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Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
How fortunate I was to teach public school art for twenty two years. My goal was to promote my students’ art, to build their esteem, and to facilitate in scholarship programs. Now retired after a total of 42 years in various levels of education, I travel a hopeful path as an artist. It is time to promote my own art! As of late, I’ve been experimenting and developing my skills and processes. I find inspiration everywhere I look, and that inevitably filters down to my work. Delight finds me when I look closely at small sections of buildings, vegetation, and every day things we take for granted. As I perceive the image and move my interpretation to canvas or paper, I stretch what is typically a structured image into color experimentation using arbitrary, analogous, and complimentary colors.
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.
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.
Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Works on paper
Henry’s Bio and List of Exhibitions
Patricia D Jones
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography
I am a self taught artist, still in the learning process with mixed media as well as photography. I enjoy exploring in my art and taking various classes as I am able.
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: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Im a talented, smart and beautiful young woman who attended the University of Connecticut to play college basketball and receive a FINE ARTS degree in photography from 2005 until 2010. I traveled to Indianapolis in the fall of 2010 to start fresh. To live my life my way for the first time. I am a young woman who is simple yet complex enough to confuse the world and myself, or maybe just myself. Art to me is everything. My art is my form of communication. I am able to communicate things that I cannot place into words. My art is about the battle on the inside. The push and pull of my thoughts, intincts, and emotions. I bare my heart and soul into pieces whether they are playful or dark and twisted. I have a constant battle of worth. All of my life I have been trying to earn my worth in things I do and accomplish. Worth in titles and certificates that honestly you dont remember. So wrapped up in being good you lose the simplicity of just being you. I strove for perfection but learned the hard way that does not exist. Perfection only brings you face to face with death. Then you have a choice to say “I DO” to satan or realize you can turn around and chose a different path. Luckily I woke up from a hell and chose life. You might ask yourself, ” why is she telling me all of this?” Because I real. I am human. And that is what my art is about. Its real. Its in your face. Not everyone will like it, but to be honest I dont care. A good or bad reaction is a positive in my book because I want my auidence to feel. To just feel. We live in a society where feelings are put last and feelings are a sign of weakness. That if you cry you are less of a man or if you voice your opinion you are too much. That if you listen to your heart you won’t be successful, or if you dont have a such and such job you are worth nothing. Screw that! We are a people of feelings and emotions. You people that are running away from your feelings, i feel sorry for you. Yes you will feel pain but that does not measure up to the experience of joy and happiness. I don’t create artwork for others approval anymore except for my own. Im learning I will be misunderstood, talked about, degrated, praised, overlooked, criticized, and critiqued. BUT I please myself and that is I want. My only intention is to communicate my insides so I can stay alive. To balance the internal with the exterior. Art is everything. Everything is art. Cassie Kerns a.k.a CASSINOVA
Visual Arts; Photography, Graphite Drawing, Figure Drawing, Charcoal, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Ink, Alcohol Ink, Inktense, Upcycled Art
Michelle Kerschner-Crow Artist CV
Ann W King
Oil, pastel, pen and ink, pencil, collage, acrylic, watercolor
Ann W. King opened A King’s Art Studio and Gallery at 60 E. Cedar St. Zionsville, IN 46077 in January 2001. Ann is a juried show award winning artist in both painting and jewelry. She represents 3 other juried show award winning artists in the gallery presenting a wide range of styles and media. Ann also does restoration of small china, wood, painting and jewelry objects.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I am an abstract artist living in Indianapolis. I started painting about 10 years ago, though it has been a lifelong passion. For a short period I studied under private instruction, then became interested in Abstract and Mixed Media.
I have won awards from The National Abstract Show at Garfield Park and from the SALI Members Show. My artwork in both private and corporate settings.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Storytelling
Devon Kondaki is an author/illustrator of picture books.
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.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
I’ve always loved art and crafts and doodled on my algebra notes. I started seriously working on portraits while at college, although I didn’t pursue an art career. Despite this, I managed to get noticed in many of the places I worked and was commissioned to do portraits, posters, flyers, brochures, caricatures, etc. during my work day. I wrote and illustrated training manuals for one organization and sold commissioned portraits in my free time. I took a hiatus from art while raising my 3 girls. Now I use my daughters as models for a variety of pictures. In the past 3 years, having more time to spend on art, I designed a website, opened an art studio at Lafayette Renaissance Academy and participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibitions, doing demonstrations and assisting local art organizations with creating brochures and websites. I work with pencil, pastel, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic and oil. I tend to mix mediums, using pastels and colored pencil together or watercolor and pastel. I’ve created portraits with subjects in live sittings and from photographs. I enjoy drawing portraits and also enjoy creating ‘fantasy’ pictures of mermaids, angels and elves. I also enjoy re-creating the many places I’ve visited in the US, Canada and Europe.
Currently my work can be viewed online at llauter.com. I have had artwork at the Art Museum of Lafayette and the Mental Health Association. Shows include an exhibition at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Crawfordsville Art Fair & the Round the Fountain Art Festival.
In 2010, I was hired to complete a series of paintings for an office waiting room- the largest being 36′ x 48′ and upon completion of this, I went on to paint murals in adjacent space.
In 2012, I opened a shop in downtown Lafayette called Main Street Artisans and featuring artisan crafts and fine art.
In 2014, I moved back to Indy and adopted a puppy. I currently work on portraiture and formulating natural home and bath products.
Visual Arts: 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.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, 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.
I have a passion for public art and finding ways to bring art and community together.
2018 Johnson County Community Foundation Muralist
2018 Art Collective Director
2017/2018 Indianapolis Art Council High Art billboard artist
2017 Indy Do Day #Itsmycity Chalk Art Muralist
2017 Traffic Signal Box Muralist
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Painting, Portrait, Works on paper
Hi My name is Clinton and I’m 34. I’m from Indianapolis and I’ve been in to art all my life. I’m engaged and have a 6 year old son. I graduated from Broadripple Magnet high school in the visual arts department.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Academically trained in oil paint, I am an Illustrator & comic-book artist creating digitally colored, hand-drawn ink & brush images. Since 2016, I have worked as a professional illustrator for USA English, a private Beijing and Hong Kong based Chinese company that teaches English to youth. Contributing over 250 commissions to date, my images are serialized and sold as lesson plans in online and hard-copy format for a variety of curriculums.
My personal work focuses on telling stories about my observations of life’s absurdity and irony through engaging, graphic novel imagery and humor. I try not to take myself too seriously, but I do take my discipline seriously and every job is handled with utmost professionalism. With a decade’s worth of business-sales experience, I have a well-rounded understanding of the nuances within healthy inter-personal relationships.
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.
Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
I am a self taught artist. I feel it is important to express myself through art about racial injustices. I want to create art to show beauty in people and in life around us. Im always learning and growing and trying to express how I feel and what I see throgh my art.
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: 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!
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Crafts, Earthworks, Film, Jewelry, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Behavioral Arts Facilitator
I utilize my artistic gifts to encourage self expression with K-12 students. I facilitate behavioral art with others who are recovering from traumatic experiences, and those in criminal diversion programs.
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