I grew up in Iowa and have always loved all art mediums. I spent 40 years in capital healthcare equipment and had opportunities to travel and see art around the world. When I retired in 2013 my wife, Sharon, and I moved to Pendleton. I am now pursuing the dream of creating art rather than just admiring it. I have always enjoyed wood art and have added metal art and photography to my interests. The more unconventional the better. Currently, I serve as President of Pendleton Artist Society with a desire to see Gallery 119 grow and thrive in Madison County. I enjoy working and learning with the very talented artists in the area. Seeing the joy that art brings to one’s life is rewarding.
I have lived in various areas of the US and eventually settled in Pendleton to teach art in the Pendleton schools for 32 years. Since retirement, I have enthusiastically pursued pastel painting, developing a technique that I hope expresses sensitivity, energy and the way I see my world. I consider myself a colorist, and I have particular interest in subjects with transparency, translucence and reflections. I live in Pendleton with my husband, Terry, and our dog Lilly.
Anderson resident and PAS member, David Bradshaw is an oil painter who specializing in portraits of people and pets. Clients have told Bradshaw that he is able to capture not only the likeness of his subject but he is able to embody their personality. Primarily a self-taught artist, Bradshaw has taken lessons from San Francisco artist Jean Henry and local artist and book children’s book author David Slonim.
When he was a young man, Bradshaw loved sketching people’s faces and wanted to be a professional artist. Somehow life got in the way and he didn’t seriously pursue his art for many years.Bradshaw found the time to paint portraits of his family members and friends. News of his talent spread and he is now a well-established portrait artist in the community.
Karen Zane started weaving baskets in 1991, in 1999 started teaching and has taught in twenty eight states and a basket cruise. She has been featured in Just Patterns and The Craft Report magazines. She was also featured in “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds” by Betsy Sloan. Karen lives in Anderson, Indiana.
I have been oil painting for 30 – 40 years. I am mostly self taught but have taken a lot of classes in the last few years from some really fine artists all over the country, learning a variety of painting styles. I am a certified Bob Ross Instructor and love teaching his method because it gives beginning oil painters a sense of accomplishment. They can take it as far as they want from there. I love teaching and painting, it is what I do everyday, whether in front of a class or in my studio. Flowers and landscapes are my favorite things to paint. Be sure to stop by the PAS gallery to see my work and check out the classes here at PAS and other classes on ginideaton.com.
Fran Carrico grew up in Winchester. Fast forward through college and her more-than-30-years as a chemistry teacher, to when Fran received one of the coveted Lilly Teacher Creativity Grants. And following retirement, for the last nine years, her “playing” has refined into the serious glass art of flamework
I’m a Pendleton native. I’ve been drawing since I was very young, but in high school at Pendleton I fell in love with metals. It wasn’t until I was disabled in an accident that I found the time to really find out how much I love art and the process of creating. Copper, brass, sterling and steel are what I use the most. I do pieces as big as I can manipulate from my chair down to tiny pieces of jewelry. Unusual natural stones to gorgeous burgundy rusty steel are equal in beauty to me. I love them all. If you would like to see pieces I have made in the past couple of years, please feel free to browse my Facebook page Tracy Edwards Davidson and check out my album “Tracy’s Projects”.