CURRENT EXHIBIT
at The Art Gallery at City Hall
NOVEMBER 2021

WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF INDIANA

Holiday Joy
Holiday Joy

Artist: Kay Richards Medium: Watercolor Size: 23 x 18 Price: $195

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Dragon Tea
Dragon Tea

Artist: Deb Ward Medium: Watercolor Size: 28 x 22 Price: $1,200

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Pontsettia
Pontsettia

Artist: Shirley Woolard Medium: Watercolor Size: 22 x 22 Price: $500

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Besties
Besties

Artist: Nancy Goodwine-Wozniak Medium: Watercolor Size: 10 x 13 Price: $350

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One of Many
One of Many

Artist: Linda Trowbridge Medium: Watercolor Size: 19.5 x 23.5 Price: $375

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Pink Ladies
Pink Ladies

Artist: Sheryl Thurston Medium: Watercolor Size: 14.5 x 22.5 Price: $200

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Geranium on a Ledge
Geranium on a Ledge

Artist: Betty Wagoner Medium: Watercolor Size: 21.5 x 17.5 Price: $200

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The Royal Iris
The Royal Iris

Artist: May Sue Veerkamp Schwab Medium: Transparent Watercolor Size: 28 x 22 Price: $900

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Garden Gate
Garden Gate

Artist: Deborah Smith Medium: Watercolor Size: 16 x 14 Price: $325

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The Visitor
The Visitor

Artist: J Anna Roberts Medium: Watercolor Size: 38 x 31 Price: $2,000

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Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye

Artist: Ann Cole Rose Medium: Watercolor Size: 33 x 45 Price: $900

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Loose Spruce
Loose Spruce

Artist: Dianna Porter Medium: Watercolor Size: 24 x 28 Price: $1,200

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Catch the 2:20! (Paris Metro)
Catch the 2:20! (Paris Metro)

Artist: Carol Rhodes Medium: Watercolor Size: 19.5 x 23.5 Price: $385

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Along White River
Along White River

Artist: Kay Richards Medium: Watercolor Size: 15 x 19 Price: $150

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Raven Couple
Raven Couple

Artist: Lylanne Musselman Medium: Gouche Size: 9 x 12 Price: $275

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The 5:50 Btown Blues
The 5:50 Btown Blues

Artist: Nancy Davis-Metz Medium: Watercolor & Ink Size: 16 x 21 Price: $275

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Elephant Walk
Elephant Walk

Artist: Cheryl Lowe Medium: Transparent Watercolor Size: 25.5 x 38 Price: $800

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On My Way Up!
On My Way Up!

Artist: Ann W King Medium: Watercolor Size: 24 x 20 Price: $450

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Inflation
Inflation

Artist: Tim Lewis Medium: Watercolor Size: 31 x 24 Price: $1,000

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Patched, Tied & Forgotten
Patched, Tied & Forgotten

Artist: Mary Jane Keys Medium: Watercolor Size: Price: NFS

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Celebrate!
Celebrate!

Artist: Joyce Jensen Medium: Watercolor Size: 28 x 28 Price: $550

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The Guardian
The Guardian

Artist: Sandy Hall Medium: Fluid Acrylic on Yupo Size: 21 x 22 Price: $900

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Up Close and Personal
Up Close and Personal

Artist: Pat Grabill Medium: Watercolor Size: 28 x 22 Price: $425

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First Friends
First Friends

Artist: Peggy Gresk Medium: Watercolor Size: 23.5 x 19.5 Price: $250

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Bubbles
Bubbles

Artist: Rhonda Fischer Medium: Watercolor Size: 27 x 26 Price: NFS

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Snow Bebé
Snow Bebé

Artist: Denise Engel Medium: Watercolor Size: 22.5 x 30 Price: NFS

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Across From the Battlefield
Across From the Battlefield

Artist: Brad Fields Medium: Watercolor Size: 16 x 12 Price: $250

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Tropical Tangle
Tropical Tangle

Artist: Karen Fehr Medium: Acrylic & Watercolor Size: 24 x 20 Price: $700

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Holy Night
Holy Night

Artist: Mary Clouse Medium: Watercolor Size: 34 x 23 Price: $550

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Ready to Pounce
Ready to Pounce

Artist: Sara Buchwald Medium: Watercolor Size: 36 x 28 Price: $998

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The Long Wait
The Long Wait

Artist: Stephen Edwards Medium: Watercolor Size: 28.5 x 36.25 Price: $950

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Zentangle Garden
Zentangle Garden

Artist: Celestine Donnelly Medium: Watercolor & Ink Size: 12.5 x 15.5 Price: $75

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Has Anybody Seen My Gal
Has Anybody Seen My Gal

Artist: Robert Bratton Medium: Transparent Watercolor Size: 35 x 18 Price: $800

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Salsa Verde
Salsa Verde

Artist: Jo Belmont Medium: Watercolor Size: 25 x 33 Price: $750

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Segregation
Segregation

Artist: Tom Brown Medium: Watercolor Size: 20 x 23 Price: $500

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Repair Shop Bike
Repair Shop Bike

Artist: Krista August Medium: Watercolor Size: 29 x 23 Price: $600

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Homestead
Homestead

Artist: Donna Arnold Medium: Mixed Media Size: 17 x 17 Price: $525

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Artist Statements

 

Donna Arnold

My work is a combination of image transfers, collage and acrylic abstract painting.  I am sharing my fascination of those who have gone before us and the mystery of their lives.

 

Krista August

Watercolor is my favorite medium --  but I also work in oil and acrylic.  I most enjoy focusing on the underlying drawing, the composition and the mood.

 

Jo Atkinson Belmont

I am a former high school art teacher and have been an artist my entire life. I am a traditional transparent watercolor painter. I like to think of my work as remembrances in time. I enjoy painting the ordinary in hopes the viewer will pause and notice things that are often overlooked. The intrigue of simple things is often lost to many. 

 

Robert Bratton
“My subject matter is generally representational with concentration on color and texture. I enjoy painting architecture, particularly Gothic in nature, as well as the colors and textures of old wood and metal of machinery.  I also include animals and humans as favorites.  My subjects frequently reflect past memories, moments in time, and the “old time” circus.

Mary Jane Keys
From a lifetime of memories, Mary Jane works to interpret her world in reality and imagination through the mediums of watercolor and batik.  Expanding her art education through classes and forums online during the pandemic has been her saving grace.

“Patched, Tied and Forgotten” was done in an online class with Angus McEwan from Scotland.

 

Stephen Edwards

Stephan is a lifelong native Hoosier who is a master of the art of watercolor painting. He is one of the cofounding members of the WSI and a signature member. He is also a member of several national and local art organizations. He has won numerous awards in many exhibits most recently 1st Place Watercolor at the 97th Annual Hoosier Salon 2021 at the Indiana State Museum. He enjoys painting a variety of subjects that display the magic of watercolor painting.

 

Karen Fehr
"Painting makes me feel good. I love to paint nature, animals, people and abstracts.”

 

Brad Fields

“This piece was painted during The First Brush of Fall en Plein Air Event in Converse, IN. The 1812 Battlefield is now a State Property run by the IDNR. This field is across the road from the reenactment field. The day I painted was very windy and my palette blew apart and spattered the sky with paint, I was able to "fix" it by turning the spattered into a flock of birds.”

 

Rhonda Fisher
Ronda is a Boone County resident who enjoys painting detailed scenes inspired by nature and portraits that capture a special moment in time.

 

Peggy Gresk

‘’I began painting as a badly needed diversion when my children hit their tumultuous teen years. I love all kinds of art, but I am drawn to the transparency and the fluidity of watercolor.  I am inspired by nature, animals, history, people, love, and life.”

 

Sandy Hall

Sandy shares "The Guardian,” a tape batik process using fluid acrylics on Yupo. “I love manipulating paint and teaching art.” She is from Greenfield, IN.

Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson, a.k.a F.B. Fogg, has the distinction of being a “Sagamore of the Wabash.” Her work has been represented in over 600 public and private collections in the U.S. and 14 foreign countries in handmade paper sculpture and watercolor.

 

Ann Wantz King
“I try to represent the positive and negative pull in everything I create. One of my writings states, “To dwell in what happened in the past or on what might have been-brings bitterness and despair. Dwell on what might be-for hope and purpose. I let the viewer choose what he or she sees highlighted in the work.

 

Tim Lewis
“I was raised in Spencer, Indiana and currently live in Indianapolis. I began watercolor painting in 2014 upon retiring from a career in manufacturing management. I enjoy painting scenes that evoke a memory of the past, or of our travels and my work is usually very realistic and detailed.”

 

Cheryle Lowe

Portraits, animals and transportation highlight Cheryle’s work. She is a member of WSI, Indiana Artists, Hoosier Salon, Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the National Watercolor Society.

 

Nancy Davis Metz

Nancy considers watercolor a medium to be explored - not mastered. She says, "Once freed from the quest of finding the One Right Way to Do Watercolor, I discovered a new respect for this medium that is ever-changing, not wholly tamable, and loaded with possibilities.”

 

Dianna Porter
Dianna is a fine artist and illustrator living in Greenwood. Her training as a commercial artist led her to study the use of several mediums including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, and charcoal. She loves the challenge of portraiture work but enjoys the relaxation of doing landscapes and still life paintings, as well. She spends most of her working hours on commission work but teaches and paints for exhibitions, in addition. She owns Portal Unlimited Studio now located in Franklin.

Carol Rhodes
Carol has been painting in watercolor for 30 years. During that time her focus has shifted; most recently, she has been fascinated by the depiction of action. Carol is an art instructor at Ivy Tech Community College Center for Lifelong Learning in Bloomington and is a founding member of the Bloomington Watercolor Society.

Ann Rose Cole
“Art has always been an important part of my life. As a young student I took classes at Herron. My present work is a reflection of inspiration gained from extensive domestic and foreign travel. I try to capture the unique perspectives of my subjects with my camera and then plan my composition based upon my photo. I am particularly interested in scenes from nature, animals and the unusual textures from ancient architecture. I also love to paint scenes that show the refuse we leave around our environment. The challenge of watercolor and watching the effects of the water mixing with paint is what fascinates me. I’m always surprised.”

 

Deborah Smith

I have always been intrigued by windows and the pleasing and mysterious qualities they have. You could be warm and protected inside looking out onto the world seeing the beauty and possibilities that lay beyond. Or you may be outside in the elements wondering what could be inside. This painting is from a photo I took of an old stone wall in Portugal.  The small, curved openings were filled in but I couldn’t do the painting that way.  I had to wonder and imagine what was inside glowing and entreating us to peek in and finding the light spilling into the outside world.”

Sheryl Thurston
Sheryl is a retired nurse and nurse educator who loves to interpret her surroundings in Watercolor. Every day presents objects, indoors and out, that inspire.

 

Mary Sue Veerkamp-Schwab
“Painting has been part of my life. My father was my first art teacher. He was a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and he showed me techniques and allowed me to share in the joy of painting. I now enjoy sharing time spent with my husband, whom I met in art school. We love to paint together at every opportunity; it’s nice to have someone to share our love of art!“  Her work has been inspired by her travels and the many places she and her family have lived and visited. In addition, Mary Sue has painted a series of paintings of the California missions which hang at the Franciscan Renewal Center, AZ.

Betty Wagoner

“My passion is the natural world. Plein air painting follows that passion. I left the art field for many years in order keep a roof over my head and food on the table. I reconnected after visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The garden offered watercolor classes. Fifteen years later l am painting in plein air in watercolor or creating paintings derived from the natural world.”

 

Deb Ward
“I love color and strive for striking, sunlit images in most of my work.  I enjoy working in a ‘series’ of similar subjects or ideas, in a realistic manner.  My subject matter rarely involves a figure, but often implies the human element.” In the mid-1990’s Deb reignited her early love of art by studying watercolor.  Currently Deb works in watercolor and fluid acrylics, primarily painting still life.