PAINTING & DRAWING
Influenced by Grandma Moses and Matisee and trained by Jeanne Iler and Jeanne Dutton, Kathy loves capturing the "spirit of place" by painting on location outdoors.
Shes uses her photography to capture detail or context for developing detail in my watercolor work. In the past, she has exhibited at the Venue Bloomington, IN and at Gallery North, when it was in Bloomington. She is a co-owner of Barton Images where they have been creating images for over 15 years. They sell photographic images direct to individuals as well as wholesale some images in bulk.
Art helps me to look closely into the world and find pleasure in watching the many forms lit by our sun.The movement and interactions among the people, plants, animals and weather are plenty reason to make things. The variations and descriptive quality of line work does hold a great deal of my interest. Mixing colors to follow an idea is real fun and every painting is a fresh chance at working and playing in form and color. I am glad to have protected this intuitive practice because now it is a joy to turn to and share.
"Move your spirit, energize your soul, and bend your mind with this unique display of original art."
Barb Bonchek’s works merge art and geometry together in black and white mind warping patterns, creating the illusion of movement. Her work can be seen at Venue Gallery in Bloomington and at Hoosier Artist Gallery in Nashville.
Ron is an Indiana native, and has been a painter all his life. He studied painting at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana, where he also majored in Commercial Art and Advertising with a focus on commercial illustration. After working at several ad agencies and printing companies in Indianapolis, and founding a small graphics company, he decided to move south to Brown County, Indiana, to become part of Indiana's historic art community.
Ron is a member of the Midwest Art Colony in Nashville, Indiana, founded in the 1930's by such painters as T. C. Steele and Otto Stark and other turn of the century painters. This group of painters later became known as the “Hoosier Group”. He is also a member of IPAPA the Indiana Plien Air Painters Association. Ron attends several Paint Outs a year and often paints on site in Nashville and other scenic Brown County locations. He works in the mediums of oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors and pen and ink. His body of work includes historic architecture and town retrospectives, as well as my impressionist studies. He enjoys working in Plein Air and prefer painting Ala Prima. Ron hopes one day to be able to paint full time as part of this art community. His next series of paintings will center around the historic architecture and scenes of urban life in Bloomington. email
Richelle’s creations symbolize a range of emotions conveyed through the use of textures, strokes, colors, and mediums. She enjoys working with various mediums to form artwork that is affective, particularly the ‘bright side of the dark side’ or the ‘dark side of the bright side.’ Her inspiration comes from life’s adventures, experiences, and encounters. She is a counselor, educator, and artist that values diversity.
"I am very interested in human relationships and emotions. Large canvas and acrylic paintings with bold lines, vivid colors, and defined shapes are the hallmark of my style. My rich and diverse cultural background is a constant source of inspiration, from my early experiences in Brazil, to the enchantment of circus life."
Juliana was born & raised in South America until I was 17 years old. After completing multiple degrees at Indiana University, she joined a professional circus troupe as an aerialist and toured nationally for 4 years. After touring, she returned to Indiana and began work as an Artist and Art Educator.
Carol’s artwork is a journey through abstract expressionism, contemporary impressionism, and cubism, in oil on canvas and watercolor on paper. Her work has a strong focus on light and depth, and is fused by a tough of mystery and joy. She has painted professionally under the pseudonym NORTHWOOD since 1990. Please visit HOOSIER ARTIST GALLERY, in beautiful downtown Nashville, where she has a full time gallery representation.
Painter, arts educator and arts advocate, Patricia also teaches studio art (painting and drawing) and art history. She has recently served residencies at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and at Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Jacki works in both watercolor and oil. She is a signature member of Bloomington Watercolor Society, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and the Indiana Artist Club. She teaches painting classes at Ivy Tech - John Waldron Art Center in Bloomington. She has been painting since 1980 and enjoys country and city scenes.
Sally creates animal illustrations using ink and watercolor, turning these into art prints, shadow boxes, and an annual themed calendar. Her drawings are reminiscent of children’s book illustrations and are a mixture of reverie and autobiography. She loves simplicity, muted colors and inserting elements of subtle humor into her drawings. She is also a founder and co-organizer of the Bloomington Handmade Market. Sally's studio is at the historic I Fell Building .
Heather was born in the U.S. and raised in a manufacturing community in northern Indiana. Working primarily in pen and ink, with occasional dips into colored mediums as exploration, Heather’s works often toys with the quiet horror of the American Midwest and the fantastical nature of stream of consciousness illustration. With no formal artistic education, she is self-taught and self-promoted.
I create my artwork with the intention of bringing beauty and spiritual awareness to one’s heart and home. My hope is that my work will shine light, reveal wisdom, and inspire love. In this current political landscape I also want to arouse political action through social justice activities. Our day to day journeys are filled with challenges and my images and jewelry have a message that reminds us that we can transcend our challenges and gain a larger blessing filled perspective. My work has appeared in numerous galleries and has been purchased by individual collectors, organizations, synagogues and churches. In 2016 my husband Leon and I returned to Bloomington where we always wanted to retire. I continue to create and market my artwork, mostly on my website: www.jackieolenickart.com. I also offers hands-on paper collage workshops and occasionally participate in juried art shows. email
Ruth Hayes, portraiture
I am an architectural artist specializing in home and business portraits. I also create pet portraits and have a wide selection of art for sale in my etsy shop. To see how my artwork is created, you can also visit my blog site.
Jennifer Herrold, painter, muralist, illustrator, product and graphic designer
My paintings are colorful, sometimes decorative on the surface, but tend to tell a story. The story can be short or long, short leaning towards pattern and being more decorative, long- involving a plot.
I generally do not paint to match the couch, but if it happens to, all the better.
Based in Indiana, Jingo has worked with a wide range of clients from small businesses, to global companies such as Penguin-Random House and Duncan Toys.
I've been working as a full-time, professional abstract & mixed media artist since 2003. My original works & fine art prints are in private and corporate art collections in over 30 countries worldwide. I have been blessed to work on many corporate projects as well from medical offices and hospitals, to law firms to veterinarian offices, colleges, restaurants, movie theatres, department stores, television, motion pictures and more. The creative process for me is one that is both automatic and emotional. The majority of my abstract works are inspired by the music I listen to while I'm creating. For me, creating my art is like being on a roller coaster; ups and downs, highs and lows, twists and turns. Painting for me, like life, is constant movement, constant change. The creation process is cathartic, allowing my emotions to spill out onto my canvas as a release. email
Most of Kurt’s paintings are done in an abstract style. He uses a wide array of mediums to build multi-layer textures on canvas. Kurt’s passion in making art is to connect his own experiences with the beauty in nature, in his life and in the way he sees the world. Kurt invokes an emotional response, inspiring and uplifting the viewer with his own personal artistic vision. Kurt’s paintings enrich the ambiance of any room with color, form and texture; making them a perfect appointment to most residential and commercial design styles. email
I specialize in rational and linear abstractions. Please follow me online, or at The jlikeart Space on Facebook. If you're in the Downtown Bloomington area, please check me out at the Bellevue Gallery (529 N. College Ave).
Ellen Starr Lyon
“I love how color, light, and pattern transform objects and the space they inhabit with such nuanced beauty. It is not the object that entices me but the spaces in between.”
I want to bring an intimate, mysterious power to still life using the subtle moments that exist in and between everyday objects. I want to create portraits of these objects that tell a story.
Thomas Maher is a contemporary folk artist that specializes in drawing and painting. When asked to describe his work, he replied, “My paintings are stories. I ask the viewer to solve the visual puzzle. My art is fun... and magical.” He is a member of the Owen County Art Guild and his studio is located in Southwestern Owen County.
Charlene is an artist creating oil paintings on panels both "en plein air" and in the studio using palette knives. Backpacking deep into the woods to paint on location in all four seasons, she captures the beauty of the forest, creeks, and flowers. She opened the Charlene Marsh Studio and Gallery in 2010 in Brown County, Indiana and hosts regular Open Houses. She exhibits and sells her paintings at top ranked, juried art festivals throughout the USA.
Sara Steffey McQueen
"My work represents my love and appreciation of the rural landscapes of southern Indiana. Trained as a printmaker, I create images using a variety of printing techniques as well as watercolors and collage. I love papers, so I incorporate hand made papers into many of the abstracts and collages."
Sara is a signature member of the Bloomington Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of Indiana. Her works are in many private collections and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (Purchase Award). Prints, cards and originals are found in Bloomington at the By Hand Gallery and in New Harmony, IN at the Womens' Institute and Gallery. email
Sarah paints natural structures formed by ecological niches. In them, she observes the complex interaction between plants, animals, and the planet’s energy systems.
Mark is a lifelong resident of Bloomington and has been interested in creating artwork in various media all his life, but began work in pen and ink in 1980. Most of the subjects of his drawings are of structures and scenes in Bloomington and southern Indiana. The objective of his work is to provide artistic vision to subjects that have fond memories for his clients. In some cases he creates one of a kind commissioned works, but often they are subjects used to provide limited edition prints that many can own and enjoy.
Joanne paints watercolors and bamboo brush on rice paper. Specializing in birds and vegetation, she also does gesture drawing of musicians during live performances. Joanne welcomes commissions.
Sweany Artworks is dedicated to the legacies of Paul and Margaret Sweany, two of Indiana's finest latter 20th Century artists. It is their intention to honor their artwork and memory as well as to promote the extended Sweany family of contemporary artists. Sweany Artworks also supports several other fine artists who carry on the tradition of artistic excellence. Facebook
Tricia Heiser Wente - Portraits
Tricia specializes in portraiture in oils, acrylics and pastels, having created hundreds of commissioned paintings over the course of her career. Her works grace numerous private, public and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and overseas. Tricia is also a signature member of the Bloomington Watercolor Society.
Professional Illustrator and Author, Mike is a storyteller--words, pictures and sounds. He's an artist, novelist, illustrator and podcaster. He makes things all day, every day. email
All the art work I produce begins with my relationship with nature. As I hike through the woods, look out the window of my car or spy a plant when I am walking through town, I see shapes, colors and contrasts between dark and light. I use color to define objects, create depth and shadow. I further define the depth and shadow of objects with ink lines. As a hiker, camper and lover of nature this is how I share my art with others. I create art that can be displayed on walls or be a part of one’s everyday life.