Visual Arts: Painting, Photography; Pastels and charcoal
A lifetime resident of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, except for a 13-year sojourn to Michigan, I only realized the joy of painting and creating art works as a mature adult. As I was planning for my early retirement, I started some art lessons and quickly found I was immersed. When I joined the ranks of retired persons and could devote more time to painting, I found that while occupied with my new passion, everyday cares disappeared and ills of the heart were diminished.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
I am an illustrator and cartoonist based out of Indianapolis, IN. Academically trained in oil paint, I work primarily in illustration with brush and ink, then finished with paint or digital, and I’ve invested countless hours into developing my own unique style. Since 2016 I’ve worked as a professional illustrator for a Chinese company that teaches English to youth, contributing nearly 200 images to date. I’ve also done multiple large scale murals and a wide array of printed marketing materials. My personal work focuses on telling stories about my observations of life’s humor, absurdity, and irony through engaging, graphic novel imagery.
I try not to take myself too seriously, but I do take my discipline seriously and every job is handled with the utmost professionalism. With a decade’s worth of sales business experience, I understand the nuances of a healthy working relationship.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
I am a visual artist specializing in acrylics and watercolor. I love experimenting with new mediums to keep my work fresh and unique. Photography is another passion for me. While I am relatively new to the art scene I’m looking for the opportunity to share my art with others.
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.
Kristi Marsh Watson
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Kristi Marsh Watson is an Indianapolis mixed media artist focused on abstract and nature inspired themes.
Kristi Marsh Watson attended Indiana State University with all intentions of studying Chemistry. After taking drawing courses, she quickly rerouted her path. Kristi Marsh Watson graduated magna cum laude, majoring in Graphic Design with minors in Creative Writing and Art History.
As life would have it, she moved to Indianapolis and began work in Emergency Management–not utilizing any of her degree as originally planned. For the past 9 years, she pursued a successful career in Trauma Center based project management, but much of her spare time was spent creating and painting.
In 2017, she took to painting full time. Kristi Marsh Watson is best known for her abstract mixed media paintings that explore texture, movement and nature. She utilizes chemical agents, mediums, and untraditional means to create her bodies of work.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
C.J. Martin is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Indianapolis, IN. His work deals with themes of Self and the Absurd based on concepts from existentialism and psychoanalytic theory. While conceptual, his work has mostly taken the form of medium to large scale abstraction over the last two years. Although his studio practice has lately been largely focused on painting, he also works with photography, collage and installation. C.J.’s studio practice is diverse in media and form, but united by conceptual concerns. His paintings mix an expressionistic, gestural approach to painting with drawing, printing, collage and found objects.
C.J. received a Bachelors of Arts in Fine and Performing Arts from Christopher Newport University in Virginia and a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. He has taught Painting and Drawing at both Herron and at Indiana University in Kokomo.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Works on paper
Anna Marisa Martinez graduated with a BFA in painting from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2013. She currently works as a Visual Merchandiser, set stylist, and fashion display designer. Additionally, she maintains a studio practice at the Circle City Industrial Complex.
In her work, the process of deconstructing an image and taking it out of its original context, makes the new image something that the viewer can critique. She does not believe that an image is a perfect reflection of reality.
Anna primarily works in collage. Her work has been exhibited nationally and in print.
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.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Terri’s art journey officially began at the age of nine with her first art classes, which would continue through her life with teachers from around the world. Her non-traditional path took her on adventures through Africa and Europe, including studies in Italy to learn the Old Master’s technique used in their Impressionistic art.
Terri’s intuitive nature has led her on a journey of two paths. One path is that of an artist and the other as a student/practitioner of vibrational healing. Along the way, the two paths met and her ”Earth Art” was born.
“My ‘Earth Art’ grew as a natural progression of a lifetime spent collecting and working with crystals. Believing myself to be guided by Spirit, I began showcasing them in my art in 2005. This marriage has afforded me the opportunity to not only share their natural beauty, but to raise the vibrational energy of my artwork with the incredible healing energy of Mother Earth.”
Terri has been labeled an alchemist because of her intriguing blend of artist, healer, chemist and mineralogist. She has created a healing signature within each art work with the energetic amplification and assistance of Reiki, essential oils, tinctures, symbols, sound, color, crystals, minerals, metals, fossils and stones.
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
I am currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana, but most of my studies of Art were in the beautiful state of Tennessee at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After college, and having two small girls, I entered the world of finance, where for almost 20 years was a stock broker in the crazy, stress filled environment of the Dow and Nasdaq in one form or another. Early in 2016, I stepped away from a full time career to finally follow my dream. I have enriched my life by studying under some of the best in the field, Laura Robb, Pam Newell, John Pototschnik and Bonnie Paruch.
I was first introduced to Plein Air in New Harmony, IN a couple of years ago where I won a first place award in an amateur division at The First Brush of Spring. These past few years of study and competition have brought me great joy. I have traveled the world with friends and family in competition and just painting. Some of these places include, Missouri, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana and currently in the works, a cruise to over 11 Caribbean towns toting paints the entire time. Although oil is my main field of study, I have competed, and enjoy painting in pastel events as well. For the third year in a row, my work has been accepted at the Richmond Art Museum Annual Competion. In 2017 I was also accepted in the Will Vawter Art Show in Greenfield, Indiana put on by the Hancock County Arts Council. I am a proud member of the renowned group Oil Painters of America. This past spring I joined a great group of Artists in my own studio at the historical Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis.
Everyday is a new experience. I hope someday to leave an everlasting legacy of my art to those who love it and to my children and grandchildren. I truly appreciate all those who have purchased and encouraged me along the way.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Evoking universal symbols, I strive to transcend history and social conditioning, tapping collective memory, and speculating where this path will lead us into the future. Delving deeper, I’m interested in investigating nostalgia as a healing mechanism, used to balance our volatile culture, and exploring our metaphysical relationship with the universe through my work. Drawing from studies in psychology and sociology, exploration of the human condition is a bottomless well of inspiration.
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.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Sarah Jayne Mercado began her craft of upcycling in her early teens after learning how to sew. For her, art is both about the processes and the experimentations. She practices collage, assemblage, abstraction, and all the things in between.
Sarah lives in Franklin, Indiana where she immerses into her studio life surrounded by the sounds of birds, dogs, and trains. The inspiration for her art comes from her encounters with unique people and their stories, the curiosities of various societies, and the despairing and wondrous moments experienced through the processes of living. Life is about the journey and Sarah plans to expand upon her life and the lives of others through our humanistic need to create.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
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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
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Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture; Abstract
Judy Mintze is an Indiana based artist – an abstract painter – in love with color, shape and textures. Her concentration is contemporary abstract painting and mixed media works on canvas. Judy is experienced in collaborating with interior designers and private individuals to place existing and create commissioned artworks.
Call today to set up a studio visit at 317-294-7839
Commissioned art: large-scale painting. Contemporary abstract painting and mixed media art. Collaboration with interior designers to place existing and create custom commissioned artworks.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Film, Video
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991, where I majored in graphic design, photography and filmmaking. I have taken those artistic skills and turned them into my life’s work by continually advancing my knowledge of the technology required to produce digital media. I have always been an advocate for and a participant in the arts. The arts have provided me with personal motivation and have influenced how I make my living. For over 20 years I have produced all sorts of projects such as fund-raising music videos, industrial films, independent documentaries, commercials, educational websites, exhibits and interactive kiosks. I also have experience in event production, advertising and Internet marketing.
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.
Katrina J. Murray
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Works on paper
Collections and exhibits of note:
Eskenazi Health, IU Health Neuroscience Center, Community North Hospital, Indiana Humanities, Palomino Restaurant.
2016 & 2014 Art from the Heartland, Biennial, Indianapolis Art Center, Jurors: Mindy Taylor Ross and Sarah Urist Green, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Ceramics Residency with Julie Edwards a Rhode Island School of Art and Design graduate, Indianapolis, IN
2017 Award of Excellence – 119th Annual Exhibition by Richmond and Area Artists, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN
2012-to 2015 Painting Instructor, Herron School of Art & Design, CLP, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Speaker, SOFAexpo for Codaworx, Topic: IU Health Neuroscience Public Art Installation, Chicago, IL 2011
2011 Artist Assistant, Expedition Bogota-Indianapolis, Danielle Riede and Alberto Baraya, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)
2011 Attended the Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy,
2011 International Experience Scholarship, Study abroad, Italy
Visual Arts: Mixed Media; Rogue Taxidermy
Karen Nemes is a cheerful subversive based in South Bend, Indiana. Her passions include rogue taxidermy, social justice activism, and punk music. Her work is produced under the studio name “La Grotesquerie.”
All animals used by La Grotesquerie are ethically sourced. The majority are made from reclaimed rodadkill that Karen collects, cleans, and repurposes into unique characters. No animals are killed for the creation of these pieces.
Karen is an award-winning artist, placing second at the 2015 Baltimore Taxidermy Open, first at the 2016 Philadelphia Alt Taxidermy Competition, winning “Most Whimsical” at the 2016 Baltimore Taxidermy Open, and taking second place at the 2017 Baltimore Taxidermy Open.
Claudia A. Maslowski, Juror for Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. describes her work this way:
“Karen Nemes creates sculpture using taxidermy techniques and mixed media. The animal remains incorporated into the sculpture become not only a tribute to the life that once shared the earth with us, but a lifelong work of art that tells a story.
Each story will be written by the viewer, who will ultimately develop a personal relationship with the animal portrayed in the sculpture. Karen’s techniques are amazing, seldom seen in the development of such sensational sculpture.”
Visual Arts: Painting
Kami Noland is an Indiana native currently residing in Indianapolis. Her work oscillates between her love of both abstraction and representational landscapes. As an emerging artist, Kami enjoys exploring a variety of themes, techniques and mediums, with oils and acrylics being her main focus. As a self-taught artist, she relies on workshops, YouTube videos, and local classes to build her skills. She was heavily involved in the arts during high school, winning school, county and statewide awards. After high school, she took a nearly 22-year hiatus from creating visual art, aside from the occasional piece for friends and family. In early 2017, she made the decision to start painting again, and won an Honorable Mention ribbon in the non-professional category at that year’s Indiana State Fair. Since October 2018, Noland has participated in several group shows, including juried exhibitions for the SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XIV and the Indianapolis Art Center’s 2018 Student Show where she was awarded 2nd place and Best of Painting, respectively. Her abstract work has been featured in the fourth season of HGTV’s Good Bones, as well as being selected for the 95th Annual Hoosier Art Salon exhibition. She is a member of Southside Art League, Inc., Indianapolis Art Center, IPAPA, and Hoosier Salon.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media
Winged Imp Designs is your source for beautifully handcrafted, yet affordable, artisan jewelry. We specialize in intricately fashioned wire sculptured pieces using natural semi-precious stones. We’ve also recently added a special collection created from vintage beads and findings, all repurposed using multi-media collage techniques into imaginative designs for today. Our overall line ranges from very affordable earrings and bracelets to exquisite artistic necklaces. We also do custom work, so keep us in mind for weddings, proms, and other special occasions.
The artist behind Winged Imp Designs, Tina Noonan, began her artistic journey as a young girl; learning needlework, decoupage, beaded embroidery, clay sculpture, and many other techniques from her very artsy and creative mother. Despite that background, Tina’s adult life took her away from the creative life and into the business world. She returned to those roots several years ago when she discovered wire sculptured jewelry techniques. She has since done formal training in metalsmithing, metal clay, stained glass, and lampworking. Today, the jewelry of Winged Imp Designs combines the best of those experiences into truly unique and exciting jewelry.
The Story Behind Our Name:
Our company name originates in one of Tina’s special childhood memories: chasing the giant moths of summer under the outdoor light of her rural Indiana home. To her, the most impressive of these moths was the Imperial: a gorgeous specimen with yellow and violet wings. She has also always been an avid reader, and one of her favorite childhood books was Gene Stratton Porter’s Girl of the Limberlost – a story which features the lovely Imperial Moth. One of Tina’s little-girl dreams was to someday own a store and name it after the gorgeous Imperial. When she founded her jewelry design business, she unearthed that little-girl dream. However, she felt that Imperial Designs wasn’t quite the fit she was looking for, so instead she shortened “Imperial” to “Imp”. And, since it was the moth’s beautiful wings that had originally attracted her, she added the word “Winged”. Hence, Winged Imp Designs was born.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Katie L. Norman is an emerging Indianapolis artist whose work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the Midwest. She is an artist, community activist, mover and shaker. She graduated from Ball State University with a B.F.A in Drawing and a B.A. in Art History. She also received an award for Artistic Citizenship and Community Arts for her work with Muncie community leaders to organize art shows in non-traditional spaces. She founded Dynamo Art Exhibitions, a group of civically engaged artists that continue to create opportunities for artists in Indianapolis. She spends her days as the Arts and Events Coordinator for the Indianapolis International Airport and her evenings making art at the Oilwick Art Studio.
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!
Visual Arts: Painting
My work is mainly painting and mostly abstract expressionistic. I work in acrylics. My subject matter includes what ever comes to mind while painting my heart out. Like all artists, I’m a work in progress. Always changing and always seeking something new and different. That’s what makes painting an amazing and fun experience.
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