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Beth Ann Thomas
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
I am a fine artist, focusing on painting and drawing. I’m also an art history enthusiast, and I thoroughly enjoy being informed by past and present artists’ work. Wherever I am (at home, downtown, outside, watching a film, making dinner), I am consistently intrigued by the small steps taken in the acts of learning, listening, watching, and creating, and I believe this shows in my work.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Would love to take my work to the next level, show to a larger audience gallery etc. Any direction/help would be appreciated! Feel free to contact me
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Born in Jamaica, NY in 1953, Stacey Torres is an African American folk artist and writer living in New Castle, IN. Her primary focus are unique women in natural settings. She paints with an abundance of brilliant color using different media, including watercolor, oil pastels, and acrylics, inspired by her Caribbean heritage.
As a self-taught artist, Ms. Torres’ love of painting began at a very early age. In the summer of 2014, she began to create again after a 40 year hiatus. Spending hours with her mother, who was in her final stages of Alzheimer’s, Stacey began to paint her thoughts and emotions, with images to help her mother remember some things. Her artwork became therapy for her and comfort to her mother.
“When the word, “artist” began to appear behind my name, I embraced my lost gift, and paint life as I see it. Art is just an exercise in emotional expression — a way of holding onto things from the past — documenting visions, impressions and dreams. I could write a journal or blog, however, my visions needed to be seen and felt … At times, I feel messages from beyond, like small glimpses of my past as ancestral folktales emerge with splashes of color on canvas. These primitive images of pleasingly imperfect subjects are bits of me; things I’m compelled to recapture. I suppose I’m guilty of living through my art by proxy.” Stacey Torres
Exhibits & Awards: Recipient of Indiana Lt. Governor & State Treasurer Hoosier Women Artists 2016; Richmond Art Museum’s Holiday Art Mart; Whitewater Valley Arts Association Regional Exhibit 2015 (Advanced Merit Award), and 2016; Art Association of Henry County’s 50th Annual Fall Show; Flava Fresh 12 (Annual Juried Multi-Art Exhibition Presentation Series of Contemporary Art in Indianapolis, IN); Hoosier Women In Art 2016 (Indy Parks Dept.); Twitter Art Show NYC 2016; Will Vawter Art Show, Hancock Art Association 2016; Naturally Inspired Paint-Out, Indianapolis Zoo 2016; Inspired by Dreams Exhibit 2015, Indiana Interchurch Center; and most notably, her art was featured on CBS TV’s Criminal Minds (Season 10).
Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performers and Writers
Stuart Troxel is often referred to as a Renaissance man. Although his primary focus is paintings for exhibitions and commissioned work, he also uses books and music to fully explore his thoughts, ideas and sense of humor.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking
I have spent most of my life traveling and have come to enjoy learning about different cultures and ways of life. In my art I try to capture buildings and landmarks of some of my favorite places in an attempt to keep those memories alive. I also try to depict place I dream of visiting to either inspire me to plan a trip or simply appreciate from a distance a place I may never see. Not everyone has the time or funds to travel so through my art I want to show the beautiful variety of architecture around world.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I started drawing at a young age in Canada when my parents were looking at antiques. The stores up there often provided colouring books, but, as fate would have it, they were pretty much used up by the time we came by. So I was often given blank sheets of paper. Due to much moving around, it was hard to maintain friends, and in Canada, where summer lasted a day or two, it was easier to make up friends, draw, and create. When I moved back to the US, we had moved to Florida, where I was socially inept. I did finally make a freind or two, some were just because of Geographical Locations. My comfort and sanity remained in creative expressions. I took a Hyatus with the brith of my daughter as the art world demands much time and attention. Now, as she has grown older, I am venturing out once again.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Murals, Performance Art, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Social Practice in inclusive performaning and visual art making
Art connects me to the world. It nourishes the ebb and flow of intimacy between myself, others, and our shared surroundings. My experience of art exists as a vast web of internalized relationships. I maintain an archive of these visual and conceptual impulses in commercially fabricated file folders. These are the folders I convert into surface grounds for drawing, painting, writing, mark making. My strategy for the creation of marks begins with the practice of counting using tally marks and evolves through improvisation into patterns of camouflage. These, in turn, accumulate into large scale objects and installations made of paper, pencil, twine, lumber. These expressive strategies find their most compelling context when placed in sites dominated by vacancy – abandoned structures, empty lots, wedges of marginal and liminal spaces. These installations cause the work to morph into vibrant place markers found in forgotten sites reinforcing the human labor involved in the utopian intent of exercising hope.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I am a senior philosophy and art student at Marian University
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
My name is Marie Williams and I have always had an innate desire to create art. Although drawing was an instinctive joy for me, I took time away from sketching to raise a family for twenty-five years. Subsequently, I enrolled in college to further my artistic skills. I am delighted to say that one of my most enjoyable courses was oil painting. While drawing with graphite was a passion for me, I was enthralled with the unique differences oil painting had to offer. In addition to my degree in Fine Arts, I have been developing my skills with a self-tutelage method.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Diane has been, all her life, an artist. Her mind is cluttered with thoughts, emotions and ideas that will eventually get put to canvas (or wood, or leather, or anything else she can get to hold still – even a rock)!
She sold her first painting at the age of 13. Today, there are wall murals adorning many homes throughout central Indiana and paintings hanging in homes all across the country. Diane has always had a driving force within her to create and express her emotions through art.
Probably, as with any “artist”, to create in any shape, form or medium is a release, a comfort, and a very necessary means to an end…that being to replace fear, anger, loneliness, sadness and pain with calm, peace, and serenity. Diane’s style is eclectic, spontaneous, and ever changing! There is so much inspiration in the world, how can one possibly limit their creativity to one style or one medium and her “style” is subject to change on a day to day basis, depending upon what happens to be the inspiration at the moment. This is neither good nor bad…it is what it is. Through art, Diane is able to transform “reality” into whatever she wishes or needs it to be. To be human is to experience good times and painful times, which is reflected in Diane’s art. Sometimes it is only visible to her but, sometimes, the art speaks very loudly with emotions it needs to convey. That is something for each individual to determine as they gaze upon her art.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; professional face painting, festival makeup, live event painting
I am an Indy-born, corn-fed, Indy-raised artist through and through! I have studied art at both Purdue and Duke Universities under professional artists that have produced exhibitions for the Indy Airport, National Geographic, and other large-scale audiences. For the last 7 years, I’ve done mural work for several Indy communities including Noblesville, Fishers, Vincennes, and Cumberland. In my time spent living in Boston and Los Angeles over the last 5 years, I also developed skills in exotic face and body painting, pottery, and stained glass, adding a unique skillset and aesthetic style to my teacher abilities and artwork.
In 2018, I formed Hue Murals LLC (fully licensed by the state of Indiana). I offer classes and studio time, work on large scale mural projects, travel to festivals and cultural events to share face and body painting, project manage for local art partners, and more.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Samantha Wright is an Indianapolis-based artist who specializes in mixed media and painting on canvas. The medium she works with the most is paint and canvas. From Ivy Tech, she obtained her Associate degree in Fine Art’s. Wright graduated from Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and earned her BFA degree in Integrative Studio Practice with a Minor in Art History. On December 6th, she will be a part of a group exhibit called Perception, where she will show her most current three-dimensional piece at Herron School of Art and Design. She will also be showing a painting at the Fountain Square Brewing Company for their Feed Me Weird Things exhibit during the month of December.
Cynthia J. Young
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior/Environmental Design from Ball State University and worked for a number of years as a residential and commercial interior designer. Presently, I am an arts administrator for a small cultural organization while pursuing my passion in the visual arts. Both of these careers have shaped who I am as an artist and have also contributed to my skills and interests.
I explore many subjects-nature, human figure, portrait, abstract and more! I experiment with media, color combinations and techniques striving for a look of spontaneity in my work.
I am inspired by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Franz Kline, Richard Diebenkorn, Matisse and Robert Kushner to name a few. I hope my work inspires others to discover their own creativity!
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