Charlene M. Brown
Lisa H. Guckelberg
Beverly Sunday Mathis
Dale L. Popovich
J. Rodney Reveal
Thom C. Robinson
Rick D. Wilson
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.
Ron Mack: “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.