Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
“His work ranges from paintings to decorative guitars and hand grenades to a sculpture reading “Blow me” with Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE lettering as a component part, to the First Church of cannabis logo. He’s an artist who proves that Hoosier art can both be LOVEly and outrageous. “ – Nuvo
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Mosaics, Iconography
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1982 in painting and drawing. During her undergraduate studies, she studied in Florence, Italy. In 1985, Jennifer returned to Italy, as a scholarship recipient during graduate studies in fine arts. She spent three months in Cortona, a medieval hill town in central Italy. In 1986, she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia, Athens.
Jennifer enjoys both landscape and figurative painting, particularly work inspired by her travels. Along with her studio work, she has taught studio arts courses for Indiana University at Kokomo, IUPUI, and Art History at Butler University. She also does freelance illustration and mural painting. Clients have included The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Indiana State Museum, and the Indianapolis Zoo.
For the last several years, she has been involved in creating drawings and sculptures inspired from Dante Alighieri’s medieval poem The Divine Comedy. Although the work is ongoing, a significant collection has been displayed in various exhibitions including, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the National Academy of Design in New York. International exhibits include Temple University, Rome Campus and Palazzo Casali in Cortona, Italy. In recent years, she has been invited to speak about her work by several major universities including the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Boston College, Bucknell and the University of Kentucky. Additional exhibitions include Indiana University at Kokomo, Indiana University at Richmond, The Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery at the University of Indianapolis and the Spirit in Place Festival sponsored by IUPUI. The PBS program “Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly” selected several drawings as visual aides during an interview with Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky regarding his translation of the Divine Comedy. Columbia University exhibits the drawings online via their Digital Dante website. The website, Inspiredbydante.com has become an international visual resource for students of Dante and has received over 65,000 views to date.
“Although the Dante work has played an important roll in my career, I consider myself a painter. In every landscape that I paint, I seek to share two things; my love of nature preserved as a painterly expression and my desire to capture the essence of the place, full of light and life. In this regard, my life is devoted to the pursuit of discovering life.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
I am a visual arts educator and watercolor artist. I’ve had many diverse experiences teaching. I started my career during my student teaching in Many Farms, Arizona at a high school on the Navajo Reservation. After completing student teaching and graduating from college, I moved to Phoenix, Arizona for three years and taught art at a K-8 STEM school.
Currently, I am the Fine Arts Department Head and teach Ceramics and Photography courses at a high school just outside of Indianapolis; in the summers, I venture to Aspen, Colorado and teach children’s art workshops at the Aspen Art Museum. From time to time, I also teach watercolor workshops that I lead myself.
In my spare time, I love working on my own art, exploring nature, traveling, and drinking endless amounts of coffee.
Boxx The Artist
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
I’m a visual artist with over 10 years of experience in the arts functioning as a full-time Indianapolis based artist for three years. During my practice I have had various exhibits at places such as Garfield Park Arts Center of Indianapolis, Roanne H. Victor Gallery of Louisville, the Central Public Library Art Gallery, and more .
Visual Arts: Textiles
Theoni is my exploration of sewing as a form of expression. I learned how to sew as a child from my mother by making clothing for my dolls. For years I sewed out of practicality, mending garments and making halloween costumes. It wasn’t until more recently that I began to treat a needle and thread as pen and paper, working towards translating flat images through textiles. I currently find my inspiration in experiences of struggle and redemption. I often use photos and real life experiences to create patterns I turn into textile pieces.
Beth Ann Thomas
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Based out of 201 Studios in Indianapolis, Indiana, Thomas is an independent artist dedicated to creating out of her convictions. Her work hinges on weaving together organic language, societal tensions, and human suffering into cerebral works that confront her viewer with strenuous realities. Using multiple mediums to engage her viewer, she focuses on asking hard questions through the implementation of visual languages like texture and color, of symbolic imagery relying upon her viewer’s mental archive, and of the literal cutting and pasting of difficult texts onto arrangements of various ephemera. Creating these gritty confrontations is how she processes her own womanhood, her humanity, and the world around her. The world is full of suffering, and she aims to amplify that in an effort to encourage awareness, conviction, and change.
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
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.
Portrait; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Portrait, Works on paper
Katrina has a BFA in Drawing and illustration, 10 years of freelance experience, and nearly 4 years as and in-house illustrator at an e-commerce product design company.
She has completed several portraits and character illustrations and many games, toy and halloween costume designs with past and current clients.
Many of her projects are on amazon or other e-commerce platforms. These include: Dog and Puppy Playing Cards, Wolves of Mercia, Master’s Relics, The Deck of Many Things and Fates, The Deck of Many Friends and Foes, Master’s Atlas Adventures, Hnefetafl, Hauntlook Halloween Costume Design, Busy Barnyard toys for Imagination Generation, and many canvas bags for holiday and gift occasions.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
My life consists of autodidactic learning using books, online tutorials and workshops, driven by the ever-present compulsion to create.
After college (2012) I moved from my parent’s house in New York to Indiana– where I started learning metalsmithing, lapidary and precious metal clay through workshops, books and tutorials online. I am currently focusing on sculptural jewelry and objects using a mixed media approach.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Hey and welcome to this facet of my digital persona!
I am not a robot, but a human person. not spam.
I have human children and non-human pets.
I enjoy the internet, physical movement of my human form and eating human food.
thanks for reading..
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Hello! I am the illustrator of numerous books for children and author/illustrator of Señor Felipe’s Alphabet Adventure, a Bank Street Best Children’s Book. My paintings have appeared in children’s books, magazines, textbooks, as murals, limited edition prints, and are in private and museum collections.. I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I am an Indianapolis-based artist focused on making illustrative work both with traditional and non-traditional media. My style gravitates towards realism when drawing animals and people but can often shift to the surreal.
Phil Velikan: Sculptor/illustrator
Phil is an award winning and internationally selling 2 and 3D artist who has illustrated his own line of coloring books and many children’s books. He sculpts in epoxy clay and has learned to mold and cast his work in resin duplicates.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Justin grew up on a small family farm in Northern Indiana, working the land of three generations of Vinings. He frequently draws inspiration from rural America and has become fascinated with the disappearance of small family farms that once dominated the American Landscape.
Further inspiration comes from his time in law school. In the fall of 2007, Justin left his job as an elementary art teacher to attend law school with his younger brother. His return to school transformed his passion for art into something bigger. Needing an escape as finals approached his first semester, he picked up a paint brush and subsequently painted a series of work that was stronger than anything before. After graduating and passing the bar, he shifted his focus to art – pursuing his once hobby as a full-time, flourishing business.
Multi Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Portrait, Works on paper; Encaustic
TayloredIllustration is a Fine Art & Illustration Studio creating hand crafted keepsakes for sentimentalists who want deeply personal art that connects. Specializing in portraits, children’s art, encaustics and greeting cards, I bring your unique story to life with stunning visuals that’ll exceeds your expectations.
Detail is the hallmark of my work. Everything I do is detailed; from delicate cat whiskers, burnt edges on a holiday card, to perfectly blended makeup…detail is what sets me apart. I thrive on taking the time to capture elements that most wouldn’t have the patience for. It’s thrilling taking something to the extreme and hearing my clients exclaim, ” I can’t believe you noticed the way Cooper’s right eye is slightly more closed!” Detail is what makes us all unique, and detail is what separates a portrait of a brunette little girl, from a portrait of YOUR brunette little girl. Detail is what makes the difference between average and stunning. I strive for stunning.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Works on paper
I enjoy re-creating a photograph in a realistic style and also drawing the human form in person in front of a live audience. I feel my ‘performance’ of drawing from live subjects in my style with added text and detail is a unique and original entertainment source for the community as well as private events.
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. She received her BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter.
Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different workshops and classes online.
Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. You can learn more about Weyers and see her latest work by visiting her web page www.drawriot.com or by following @drawriot on Instagram.
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Works on paper
2012 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2013 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Untitled, 5547 Project, Coal Yard Coffee, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Untitled, Annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Springtime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Wintertime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2017 Untitled, Herron Print club Portfolio Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Works on paper; Digital Art
Meghan Wilhelm is an artist and illustrator, born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In the spring of 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Herron School of Art + Design (IUPUI) in Drawing + Illustration and minors in Art History and Anthropology.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Painter and tinkerer, Victoria Williams Steen, has studied the arts both academically and in her travels around the United States. Victoria returned to her Indiana roots in 2007 to pursue Fine Art as a career and enjoy a more sustainable way of living. She has a broad skill set working many years in Graphic Design, Small Business Management, Display Building and Product Development. She also has a dedication to community involvement, believing in the sacred moments of life and being in good relationship with all things, both human and otherwise. Victoria is often inspired by nature, connecting our cultural past to our present and the pure imagination of the child mind.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
After graduating from Herron School of Art, I became an advertising and editorial illustrator. I spent almost 20 years working for local and national agencies before my passion for painting influenced me to rethink my artistic direction. I now consider myself equally divided between illustration and painting. I enjoy the challenge of retelling an author’s story visually, but relish having total creative control in my fine art. I have had eight children’s books published and hope to add more to the list. In my fine art my choice of subject matter is almost exclusively landscape, even the seemingly ‘non-objective’ images I create, depict the outside world. I would say that movement, light and texture characterize my work.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
My name is Cass Wilson and it’s wonderful to meet you.
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and that is where my love for art began. At the ripe age of 4, I experienced my first paint brush while coloring the carpet, the inside of a dryer, and my dads clothing with bright pink nail polish. Little did he know it sparked a mad passion and frenzy for me. Quickly my parents began to stock my childrens desk with crayons, markers, pens, pencils, and all the works.
Life changes as a kid and you are packed up just as compactly as your toys and memories. Our family wandered a lot through my childhood. We lived in Texas, Michigan, and Settled in Indiana. It was in Indiana that I realized that my heart was content and my soul was rested only after creating something. I took three art classes in high school. I took 2d drawing Freshman year. That was a bit of a dud. I wasn’t challenged at all. I was also not allowed to draw things I really liked. To be fair, I learned a lot about value and tone despite my relationship with the dragon lady.
Sophmore year, I took painting 101. This was my lunch period. I also wasn’t challenged but I had the pleasure of loving my teacher and being a huge help to my class by finishing my work quickly and going to help them with feedback or tips.
My final art class was senior year and I took ceramics. INTOXICATING! I wasn’t great at it, but I loved throwing on the wheel.
I went to portfolio days and I remember back then a huge blow to my ego and dreams. Pratt told me I had too much of a style and while my work was great, I wouldn’t be moldable. In retrospect… Pratts feedback pushed me to fight back. Growing up we didn’t have money for college. So being determined, head strong, and unwilling to let go of art; I followed my own dreams.
I am a professional artist who has showcased with RAW, Had first Friday’s in Evansville’s best Coffee shop, Showcased at Studio 6 in Frankfort, and been recognized in Lexington KY for chalkboard portraits at HopCat Craft Beer Bar.
Life is a funny little tide that pulls me to different edges of the world teaching me and allowing me to follow my passion.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Cynthia J. Young
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, 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!
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Body paint and face painting
I am a visual artist from Indianapolis, IN. While using various mediums, with acrylic paint being my current focus, I create works of art to enlighten the hearts of others and bring health and happiness into my own life. Using bright colors, crisp lines, and whimsical flowing designs I create paintings and sculptures to represent the world around and within us all. My works are inspired by dreams, meditation experiences, folklore, metaphysics, and the world observed from my imaginative perspective.
My artwork has been displayed in many galleries around Indianapolis such as The Harrison Center for the Arts, The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, The Primary Colors Gallery, Garfield Park Art Center and many more. Traveling to music festivals such as Resonance Music and Arts Festival, Rootwire Transformational Arts Festival, Good People Good Times, The Werk Out Festival to name a few are also places that have offered me the opportunity to share inspiration to new audiences through my artwork.
I am currently the owner of Imagination Jubilation Indy, a local business that brings happiness to the community through artistic entertainment. From face painting, balloon twisting, henna tattoos, caricature portraits, art lessons, and live painting Imagination Jubilation allows creativity to flow graciously to kids and adults of all ages in the Indianapolis Community. Never limiting my artwork to a specific area or artist, I plan to extend my outreach to others across the globe during my life to inspire others to create, learn, and grow.
“Our world can be beautiful if we look for the beauty to be grateful for. Everyday I try to find something to be thankful for because I feel it attracts more beauty to inspire my life. I am thankful for the gift of growing. I am blessed for receiving the gift of creating art in my life. I am grateful for the experience of living and the opportunity to flourish. I want to find the beautiful things, the plentiful gifts and blessing of this life and paint them for others to see in case they forget to look for the beauty themselves.” – Julie Young
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Drawing
Works mainly in 2D using varieties of mediums. Currently exploring abstract fluid painting.
focuses include: black & white portraiture, ink, scratchboard, fluid acrylics
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper; Digital Art
Beth Zyglowicz is a professional artist and illustrator based in Indianapolis. She is the owner of Space Turtle Studios. At Space Turtle, Beth utilizes her talents in both digital and traditional media to create some truly out of this world art. Wildlife, clockworks, fantasy creatures and beautiful atmospheric starscapes come together to form her signature technicolor style. She uses her talents in both digital and traditional media to create sci-fi and fantasy-inspired paintings and illustrations. Her current project is the weekly webcomic Lanterns of Arcadia, available to read at www.lanternsofarcadia.com
You can find more of her work online at http://spaceturtle.art
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