FAA Member Artists
James Eli Bowden
Acrylic on PVC
My paintings represent themselves, rather than being representational. Forms are subconsciously assimilated from the world of things and sometimes an earlier painting. These sources are intuitively assimilated with concern to develop a visual space with tension between the shapes and the colors.
Acrylic, Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink, Crochet
For me, painting is an exploratory and intuitive process. I work in many layers of paint, adding, playing, and adjusting until the piece is complete. The result is a colorful, evocative abstraction.
I paint solely with acrylic paints. I’m inspired by nature, places I’ve been, and photographs. My painting style is developing. Some abstract and some quasi-realistic paintings.
Gloria Payne ( GloriaPArtist )
My inspiration for painting comes from the beauty of this earth. Acrylic paints help me to explore different ways of being creative. It's thrilling to see a thought form in my mind and be born on canvas, or take a life of its own.
I have always loved to paint with acrylic, though my main means of expression is music. I discovered Acrylic pouring a few years ago and fell in love with it. I love that I don't necessarily know the outcome of a painting, an idea of painting...it is a lot like improvisation in music. People get to see what they want, I love abstract. Now, it is also a way of meditating in silence but with colors.
Ceramics and Fused Glass
The art of manipulating clay with my hands has been fascinating and has kept me interested and inspired for well over forty years. I began adding glass to clay and was introduced to the art of glass fusing, which is layering colored glass and firing it in a kiln. I also love to teach anyone who wants to learn these techniques in my home studio.
I create functional and sculptural ceramic artworks. I work primarily on the potters wheel. I'm inspired by music to make unique pieces that emphasize organic form, striking color, and tactile texture.
A Vanessa White Mottley
Oils, Acrylics, Charcoal, Pastels
I create art as an expression of emotions. I draw intuitively, usually being inspired by scenes from everyday life. I enjoy incorporating a bit of whimsy in my work. Once I lay my foundation, I’m open to where the muse leads.
Diane D Masloroff
Alcohol Ink, Acrylics, Watercolor, Pen & Ink
Originally I have been a decorative artist for almost 30 years. In the last 3 years, I have been learning abstract with alcohol inks, acrylics, and watercolor. I am also certified to teach Zentangle, however, I have not taught in the past 4 years to pursue new art mediums.
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Cheryl & Son Jewelry Designs
Handcrafted Sterling Silver and Copper Jewelry
As an avid collector of vintage and contemporary jewelry, I found it difficult to find something that was unique enough to add to my collection. Consequently, I became a jewelry artist to create what I could not find in the marketplace.
My designs are contemporary and often edgy, yet often you can see an old-world aesthetic in them that comes from my love of antique jewelry. My creations are designed to appear visibly handcrafted and are meant to be worn every day for any occasion.
Susan Kay Henke
Watercolor, Pencil and Ink, Acrylic, Decoupage
I use multimedia to express efforts to capture beauty and images of my environment. My style is often watercolor and then reconstructing the artwork adding ink detail.
Paper, Recycled Items
I find inspiration in the ordinary with a desire to make it into something different. I look at something and see what I can do with it in a creative way. I teach myself and others how to get creative with what they have. My passion is paper and using recycled items such as plastic, magazines, books, and cardboard.
Janice F Meister
Mixed Media, Printmaking
All of my artwork is inspired by a love of nature and organic forms which has long been the center of my art work. I focus beyond a visual description and allow myself to explore elements related to defining the subject. A passion for drawing, collage, printmaking and mixed media construction lies in the endless variety of techniques available to manipulate materials and express ideas. Varied subjects may be handled with traditional techniques and alternative approaches.
Watercolor, Mixed Media, Gouache
I have been doing art since I was in grade school. I studied at a Southern Illinois University & American Academy of Art. My love of painting animals, people, abstract, and painting during church & woman’s events is another medium I do & a variety of other subjects.
Corrie Huisman Tameling
I love painting landscapes. It is important to me to bring out the light. I feel that light and dark represents life. In dark moments we can remember that light will come. The beauty and wonder of creation represent God's love and gifts to us.
Painting allows me to observe nature with a more holistic experience, observing and discovering various details of my subjects, and then translating them into colors and textures to create something beautiful and soulful.
Soft Pastel, Acrylic, and Oil
I work in pastel, acrylic, or oil. I am mostly a representational painter with a particular love of the landscape. Occasionally, I love to express myself in abstract or nonrepresentational work using oil and cold wax or mixed media.
Jean creates stunning custom artwork with her photography that happens to be of your family, children or high school senior. Her extensive background as a photographer includes 25 years as a photojournalist in Chicago, including 12 years at the Chicago Sun-Times, where she photographed Michael Jordan, Mayor Daley, and Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. She works with her clients to create storytelling portraiture that captures the spirit of who they are.
Photography, Mixed Media, Graphite Drawing, Colored Pencil
Edgar Degas said, "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." We all see things in our own unique way and creating art is a beautiful way to give people the opportunity to see something new and inspiring.
Digital Photography and Mixed Media
At the present time, I integrate visual imagery into digital media. Developing an idea from research, through the exploration of media, through problem-solving and decision making to presentation.
Kulani Jane - Celia Jane
Sculpture, Adornments, Decor
KnotzNLocs is truly a unique blend of styles & mediums that give birth to a brand new concept. I offer crystalized adornments for the body and home designed with genuine gemstones and beads that splash magic and wonder into any space. My inspiration is rooted in the elemental, prismatic, mysterious forces of nature; and it is my honor to offer a form of artwork this world has never seen but will forever remember.
Jason Verbeek works building and restoring wetlands, ponds, and parks. To him, sculpture consists of two elements, the work itself and the environment in which it exists. He is exploring the link between art and ecology.
Watercolor, Inks, Gouache, Acrylics
My work includes calligraphy, watercolor, and collage. I'm inspired by nature in my watercolors and like soft pastels. My calligraphy includes addressing envelopes for Bridal events and more.
Maria Grace Forbes
Watercolor, Mixed Media, Printmaking
Forbes received a Bachelor’s of Science in painting from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL. Much of her previous work has been related to honoring veterans and active-duty military. Forbes in a variety of media and is currently further exploring watercolor.
Watercolor and Mixed Media Collage
I have taught and enjoy working in many Media. I have a MA Degree in Mixed Media Sculpture. However, currently, I am creating more 2D Mixed Media Collage and Watercolor paintings. I am a member of the Midwest Collage Society and a Signature Member of the National Collage Society. I am also a member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society, Tall Grass Art Association and the Frankfort Arts Association.
Margaret L McKerral (Peggy)
Watercolor and Acrylic
Whether my painting is a watercolor or an acrylic, realistic or abstract it will always be bright colors and hopefully "take you somewhere," as it does me.
Watercolor and Acrylic
Kristin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She enjoys working in several different mediums. Currently, she is experimenting with abstract acrylic painting and floral watercolors.