that time, she had believed that drawing was a talent you were either born with or not – it wasn’t something that could be studied and learned. Lewis Robertson saw her talent and encouraged her to take drawing classes, opening up new avenues for exploration and growth. She embarked upon four years of classes at Herron School or Art and Design, and has since studied a myriad of art forms including drawing, painting, textiles, and printmaking, and traveled Europe studying art.
Now a full-time artist, Gray creates silk paintings for the home and personal wear. She also teaches classes in silk painting and other media, sharing her love for art and the knowledge she has gained from her teachers and travels.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
There is immense beauty to be found in simplicity and color. From stunning landscapes and cloud-filled skies to ordinary and everyday objects, I find inspiration everywhere. By keeping my brushstrokes broad and loose, I am able to create a beautiful sense of movement and capture that simplicity. I love the challenge of finding the complicated or ordinary, and translating those subjects with my paint, it in a fresh, new way. My wish is that my paintings would inspire viewers to see the beauty that surrounds them with a new perspective and appreciation.
Jessica Green resides in Indianapolis with her husband Wes, and their two pre-school aged children. Her professional background is in art education and has been teaching art classes for children since 2004. In 2012, Jessica set a goal for herself to paint 500 paintings which also marked the start of her blog which documents her artistic progress.
Elizabeth Guipe Hall
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Encaustic is an ancient medium for painting made by combining beewax, demar resin, pigment and heat. Indianapolis artist Elizabeth Guipe Hall uses encaustic as paint and as a natural adhesive for composing colorful artworks using digital imagery, vintage ephemera, pencil, etched lines and imported handmade papers, all sealed between successive layers of natural and pigmented beeswax. Each layer of the work must be fused with heat to the previous layer to ensure the integrity of the surface. After the piece has cooled, it can be polished to a glowing sheen allowing the depth between translucent layers of wax to be revealed.
Hall’s work explores themes of personal growth, the passages of life, and the drive for self-determination. Within this framework, images of her children, birds, fish women, and family groups often appear.
Hall maintains a studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts and participates in gallery shows in and around Indianapolis. Her work is in private collections in South Africa, Iran, England, Australia and the United States.
Jennifer Blue Hands
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
I am an artist that works primarily on a large scale basis using exterior housepaint. I enjoy freeform but work well under instruction. I love nature, food, and figure drawing. Nature and abstract tend to be my go-tos but I am trained in figure drawing and also love to play with elongated and stretched figures. I love to use bright colors but am well rehearsed in monochrome. I am a mother of three awesome kids.
Randall Scott Harden
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
As a visual artist, I want to share what I experience in my relationship with color. As a poet, I
strive for the most simple expression of beauty. Painting quickly with passionate strokes…what a rush.
For me, the canvas is a place of amazing discovery. My journey begins, simply, with a visual. With
intuition, aesthetics, and emotions as my guide, I see that visual unfold on the canvas. My goal:
simplicity…suggestion…Painting is my life.
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.
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: Visual Arts Instructor
I LIKE BOLD AND VIBRANT COLORS, AND FIND MY SUBJECTS IN THE SIMPLEST OF THINGS. OLD SHOES, FLOWERS, CRAYONS, AND TIMEPIECES, TO NAME A FEW, ARE THE SOLITARY OBJECTS TO DOMINATE MY SINGLE SUBJECT, ABSTRACT COLLAGE. I WILL BE MOTIVATED AT UNUSUAL TIMES IN UNUSAL ENVIRONMENTS, STAGE THE ENTIRE PIECE IN MY MY MIND AND SET ABOUT IT. MY GOAL IS TO INTRIGUE PEOPLE TO SPEND TIME WITH MY WORK AND STUDY THE INTRICACIES WITHIN THE SIMPLE SUBJECTS.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My personal life experiences inform a great deal of the content and concepts of my art. The
human experience has always fascinated me – whether these experiences are had within the
context of our natural environment, the landscape of our internal minds, or within the
context of other humans. Who and what humanity is and how we as humans identify
ourselves is also a question that many of my works address. I also explore the many ups and
downs that are experienced in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms as creatures living
and present within the world.
Much of the imagery I use has focused on the human figure due to reflecting on the
concepts of the human identity and what it means to be human. This ideology evolves into
questioning individual identity as it pertains to the self and how the self is expressed within
society and culture. The imposed identities that are experienced on an individual level as
well as the compulsory identities that individuals may be given by society are reflected and
explored within my work. As a gay man growing up in conservative areas, I have known this
type of experience first-hand and seek to identify and expose the various identities I see
given to individuals through my work.
Although some of my pieces explore the darker side of the human experience, I also believe
that this experience is one of wonder and whimsy often fraught with confusion and
misunderstanding. Having worked in the communications industry in customer service for
the last thirteen years, often times my pieces illustrate a misunderstanding or
miscommunication that might be experienced when communicating an idea from one mind
James W. Hubbard
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My art education has been a life-long passion. As a child, I was always experimenting with unconventional materials. Today my playfulness is a bit more focused and refined. Since retiring as an elementary art teacher in June 2008, I have concentrated on creating a portfolio of original limited edition art prints. I am currently artist-in-residence at Robin Run Retirement Community, Indianapolis where I work with a group of talented seniors. I am the 2017-19 President of Indiana Artists Organization. I maintain my print studio, Thorntown Press, at 137 South Pearl Street~ Thorntown, Indiana.
“My prints are conceived as a soul sanctuary where viewers can quietly contemplate the pulse and poetry of nature~ transformational patterns within land, water, and sky. A story unfolds within the wake of both etched and relief lines that move in an arc of rhythmic energy. My art is both idealistic and romantic, traveling the trajectory of my experience and perspective.”
James Hubbard- Indiana print artist
Gretchen Ten Eyck Hunt
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
I am a firm believer in the positive response to art. It should not only stimulate the mind, but it should touch the soul. Art is the process of creating for the sheer joy of creating.
I am always exploring the possibilities and trying new ways to approach a subject or technique.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
Diana Hunter enjoys creating works of art in photography, digitally enhanced photography and oils of landscapes, wildlife and floral scenes. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has taught classes at OASIS (Older Adult Services and Information Systems), Ivy Tech State College, Butler University Indiana Wesleyan University and the Indianapolis Public Schools. She holds a life teaching license and is a member of AEAI (Art Education Association of Indiana), the Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana Wildlife Artists, Riviera Camera Club and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Her pictures have been on exhibit in various locations in Indiana and in Maryland. She received First Place in Digital Art in the Creative Arts Contest sponsored by the Reformed Presbyterian Witness Magazine of North America in 2003 and then again in 2006. She has 2 miniature oil paintings at the Governor’s Mansion and has exhibited at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office and the Mayor of Indianapolis’ Office on the 25th Floor of the City County Building. She had a one woman show at the Carmel Library in Carmel, IN (June 2004). For a current listing of exhibits please see her website at www.DianaHunter.com.
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.”
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Social practice
I am a teaching artist at the Indianapolis Art Center and maintain a studio space at the Circle City Industrial Complex where I create and exhibit oil paintings. Currently, I am pursuing my MFA in Integrative Studio Practice from Herron School of Art and Design.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Painting and creating make sense to me. I enjoy sharing my work with others and the joy they find in my work. Many times it’s a great way to just get lost in my own little world of make believe.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Paul Johnson is a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a printmaking major specializing in lithography with a minor in art history. His work includes both prints as well as paintings focusing on process, color, and the human figure. Paul has exhibited his work in a number of juried exhibitions including the Indianapolis Arts Center student show, where he received best of printmaking 2015, and The Water Show at Gallery 924. Most recently Paul and a group of his peers held their climatic thesis exhibition “KLPT” at the Circle South Gallery in Fountain Square, welcoming the public in to view their newest creations.
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: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Therapist
Hello everyone! My name is Lauren King and I am a long-time Indian resident. I am a practicing artist in the field of painting, and also am an art therapist. I recently graduated with my Masters degree in Art Therapy from Herron School of Art + Design, and am currently working at Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health as a school-based art therapist. I am also an art instructor at the Monon Communtiy Center in Carmel, IN as a member of their adaptive team working with individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities.
I have teaching experience at various art centers in Indianapolis and surrounding communities for children and adults of varying ability levels. I have experience working with individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities as well as mental health concerns including mood disorders, anxiety, thought disorders, personality disorders, and behavioral health concerns. I have led individual art therapy sessions, group art therapy sessions, as well as private painting lessons for children, adolescents, adults, and elders. Watercolor is my medium of choice, but I have experience with oil and acrylics, sculpture, metals, ceramics, drawing, and printmaking.
Alongside my work in teaching and art therapy, I am currently the gallery coordinator at IU Health Methodist Hospital. I oversee curation of artist work to place in two gallery spaces in the main lobby of the hospital.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Michael has been actively involved professionally in the arts for 23 years and has a genuine, long-standing record of utilizing an interdisciplinary and socially responsive approach. His artwork resides in permanent collections in the US, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University
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: Film, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Documentary
Brian Krecik is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Anthropology and an MFA in Photography from The Academy of Art University. He has traveled and lived in both Korea and Japan where he taught about culture and language. For more than a decade he worked as a web application programmer, though he has never forgotten about his one greatest passion – people. It is what drove him to pursue a degree in Anthropology and what fueled his passion for capturing images that are both visually and emotionally moving.
Brian works in the field of lyrical documentary and fine art. When working with clients or working on his personal art he looks to capture moments that identify who we are and what connects us to the world around us. Simply put, He approaches this medium to record life, but to do so in a way that captures moments that express human emotion and the passions that drive us or provoke thought.
For those that he meets along the way and work with personally, he sincerely thanks each and every one of you. Having the chance to work with each of you either on creative portraits, documentary work, crafting creative art, or working on commercial or corporate photography has been a pleasurable experience. He looks forward to working on future projects and if you are new to his work, he hopes that you enjoy the imagery as much as he had creating it.
Clients: Tedx Indiana University, Buskirk-Chumley Theatre, Crazy Horse, The Big Cheeze, Apollo Quad
Industry: Fine Art, Documentary, Commercial, Fashion, Food, Sports, Lifestyle, Portrait, Weddings
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Visual Arts Instructor
After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from IU Bloomington, I have been a teaching artist in various local arts programs for the past 14 years. I’ve run my current studio in The Murphy Ats Center for 5 years, and am currently running after school programs at CFI in the IPS school district.
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