Featured Artist

About The Artists

Amber Robinson - makiarts illustration

I am an Illustrator and 3-D cut paper artist and am the founder and artist for MaKiArTs Illustrations.  My work seeks to evoke emotion, either dark and dismal or light and joyful, and probe the mind. I enjoy playing with the concept of irony and keeping people interested and intrigued and constantly thinking and trying to unravel the story behind one of my pieces. My goal in my work is to evoke emotion as well as a reaction and to keep my viewer captivated and thinking. 

Jessica Trudeau - WhimsicalWANDeringsbyJessica

Whimsical WANDerings is a place to get a one-of-a kind wand! I had create unique wands, each is one of a kind. Perfect for fantasy cosplay and gifts for your "wizarding" friends. Like and Follow to find out which show I will be at next!

Carrickter

I'm a wife and mother of a 5 year old and twin 1 year olds! I'm an art major at KCC planning to transfer to GSU to major in art with a focus on art history. My days consist of being home the majority of the day with my boys, painting, and doing school work! When I'm not doing that, I'm hard at work teaching art classes and working at various galleries. My go to medium is acrylic paint, but I've been experimenting with other mediums as well. I enjoy painting animals, landscapes, and the occasional abstract. My goal once I finish my degree is to either be an art teacher or a curator at a gallery. 

Sandy Dion - Wreaths-By-SandyD

Sandy hand-makes unique themed paper wreaths. Weathers its holiday, your favorite sports team or anywhere in between; you dream it, she can create it.

Mandy Madrox nephilimnovels

 Born and raised in Kankakee Illinois, I’m addicted to coffee, writing and love chocolate covered strawberries. I’m a big geek and enjoy playing video games when time allows.

I have always had a pretty active imagination and a fascination for all things horror, fantasy and science fiction. One of my favorite childhood memories was pretending to be asleep, so I could stay up late to watch horror movies on the tiny black n white tv in my bedroom. To this day, I look forward to the Halloween season for all the horror marathons on tv. I can’t get enough. Even the ‘cheesy’ old ones.

My first published work was “Curse of the Dark Heart”, a short horror story included in Bleed Black Volume 1, (January 2015) an anthology put together by Black Heart Comics to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes.

I love to write. I don’t want to write the next ‘big thing’ I just want to tell a good story. Aside from the Nephilim series, I have a few ideas within the science fiction genre I’m working on, another in the fantasy realm and a few just for laughs.

Greta Taylor stateline studio

 Lifelong resident of Washington Township, a stable farming community, near Kentland, IN. Greta graduated from Ade Grade School and Brook High School, participating in all art related activities. She studied Commercial Art and Illustration at the American Academy in Chicago. Worked as Assistant Art Director for Prairie Farmer magazine prior to returning to Newton County, Indiana. Did free lance art work and photo coloring for local photographers for many years.

Greta continues to study painting with nationally recognized teachers. She teaches watercolor at the Brook Library, her Stateline Studio, at the ‘Art Center’ at the Northfield Mall, in Kankakee, IL. and at Indian Creek Resort in Florida.

Greta’s paintings have won numerous awards at local fairs, the Indiana State Fair and the Decorative Artists Convention in Ohio. She regularly exhibits at the Indian Creek Resort in Ft. Myers Beach, FL – Iroquois, Washington Twp. Library, Brook, IN. She also exhibits at the ‘Strawberry Festival’ and the ‘Art Stroll’ in Kankakee, IL. and Harvest Daze in Watseka, IL. Greta was featured in ‘Under Indiana Skies’ at Indiana University Northwest, Gallery for Contemporary Art in 2007, Gary IN.

She is a member of the Indiana Water Color Society, the Kankakee Art League, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Society of Decorative Painters.

Onyxwings art- ONYXWINGS ART

  In going through very hard times, and painfully tough personal loss, Onyxwings was born. He found love in creative works of emotion, diving deep into a world of healing color. Painting, markers, pencils, and still in ink, his canvases take a hold of him. With each piece he creates there is usually a story behind it, which he is happy to share each time. His works encompass POPart, medium pourings, abstract expressionism, and fantasy illustration. In short, he will take the icons and images we all love and create them through his minds eye.  

Please take a look.. if you see something that speaks to you let him know. If you want something made... let him know. And if not...  hopefully his work will somehow open your eyes and inspire you to a world where beauty can be as simple as a brush stroke.

Brooke Kristine Photography - bke photography

I am a light and airy photographer based in Illinois. I work all over the state and enjoy experiencing new places. I received my visual arts degree in 2015. After school I started to shoot weddings. I haven't looked back ever since! My whole life I have been intrigued with art in general. From dance, to music, playing percussion, taking pictures, painting, drawing, calligraphy and more. I loved it all and i still do. If i am not out shooting I like to spend time with friends, drink some wine and listen to live music. I really enjoy a good video game, movies and my pets. Also, can't forget about my bath bomb obsession. Lush is where it's at.