Charlene M. Brown
Lisa H. Guckelberg
Beverly Sunday Mathis
Dale L. Popovich
J. Rodney Reveal
Thom C. Robinson
Rick D. Wilson
Thomas A. Himsel
Born in Chicago, Susan received her fine arts training at The American Academy of Art. In 1974 Susan and her husband moved to Minnesota and established a very successful graphic design business.
They moved to Brown County in 1991. Where she began spending her free time exploring the countryside looking for scenes that quietly say "paint me."
Pat studied art at the John Herron School of Art and Indiana University. She moved to Nashville in 1980. Pat especially enjoys painting the Southwest with all its bold colors and contrasts.
For the past few years she has focused on pastels, but still enjoys oil and an occasional watercolor.
Patricia Rhoden Bartels
Patricia is both an artist and art instructor with more than 40 years' experience. Her extensive art education includes a Masters of Art (MA) and a Masters of Fine Art (MFA). She attended the Toledo Museum School of Design, Bowling Green State University and the University of Hawaii.
Painting both en plein air and in her studio, her oil and acrylic paintings celebrate the exceptional beauty of nature inspired by living deep in the woods and rugged hills of Brown County. Her award winning paintings record her observations of seasonal changes with vivid and passionate color. Patricia's loose slashing brush strokes and palette knife techniques give rise to a form of sensual movement carrying the eye across the canvas.
Having no formal art education(a science degree from Indiana University) award-winning artist Kathy Blankenheim has learned from some of the best painters in her native Hoosier state of Indiana. She has taken workshops with great contemporary artists such as Eric Bowman, Peggy Kroll Roberts, and Fred Doloresco.
Kathy’s award-winning individual style is characterized by thick, colorful paint applied with her signature spontaneous energy. Typically painting from life, she prefers to let plein air statements go untouched in the studio lest she lose original feeling and impact of the places where she paints; the immediacy of her work being described by a juror at a recent regional plein air competition as “poetry, not prose.” Kathy has work in collections throughout the United States.
FASOBold Brush Competition: Best of Show, Dec2015
Coors National Western Stock Show: Club Artist, 2017, 2018
First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, Indiana: Best of Show, 2015
Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, Indiana:
Bronze Brush, (3rd place overall) 2016
Many local and regional awards and shows.
Rhonda has been painting since a teen, but took time out to raise a family. Once her children set out on their own, Rhonda returned to her love of painting.
She has been mentored by Rena Blake Dillman, and has also learned under great teachers like C.W. Mundy, Scott Tallman Power, Ron Mack, Julie Houck and Pam Newell.
She feels God has given her a gift to share with others. Her hope is that viewers will look beyond the work itself, to see the meaning behind it.
Jeff's interest in drawing and painting has been with him since he was a boy. He was a successful jewelry designer and manufacturer for 25 years before cutting back his hours to allow more time for painting.
Since 2006 he has won awards and been accepted into many art exhibits including the Hoosier Salon and Indiana Heritage Arts.
He generally makes a quick sketch or watercolor on location, and then he takes his studies along with photos back to his studio where he has more control over his environment.
Eric Brock is an Indiana native, born in Richmond, 1966
He currently lives in Morgantown, Indiana.
He earned a Commercial Art Degree from Saint Francis College in Fort Wayne, 1987. Eric worked for several in the sign industry before returning to school to study painting and furniture making at John Herron School of Art.
In 1995 with the birth of his first child, Eric became a stay at home Dad, devoting himself to raising three boys with his wife Dana. Now with their boys grown, Eric has returned to actively painting and showing his work.
"What interests me is the conversation that takes place between a subject, light patterns, colors, shapes, and myself. There are no words, so I must paint. Expression of this experience becomes a painting. My hope is to capture the essence of this and to draw the viewer into the experience.
2017 Villagescape Plein Air Paint Out, 3rd place
2017 T.C. Steele Paint Out, Honorable Mention
2014 T.C. Steele Paint Out, Honorable mention
Charlene M. Brown
Charlene’s primary artistic inspiration comes from the spirit, beauty, and vitality she sees in the human face and in nature. She learned a love of drawing and mixed media experimentation from her grandmother at an early age and went on to study Fine Art at Earlham College.
She has also studied oil painting techniques from various nationally and internationally acclaimed artists from around the country.
Her award-winning drawings and paintings can be seen and purchased in the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, Indiana and the Hoosier Salon Art Gallery in Carmel, Indiana.
Ken's interest in nature began as a boy growing up in Spencer, IN. Over the past 40 years he has learned much from patient observation in the wild and from analyzing techniques of earlier master artists.
His love of wildlife and their habitats has been his inspiration to capture truth and realism in his work. He translates this love of nature and wildlife through multi-disciplined media including sketches, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings.
His goal is to preserve forever the beauty of unspoiled places in nature and share his passion through his art.
Susie was born and raised in Paoli, Indiana. She has been an artist as long as she can remember. Her preferred medium is oil painting.
A native of Scott County, Indiana. Pamela Campbell became a professional, selling Artist in 2008. Earlier years consisted of hard work and studies. Although, primarily self taught, she gives credits for her art and her success to her husband Wayne Campbell, also an Artist, and to taking a few art workshops. Pamela has worked in a variety of mediums, including oils, acrylics, pastels. Her medium of choice is oils.
One her favorite Quotes:
"If I could say it in words, I wouldn't have to paint!" author unknown
Wayne has been an Indiana artist for over 40 years, working in oils, acrylics and pastels- painting landscapes, figures and portraits in realistic and impressionistic styles, en plein air and in his studio.
R. David Dale
David studied art at the Ft Wayne Art School and Museum, and has taught at Ball State in Muncie, IN.
David now lives in Nashville and is well known for his pastel landscapes.
Steve resides in Bloomington, Indiana. He works in oil, watercolor and pastel.
To award-winning artist Robert Eberle, the world is a place of beauty to be explored and captured in oils. His landscapes win acclaim for their ethereal colors, expressionistic brush strokes and poetic quality.
In addition to “Best of Show” in 2011 and 2003 in the prestigious Hoosier Salon exhibition, Eberle’s works have garnered top awards in every major art exhibition in Indiana.
Harry is an oil painter from Madison, Indiana. After a successful career as a bow craftsman, he now has turned his attention to landscape painting.
Extreme “joy of living” is the force behind Beth’s inspiration. While traveling and painting on location is her favorite “studio”… striving for works that please her ideals has led to a body of paintings that bring an immediate smile.
2014 Solo Show - Richmond Art Museum, “Color of Wind”
2011 Mayor’s Award - Penrod Art Fair
2009 Best Traditional Landscape – Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition
2008 Best of Show – Richmond Art Museum Annual Show
Thelma Frame began painting professionally after retiring from teaching in public schools. She has exhibited in area art shows including Hoosier Salon and Indiana Heritage Arts. Landscapes and florals are her main focus, executed in drawing, watercolor or pastel. Her paintings are owned by Richmond Art Museum, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie, Indiana, businesses, schools and many individuals in the United States and Japan.
Jodie Friend is a Hoosier native, born in Seymour and currently living in Bloomington. During her career as an athletic fundraiser and writer for Indiana University, Friend found time to fit in drawing, color and design classes at IU. However, it wasn’t until she left the university that she truly immersed herself in the world of art. An oil painter, Friend has studied with Ron Mack, Ken Auster, Carolyn Anderson, Quang Ho and Jeff Legg.
Karen's paintings take inspiration from the American Tonalism Movement of the late 1980's which featured moody and shadowy landscapes. Karen seeks to create iconic scenes which evoke a contemplative peaceful and dreamy atmosphere.
Karen is a self taught native Hoosier who works out of her studio in the historic Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis. She has won numerous awards and her artwork currently hangs in the Indiana State House as well as in collections nationally and abroad.
Lisa H. Guckleberg
Lisa H. Guckelberg is largely a self taught artist. She has been drawing and painting since grade school. Born in Indianapolis in 1963, she can render any subject. Her specialty is and always has been the horses she has loved, ridden, and studied since childhood.
She was very fortunate to have had several wonderful mentors and teachers throughout her youth who inspired and encouraged her interest in creating drawings and paintings.
Lisa began teaching art in 1987 and has taught art to thousands of students. She is currently teaching art to over 100 students a week. Lisa’s paintings and drawings have garnered a number of awards.
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Sandee has won many awards both nationally and internationally for her depiction of the Indiana landscape. Her work has been juried into shows including the Oil Painters of America Salon, Indiana Heritage Arts, and the Hoosier Salon.
Tricia was born in 1969 and lives in southern Indiana with her husband Dennis. She received an associates degree in graphic art from Indiana Vocational Technical College. It was there that she was introduced to painting and different mediums through illustration courses taught by Indiana artist Ken Bucklew. (Thanks Ken!) Up to that point her life had been spent drawing so adding color was exciting, but challenging. A challenge she enjoys.
I have always been a part of Mother Nature. Growing up on a farm all of my perceptions were honed early in life to notice my surroundings and to honor the beauty of nature by respecting its life giving properties.
today, as a plein air painter I am reconnected to my surroundings in a profound way. I now stand before the land and water with Brush in hand, trying the capture the immediacy of the moment.
Bachelor of Fine Art from UCLA
Juried into Hoosier Salon 2014,2017
2015 Won 1st place in Zionsville Plein Air competition, Juried into INA
2016 Juried into Indiana Wildlife Artists, Hoosier Women artists., Penrod
Attended workshops by nationally known artists: Carolyn Anderson, Mark Bodges, Scott Christensen, Dan Gerhartz, Quang Ho, CW Mundy, Lori Putnam, Quing Huang, Daniel Keys, Dennis Perrin, Elizabeth Robbin, Laura Robbs, William Schneider, Frank Serrano and Jim Wilcox.
Member of OPA, American Impressionist Society, Indiana Plein Air painters
Artist Statement: It gives me a great pleasure to paint all the beauty God created around me and I am on the journey to represent that beauty as well as I can rest of my life. Oil is my favorite medium with its unsurpassed richness allowing me to create variety of edges, depth of color, value and texture.
"To me, plein air is the best way to paint. You can see more. You can walk around your subject to check different angles. You can feel the air and atmosphere and allow that to come across in your painting. You also have to put up with challenging light, wind, heat, cold and bugs. You just can't get any of that from a photograph."
Norene Mara was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. She now resides in Brown County with her husband, Steve. She attended John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and took art classes at both Indiana University and while living in Japan. Norene has been a member of the Brown County Art Gallery since 1998. Her paintings depict landscapes and figures.
Beverly Sunday Mathis
Beverly Sunday Mathis of Greenwood, Indiana is a wife and proud mom to two grown children. A Herron School of Art degree equipped her to teach middle-schoolers.
Now she works to honor God as a professional artist, instructor and exhibitor. She has a special gift for teaching watercolors to adults who have never painted before.
Nancy graduated with a BS in Fine Art and an MS in Art Education. After a career teaching art in public schools, she left to pursue painting full time.
Nancy works primarily in oils, focusing on strong lights and darks as she finds them in landscape views.
Chris is an award winning artist who prefers to paint from life. She is an enthusiastic plein air painter. Many of her paintings are done on location throughout Indiana with members of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association.
Not having a formal art education, Chris has tirelessly worked to acquire painting skills through carefully chosen workshops and many, many hours at the easel.
She is associated with Indiana Plein Air Painter’s Association, Indiana Heritage Arts, The Hoosier Salon, Brown County Art Gallery, The American Impressionist Society, Indiana Artist Club, and Oil Painters of America.
Chris has an ongoing commitment to the pursuit of excellence in traditional, academic art. Her paintings are inspired by, and witness to, her passion for the natural world. They can be described as semi-impressionistic with a very distinctive style. She is currently represented by the Brown County Art Gallery, Fine Estate of Indianapolis and the Brown County Art Guild in Nashville, Indiana. Her works hang in collections throughout the United States.
Elizabeth O’Rear, a former 20 year resident of Indiana, has returned to her home state of Kentucky where she continues to pursue her love of art.
She is a diversified artist whose subjects include landscapes, still lifes, animals and figurative work which focus on strong values and color contrasts. She paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor both en plein air and in the studio.
Jacqueline Phillips is a native of Michigan. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Nashville, Indiana to pursue her love of art and build a “cabin in the woods.”
She is an Associate Artist member of the Brown County Art Gallery and has exhibited there since 1999. A watercolor painter, her interest lies in Brown County landscapes (especially winter scenes) and florals.
Dale L. Popovich
Dale L. Popovich. Observer. Artist. Watercolorist, is an award-winning watercolorist, signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. Talent and training aside, it's Dale's vision that best informs his work.
Temporarily blinded at age 20 for 1-1/2 years, Dale learned to rely on his mind's eye to sustain him. After a nine hour major brain surgery removing a cyst on his optic nerve, he had to learn how to walk, talk, and write again. With vision finally restored, he discovered he could see more clearly than before, easily filtering out the visual "noise" around him to focus on a subject's essentials. His paintings began to reflect a certain purity of perception, and this "way of seeing" became the hallmark of his painting.
Barry Powell attended the John Herron Arts Institute on an art scholarship. After college, he worked for 25 years as a graphic designer and sign painter until 1995 when he decided to go it alone as an independent artist.
Barry works in several mediums and his style would be considered realistic. He also teaches and his art classes and workshops continue to be very popular.
J. Rodney Reveal
J. Rodney Reveal was born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana, granted a full painting and sculpture scholarship to the California College of Arts in Oakland, California, and returned to Indianapolis John Herron School of Art to continue his art studies. He was encouraged by Gordon Morrison, his high school art teacher, and inspired by Floyd Hopper with whom he studied for several years.
Rodney was a full time Noblesville Firefighter for 30 years. Upon retirement, Rodney has dedicated more time to his oil and watercolor paintings of landscapes, structural details and nature. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. Presently Rodney and his wife live on a woodland farm outside of Arcadia, Indiana, surrounded by his subject matter, particularly wildlife which he rehabilitates for the state of Indiana.
“IN MY PAINTINGS, I TRY TO TRANSLATE MY FEELINGS OF A PLACE OR AN OBJECT ONTO PAPER WITH THE SAME EMOTIONAL IMPACT THAT I RECEIVE WHEN I EXPERIENCE IT.”
American Artist Watercolor Magazine: Top 10 International Competition Finalist 2006
Cincinnati Art Club: National Viewpoint Show: Watercolor Magic
Paint America Association: Top 100: 2007, 2008
Paint the Parks: Top 100: 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
Salon International in San Antonio, Texas 2012
Oil painters of America Salon Show, 2016
MULTIPLE REGIONAL AWARDS
Thom started drawing and painting as a youth in Michigan where he would wander the forest and farms looking for scenes to paint. During his teen years he attended the Flint Institute of Art where he worked with several artists.
He spends several days at the places he paints, observing from morning to evening, looking for simple, but strong compositions. When he does start painting he has no formula, he just lets the scene and the painting guide him.
Lawrence Rudolech is a native of Madison, Indiana and received his BFA degree from the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis.
Larry has recently retired from a career in graphic design and illustration. He is now pursuing a career in fine arts, and has won numerous awards.
But most of all he is a very active Indiana plein air painter, because after all, this is where his first inspirations to paint were felt, wandering the countryside and back roads of Indiana.
Douglas did not begin painting until 2004, but his appreciation for art and American Impressionism came much earlier. He was introduced to the works of T.C. Steele while studying law at Indiana University.
He works in both oil and pastel, and paints both "en plein air" and from studies and photographs. His knowledge of art history informs his many travels to areas in New England which were art colonies and centers for early artists.
Micheal Schrader paints in oils, but aside from that he is very hard to classify. His work ranges from landscapes and still life to abstract expressionism with a wide variety of subject matter and style.
Mike mainly paints in his studio, but occasionally can be found along the back roads of southern Indiana.
Sharon earned a graphic design/visual communications degree from John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the lure of turpentine and colorful paint brushes was too much for temptation to resist. A self-taught painter, she expresses a love for rich colors and humor in her art.
James Tracy was born in the art colony of Nashville, Indiana in nineteen fifty. His exposure to the art of T.C. Steele, Gustav Baumann, Glenn Cooper Henshaw, Adolf Shulz, L.O. Griffith, Marie Goth, and other local masters led to an early awakening of his natural artistic talent. Tracy later attended Indiana University Southeast, The University of New Mexico, and Indiana University.
Since embarking on his professional career over twenty five years ago, Tracy has explored most drawing and painting media, specializing in oil paintings of rural landscape, still life, and portraiture. Since 1990 he has also been involved in printmaking, creating woodcuts and serigraphs.
Tom Tuley, past president of the Art Gallery’s Artists Association, took early retirement from a 38-year newspaper career, the last 12 as editor/publisher of both Evansville, IN newspapers and moved to Brown County in 1997.
He paints in watercolor and pastel, frequently combining the two mediums while specializing in rural and urban landscapes, still lifes and scenes from his travels-Italy, Australia, New Mexico, New England. Commissions considered.
Rick D. Wilson
Rick was born in 1955 in Edinburgh, Indiana and discovered very early he had an interest in art. After High School, Rick entered the work force, working 29 years in the architectural aluminum industry and pursuing art at a hobby level.
Upon retirement in 2003, Rick made fine art his new vocation and sought instruction from Indiana artists Ronald Mack and C.W. Mundy as well as art business workshops with Bill Bush of the Fredericksburg Artists School. As a professional artist, Rick has honed his skills through workshops and many years of practice and has developed into a very collectable artist. He still enters his works in juried competitions and has won numerous awards including “Best of Show”. His works are included in many private and corporate collections across the country.
Marilyn Witt started painting after her children were grown and beginning their own careers and families. She returned to school at Indiana University East and studied art under the instruction of Tom Thomas and attended several workshops and classes around the country including instructors, Ron Mack, Robert Eberle, Ray Stevens, Nancy Foureman, and Doris Turnbaugh.