Dorothy finds substantial influence and inspiration from nature that guides her creative side in ceramic art.
Foundational elements of my past education in Graphic Design and my present experience as an Art teacher influence every aesthetic decision I make. My earlier work is a direct translation of that design background. You can see it in my focus on layout, composition, and my use of numbers and pattern. For the past 5 years I have been teaching art full time at the elementary level. That experience has given me the freedom to explore color and processes in an entirely new way, through the eyes of a child. My more recent work is often more about the process and learning how to be mindful of creating in that moment. I enjoy bringing my passions into my art through subject matter as well as my use of recycled materials. The repeated floral motif in many of my works represents my love of nature and gardening and I will often use my old artwork and sketches to create weavings and collages. I never quite know what I will be creating next! I will even paint my husband’s shoes!
I am a native Hooiser, born and raised in Indianapolis.
After graduating from high school, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western New Mexico University and a Masters of Arts from Purdue University.
I taught Visual Arts at Tri-County School Corp for over 35 years. Ceramics is my first love, but after retirement and moving to West Lafayette continuing with clay was no longer feasible.
I studied watercolor techniques under Rob O'Dell and Steven Edwards.
My style is somewhat simple and representational.
My current endeavor, referred to as
The Pulp Fiction Creation series, is dubbed this because the medium was primarily paper, although, through experimentation
it has grown to encompass many other materials as well.
Jamie Hicks is a painter living and working in Carroll County. Oil painting is Jamie's main medium with occasional mixed media surprises thrown in. Jamie's latest works are inspired from single forgotten moment in time found in vintage photographs.
I like to create art that moves you to feeling. any feeling. Art that invokes a reaction stirs our senses and keeps us alive. I’ve always been ‘artsy’ but decided to expose my art to others in 2022. I love to create custom pieces that make you happy.
I have always thought that an artist's job is to take the viewer on a visual journey. A Journey in which the artist shares his vision of what he sees and what he feels. If I have completed this task, and communication is achieved then the work of art is truly successful.
Barb is a fan of the Hudson River Valley Artists. Our landscape in America is our NATO treasure. She enjoys communicating through art.
My mother instilled the love of photography in me. I mostly photograph landscape, trees, and interesting sights. I like the way light and darkness play with each other. I usually do not edit my pieces so what I see is what you get! I love printing in unusual methods--canvas and metal for example.
Sondra has been an artist most of her life. From the time she was a child she enjoyed drawing. While living in New Hampshire in the 90's she bought a floor loom and learned to weave. After moving to Indiana, she dabbled in ceramics for several years and then fell in love with fused glass when she took a class at the ceramic studio. Sondra now exclusively works with fused glass making glass art, jewelry, flowers, dishes and more.
Beverly Seese was a Home Economics and Music teacher on the West Coast before moving to Delphi 25 years ago. She works mostly with fabric and fiber art; quilts, knit ornaments, suede, and beads.
An artist since childhood, Arlene has fin-tuned her skills through classes with Famous Artists School and Purdue University. She creates 2D art in a variety of mediums on a variety of surfaces.
As a seamstress and knitter, I have always been drawn to cloth and fiber. Weaving allows me to combine these passions. I play with fibers, colors and weave structures to create handwoven items for your home as well as pieces for your wardrobe.
A retired Art and French teacher, Wyndham has encouraged many students to pursue their passion for the arts. She exhibits beautiful weavings and scarves of hand-spun wool as well as custom jewelry.