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 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.
Tim Jacobs Glass Etc
Leaded and Stained Glass Windows
I design, build, and install mid to large leaded and stained glass windows to fit in front of your existing windows. We do clear, beveled windows, stained glass windows, or a mixture of both.
We do Tiffany style, Frank Lloyd Wright style, or prairie style, sunset themes Hawaii’s designs, cardinal designs, and Victorian designs. We also do hanging panels.
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.
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.
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.
Oil Paint, Mixed Media, Photography
Creativity has always been a part of my life. I enjoy capturing snapshots of life, whether it be moments in time or just feelings. I have always lived with an incessant need to capture these moments by creating something.
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.
As a fine art photographer, I prefer to have a diverse portfolio so that my images may appeal to a vast array of individuals. Photography is not simply a photo but a multi-faceted image of context. I focus on the use of colors, textures, and contrasting components to present the context of a photograph that will likely resonate with each viewer differently.
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.
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.