Friday, December 28, 2012

Ryan Lane

Three small works by Ryan Lane. Ryan's works have sold well this year with a plan for a one person exhibit at the gallery next year.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gallery Panoramic

I just purchased the iPhone 5 and am testing the camera panorama feature. A useful tool for showing the gallery exhibits. A little distorted, but a better feel for the space. Click on image for larger view.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nhat Tran

Regardless of Explanation
Urushi on Clayboard

Urushi (the Japanese name for lacquer) is is a viscous fluid organic material that comes from the milky sap of several varieties of an Asian tree. Urushi products can last hundreds of years while retaining their glossiness, smoothness and elegance. Their colors do not fade with the impact of light and time, and amazingly, as the years go by and the pieces age, their colors keep getting deeper and become more luminous. Artists mix urushi with color pigments and various natural dyes. Other embedding materials can be used, such as eggshell, mother-of-pearl, plant fibers, sand, and gold and silver leaf.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nhat Tran

Opening November 10 at Eye On Art Gallery. Featuring the creative works of Nhat Tran

Friday, October 19, 2012

Nhat Tran

Dance Away , Emotion size 
14.5 " x 38.5"

I am so pleased to showcase the exciting works of Nhat Tran during the November Gallery Walk, November 10 and for the full month. Her most recent exhibition was at Yamawaki Gallery, Kyoto Gallery, and Kitakata City Museum of Art. Tran was commissioned by The Indianapolis Airport Authority for a large urushi lacquer mural, On the Tip of Our Wings, completed in September 2008 and inaugurated in October 2008, for the New Indianapolis Airport.

Jeong Han Yun

Handmad Paper

This was a commission work completed at the client's request. The couple saw Jeong Han's work in the gallery and wanted a larger work for their space. Jeong Han finished the new piece within a week and shipped directly to the client in Peoria.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Greg Huebner

Acrylic on Canvas

Another abstract work from Greg Huebner.  I like the energy and movement through this work. It reminds me of the movement of the baton, from a conductor would have in reaching the allegro of a symphonic work.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Laurie Wright

Laurie Wright, Columbus, will be the featured artist for the Eye On Art Gallery October Gallery Walk. Laurie's unique color silk screen prints are in many corporate collections around the state. Her works are experiments in shape and color and never predictable. Colors complement each other as she works  in bright and saturated primary colors .

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sam Dolman

Two cows find their way into Carmel and were spotted in Eye On Art Gallery. The amazing paintings by UK painter, Sam Dolman are now on exhibit. The 20"x24" paintings are framed in 4" gold leaf frames

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Gallery Walk

I wanted to display a combination of art pieces that work well with classic design. Here I am showing the sculpture (Mic Mead) and painting (Jerry Points) with the classic Red Eames Lounge Chair.

September Gallery Walk

Always new works featured in the Gallery Walks. For September, I had three new works by sculptor Mic Mead.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September New Works

New works in the gallery for the September Gallery Walk will include pottery from Steven Skinner, Black Tree Studio Pottery, paintings from Tania Darashkevich and glass from Curtiss Brock.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ryan Lane

Horizon #3

Ryan Lane is a graduate of Wabash College and a very accomplished furniture maker. However, his paintings have always been a driving passion and a constant part of his creative pursuits. His three works will be introduced at the September Gallery Walk.

Ryan Lane

Horizon #1

The works of Ryan Lane are a mystery of the mixed media process. Ryan, paints, sprays, scratches, glazes and a few guarded techniques to create a rich surface loaded with visual interest. His use of color contrasts are vibrant as the textures dance along the horizon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Black Tree Studio Pottery


Steve Skinner

Eye On Art Gallery will now be caring the exciting clay forms from potter, Steven Skinner. His studio in New Carlisle, Indiana is Black Tree Studio Pottery.

Artist Statement
I love making pottery. Working with colored stoneware and inlays of porcelain, I create one-of-a-kind, sculpted pottery by combining wheel-throwing techniques, hand-building, and spontaneous mark-making.

Sam Dolman

Oil on Linen

This is the latest painting from UK painter Sam Dolman. His work continues to get better and his paintings have incredible attention to detail. He has truly captured the personality of the animals he paints.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Steve Osborne

Steve will be the featured artist for the September Gallery Walk.
Artist Statement:
When I discovered that my true passion was sculpture, I decided to relearn the medium using fractal form as a basis for the work. For me, sculpture provides two elements which I find to be very fulfilling in the creative process. I really enjoy what I term "blue collar" art; having to get down and dirty in the making of a piece of art. I also believe that additive sculpture is one of the truest forms of Gestalt, (the whole is greater than the sum of the parts).  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tania Darashkevich

Lemon Reflections

Tania brings a fresh look to still life objects and her realistic approach. It is a painterly twist on photo realism, very fresh and alive. Her three works will be on display at Eye On Art during the September Gallery Walk.

Tania Darashkevich

Timid Lily

Statement by the Artist
My influences were Jan Vermeer and Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin as I admired their attention to simple and modest subjects. My style is realistic, but with a contemporary touch. Light and shadows, the brightness if the floral and the softness of the texture are important elements in my paintings.

Tania Darashkevich

Roasting in the Sun

I am excited to add Tania Darashkevich to the gallery of artists here at Eye On Art Gallery. Tania was born in Ukraine and immigrated to Canada in 1998 and recently moved to Florida.  She obtained a degree in psychology from State University in Leningrad Russia, and was a psychologist for 10 years. Tania is strongly influenced by the old Masters and the works of French master Watteau. Tania's style remains classic and realistic, a reflection of her illustrative training.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Eye On Art Gallery

Photographer and long-time friend, Dick Spahr was in the gallery last week and took a pic of the interior.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Vic Vicini

1959 Caddy
Acrylic on Canvas

This is another beautiful painting by Vic Vicini, Michigan painter. Interesting response in the gallery with several men that identified the year and make of the car. Now, all I need is their credit card.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Horner Park

Jeanne Troxel is a Chicago artist that took up mosaic as a way to allow an abstract element into her imagery. Many of her stained glass mosaics images are born of a need to see beauty in every type of environment.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jeanne Troxel

The Arboretum
Glass Mosaic

Jeanne Troxel is an artist with a great sense of design and color. She uses the medium of glass to provide an added dimension of light to her works.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Craig Blietz

Craig Blietz’s painting, “K - A Rural Kouros” has been juried into The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s 2012 Contemporary Realism Biennial in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The exhibition will run from August 11, 2012 thru October 28, 2012. A full color catalogue will accompany the exhibition.
Sarah Aubrey, the museums Curator of American Art, said “We received a record number of entries, all very high quality and in a range of media and subject. Reviewing all of the entries made it evident that Realism is definitely vital in this country.”  
Blietz’s painting depicts a standing nude figure, and results from his admiration for the Greek ‘Kouroi’ sculpture of approximately 540 B.C.  A Holstein cow skin forms a backdrop for the figure. 
Blietz’s work was also exhibited in the 2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial at The Fort Wayne Museum of Art.  Recently, Blietz had work included in the 2012 Biennial titled “Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now” at The Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Jeong Han Yun

Handmade Paper
Paper Play 12-107.2

Jeong Han Yun combines the combination of Abstract Expressionism with the gestural quality of Korean Literati painting. Yun states, "The papers I make are an intimate feel I have for the natural, non-toxic materials. The handmade papers provide endless inspirations. All of my feelings, thoughts, and movements are stored int the cellulose of the barks, as if the fibers were my genes and DNA, stored in the paper and cloned to my artworks." 

Jeong Han Yun

Handmade Paper
Paper Play 12-107

One of two new works arriving at the gallery this week. Jeong Han Yun and his wife Choon Hyang Yun are South Korean artists now living in the US. They are instrumental in the development of the new techniques of traditional paper-making.  Their fusion of Asian and Western paper making techniques result in rich, textural works of vibrant color. The material of Jeong and Choon's work is most often extracted from the bark and flowers of the ancient Southeast Asian Dak tree.

Greg Huebner

Tribute #1
Acrylic on Canvas

This is the newest work from Greg Huebner. It is a dynamic image and has that wow factor. It would look great on a big blank wall in a home or business.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Jeong Han Yun and Choon Hang Yun

I wanted to show the tremendous scale Jeong Han Yun and Choon Hang Yun are achieving in their paper works. They are working on some smaller scale works for the gallery that I will be reviewing hopefully at the end of the month.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Jeong Han Yun and Choon Hang Yun

    Signed 2 fantastic artists with the gallery. I saw their works last week in a Portland gallery and contacted them about showing in Eye On Art. Jeong took the Google 3D tour of the gallery and really liked the space. They have signed to exhibit here and I am looking forward to showing their magnificent paper works here.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Jerry Points

Hollyhocks in Zionsville
Oil on Panel

This is one of my new plain air paintings that will be featured in the July Gallery Walk here at Eye On Art Gallery. The opening will be July 14, 5-10pm. I will have several paintings from recent plain air printout events.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June Gallery Walk

We had a great turnout at the June Gallery Walk. One of the few pics that didn't have 10 people in the shot. The painting in the photo is a painting by April Willy.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Steve Osborne

I have 3 works in plexiglass by Steve Osborne. Fune to look at in the gallery, but even more enjoyable to have it in your environment.

An excellent work of art for your business. I can see it in your lobby now.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Google Look inside the Gallery

Walk into the gallery and see every work on display in this new offering by Google. Pretty amazing!

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Rob Day

Marco Polo
Oil on Paper
Image: 9.5"x10.5"
I recently had an opportunity to acquire an illustration by Rob Day, one of our gallery artists. It is a beautiful small work that exhibits the mastery of painting and unique interpretation of the subject.

 This was an illustration for a story about the travel journals of Marco Polo. Commissioned and published in an in-flight magazine for a major airline.

Arne Kvaalen

Deep River

Eye On Art Gallery is delighted to exhibit a series of works by Indiana Artist, Arne Kvaalen. Arne is a retired Professor of Art at Purdue University and continues to explore the landscape

Landscape painting has always been his concern, recording the Western landscape prior to his move to Indiana. In recent years, he has turned to the land along the Wabash River, lush and verdant in contrast to his earlier Westorn works.

Arne Kvaalen

Old Farm Road

Arne's pastel paintings exhibit his mastery of the pastel stroke. Color shapes come together with 100s of individual strokes.

Friday, May 18, 2012

We had a good turnout for the May Gallery Walk featuring the works of April Willy. Great comments on how well the gallery looks.

Monday, May 7, 2012

April Willy

April Willy

Eye On Art Gallery is delighted to show a series of works by April Willy, an Indiana artist. She has titled this series her "circular" style and describes the works as representative of modern impressionism.

These works are oil paintings in which she maintains the smoothness of the painting surface to feature subtle gradations and fluidity of line in the layers of circular ringlets.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Haley Farthing

Eye On Art is always adding new works to the creative collection of artists. For the April 14 Gallery Walk, 3 new pastel paintings on wood will be on display. These unique works are by Southern Illinois art faculty artist, Haley Farthing.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bob Cross

Pompeii XXI
2 panels, 24"x16"

It is always interesting to meet artists that have researched the Eye On Art Gallery and see their works as a good match. This happened with Bob Cross as he visited the gallery a few months ago. We actually had a lot in common with his work as a printer at Tyler Press in NY and my background in printmaking and teaching. His works are quite different and very textural. It is like discovering a fantastic wall section from old ruins...and give meaning to his titles.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rick Bennett

Sandbar #10

I just received two new paintings from painter, Rick Bennett. Rick's works have been very popular in the gallery with two earlier sales. His works are a pleasant reminder of vacation(s) with white sands, clear water, and colors that are never seen in the Midwest.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Vic Vicini

I am very happy to add the talents of Vic Vicini, MIchigan painter from Michigan. He brings another view of photo realism with a great sense of design and forms.

Vic Vicini

For the past decade or so, I rediscovered oil and have not looked backed. My subject matter focuses on objects of nostalgia. My parents both came from San Marino, Italy and you can imagine food was a big part of my upbringing. I enjoyed the culture of my heritage but my ambition as a youth was to discover America and all its charm. Memories of a typical American breakfast or dinner as a kid, going to little diners with my Dad and helping my little Italian Grandmother in the kitchen are things that are in my thoughts when I paint my still life's. Whether its vintage cars, old toasters or retro food packaging art, these are thoughts and images that play a strong influence in my art. It seems that if it is retro more than likely I will put it on canvas.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Zoey Frank

Oil on Linen

I am very pleased to introduce the works of Zoey Frank, painter from Boulder Colorado. Zoey is a graduate from the Juliette Aristides Classical Atelier in Seattle, Washington.