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Hoosier Salon

member catalog A–F

This digital catalog is a collection of all current Hoosier Salon member artists’ best work, biographies and contact information. Other members and patrons will be able to access this catalog as often as they would like when looking for that one of a kind work of art to purchase.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog E a r t h s c a p e 6 /

Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil

Dan Annarino

p e 6 / 4 8 x 2 4 / o i l Dan Annarino Crossroad

Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil

/ o i l Dan Annarino Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil Time Change / 24x20

Time Change / 24x20 / oil

Biography

Dan Annarino was born and raised in West Lafayette, Indiana where he now resides. He received his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1974 and his M.A. from Purdue University in 1982. He currently is employed as a graphic designer in the Department of Agricultural Communication at Purdue University and maintains a painting studio in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Dan exhibits his paintings throughout the Midwest.

Artist Statement

Observing an Indiana landscape, I am always surprised by what it gives me. The landscape offers nourishment for the senses and the spirit. In my paintings I attempt to tap into that spirit, translate it, and share it with others.

Contact

annarinoart.com

annarinoart@gmail.com

765.404.0739

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Winter / 30x27 / watercolor Rebekah Arvin Birches Aglow / 23x23 /

Winter / 30x27 / watercolor

Rebekah Arvin

Member Catalog Winter / 30x27 / watercolor Rebekah Arvin Birches Aglow / 23x23 / watercolor Biography

Birches Aglow / 23x23 / watercolor

watercolor Rebekah Arvin Birches Aglow / 23x23 / watercolor Biography At the age of ten Rebekah

Biography

At the age of ten Rebekah discovered her artis- tic talent in the use of charcoals and pastels in still-life. Her artwork was further enhanced by attending Saturday classes at Herron School of Art during grade school and high school. She stud- ied three years at Herron School of Art under the guidance of Amanda Block, David Rubins, Robert Eagerton and Stanley Burford. Although she has worked with oils, pen and ink, pastels, graphite and printmaking, watercolor remains her favorite media.

Artist Statement

I love beauty!! With each painting I begin from start to completion whether from an idea, picture reference, or commission project, I wish to instill that love in each watercolor. My wish is to draw the viewer into my watercolors if it is of flowers, a barn, a landscape, a winter scene, portrait, or sea scape and they see pleasure and peace in each painting. If the viewer enjoys my work, then that is a reward in itself. Each painting becomes a part of me, as God holds my brush.

Contact

rebekaharvinwatercolors.com

sgarv@comcast.net

317.525.5269

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Biagio Azzarelli

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Biagio Azzarelli Life Evolving Tango / bronze Waiting on a Miracle /

Life Evolving

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Biagio Azzarelli Life Evolving Tango / bronze Waiting on a Miracle /

Tango / bronze

Member Catalog Biagio Azzarelli Life Evolving Tango / bronze Waiting on a Miracle / stone Biography

Waiting on a Miracle / stone

Life Evolving Tango / bronze Waiting on a Miracle / stone Biography Born in Lima, Peru;

Biography

Born in Lima, Peru; Biagio Azzarelli grew up in Santiago, Chile and came to the United States in 1971. While he was growing up in Santiago, he studied sculpture under the supervision of local artists. Biagio Azzarelli is a Professor Emeritus in Neuropathology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Indiana University. He has returned to his artistic focus after retiring from academia in 2005 and has taken courses at the Indianapolis Art Center, Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, and completed his certificate program in sculpture at the Indianapolis Art Center (2009). He is interested in both figurative and abstract subjects. His work is mainly inspired by the work of Auguste Rodin, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore and Alexander Archipenko. His primary sculptural medium is bronze.

Contact

azzarelli-sculpture.com

bazzarel@iupui.edu

317.840.3729

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Ken Bloomhurst

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Ken Bloomhurst Biography Ken earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Ken Bloomhurst Biography Ken earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Ken Bloomhurst Biography Ken earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from

Biography

Ken earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The College of the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, Ohio and attended William and Mary University in Norfolk, Virginia. He was rewarded with an award winning career as an art director and graphic designer for many of the leading advertising agencies and studios in the Midwest. He has won many local, regional and national honors. A nature lover and environmentalist, his most prestigious award was for designing the federal symbol for the “United States Environmental Protection Agency”, signed into law by the President of the United States. Ken also has materials in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute, in Washington D.C. He also is represented in the Library of Congress. Ken works in oils, watercolors (his favorite), acrylics and hand cut linoleum block prints. He recently is creating nature oriented digital art. He also has a print series of ballerinas, clowns and crazy animals and kids.

Contact

artbybloomy.com

bloomy832@gmail.com

317.773.5197

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog In the Beginning Susan Bodman Miss Angel Biography Susan Lee Bodman of
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog In the Beginning Susan Bodman Miss Angel Biography Susan Lee Bodman of

In the Beginning

Susan Bodman

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog In the Beginning Susan Bodman Miss Angel Biography Susan Lee Bodman of

Miss Angel

Member Catalog In the Beginning Susan Bodman Miss Angel Biography Susan Lee Bodman of Indianapolis, Indiana

Biography

Susan Lee Bodman of Indianapolis, Indiana and Long Key, Florida, has sold her paintings privately throughout the United States of a number of years. Her formal training includes study, with full scholarship, at the John Herron School of Art, at the University of Indiana and lessons with such renowned artists as Royd Hoppers, Indianapolis and Ann Abgott, Longboard Key, Florida. Susan is a member of the international Society of Marine Painters and the Indianapolis and Lonboat Key Art Centers. She has won numberous awards. Susan’s art reflects as she says her “love of color and light”. Often her painting subject matter comes from her personal travels through out not only the United States but also through out Western Europe, the Old Soviet Union and the British Isles.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Perkin’s Crossing / oil The Arrival / oil Jerry Botzum Bowman’s Wheatfield

Perkin’s Crossing / oil

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Perkin’s Crossing / oil The Arrival / oil Jerry Botzum Bowman’s Wheatfield

The Arrival / oil

Jerry Botzum

Perkin’s Crossing / oil The Arrival / oil Jerry Botzum Bowman’s Wheatfield / oil B i

Bowman’s Wheatfield / oil

The Arrival / oil Jerry Botzum Bowman’s Wheatfield / oil B i o g r a

Biography

An accomplished impressionist and instructor, he has exhibited in state, regional, and national juried competitions, including Oil Painters of America, American Impressionists Society, and Butler Institute of American Art. Having re- ceived numerous awards, his works can be found domes- tically and abroad. On-site paintings include America, France, Italy, Spain and more.

Artist Statement

I evidence no musical skills yet I seem to have an aboriginal sense of spiritual vibrations within the subjects I decide to put on canvas. And since the songs lie beneath the visual surfaces and above ambient noises, I hope to present them in a way that others will detect the soul or experience that makes my subject worthy as an artwork. Why or what it is that beckons to me seems to be some connection emanating from the subject itself. While this may sound a bit of a stretch, I nevertheless feel compelled to express my understanding of it on canvas. While my efforts are meant to be representational I am not after a photo likeness. I want something that sees beyond the visual and auditory noise. I want to capture the songs that resonate within and give them visual expression Such songs can be exciting or tranquil, happy or sad or sometimes painfully disturbing. Sometimes these songs suggest a theme for me to pursue. When my viewers appreciate my art then I know that I have made a successful translation.

Contact

botzum.com

jerry@botzum.com

317.745.4530

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Galleria Tugs Betty Boyle Time Change / 24x20 / oil B i

Galleria

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Galleria Tugs Betty Boyle Time Change / 24x20 / oil B i

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Betty Boyle

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Galleria Tugs Betty Boyle Time Change / 24x20 / oil B i

Time Change / 24x20 / oil

Biography

A native of New York, Betty C. Boyle was a com- mercial artist there for five years before taking time out to raise her family. During these years, her interest in the fine arts developed and she began exhibiting while living in the Chicago area. When the family moved to Indianapolis in 1968, she continued exhibiting and taught art classes when her youngest child began school. For three years she worked as a watercolor artist with the Metropolitan Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Artist Statement

My paintings are as varied in subject matter as they are in different medias. My first love in paint- ing medias is oil and my other first love is water- color and it goes on from there. Challenge is my inspiration and each new day is a turn–on.

Contact

bettycboyle.com

betty@boylemail.com

317.252.5652

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Baird’s Lotus Susie Brandes The Wakeland Farm Connections Biography I’ve been painting

Baird’s Lotus

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Baird’s Lotus Susie Brandes The Wakeland Farm Connections Biography I’ve been painting
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Baird’s Lotus Susie Brandes The Wakeland Farm Connections Biography I’ve been painting

Susie Brandes

The Wakeland Farm

Connections

Baird’s Lotus Susie Brandes The Wakeland Farm Connections Biography I’ve been painting since 1987, primarily in

Biography

I’ve been painting since 1987, primarily in watercolor, but I do enjoy experimenting with other media. In the beginning years, I struggled to learn as much as I could on my own, but it wasn’t until I began to study with watercolorists whose work I ad- mired, and my four years at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana with Rod Crossman, that I found the fundamental tools to transfer my vision to paper. I love the watercolor process, the challenge and the unpredictability of this medium. It has given me many years of pleasure. Knowing that others enjoy my work, being able to share what I do, is the ultimate reward for me. My work hangs in private and corporate collections throughout this country and Europe, and can be seen at the Water Lily Gallery in Syracuse, Indiana and my home studio by appointment

Contact

sbrando1994@gmail.com

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Dancing Spirit / oil Alstroemeria / 36x30 / oil Plumeria / 24x30

Dancing Spirit / oil

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Dancing Spirit / oil Alstroemeria / 36x30 / oil Plumeria / 24x30

Alstroemeria / 36x30 / oil

Catalog Dancing Spirit / oil Alstroemeria / 36x30 / oil Plumeria / 24x30 / oil Debbie

Plumeria / 24x30 / oil

Debbie Bredemus

Contact

debbiebredemusart.com

debbs123@aol.com

317.507.5319

Contact debbiebredemusart.com debbs123@aol.com 317.507.5319 Biography Debbie (Hanneken) Ewing Bredemus is a painter,

Biography

Debbie (Hanneken) Ewing Bredemus is a painter, illustrator, photographer and teacher of art. Born in Illinois in 1950, she has degrees from Northern Illinois University, Herron School of Art/IUPUI and Indiana University. Being a high school art department head, teaching and working with young people has joyfully consumed her life for 35 years. Her educational contributions have included curriculum for the academically gifted and advanced art students. She is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the University of Indianapolis. She has won many Art awards as well as the Kitlinger and Grey Prelude Arts Educator of the Year Award for Indiana in 2001. Many of Debbie’s students have gone on to become named artists and art teachers. Current projects include book illus- tration, commissioned oil paintings and acrylic pieces. She is also heading up a collabo- ration with students and another artist on the construction of a large community piece, a sculpture for Perry Meridian High School in Indianapolis. The sculpture is scheduled for completion in spring of 2015. Debbie lives in Greenwood, Indiana. She is married with 4 daughters, 8 grand children and almost 2 great grandsons. The “full speed ahead” life of mom, grandma, teacher and artist has led her down the path to where she now has a new art studio in Greenwood. Besides creating her own art, she teaches private as well as group lessons and workshops in her studio.

Artist Statement

I have always had a need to create and explore the world through visual means. This curiosity has led me in many direc- tions but painting is where I seem to find the most frequent expression. My work tends to focus on the wonders and experi- ences that affect us in the world: gorgeous colors, bits of humor, poignant moments, and all the splendors and happiness we can extract from our short existence. Recent pursuits have led me to begin exploring psychological traits such as loneliness, strength or joy through surface texture and color. I believe that the important things in life should be exploited, revealed and preserved by using talents that were given to us as a gift.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog A r t i s t Statement I paint what isn’t there.

A r t i s t Statement

I paint what isn’t there.

Catalog A r t i s t Statement I paint what isn’t there. Joanne Breen Contact
Catalog A r t i s t Statement I paint what isn’t there. Joanne Breen Contact

Joanne Breen

r t i s t Statement I paint what isn’t there. Joanne Breen Contact breenart@hotmail.com Biography

Contact

breenart@hotmail.com

Biography

Joanne Breen is a Marion, Ind., artist. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she has lived most of her adult life in Indiana. She attended Clarke College, Dubuque, as a foreign language major, but later channeled her attention to art.A self-taught artist who works in several media, she now works primarily in watercolor and acrylics. She studied under Bruce Campbell and Ron Ma- zellan at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has received numerous awards, including two pur-

chase awards and a merit award in Hoosier Salon, and Best of Show in the Grant Coun- ty, Ind., Art Association. Her work has been hung in shows at the Hoosier Salon Broad Ripple Gallery in Indianapolis and the Hoo- sier Salon Wabash Gallery. Her work also sells annually at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art fund raiser. She has presented four one-woman shows, including Indiana Wes- leyan University; the Honeywell Center,

Wabash, Ind.; the former L.S. Ayres in Fort Wayne. Joanne’s work is regularly displayed at the Wilson-Vaughan Historic Hostess House, Marion, Indiana. She taught watercolor at the Marion YWCA adult education program for 10 years and currently teaches watercolor at the historic Wilson-Vaughan Hostess House in Marion. She is the mother of two adult daughters and has two grandsons.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Icemelt Mountain Stream Pop Pop Poppies Becky Brody Prophetstown Brunch B i

Icemelt Mountain Stream

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Icemelt Mountain Stream Pop Pop Poppies Becky Brody Prophetstown Brunch B i

Pop Pop Poppies

Becky Brody

Catalog Icemelt Mountain Stream Pop Pop Poppies Becky Brody Prophetstown Brunch B i o g r

Prophetstown Brunch

Stream Pop Pop Poppies Becky Brody Prophetstown Brunch B i o g r a p h

Biography

Becky Brody has been self-employed sign painter, calligrapher, illustrator, graphic designer, watercol- or painter and portrait artist from 1966 until 2012. She has been focusing on watercolors since 2004. Becky’s work can be seen in Art Museum of La- fayette and The Art of Framing in Lafayette.

Artist Statement

Rebecca Brody’s art celebrates the unique fluidity of transparent watercolor on a variety of surfaces, including plastic Yupo. She enjoys painting local scenes, landscapes, figures, portraits, florals and wildlife, and is working toward a more impression- istic style in a larger format.

Contact

rbrodyart@gmail.com

765.464.1604

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Charlene Brown Contact charlenembrown.net J o e l a t t h
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Charlene Brown Contact charlenembrown.net J o e l a t t h

Charlene Brown

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Charlene Brown Contact charlenembrown.net J o e l a t t h
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Charlene Brown Contact charlenembrown.net J o e l a t t h

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Joel at the Seawall / oil

What We Knew (Back Then) / graphite

Whimsy / charcoal and graphite

Biography

Charlene Brown’s love of the visual arts was nur- tured from a young age by her grandmother, who was a high school art teacher, artist, and kindred spirit. Throughout Charlene’s formative years, her grandmother encouraged her to experiment with different techniques and mediums, making each new project fresh and exciting and magical. Charlene went on to earn a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts from Earlham College, and following graduation utilized her creative energies teaching art to children and young adults. The Renaissance Gallery in Carmel, Indiana, launched her career as a fine artist in May 2012. Charlene’s paintings and drawings combine elements of realistic, impres- sionistic, and abstract techniques. Her sensitive portrayals of people and nature are inspired by a wide variety of past and present masters,

including Rembrandt for his use of light and shad- ow, Andrew Wyeth for his attention to the ab- stract quality of line and mass, and Susan Lyon for the dramatic and tender quality of her drawings. Art critic Brian Sherwin, editor of The Art Edge, offered some thoughts about Charlene’s figurative paintings and drawings, stating, “Charlene M. Brown’s figurative work offers viewers an emo- tional powder keg. The visual power of her work is simply stunning to observe. Her images, when viewed collectively, bombard viewers with solid observations of joy and sorrow evealing the es- sence of the human spirit. Charlene continues to teach children and adults out of her home studio in Carmel, Indiana, as well as working daily to hone her skills as an artist.

A r t i s t Statement

I’m an artist because I’m greedy for life; I want to capture and preserve the significant moments that move me. When I draw or paint, I like to work from what I see, but not just

what I see. My desire is to discover and share the essence of what it is about

a person, place, or thing that arrests my attention. It’s a great mystery how to do this using mere pigment on

a flat surface.”

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Isabel / oil Breakfast at Hardee’s / oil Joanne Burkhard The Study

Isabel / oil

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Isabel / oil Breakfast at Hardee’s / oil Joanne Burkhard The Study

Breakfast at Hardee’s / oil

Joanne Burkhard

Isabel / oil Breakfast at Hardee’s / oil Joanne Burkhard The Study / oil Contact joanneburkhard@att.net

The Study / oil

at Hardee’s / oil Joanne Burkhard The Study / oil Contact joanneburkhard@att.net Biography Jo Anne Burkhard

Contact

joanneburkhard@att.net

Biography

Jo Anne Burkhard has been drawn to the portrait since she was a very young girl and drew “eyeballs” on a beloved drawing of a Roman bust sketched by her father. It delighted him, and so Jo Anne became enamored with both portraits and her father. Although her life took her down many roads, which included having 5 daughers, Jo Anne continued drawing. Later in life she earned a Master’s degree in Social Work, and began a counseling practice with her husband, David. Since the graduation of her youngest daughter in 2011, she began taking classes in oil painting and portraiture, with both local and nationally known artists, to further hone her skills. She began displaying her work in 2014, and has been honored to have her work accepted into respected annual juried art shows such as the Hoosier Salon, Cincinnati Viewpoint, and Richmond Art Museum, as well as others.

Artist Statement

I am drawn to the power of people’s story and the healing that takes place when their stories are told. My goal is to combine my experiences as a psychotherapist and artist to convey a visual expression of the resilience of the human spirit

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Wild Child / charcoal Mares Trails / mixed media Prarie Dusk Light

Wild Child / charcoal

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Wild Child / charcoal Mares Trails / mixed media Prarie Dusk Light

Mares Trails / mixed media

Catalog Wild Child / charcoal Mares Trails / mixed media Prarie Dusk Light / mixed media

Prarie Dusk Light / mixed media

Charles Capek

Contact

capekzc@gmail.com

Artist Statement

Even beyond the elemental beauty or luminosity I find in a subject, I strive to capture mood and character in my work. I find this easiest to do by working en plein air, or on site. I feel extremely fortunate that my own “home country,” and indeed much of the upper Midwest, is an area of such varied geographic and societal features and moods—one can be immersed in landscapes of great solitude as well as intimacy, observe people whose lifestyles range from the pre-industrial to the ul- tra-technological, and find the structural legacies of master-class stonemasons, car- penters, bricklayers, and others who spent

their lives building things. I could spend a lifetime painting the region’s many faces and still never be done. For those interested in the technique of my mixed media works, those paintings are combinations of pen- and-ink and watercolor, rendered in that order, on hot-press watercolor paper. With waterproof black India ink, pure and/or in dilution, I use a crow’s-quill pen to sketch out forms and values. Once the ink sketch is complete and dry, that sketch is overlaid with watercolor, sometimes almost straight from the tube. It’s a technique that exploits the brilliance of watercolor while achieving a unique texture and strength, and

together the media create a luminescence and an atmosphere difficult to achieve with either medium alone. It’s an extraordinarily time-consuming technique, though, and risky, too—since a mistake in either the ink sketch or the watercolor layer can ruin a piece. Quills can break, sending ink flying, and I’ve even had insects fly into the ink or quill and then cast themselves all over the paper. Despite such inherent uncertainties, I can say with profound gratitude what so many artists express: that the results are well worth the effort, and I find great joy in my work.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil

Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil

Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil

6 / 48x24 / oil Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil Time Change / 24x20 /

Time Change / 24x20 / oil

Donna Carr

/ 24x20 / oil Time Change / 24x20 / oil Donna Carr Contact carrart.com carrart@sbcglobal.net 317.347.0131

Contact

carrart.com

carrart@sbcglobal.net

317.347.0131

Biography

Donna is an award-winning artist living in Indianapolis, Indiana. Donna’s work includes life portraits and still life’s. She works in Oils, watercolors and charcoal. A Classical- ly-Trained Artist, Donna regularly works with some of the nations best artists devel- oping new techniques and perfecting her style keeping her work fresh. Having had an extended exhibit at the Indianapolis International Airport, Donna also has paintings in the International Exhibit at the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office. Her paintings have won Best of Show, Award of Excellence, First Place in major competitions. Her paintings have hung in the Indiana Governor’s Mansion, receiving Governor’s Choice Award three consecutive years. Donna’s “Grapes” painting was juried into the American Women Artists’ National Exhibit in November, 2013. Donna is a member of the Por- trait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, American Women Artists, National Watercolor Society, American Watercolor Society, Hoosier Salon. Her commissioned portraits include the Dean’s portrait for Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, the Martz Boardroom portrait for Fairbanks Hospital and NFL Colts Center Jeff Saturday. She recently unveiled her 4’ x 5’ portrait of Lady Justice at the Renmin University School of Law in Beijing, China. She is currently working on a series of Olympic Paintings from the Sochi Winter Olympics. Donna’s work can be enjoyed at ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, Indiana.

Artist Statement

I love to paint – it is part of me. My passion

for art comes from everything around me with

a drive to paint what I see and what I imagine.

I have painted a number of years with Water-

colors and in the past five years added Oils to my palette. I enjoy painting with both Me- diums, choosing according to my subject. It has been a privilege to work with a number of nationally known artists. I am constantly dis- covering new ways of using my paints and de- veloping new techniques. Many of my paint- ings are commissioned portraits, although I also enjoy painting a variety of images. In my portraits I make it a point to capture the spirit of the soul through the eyes that make my paintings ‘come alive’.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Contact judycrawfordart.com Judy Crawford Jumpin’ In / 35x40 / oil Reading /

Contact

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Judy Crawford

Member Catalog Contact judycrawfordart.com Judy Crawford Jumpin’ In / 35x40 / oil Reading / 22x16 /

Jumpin’ In / 35x40 / oil

judycrawfordart.com Judy Crawford Jumpin’ In / 35x40 / oil Reading / 22x16 / oil Artist Statement

Reading / 22x16 / oil

Crawford Jumpin’ In / 35x40 / oil Reading / 22x16 / oil Artist Statement I enjoy

Artist Statement

I enjoy the physical act of making art, and working in different mediums affords me challenges and pleasures in each. Be it the drag or “tooth” of charcoal on textured papers, the ability to push and manipulate oil paint in numerous ways on the canvas, or the loose and broad application of pas- tels in building layers of color on sanded board-papers, each medium is exciting and demanding in its own right. Every piece, be it a commissioned work, a gallery piece, or a show piece starts with some vision or story I want to share with my viewer. The commu- nication may be as simple as the description of light striking a face in a sculptural and exquisite way, or depicting the opaque lights and transparent darks on a still life object that celebrate and build the beauty unique to a seemingly mundane thing. My commis- sioned works add another dimension to the creative process, as then I work my client’s vision into the final look of a proposed work.

Attitude / 38x26 / charcoal

Although challenging, I love working with people and it is extra rewarding satisfying myself and each client. The practical working methods for commissioned works includes the realization that working from life is great but rarely possible. Photographic source material belonging to my client is welcomed and easily mailed or scanned, or if feasible I will take the photographs myself at an agreed upon place and time. Size and the medium used in each commission are decid- ed in collaboration with the client. Whether

it is a figurative drawing, a painting of

a person in a portrait, or a realistic and

sumptuous still life work, my goal is the same: to share with the viewer my ex- citement, interpretation and appreciation for not only the look, but the essence of what makes that subject unique. I trust that each of my works stimulates a re- sponse, either meditative and private, or public and leading to lively conversation about the people and things I choose to present.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil C r o s s r

Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Earthscape 6 / 48x24 / oil C r o s s r

Crossroad Transition / 24x20 / oil

Cindy Crofoot

i o n / 2 4 x 2 0 / o i l Cindy Crofoot Time

Time Change / 24x20 / oil

Contact

aestheticexpressions

bycindy.com

cindy@cindycrofoot.com

513.284.6799

Biography

I have always loved to draw and paint. My mother, who was very artistic, taught me the basics of sketching while I was still in grade school. She encouraged my creativity. I am so grateful to have had her love and support for my artwork. In 1984, I started my own business. It was completely unrelated to art, so I had to vent my creative impulses through illustrating newspaper ads, creating window graphics for local businesses, and doing watercolor portraits in my spare time. A career change in 1994 afforded me an opportunity to devote more time to art. I was able to study oil painting with Carin Hebensreit at the Art Academy of Cin- cinnati, specifically to learn the glazing techniques of the Old Masters. This has brought out a richness and depth to my work which was previously unrealized. Over the years, I have completed many commissions for both public and private collections. I had my first solo show in 1998 at Masterpiece Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio. In addition I also have shown works at Solar Flare Gallery, Rising Sun, IN, Chelsea Fine Art, Lake Forest, IL, and Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN.

Artist Statement

Since a career change in 1994 afforded me the opportunity to devote more time to fine art I’ve been able to immerse myself in what I love so much, being an artist. Since my first solo art show in 1998 at Masterpiece Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, my artwork has been on display at galleries throughout Indiana and in Ohio and Illinois, including the Hoosier Salon at the Indiana State Museum.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog All Ears Last Tango Garden Artist Statement As a ceramic artist my

All Ears

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog All Ears Last Tango Garden Artist Statement As a ceramic artist my

Last Tango

Garden

Artist Statement

As a ceramic artist my goal is to breathe life into

the clay--to make it dance

My studio is located on a small farm in western Indiana. We are next to the Big Walnut Nature Preserve and just down the road from the Rolling Stone Covered Bridge. Felix and Francesca, our Sicilian Donkeys, welcome all visitors with LOUD braying! Inspiration for my work comes from the beauty, joy and humor found in everyday life.

to

make it tell a story.

Contact

art2@tds.net

Becky Crosbie

joy and humor found in everyday life. to make it tell a story. Contact art2@tds.net Becky

Like a Dance in the Park

joy and humor found in everyday life. to make it tell a story. Contact art2@tds.net Becky

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Roseanne Crowell

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Roseanne Crowell Senior Moment / 16x20 / pastel W a t c

Senior Moment / 16x20 / pastel

Catalog Roseanne Crowell Senior Moment / 16x20 / pastel W a t c h f u

Watchful / 18x18 / pastel

c h f u l / 1 8 x 1 8 / p a s t

Duke / 8x10 / pastel

e l D u k e / 8 x 1 0 / p a s t

Contact

roseannecrowellartist.com

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Biography

Originally from New York, Roseanne has lived on both coasts, as well as the Midwest states, but has been an Indiana resident for over 20 years. She has always had an interest in art, from her earliest years with crayons and paint sets, to decorating grade school classrooms, but she seriously began to focus on her art once her children were grown. A self-taught artist, she has taken a number of extra classes and workshops, and has painted with a variety of notable artists while traveling across the country and back. Roseanne works mainly in Pastel, but also in Oil and Watercolor. Her subjects range from wildlife art, portraits of pets and/or their people, floral and nature scenes. Her work has been rec- ognized with ribbons and awards in county fairs, the Indiana State Fair, First and Second place for three Indiana Wildlife Artists’ Annual Exhibits, the Madison Art Club’s Annual Exhibit, the HCAA Fall Show People’s Choice Award, the Hoosier Salon Members Show Merit Award, and Honorable Mentions at the Nature’s Inspiration Show. Eyes or Skies are the focal points of many of her paintings, as she endeavors to reflect the glow or personality of the subject. She works from her own photographs, which allows her to incorporate the detail her work is noted for.

A r t i s t Statement

Wildlife and pet portraits are my favorite subjects, but vibrant skies also intrigue me. I strive to put significant detail in my art- work, as I try to capture the essence of God’s creations in my paintings. My goal is to share the wonder of what I see with others.

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David Cunningham

A r t i s t Statement

The creative process involved in painting is a spiritual practice for me that engages my mind, body, and spirit in a deep and challenging way. The complexity of painting fully captivates me, taking me into another dimension free from the confines of time, fear, and distractions. I can describe this experience as nothing less than divine. In addition, I see painting as a process of self-discovery. Upon contemplation of the finished piece, I find that the work reflects my personality, my thoughts (conscious and unconscious), and my vision of the world around me. In this way, painting provides me with valuable insights into my psyche.

Biography

David Cunningham’s compelling realistic paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States. His work is found in both public and corporate collections including: St Meinrad Monastery, The University of Evansville, Fifth Third Bank and Vectren Corporation. Mr. Cunningham is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Recently, he received best of show in Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial and in the Swope Museum’s Wabash Valley exhibit. David Cunningham was born in Carmel California in 1974 and was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He currently lives with his partner Amber, his daughters, Mary and Colette, his sons, William and Samson, and their cat, Calvin, in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to painting, David is a professor of Art at Franklin College where he teaches Painting, Design, Ceramics and Issues in Contemporary Art.

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Indiana artist Nancy Cupka utilizes impressionism, often in the form of pointillism, to explore the beauty of the rural countryside. Her technique makes use of overlapping “dots” and or short strokes of color that the eye blends together, creating a subtle marriage between color, light and shadow. Thus, she is able to capture shimmering sum- mer afternoons, beloved family pets, rolling fields and the quiet moments of a dawning day. Cupka was born in Indianapolis, IN during WWII and was inspired by an artist father who enjoyed working in clay and wood. Her parents enrolled her in children’s classes at John Herron Art Institute which stirred within her an excitement and wonder for fine art. Her enthusiasm for art stood the test of time and pervades her entire life. The Art associations that have opened many doors for Nancy, through gallery showings, sales exhibitions, member- ships and lasting friendships, include:

The Hoosier Art Salon, The Indiana Artist Club, Indiana Heritage Arts, The Amer- ican Artists Professional League, New York, NY, The Brown County Art Gallery, the Brown County Artist Guild and the Southside Art League. Paintings by Nan- cy Irvine Cupka can be found in private collections across the United States and in public collections such as the Indiana State Museum and Franklin College.

A r t i s t Statement

One will find that the subjects of most of my paintings are pleasurable, se- rene and sparkling with color. This is because I look for the joy in them. A difficult bout with cancer taught me to seek out the simple beauty that God has placed around us and therein is where I seek most of my inspiration. I also feel that it is important for some- thing in each new work to challenge me to discover the unexpected, the thing within the art that I did not see at first glance. This discovery draws me deeper and deeper into the work and carries me away. The hidden colors that happen in bright light and shadow, the many value changes or an unex- pected color intensity from juxtaposed hues are examples of my new found joy. Broken color is the trademark of most of my artwork. Small dots or stokes are used to tantalize the eye of the observer by causing it to blend them into sometimes soft, sometimes brilliant optical mixtures. Impression- ism, pointillism, and from time to time soft traditional painting can each be used to categorize my work. Dot upon dot, short stroke upon short stroke, I weave a carefully planned canvas and before I am finished a part of me is woven into the painting.

Nancy Cupka

Serenity

am finished a part of me is woven into the painting. Nancy Cupka Serenity The Carousel

The Carousel

am finished a part of me is woven into the painting. Nancy Cupka Serenity The Carousel

The Race

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Steve Dodge

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Biography

Steve’s informal art training began years ago when his dad would take him out to sketch and

paint in Indiana. Those early times instilled in him

a love for art and nature. Fine art was put on the

back burner while he pursued his formal educa- tion in graphic design and illustration in Colorado. After four decades of creating award winning communications in Colorado and Indiana for a variety of business sectors, Steve concluded that

it was time to return to his roots in fine art.

Today Steve has work in collections from Maine to plines complement each other and he enjoys the

His work has also been chosen for inclusion in the recently published book “Painting Indiana III”, a cooperative project of the Indiana Plein Air Paint- ers Association and Indiana Landmarks. Most of Steve’s work in recent years falls into two categories, landscapes and figurative/historical. On his website you will notice that in addition to the landscapes there are also numerous images of Native Americans, fur traders, and others from the 1800’s. Steve believes that the two disci-

Colorado. In addition, his work has been shown, sold, and garnered awards in competitive exhibi- tions in Indiana, Colorado, Texas, and California.

change. Steve also uses his time as an avid cyclist to search for new painting opportunities.

A r t i s t Statement

Except for raising a family, painting is the most reward- ing thing I have ever done. I find it extremely difficult to make a statement that summarizes why I paint, but all I know is that whenever I paint, everything else stops, and I lose myself in the paint- ing process. I want people who see my work to some- how share in that feeling.

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Artist Statement

I am 69 years old and live in Indiana. I am married and practice my art almost all the time. I have one daughter and 2 grandsons who are both in the Air Force. I worked for over 35 years in a lab and only retired in 2004 due to illness. Was always a work- a-holic. So I was very lucky to discover that I had a talent for art. I started with Zentangles and went to watercolor from there. I work in art in many capacities. I am on the board of directors at the Logansport Art Association. I do keep busy! Will always try to paint!!!

Melodie Dowell

Art Association. I do keep busy! Will always try to paint!!! Melodie Dowell Crowsheads Contact vicmeld@comcast.net

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Horse Shoe Bend 26x50 Take Me Home Tinseltown Contact Dunbar-art.com 502.905.5966 Lynn

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Lynn Dunbar

Biography

Lynn grew up in Northern Indiana and attended Purdue University. She worked as an art director for many years before picking up a paint brush. She studied with Wolf Kahn, John Michael Carter, Jill Carver, Bill Fletcher and Skip Whitcomb. Her awards include Merit Award Indiana Heritage Arts 2014, Best in Show Louisville Women’s Club 2012, Merit Award Sa- lon International 2011. She has participated in, and won awards at “paint-outs” on the local and national level, and is a signature member of the American Impression- ist Society and Indiana Plein Air Painters and Painters of the Bluegrass. Her work is featured in the Painting Indiana book 2 and 3, and American Art Review.

A r t i s t Statement

“Beauty abounds in the hills, rivers and fields of Indiana and Kentucky. Plein air oil painting allows me a Divine connection with nat- ural beauty, breathing the fresh air, hearing the birds sing, and feeling the sun, breeze (and sometimes rain) against my skin while at- tempting to paint a ‘master- piece.’ While outside I study the play of light on land- scape. In the studio I favor aerial scenes of Indiana and the Ohio River, capturing the sense of flight on can- vas. The river is a favorite subject of mine, it’s bends and river tugs decorate my canvases. My impressionist work is filled with light and color, and generates the positive energy of creation.”

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Award-winning artist Robert Eberle is an In- dianapolis native who has been a profession-

al artist for sixteen years. His landscapes

have won top awards in every major Indiana art competition, including “Best of Show”

at the prestigious Hoosier Salon in 2011 and

2003. He has also won major awards at the

seven-state Southside Art League Regional Exhibitions, the Indiana Artist Club shows, the “First Brush of Spring” paint outs in

New Harmony, the Indiana Heritage Arts an- nual exhibitions, the Richmond Art Museum exhibitions, the Will Vawter annual competi- tions and “Irvington Presents” at the Bona Thompson Center in Indianapolis.

A plein air and studio oil painter, Eberle has

studied under C.W. Mundy, Matt Smith, Kevin Macpherson, David Leffel, Carolyn Anderson, John Poon, Joseph Mendez, Ken

Auster and Ted Goerschner.

ed John Herron School of Art, Scottsdale Art School and the Indianapolis Art Center. Eberle is one of the founding members of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and is featured in the book Painting Indiana:

Portraits of Indiana’s 92 Counties published by Indiana University Press. His work is also included in the book Indiana Artists of the 21st Century and “Painting Indiana: En Plein View”.

Eberle is led to make art by his desire to capture the earth’s disappearing beauty and to express his spiritual growth, both through the act of creation. He is constant- ly looking for fulfilling ways of using his life and his talent. “You absorb influence from some people and reflect it back to others, like the sun,” he says. What he learns is meaningless unless he is able to pass it on. Eberle’s philosophy is much like that of another painter, Sir Winston Churchill, who said, “You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.” Now a sought-after workshop instructor, Eberle enjoys sharing his knowledge with his stu- dents and peers. Eberle’s works are held by public and cor- porate institutions as well as private individ- uals, including the private collections of two Indiana governors and several corporate executives. They may be seen at libraries and educational institutions throughout Indi- ana. Eberle is represented by the following Indiana galleries: Hoosier Salon in Carmel, Sigman’s Fine Art in Indianapolis, Castle Gallery in Ft. Wayne, and the Brown County Artist Guild and Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville.

He has attend-

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Charles Edwards Contact artistcedwards@outlook.com 812.558.8642 Biography Charles has been

Charles Edwards

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Charles has been creating portrait art for 20 years and counting. The medias that he prefers are charcoal, graphite, oil pastels and color pencil. Charles is from Lexington Mississippi. He took an interest for art at the young age of 5. Charles moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in 2013 to assist family and started looking into what the town had to offer. While searching for local attractions and activities Charles found out about Hoosier Salon and other art opportunities and made it in time for the 90th anniversary entry and amazingly was juried in! This acknowledgement has increased his motivation so much to show his art.

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Karen Fehr

Biography

Karen Fehr is a native-born Hoosier who loves Indiana and all the chang- ing seasons. She has a degree in biology and is continuously en- thralled with nature and its beauty. She paints landscapes, buildings, florals, animals, and portraits in watercolor, pencil, acrylic, oil, and pastels. Her work is representation- al and abstract realism. She enjoys doing commissioned portraitures of animals and people, especially of children. Her hobbies of garden- ing, nature walks, traveling, golfing, and photography help her to obtain ample painting material. She has attended numerous workshops given by nationally known artists, including Frank Webb, Judi Betts, Carole Barnes, Diane Maxey, Jean Grastorf, John Salminen, George James, Gerald Brommer, Stephen Quillar and Cheng-Khee Chee. Her work has been juried into various shows, including the Hoosier Salon, The Indiana State Fair, The Indiana Arts Club, The Southside Art League Midwest Abstract Show and the Watercolor Society of Indiana. Her art is included in many collections throughout the United States.

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Grain Dryer

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Larry Fentz

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Biography

Larry Fentz is a local artist residing in East Central Indiana who pursued watercolor painting intently for many years while raising his family and working as a professional artist for the Garfield comic strip for over 30 years. In the mid-70s Larry took weekly watercolor classes for two years with Luke Buck, artist, instructor, mentor, and now close friend. As a result, watercolor painting became a passion that Larry has pursued ever since. He has also had the honor and privilege of studying under such renowned watercolor favorites as the late, great Zoltan Szabo, Sterling Edwards, Tony Couch, Frank Webb, Don Getz, and others. Larry is not only influenced by his many workshop instructors, mentors, and artist peers, but he is also always learning and acquires inspiration from his own surroundings, photo reference, and extended travels. Larry has exhibited and sold paintings in juried shows such as the Hoosier Salon in Indianapolis, the Castle Gallery in Fort Wayne, Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie, and 308 Gallery in Muncie. He is a member of the Hoosier Salon, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, and the Kentucky Watercolor Society. His paintings are also vested in several private collections.

Artist Statement

Growing up in Central Indiana, I have come to know and love the rural landscape, having worked on several farms in my youth. Old barns, fencerows, and fields of baled hay always caught my eye. The broken string of farmhouses, silos, and patches of woods on the horizon catching the afternoon sun created special moments that eventually inspired me to capture them with paint.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Beth Forst Biography Many of Beth Forst’s life experiences, whether employment or
Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Beth Forst Biography Many of Beth Forst’s life experiences, whether employment or

Beth Forst

Hoosier Salon Member Catalog Beth Forst Biography Many of Beth Forst’s life experiences, whether employment or

Biography

Many of Beth Forst’s life experiences, whether employment or education has lead her to become an influential artist and plein air painter. She has always filled her focus with drawings, paintings, murals and has been selling her work since 1980 with pencil sketches of children. A sales career in the graphic arts/ printing field enhanced her knowl- edge before working as a mural painter and sketch artist. Painting outdoors propelled her into full time painting. That focus for original excellence has lead to a remarkable body of work. She is represented by several galleries, and art fairs throughout the midwest and in collections worldwide.

Artist Statement

Extreme “joy of living” is the drive behind Beth Forst’s inspiration. While traveling to paint on location is her favorite “studio” it is striving for works that please her ideals which has lead to a body of paintings that bring an immediate smile. Painting in the “plein air” tradi- tion, Beth Forst differentiates herself among her piers through her bold palette, expressive style and unique interpretation of the subjects she paints. Every art- work is reflective of her outgoing personality and will- ingness to explore new subjects in a fresh and brave way. Her almost abstract, impressionistic style allows the viewer to use their imagination to see beyond the obvious subject, providing an enchanted connection between viewer and painter.

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Hoosier Salon Member Catalog West Main Street Bridge / 30x36 / fabric Wabash River / 22x28

West Main Street Bridge / 30x36 / fabric

Member Catalog West Main Street Bridge / 30x36 / fabric Wabash River / 22x28 / fabric

Wabash River / 22x28 / fabric

Street Bridge / 30x36 / fabric Wabash River / 22x28 / fabric Summertime / 30x24 /

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Joel Fremion

/ 22x28 / fabric Summertime / 30x24 / fabric Joel Fremion Material Me / 30x40 /

Material Me / 30x40 / fabric

Biography

Born in Ft. Wayne, In. 1952

Graduated: Nothside

High School, 1970. Indiana Univ. 70-71. Purdue Univ: Division of General & Technical Studies 71- 73. Ft.Wayne Art Institute: 72-75. Member:

Hoosier Salon, Indiana Artists Club, Artlink, Ft.WAyne.The artist has won over 20 awards in the Hoosier Salon & Indiana Artists Club since 1992. Additionally, Best of Show at Penrod Arts Festival. Board of Directors Award (2nd place) at The Gasparrilla Festival of Arts in Tampa, Fla.

Artist Statement

Growing up in my Grandparents upholstery/fabric shop and being the son of an interior designer my early college education centered around architectural and interior design. I wandered into the Fine Arts, particularly painting, and eventually created my own technique of Fabric Collage. This very tactile artwork is an intricate blend of fabrics and leather to create images that are then further enhanced with painted details.

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Penny French-Deal

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Penny French-Deal is known for her contemporary impressionistic style using warm, vibrant colors. Her award-winning oil paintings have been seen in numerous juried competitions. Holding a degree in Interior De- sign from Indiana University, Penny is influenced by the work of American Impressionists, Edward Pottast and John Singer Sargent; as well as the French Impression- ists. It was life of growing up on a farm in Indiana that embedded in her an appreciation for nature and began a lifelong journey to capture the essence of her surround- ings. Traveling throughout the United States and Europe furthers her depth of inspiration.

Artist Statement

One would not classify my work as a literal statement of the subject.

er, it is an impressionistic interpretation giving freedom for the viewer to

take pleasure in the message versus a definitive portrayal.

excitement in defining shapes, light and color variations and transferring those images to canvas in such a manner that respects the subject, yet, allows for my own creative style to flow through. The mixing of colors, the thought process of balance, complementary colors, lights and darks is a course of development in each piece. Compositions may be in my mind for many months just waiting for the opportunity to be translated to canvas. My desire is to interpret everyday surroundings in a manner that brings warmth and vibrancy to the viewer. Painting is an extension of what is within me.

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