CATEGORIES AND OTHER INFORMATION

CATEGORIES

1. PAINTING: oil, alkyd; acrylic; transparent or opaque watercolor or any aqua media.
2. DRAWING: pastel; charcoal; graphite; colored pencil; scratchboard; ink.
3. PHOTOGRAPHY: film or digital with or without standard enhancements; film or digitally altered, digitally manipulated images.
4. THREE-DIMENSIONAL: carving and sculptures created in any durable material.
5. MIXED MEDIA and OTHER: any combination of media or artwork not covered in above categories.
✓ ALL LANDSCAPES MUST HAVE A SPECIFIC IDENTIFIABLE WILDLIFE SUBJECT (Flora or Fauna)

ELIGIBLE ARTWORK

• The artwork must show a serious approach to nature and depict one or more species in a manner which captures the essence of the subject.
• All subjects – zoological and/or botanical, must be WILD – no domestic animals or plants will
be accepted – nor man- made objects, unless found in the subject’s natural habitat.
• Entries submitted may not have appeared in previous IWA exhibits.
• IWA reserves the right to refuse any entry that the group deems inappropriate or that greatly differs from the entry samples submitted.

ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL

The concept must be the artist's own
Referenced photographs used in creating the work must have been taken by the artist, or used with express written consent of the photographer.

JUDGING

The judging panel consists of a Fine Artist and a Naturalist, who are recognized for their expertise.
• All work will be judged for quality of artistic presentation and appropriate depiction of both wildlife and habitat. Both judges will agree on recipients of major awards.
• At the judges’ discretion, ribbons and cash awards will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place in each category. The judges may also award up to two Honorable Mention ribbons in each category.
• Presentation of awards will take place at the Reception and Award Ceremony on the afternoon of the set-up dateSATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018. (See Calendar following for more details.)

SALES

Exhibited artwork need not be for sale, however sales during the exhibit are encouraged, if you so wish. A 30% commission will be taken out of all sales during the exhibit. 15% will be paid to the Venue, and 15% to IWA.

EXHIBIT PROMOTION

IWA reserves the right to reproduce any artwork for publicity in print or on the website, unless the artist stipulates otherwise in writing at the time of entry.

RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

The reception and Awards Ceremony is usually held the Saturday afternoon after the Annual Members Meeting. The artwork is judged while members attend the Annual Meeting, have lunch and enjoy a little time visiting or help hang the exhibit if needed.
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About Our Exhibit Judges

Naturalist Judge:

Angie
Angie Manuel
Chief Interpretive Naturalist
Prophetstown State Park
West Lafayette, Indiana
Angie Manuel is the Chief Interpreter with Indiana State Parks. She came to this position in January, 2018. As the Chief Interpreter, Angie trains and supports all interpreters in the park system, which includes 32 state parks and reservoirs, in which interpreters lead public programs like nature and history hikes, campfire programs, workshops, live animal programs, special events, educational field trips for schools and groups, summer camps, cave tours, night hikes, canoe hikes, bike hikes, triathlons, dog walks, and more.

Prior to the position of Chief Interpreter, Angie worked as a full-time interpreter at Prophetstown State Park in West Lafayette for six years and Mounds State Park in Anderson for six years. She also worked at Indiana Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan and at Potato Creek State Park near South Bend. Angie graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 1996, and a Masters in Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management from Indiana University in 2004.

Fine Art Judge:

Rebecca
Rebecca Corbin
Elementary Art Teacher
Winslow Elementary School
Petersburg, Indiana
Rebecca is a resourceful, imaginative teaching professional who is highly trained in a wide array of artistic mediums with a talent for instilling art appreciation in others, as well as promoting creativity and open-mindedness in her students. She has proven that she has the ability to maintain a well disciplined and highly motivated classroom by offering individualized support and positive encouragement ensuring that each child succeeds.

Prior to her current position at Winslow Elementary, Rebecca taught at North Posey Jr. High, Poseyvill, Indiana, St. Theresa School in Evansville and Vanderburgh & Posey County Schools.

Rebecca received a Bachelor of Science in Art Education at the University of Southern Indiana, Evensville in 2008, and holds certifications in Visual Arts and Instructional K-12.
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Symbols Used in This Catalog

New MemberNew Member This Year. First time exhibitor, or one returning from a hiatus.
Regular MemberStanding Member: An Artist who has exhibited before, and is a continuing member.
Associate MemberAssociate Member: A person who appreciates wildlife and supports IWA in its endevors.
Signature MemberSignature Member: Artist or Asociate who is recognized for their outstanding service to and for IWA and its members.
The status of Signature Membership is awarded by the Board to those who have been nominated by one or more active member of the organization. If the Board can affirm that the member in question has show or done a mojority of the following:
~ Has produced award-winning works of art pertaining to wildlife;Has been a member of IWA for 8 years or more;
~ Has provided leadership by olding office at the Board Level;
~ Has volunteered significant services to IWA or another Wildlife Conservation Organization;
~ Has indicated a sincere interest in wildlife conservation;
~ And accepts the Aims, Focus or Mission of IWA.
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2018 EXHIBITORS

Signature MemberLois Berg, IWA
Crown Point, Indiana
Northern Chapter
Chapter Chair
lois Berg
Lois Berg graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Art. She is a retired computer artist for the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine. Lois paints in watercolor, oils and acrylics focusing on a natural theme. She also works in stained glass and has won awards for her work. Lois loves traveling, biking and hiking
website: www.LoisAnnBerg.com
blank duck

"Come Get in Line"

Ring-Neck Duck
Category 1: Watercolor
20"x 32"

duck Heron with Fish

"Catfish Dinner"

Great Blue Heron
Category 5: Photography
16"x 20"

duck duck

"Early Bird"

Black-Crowned Night Heron
Category 5: Photography
16"x 20"

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Signature MemberMarian Betts, IWA
Anderson, Indiana
Central Chapter
Outgoing Central Chapter Chair
2018 Exhibit Chair
IWA Interim Treasurer
Web Master
Marian Betts
Marian Betts is a retired Civil Engineering Drafter. Born in Sudan, Africa of British Missionaries, Marian has a rich heritage of international travel and studies. She had always had a passion for "telling stories", wither with pen or paintgrush, and more recently the camera. Her independent studies include, photography, color theory, layout , design and illustration and much more. Marian says she is a "continual student," always studying and avid to learn more. Her passion for wildlife blends well into all she does.
Marian's website is: http://mariansstudio.us
duck Polar Bears

"I'm Hungry, Mama, I Really Am!"

Polar Bears
Category 5: Mixed Media- Digital oils and watercolors
16"x24"

duck Bee

"Business as Usual"

Bee in Moss Rose
Category 3: Photography
20"x20"

duck duck

"Hiding in Plain Sight"

Praying Mantis
Category 3: Photography
16"x20"

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MemberKristine Bontrager
Bourbon, Indiana
Northern Chapter
Membership Chair
Kris
I am basically self-taught along with taking some local art classes here and there. I have always had a love for animals and used to spend hours drawing them. Wildlife and it’s preservation is very important to me and when I found IWA, it was a perfect fit! I first began painting on circular saw blades making clocks, then on to full paintings. I began experimenting with Sculpey clay sort of accidently and found a real passion for making wildlife sculptures.
duck Pheasant

"The Promise"

Ring Necked Pheasant
Category 4: Three - Dimentional
8"x 12"x 13"

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Signature MemberRoseanne Crowell
Noblesville, Indiana
Central Chapter
Roseanne Crowell
Roseanne works in Pastel, Oil and Watercolor. Her subjects range from wildlife, pets and/or their people, flowers and nature. She works from her own photographs, allowing her to incorporate the detail for which she is noted. Her work has been recognized with ribbons and awards in County and State Fairs, Indiana Wildlife Artists' Exhibits, Madison Art Club's Annual Exhibit, HCAA Fall Show, Hoosier Salon Members Show, and Nature's Inspiration Show. "I like to put detail in my artwork," says Roseanne, "and I try to capture the essence of God's creations in my paintings, so I can share what I see with others."
duck Giraffe

"Strech"

Giraffe
Category 2: Soft Pastels
18"x14"

duck Tiger

"Always Watching"

Bengal Tiger
Category 2: Soft Pastel
24"x28"

duck owel

"Testing the Wind"

Great Horned Owl
Category 1: Oils
21"x26"

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Signature MemberBev Garner, IWA
Warsaw, Indiana
Northern Chapter
Northern Chapter Chair
Bev Garner
Bev Garner is a native Hoosier whose early years were spent in Henry County in Central Indiana. With a life-long interest in art, she has always loved to draw. Like other small community schools at that time, the Mt. Summit School had no art department or advanced training to develop her talent. Later she was able to study formally with several experienced artists. She was exposed to different media, styles and techniques. When she discovered the range of effects possible with colored pencils, she knew she had found the medium that would allow her to portray the beauty of garden and wildflowers and other natural subjects in the realistic style which she prefers.
duck Butterfly

"Flowers Aplenty"

TigerSwallowtail Butterfly
Category 2: Colored Pencils

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Signature MemberMarvin Groves
Springport, Indiana
Southern Chapter
Marvin Groves
Marvin Groves resides near Springport, Indiana and has over 47 years of experience in the photographic industry. In his retirement, wildlife and nature have proven to be his primary focus and has traveled to locations around the world to expand his interests. Marvin continues to do post-processing and printing for himself. He also teaches courses and workshops in both processes. Marvin’s work has been in countless exhibits here in Indiana and elsewhere.
duck Elephant

"King of the Kopjes"

"Elephant"
Category 3: Photography
24"x20"

duck Lions

"Lion Brothers"

Male Lions
Category 3: Photography
20"x24"

duck Cape Buffalo

"Sweetness"

Cape Buffalo
Category 3: Photography
24"x28"

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Signature MemberCarol Hemdal, IWA
Kouts, Indiana
Northern Chapter
Carol Hemdal
Carol is an accomplished artist with over 35 years participating in juried art fairs and exhibits and has produced and sold over 3300 wildlife drawing and paintings. She has received numerous awards, ribbons and prizes as well. Carol now considers herself “retired” and enjoys life with her husband, Larry near Kouts, Indiana
duck turkey

"A Stroll in the Woods"

"Turkey Hen & Chicks"
Category 1: Oils
18"x15"

duck Lion

"Proud"

Lion
Category 2: Scratchboard
9"x7"

duck Cougar

"Alert"

Cougar
Category 1: Oils
13"x11"

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Signature MemberChar Hulse,
Lebanon, Indiana
Central Chapter
Char
I began photography when I received a camera as a gift from my husband the first year of our marriage. I found my favorite subjects were animals.
From years of photographing animals in zoos and from trips to Africa (I have been to Kenya 10 times), I have thousands of photographs of animals. Even a photograph that isn't worth framing on its own, can become an interesting painting.
About 15 years ago I was invited to a porcelain painting class. I did the little flower plates that are common in porcelain painting. I soon realized that what I really wanted to paint was animals. I wanted to paint bigger that the porcelain tiles available in white porcelain, so I began trying other supports that could be fired. I found that porcelain floor tiles would hold the fired paint.
Painting on porcelain starts with a powdered, mineral based paint. It is added to a medium. This can be water or oil. Like watercolor, the layers are built up. Each layer is fired before adding the next layer. Porcelain can be fired at temperatures over 1500 degrees. It is slowly cooled, then another layer of paint can be added and then fired again.
duck Zebra

"Zebra"


Category 1: Watercolor
18"x 24"

duck Vase

"Elephant Vase"

Elephants
Category 4: Porcelain
16"x 14"

duck Cougar

"Little Leopard"

Leopard
Category 3: Photography
20"x16"

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Signature MemberDiana Hunter, IWA
Indianapolis, Indiana
Central Chapter
President
Bev Garner
Diana Hunter is a Signature Artist with the Indiana Wildlife Artists. She enjoys photographing and painting wildlife and nature scenes. After teaching art in the Indianapolis Public Schools, she now serves as an adjunct instructor at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Diana's work has been displayed at the Indiana State Fair, Eagle Creek’s ‘Images of Nature,” Irvington Presents, the Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibit, the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office, the Indiana Governor’s Mansion, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office, and the Nature Conservancy of Indiana’s Exhibit at the Indianapolis International Airport. She has won numerous awards and commendations.
Website: www.DianaHunter.co.
duck Butterfly

"Delicious!"

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Category 3: Photography
24"x 20"

duck Vase

"All Wrapped Up"

Great Eagret
Category 3: Photography
20"x 24"

duck Cougar

"Mine!"

Great Egrets
Category 3: Photography
20"x24"

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Signature MemberShari Jardina, IWA
Indianapolis, Indiana
Central Chapter
Secretary
Bev Garner
My interest in photography began at a very young age when my parents presented me with my first camera and entrusted me with documenting family outings and vacations. I was fascinated with the power of capturing a moment in time to relive whenever I chose.
That camera also opened my eyes to the spectacular beauty and wonders of the natural world. In nature, I have found a place where I can be calm, peaceful, and still. I strive to capture and preserve that beauty and convey nature’s calming effects on the soul in my photographs.
Website: www.wolfmountainimages.com
duck Wolf

"Wolf Walking"

Canis Lupus
Category 3: Photography
20"x 16"

duck Bear

"Yoga Bear"

Grizzly Bear
Category 3: Photography
16"x 20"

duck Skimmer

"Skimmer on Bee Balm"

Widow Skimmer on Bee Balm
Category 3: Photography
11"x14"

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Signature MemberMonty Jones
Terre Haute, Indiana
Southern Chapter
Bev Garner
Monty Jones works out of a studio behind his house in Terre Haute. He likes woodworking and wood burning with a modern wood burner. He also likes to paint and draw with acrylics and colored pencils. Besides wildlife and landscapes, he also does automotive/race car art and paints pet portraits.
Monty is a co-founder of the River City Art Association in Terre Haute.
Monty retired from the offset printing trade and lives with his wife, Phyllis, of 50+ years.
duck fish

"The Punkin' Seed"

Pumpkin Seed Sunfish
Category 1: Acrylic
16"x 20"

duck birdsr

"Carolina Wrens"

Wrens with unwelcome visitor
Category 1: Acrylic
36"x 24"

duck bobcat

"Indiana Bobcat"

Bobcat
Category 2: Colored Pencil
11"x14"

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Signature MemberJeffrey Klinefelter, IWA
Etna Green, Indiana
Northern Chapter
Jeff
Jeffery is a Charter Member of IWA.
Jeffery graduated from Herron School of Art with a BFA from Indiana University. He has won numerous Conservation, Hunting, Fishing and Commemorative Stamp awards from many Sates throughout the Nation.
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"Rocky Refuge"

Mule Deer
Category 1: Acrylic
22"x 28"

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"Dark Water"

Ringneck Ducks
Category 1: Acrylic
22"x 27"

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"New to Me"

Blackthroated Blue Warbler
Category 2: Gouache
11"x16"

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Signature MemberJanet McCarter, IWA
Bloomington, Indiana
Southern Chapter
Bev Garner
I am a self-taught artist except for TV painting shows, 10 evenings in Bloomington where I was taught to paint flowers and nudes, and a scratchboard class with Carol Hemdal. Wilma McBride has mentored me and taught me to see. I have exhibited at County and State Fairs, have hung at Hoosier Salon, and was selected for the DNR calendar. I have been a member of IWA for several years and have won numerous awards. Painting wildlife is my passion and I try to paint life and emotion in wildlife. My newest venture is starting scratchboard at 75 years old.
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"Trash Talk"

Raccoon
Category 1: Oils
10"x 8"

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"Watching"

Bald Eagle
Category 2: Scratchboard
8"x 10"

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"Hunting"

Red Fox
Category 1: Oil
8"x10"

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Signature MemberRobert Meyers
Indianapolis, Indiana
Central Chapter
Bev Garner
I've been an Indiana resident all my life. At an early age I found I had a knack for drawing what I saw. I was fortunate to have some great teachers who encouraged me, and a love of nature was instilled in me from my parents. with vacations to the north woods, spotting and identifying wildlife, hunting and fishing as a part of my growing up. In my years at Ball State I saw and experienced professional art, and I'm now working in computer graphics, but still can't wait to pursue the fine art that I enjoy producing. I still love doing art. The whole process from idea, to materials, to making, finishing and framing. It’s fun.

"Art is the smile of the soul."
duck Loons

"Cruising Lake Lipsie"

Loons
Category 1: Oils
24"x 24"

duck Butterfly

"Summer Friend"

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly
Category 1: Acrylic
24"x 24"

duck Duck

"Forward Progress"

Merganserx
Category 1: Oils
24"x24"

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Signature MemberRobin Myers, IWA
Bloomfield, Indiana
Southern Chapter
Southern Chapter Chair
Robin Myers
Robin's passion for painting and sketching began in 1999. She specializes in realistic wildlife art, but also enjoys painting watercolor landscapes and sketching portraits. She has had no formal art instruction and attributes her talent to answered prayer. She is inspired by God's creation as she attempts to depict wildlife in their natural habitats.
Robin's artwork has been in many exhibits and fund raisers, and Robin has received several awards for her art. A complete list may be found on her website: artfromthewild.com
duck Duck

"On the Rocks"

Harlequin Duck
Category 1: Acrylics
18" x 24"

duck Goose

"Final Approach"

Snow Goose
Category 1: Acrylics
18" x 24"

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MemberCarole Richardson-Macklin
Decatur, Indiana
Northern Chapter
Carole
duck Moose

"Moose Family"

Moose
Category 4: Woodburning & Carving
17" x 50" (that's aproximately 1.5 feet tall x 4 feet long. This piece will be made incorporated into a piece of furniture, once it returns home.

eagle

"Eagle"

American Eagle
Category 2: Colored Pencils
11" x 12

violets

"Woodland Floor in the Spring"

Violets
Category 5:
Mixed Media Colored Pencil & Watercolor
10" x 13

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MemberAnna Roberts
Brownsburg, Indiana
Central Chapter

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Anna Roberts is a new member this year.
More information to come.
fish

"Gold Splash"
Koi Fish
Category 1: Watercolor
38" x 30"

lizard

"Coconuts Candy & Company"
Coconut & Scrub Lizard

(Hidden in tree trunk)
Category 1: Watercolor
38" x 30"

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MemberJennifer Smith
Muncie, Indiana
Central Chapter
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duck bear

"Autumn Appeitie"

Brown Bear
Category 3: Photography
20" 20"

duck lizard

"Ello Mate"

Iguana Lizard
Category 3: Photography
18" 18"

duck slug

"Mello Yello"

Banana Slug
Category 3: Photography
20"x 16"

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MemberJudith Lynn Smith
Waveland, Indiana
Central Chapter
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In that last computer crash and software transfer, some of the data was corrupted. Judith Lynn's information and photograph were part of that lost data. This will be updated shortly.
duck swan

"Mute Swan"

Swan
Category 1: Oils
10" x 10"

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"Trumpeter Swan"

Swan
Category 1: Oils
8" x 8"

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"Robin's Nest"

Bird's Nest
Category 1: Oils
8"x 8"

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Linda Spencer
Coydon, Indiana
Southern Chapter
Linda
Linda Spenser's first memory of creating something was third grade when she made a basket out of cardboard. In High School she began drawing animals, but getting married and raising 3 children side-tracked her art until she turned thirty-three.
Now as Linda studies and and returns to her drawing, she likes to concentrate on the muscular formation as well as the bone structure of her subject in attempt to be as faithful as possible to its form. Often she incorporates found objects into her work, suchas silverware, copper flashing, window screening, stained glass or anything that might catch her eye.

"Art is as much a part of me as is my arm," says Linda.
duck eagle

"Bald Eagle"

Bald Eagle
Category 2: Pastel on Velour Paper
22" x 18"

duck Hummingbird

"Hummingbird at Work"

Hummingbird
Category 4: Three-Dimentional Metal5"x 6"x 9"

duck Owl

"Owl in a Tree"

Owl
Category 4: Mixed Media Metal
11"x 9"x 12"

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Signature MemberMartha Wagoner, IWA
Noblesville, Indiana
Central Chapter
Bev Garner
The older I become, the more I appreciate the beautiful things of nature. The wonders of creation become more intricate and mysterious. My interest is peaked when I see the beautiful flowers come to life in the spring, and when I hear the sounds of life being renewed in the singing of birds and the rustle of the grass. The bees are buys gathering their nectar and the animals are out of winter hiding.
How can an artist keep from capturing these scenes with their art mediums? It is so inspirational to me to dive into a new painting of wildlife. May this joy never cease as I capture the living moments in art.
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"On the Lookout"

Lion Cubs
Category 5: Colored Pencils with Watercolor
22"x 28"

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"Garden GLory"

Monarch Butterfly
Category 1: Watercolors
20"x 28"

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"Lighthouse Guard"

Seagul
Category 1: Watercolor
19"x 20"

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MemberElaine Wolfe
Westfield, Indiana
Central
One's canvas or piece of paper is the window into the soul of the artist and her regard for the world and its inhabitants. My art reflects my feelings and emotions, my concern and respect for the beauty of the world, and my love of nature and God's creation.
I am a member of Hoosier Salon, Indiana Wildlife Artists, Hamilton County Artist Association, Indiana Artists Club, the Watercolor Society of Indiana, Southside Art League, In., and an artist/owner of The Center for Creative Arts Gallery.
I have a B.S. in Biological Sciences and an M.A. in Vertebrate Zoology from Purdue University and UCLA respectively. Before retiring I was a biology teacher, but now devote my life to painting. I have won prizes in acrylics, watercolor and printmaking.
duck Parrot

"Hello!"

Scarlet or Red Macaw Parrot
Category 1:Watercolor
28"x 26"

duck cranes

"Sandhills at Dusk"

Sanhill Cranes
Category 1: Acrylic
14"x 26"

duck bluebirds

"Billing and Cooing"

Eastern Bluebirds
Category 2: crylic
16"x 16"