Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I mostly use colored pencils but I am not limited to them.
Acrylic and oil based paints.
Digital art using programs such as Inkscape and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.
I have done a some music producing.
When I’m not drawing im usually playing video games or reading comic books.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Welcome to my page, I hope you enjoy! I am an artist, illustrator based out of Indianapolis, IN. I enjoy painting in acrylics, Illustration and digital arts. If you have any question feel free to message my shaelewis [!at] yahoo.com.
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.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting; Chalk Art
I am a visual artist working in collage, acrylics, and digital media.
My work is represented at Full Circle Nine Gallery and Tube Factory First Friday Art Market.
I have a passion for public art and finding ways to bring art and community together.
2018 Johnson County Community Foundation Muralist
2018 Director – Eastside Art Collective
2017/2018 Indianapolis Art Council High Art billboard artist
2017 Indy Do Day #Itsmycity Chalk Art Muralist
2017 Irvington traffic signal box muralist
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: Painting
I m amateur artist basically works in Indian paintings but would love to paint new kinds. I m having a good hand in oil paintings.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting; Encaustic
Hello & welcome! I am a Fine Artist and Illustrator specializing in commissioned pet portraits, custom greeting cards and nonrepresentational oil & encaustic paintings.
The backbone of TayloredIllustration is custom art. I love being able to create any and every idea that my clients’ have! Whether you want a colored pencil drawing of your furbaby wearing a sombrero, a Christmas card with Santa passed out in a tutu after drinking too much wine, or a 12×36 oil & encaustic panel with a color palette of mint, tangerine and fuschia, I can create anything and everything that you want when it comes to pet portraits, greeting cards and nonrep art.
I also pride myself on the acute level of detail that I capture in my pet portraits. When I’m creating a portrait, I really dig deep and not only look, but feel, the presence of the pet and the tiny little imperfections that make them unique. Does the cat have green flecks in its brown eyes? Does that dog have little individual gray hairs sprinkled throughout his chest? I strive to make my pet portraits as photorealistic as possible, but also as organic as possible, by capturing detail that a camera can’t.
As for my holiday cards, there is nothing more fun than being able to imagine an obscene situation that Santa could get himself in, and then making that happen! My cards are pure imagination and an absolute delight to create, and I look forward to expanding on my collection every year!
My range of products are eclectic, but I love all three of these subject matters, and I love them just the same.
I would LOVE to hear from you! Thank you.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Anastasia Maroney is a professional artist working within a wide variety of media. She holds a B.A. in Fine Art from Indiana University and a M.S. in Art Education from the University of Tennessee. She is also a fully credentialed Art teacher in the state of Indiana. Anastasia is inspired by the intricacies of life around her – from the simple forms that present themselves every day, like the fruit her children eat for snack, to the flowers growing outside her studio windows and on to more complex topics such as the state of American culture, religion, relationships, and personal struggles. There are so many opportunities to recognize beauty in God’s creation, whether it be through music, movement, or the visual cues that surround us everywhere.
After growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Anastasia attended art school at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Soon thereafter, she moved south to attend graduate school at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A marriage and graduation led her to California, Georgia, Nevada, and then back to Indiana, all in a period of seven years. During those years, Anastasia taught high school and middle school art, all while trying to find time to create work on her own. After being blessed with her first two babies, she stopped teaching professionally to serve in a volunteer capacity while raising her children. Seven years later, she and her husband were blessed with two more children, and she continued to find small pockets of time to create art. After another professional year in the classroom, she decided to venture out as a professional artist full-time. Since then, Anastasia has been working to create a professional body of work, and has been instructing students in her home studio while exploring venues for exhibiting and selling her work.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Digital Illustration
Kasey May’s artwork is best known for its colorful and curious nature. She specializes in digital illustration, merging modern digital art technology with techniques more often found in traditional painting mediums. Since she was very small, Kasey has drawn obsessively. First, she drew on legal pads and continuous feed computer paper. She eventually graduated to sketchpads and dabbled in multiple mediums including ink, colored pencil, and watercolor. After graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and ending up working in the printing industry for nearly a decade, Kasey now freelances full time and is trying to get involved with her community.
Media; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Film, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
As a freelance photographer and artist, Mary McClung focuses on America’s food culture and the social bonds found in making and sharing of food.
McClung has been a fine artist and commercial photographer for over 20 years. Her practice includes all photographic media including film, digital photo and video, and alternative processes such as cyanotype and wet collodion processes.
Her fine art media includes multi-media work, encaustics, and oil, acrylic and watercolor painting.
Mary graduated with highest distinction (summa cum laude) with a BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art + Design, Indiana University.
Visual Arts: Painting
In 2017, I jumped into the world of abstract painting. It is a liberating space of action, color, and layers. Each layer hides and reveals something that came before it…just like life. I consider myself to be an Emotional Archaeologist as I dig through the previous day’s work, scratching, eliminating, brushing, sifting, mentally labeling, and adding more paint. I am searching for primitive forces that I have overlooked in my physical life.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Ess McKee, a mixed media artist, is an Arizona native based in Indianapolis, IN. Ess discovered her passion for her chosen means of expression while living in Frankfurt, Germany as a child. Inspired by an appreciation for graffiti art and hip hop culture, she began to focus on character illustrations and abstract typographic forms. With a background in graphic design, she merges the world of analog and digital to create works that are both grunge and cosmetic.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Printmaking; tattoo art
Hiya! I am a recent transplant to this rad city, Bloomington In. I’m a 37 year old professional tattoo artist/painter/illustrator. My work centers on all things nerdy, sci-fi, and horrific, and i tend to use a more vibrant palette. Check out my work or schedule an appointment with me at WWW.CHRISMCVILLAIN.COM, I am always looking for collaborators, shows to submit to or host, projects, and all professionals otherwise interested in similar arts and visual debauchery, and I am always open to commission!
Visual Arts: Visual Arts Instructor; Behavioral Arts Facilitator
I utilize my artistic gifts to encourage self expression with K-12 students and facilitate behavioral art with others in criminal diversion programs.
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
I never claimed to be an artist nor enthusiast, but have always admired and respected the various displays of art. I was introduced to my artistic ability in high school when I had to pick an ‘elective’ to satisfy a mandatory class schedule. Once I captured the attention of my art teacher, I knew that I was on to something.
I was very much inspired by the events of 2008 when we elected our first African American president, so I commissioned myself to draw a piece which I titled, ‘Dream, Believe & Achieve’. This pencil drawing is a likeness of Dr. King(Dream), Obama (Believe – Yes we can!) and Mandela (Achieve – after being imprisoned for over 27 years, when released, he became the first black president of South Africa). This strong betrayal of strength adorn the walls of many friends and family, and is what I call my “official” coming out piece.
In 2008 I was commissioned, by an incredible local artist, to write about the two amazing sculptures that were to be part of the Meet the Artists XX – “Homecoming” event. One piece, entitled, “Pick Me – The Emancipation of Check-X” tells the story of how mega churches promise a means to the promised land at the expense of it’s followers. The other described the impact of Jazz on society during a time when music and inclusion were misaligned. This was my first “unofficial” launch into the art event world.
In 2012, I participated in my first, official, ‘coming out’ art exhibition(prior to this, I characterized myself as a closet artist, doing, primarily, commissioned based work). The Meet the Artists XXIV – “SuperBowl Extravaganza” is where I had an incredible opportunity to display some of my work, network with other artists and art enthusiasts, speak about my pieces, and gain recognition as an artist.
Since then, I’ve participated in various local Art Exhibitions, and displayed my work at a local art gallery. Currently, my art can be seen at a local contemporary furniture store, and on my website: DeeMillerInspired.com.
Often called a wordsmith, I believe that the ingredients for a good story or poem can come from many venues….experiences, imagination and observations… just to name a few. What makes a story/poem come to life is the writer’s execution.
My Self-Published books can be found on my website and via Amazon.
Come, let me inspire you through my Contemporary arts and Literal entertainment
I look forward to meeting you.
Come, let me inspire you through my innovation arts and entertainment
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Dreamer, analog junkie, artist, collector.
I’I’m an Indianapolis based artist, illustrator and self-publisher with a focus on astronomical art and space travel.
I’m all about empowering others through art, music, DIY/Zine culture, and comics! I hope to encourage others to be curious, explore the world around them, and embrace science.
I have taught bass guitar and zine making for Indianapolis Girls Rock camp, instructed art courses for Forever Fit Summer Camp, and led workshops on zine making and rubber stamp creation for Indianapolis’ Gluestick Festival. Even though I never received a degree in art, I love to paint watercolors and write/draw comics on the daily. I always have a sketchbook and you’ll probably see me drawing in it while at the pub.
When I’m not making art and zines, I enjoy reading, urban sketching, going on adventures with Vyvyan (the wonder pup) and playing bass/singing in a few punk bands.
Organizing INDPLS Zine Fest
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My name is Isaiah Morris-Henderson.
I am a visual artist who is native to Indy. At the moment I use mainly colored pencils but occasionally use charcoal, graphic, ink, and water color in my pieces. In this upcoming year I am looking to expand my range, explore different mediums, and produce as much work as possible.
I grew up in a toxic environment where my role models were my abusive, alcoholic parents, and my heroin-addicted brother. Most nights were filled with arguments, screaming, and violence. My only escape was through my art. My safe haven was a locked door, calming music, and a brush. I truly believe that art is the reason I was able to avoid being sucked into this toxic environment, and for this reason, I can write this letter today. I owe my life to art. It was, and always will be, my therapy. I was able to block out the yelling and create new worlds and environments to thrive in. This is where my passion radiates. I want to show the world just how powerful art can be, and how it can heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I want to help people. My career goal is to work in a hospital or hospice with children. I want to help give them the childhood they are missing because they are sick. I empathize with them. I had to grow up way too fast in my environment and that just sucks. I want to help improve their quality of life, even if it is for a short while. It is worth it to know you made a difference in someone’s life, for an hour a day, twice a week. They could forget they were sick for a bit and just be a kid, and I want to be that person for them. I am an extremely dedicated, devoted, and passionate individual. I know I can make a difference if I am given the opportunity to learn, create, and conquer in this program. All I need is a platform to shine.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Whether it is through the lens of photography or through the stroke of a paint brush, I am most content when I have the freedom to bring beautiful things to life. My style has changed and evolved over the years, as I experiment with different mediums. However, I have always considered myself an abstract expressionist. Having a natural affinity toward bright colors and whimsical movement in my work, I love to tell stories and make people feel something. I cannot help but create. And so I will. May all who encounter my work be moved, inspired, and blessed by what they see and feel. And I also happen to be a homeschooling mama to six of the MOST amazing kiddos on this planet!
Photography and found object sculptures
I have been producing art for about 40 years . I have had the pleasure of being in several shows some juried as well as many gallery appearances.I also have been in print and painted for many celebrities. In addition I have taught beginning to advanced airbrushing at hobby lobby for about 25 years.
Melissa Parrott Quimby
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My current work consists of abstract paintings and drawings which are an intuitive response to my environment and experiences. I am motivated by the nature of the material and the activity of creating a mark to express my ideas. Through an instinctual impulse of combining line, color, pattern, shape and texture I create abstract images using acrylics, graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
I studied drawing, painting and graphic design, trained by Colombian masters back in the1960s. I then migrated to NYC in the 1970s where I had the opportunity to attend some classic arts schools, especially the renowned “Art Students League of New York.” I also worked for a department store doing visual merchandising. All of this training combined made me “a Jack of all trades.” Thanks to that, I have been able to survive as an artist all these years by being able to create visual art without limitations in several mediums. That vision I had as a child when I used to draw cartoon characters, my first Prismacolor drawing contest award at the Simon Bolivar park in downtown Medellin, my elementary school teachers pulling me out of my classroom to draw class subject matters for them on their chalk boards, etc. helped me build confidence as an artist at a time when I totally struggled with my academic education, particularly math. It was obvious to my parents and teachers that I belonged in the creative world making great works of art! No question about it.
Moving to Indiana was my destiny after I met and found the love of my life, Alesa Stanley. I met my wife in NYC while she was attending Hanover College and collecting research data at the UN’s bookstore where I was working as a sales person. Indianapolis was a smaller city back then with a different atmosphere: green surroundings, clean, simple life, low cost of living and friendly. Opportunities for artists at the time were rather low however. One of my first opportunities to apply my art talent was given to me by the Hispano American Center on East Street near College and Massachusetts Avenues, where I did a series of large works depicting cultural Latin American images. I got my first full time job working for The William H. Block Co. Dept. Store in downtown Indy where I was able to develop my visual expertise further while being coached by professionals in the field; great carpenters and painters that been there since the 1940s. I did learn a lot from them! I am truly blessed to have a great family and a very supportive wife and children and to live in a community that supports the Arts even though its image is based
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Myra is an Indiana based sculptor/artist/educator. She received her BFA in Furniture Design from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. She has been teaching joyfully in Indianapolis for several years. She teaches from her studio and at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Her work enlivens both private and public collections.
Wood and metal are her primary media. “I love the infinite possibilities of working with wood and metal: bending, sawing, shaping, forging, and painting.” When a piece is finished, it makes me feel…….crazy good.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Enthusiastic about and participating in many Arts; painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, graphic arts, music (hand drumming) and dance.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Artist, Healer, Mama, Student of planetary shifts and the mystic, my passion lies in speaking through images on paper and facilitating others as they connect with their creative fire and unexpressed power.
I am a mixed-media artist known for weaving together a variety of substrates and materials while playing with the idea of Spirit, energy and the unseen pieces that make us who we are. I enjoy exploring each medium’s range of applications and limits which, in turn inspires the feel of what I do. I am inspired by visceral sensations and fully embodied moments, pleasure, identity and communal resonance.
Through layers of paper and fabric, watercolor and ink, pencil and spray paint, a depth and an atmosphere are created. This is a subjective space beyond the restrictions of our cultures and our learned identities, an alternate reality. In this space, I explore the tension between being and becoming, articulations of striving and receiving and a communion of Selves. In this space I offer an invitation to explore one’s resonance with the potential energy of change and expansion. I offer an invitation to try on a new vision of one’s Self, an energetic impression. Who are we? Who do we want to be?
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Artist in residence, Columbus IN
Former juried artist with the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and a former
member of Nickel Plate Arts
Bio: Gary is a retired Administrator living and working in Columbus Indiana. He is a Ball State University
Graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science (1979) and a Master of Arts (1980) in General and
Experimental Psychology with a minor in Art. Gary enjoyed a successful career in his field of study
and retired in 2008 to focus exclusively on new and better ways to utilize his artistic abilities,
including the use of different mediums and techniques. Currently he focuses on pastel,
pastel/chalk and pencil on various heavy surfaces.
Current and past exhibits:
Two exhibits themed “Light”, and “Beauty” with the Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis IN, (2015).
Past exhibits with the HCAA:
“The Naked Truth” at the Birdie Gallery. Exhibition piece “Iris” (2016).
“The Pursuit of Excellence” exhibit at the Birdie Gallery. (2016). Exhibition pieces “Ortus Veneris” and “Autumn Flight”. Awarded first prize for the work “Autumn Flight” .
Exhibited two pastels at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel, IN , winning honorable mention for the landscape titled “Solo” (2017).
Exhibited with Nickel Plate Arts at the First Presbyterian Church, Noblesville under the theme “Christ In The Arts” with the pieces “Holy Family” and “Risen”, both pastel/chalk renderings (2017).
Scheduled themed exhibit “The Human Condition” with the RAPP Gallery at the Indiana Landmark Center, August 2017.
My approach to art:
I define my work as representational, depicting recognizable themes in a style of my choosing. I prefer to work with little reliance on external reference, instead offering my own interpretations. My work is eclectic which allows the exploration of varied genres using the mediums of pencil, chalk, pastel and oil.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Book Arts
I am inspired by the memories I associate with my identity, the effects of emotional labor, and the associated stereotypes. I use unique forms of storytelling to share concepts rooted in my own life. Each piece is a reflection of these experiences, and that of others. We can all relate to wearing masks to achieve the accepted standard within our own combination of subgroups. Growing up semi-isolated did not make me exempt from being implanted with habitual patterns, but it did allow time for me to develop an uncommon perspective.
Visual Arts: Illustration
I began to embark on my artistic journey at the age of 7. I’m a self taught Artist who has a passion for drawing from my imagination, yet willing to learn new techniques!
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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