About The Artists
Amber Robinson - www.amberhughesus.wix.com/makiartsillustration
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.
Gary Price- www.etsy/shop/MAGNETSetcGLPWORKS
Gary started drawing at an early age. Gary’s inspiration came from a Sears catalog, musicians and a neighbor who was also an artist. He continued to take art lessons in high school and junior college. However, his professional career was in retail. Although he is still in retail, he has been prolific in producing new works consistently. Gary creates artwork on paper or canvas. His favorite mediums are, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and oil. His work is now on in several galleries in the area.
Galerie B Design - GALERIBDESIGNS.COM
Galerie B Design is the collaboration of two artist, Bob and Patty Bradley. They combine the abilities of Bob's drawing and painting skills with the photographic skills by Patty. Bob began drawing and painting early on and after high school received a scholarship to attend a Commercial Art program and from there studied Art Education. Patty also received a scholarship for Commercial Photography and pursued her degree followed by a long career as a professional portrait and commercial photographer, and for many years Bob worked alongside her as the retouch artist.
Much of the current focus of the work is original oil paintings, pen and ink drawings, photography and digital artwork. Our love for nature and landscapes is evident in much of the work as art is an expression and a creative process that in its final form whether it be a canvas or a digitally enhanced photography creates appreciation for its beauty or emotional response. It has been through a journey of our experiences that we have grown to appreciate the world around us.
You can view our work at galeriebdesigns.com and find out more about our social media and online store.
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.
Mandy Madrox https://www.facebook.com/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 http://www.statelinestudio.com/
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- WWW.ONYXWINGS.WIX.COM/ONYXWINGSART
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.
JUDITH A. URBAN
I was born in Chicago and grew up in Homewood. I graduated from Junior College with an Associate's degree. After this I started my career by working at various banks. I then attended Govenor's State University to earn my Bachelor's degree while continuing to work full time. I continued taking classes and earned a Master's degree in accounting. When I retired, I took classes in making jewelry which I enjoyed. One day I heard an announcement on the radio about local painting classes that were being offered. I decided to attend one of these classes and began painting which I realized I enjoyed very much. After attending these classes I decided to continue my love for painting and began taking more classes at the Peotone Library with Kathi Eastman. I also attended more classes at my local Michael's taught by Karen. I hope to continue painting and finding new classes to take to further improve my skills and fuel my passion for painting.
Rick Decorie photography
Rick is a photographer with an eye for rural architecture. His first photograph of an old barn was in the 1980's. His photography went on the back burner when he became a career firefighter. After hanging up his gear, he soon got back into photography. Rick soon started shooting whatever captured his eye before settling on the beautiful old buildings found along the back roads of the Midwest. Rick's work shows his fondness for the subjects he shoots by showing others how he views them. It is his way of preserving the majestic work buildings of the American farmer.