Artist

Rachael Armstrong

A native of central Ohio, Rachael Armstrong has been drawing and painting since an early age. Rachael has an eye for detail, and her works often feature rich color palettes. Most often depicting cityscapes and landscapes, Rachael’s artwork is a true feast for the eyes. Key Skills • Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 NASDDDS Conference – Strongwater Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory Cardinal Health Gallery German...

Kathy Baldwin

Kathy Baldwin is a true comedian and has an artistic style that matches her playful and upbeat personality. She often depicts flowers, houses, and landscapes, utilizing colorful, geometric shapes to illustrate the larger image. Kathy is a true folk-artist with a heart of gold! Key Skills • Figurative and Landscape Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Colored Pencil • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory...

Stacy Baldwin

Stacey’s inquisitive nature has resulted in some uniquely beautiful pieces using fiber, cardboard, wood, clay, as well as more traditional materials. She dives into a project with no expectations and is filled with joy at simply creating something from nothing. In her free time, she loves to make crafts and has a special box at home with tons of markers, paint, stickers and other tools of the trade. Key Skills • Non-Objective Painting: Acrylic • Drawing: Graphite, Colored Pencil • Fiber • Jewelry • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door...

Sara Barton

Sara Barton has a love for all things animation! This love has served as driving force for her personal artistic style. Sara can render characters from countless pop culture references from memory, always adding her own personal touch. While drawing and painting are Sara’s preferred artistic mediums, from time to time, she enjoys experimenting with ceramics. Regardless of the medium, however, there is no doubt that Sara’s strong artistic style will be the highlight of the piece. Key Skills • Figurative Painting:...

Stephanie Bashaw

Stephanie Bashaw has a personality that instantly brightens up a room. She typically paints scenes that match her kind spirit, with clusters of happy characters free-floating together, seemingly drifting as one, big familial pack. Her preferred color palette is dominated by her favorite color, pink, and lends to the rosy disposition that emanates from every piece she creates. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Pastel, Ink, Marker • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio...

Paige Benedetto

Paige Benedetto brings stories to life with her detailed drawings and paintings. Often depicting characters from her favorite cartoons and movies, Paige is not stranger from utilizing her imagination to create characters of her own. Paige’s unique, artistic representations immediately draw the viewer in and always leave them wanting more. Key Skills • Illustration • Painting: Watercolor & Acrylic • Digital Art Exhibitions 2018 Holiday Hoopla – Shadowbox Live Theater 2017 Fire & Ink – Expressions Gallery (Solo Exhibition) Masterpieces – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Navy Pier Art &...

Brenda Blankenship

Originally from West Virginia, Brenda Blankenship is a talented artist with an illustrative style. She loves creating portraits of people, often adding small details that the less observant may overlook. It is this attention to detail that brings her portraits to life and clearly shows the care that Brenda has for every subject she depicts. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Colored Pencil • Illustration • Reading and Writing • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio...

Christopher Bowsman

Christopher “Chris” Bowsman is a man of many talents, who holds two Bachelor of Arts in German and Literature and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Communications. He loves all things animation and popular culture and creates artworks inspired by those interests. Chris’s illustrative works often depict his favorite pop culture characters, in his own unique, artistic style. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Pastel, Colored Pencil • Self-Advocacy • German Theology • Pop Culture Knowledge Exhibitions 2018 Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio...

Tonia Boyuk

Tonia Boyuk is born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and is very proud of it. She graduated from High School from Hilliard and keeps in contact with her classmates. When not making art, Tonia likes to write, color in adult coloring books and keep up with all the latest John Grisham novels. She also loves her job working at Nationwide Arena for the Blue Jackets games and special events. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Colored Pencil, Ink • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open...

Dan Brantley

Don’t let Dan’s mischievous smile fool you! He’s got a great big heart and an amazing abundance of talent! Dan likes to create exciting non-objective paintings with bold colors and sweeping brush strokes and is a huge country music fan! If you bring up the name “Garth Brooks” Dan will light up like a light bulb. Key Skills • Non-Objective Painting: Acrylic, • Drawing: Graphite, Colored Pencil • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 Open Door Collection...

Brittlynn Burkett

Brittlynn’s figurative paintings and drawings are spot-on reflections of the imagery that inspires her: The vampires from her favorite Anne Rice books, characters from dark-themed films like Suicide Squad, and the melancholy portraits featured in Vincent van Gogh’s work. She is very close to her dad and enjoys talking to him frequently. She says that one of her best features is that she has a unique way of making people laugh and lifting their spirits. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor •...

Tom Burton

Tom’s paintings and drawings have been entertaining his patrons for years. His work is very versatile; sometimes figurative, sometimes non-representational, but always awesome! In his free time, Tom loves to watch sports. He also enjoys camping, fishing, going to the park, games, and working on cars. He’s also a fan of bluegrass, country, gospel, rock and roll, and blues music, and is no stranger to a karaoke microphone. Key Skills • Painting: Acrylic, • Drawing: Graphite • Small-scale sculpture • Fishing • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 This Inspired That –...

Kevin Cantrell

Kevin Cantrell is a man of spiritual energy who is very self-observant. He enjoys energy work along with the powers of the universe which he translates into all of his paintings. Kevin is very active and health conscious and is very active in the Special Olympics. He enjoys lifting weights and has won numerous medals for powerlifting. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic • Drawing: Graphite • Power Lifting • Fitness • Creative Writing • Meditation • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 All That...

Jerome Chenault

Jerome Chenault is a huge gospel and old school music fan and it’s a big part of his life. He enjoys working with both acrylic paint and colored pencils to make his very lively artwork. In his spare time, Jerome loves to spend time with his family, watch movies and listen to music. Key Skills • Non-Objective Painting: Acrylic • Drawing: Graphite, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Ink • Music • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 Open Door Collection –...

Christopher Cole

The artwork of Christopher “Chris” Cole is bold and colorful, just like his personality. Chris enjoys utilizing a wide array of mediums when creating. Regardless of the medium, however, Chris’s work always maintains a playful nature. Most often, Chris creates artworks featuring doe-eyed figures with big eyelashes and a smile that stretches from ear to ear, a smile that is mirrored by all who view his pieces. Key Skills • Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Pastel, Colored Pencil • Ceramics: Hand Building...

Marjorie Conway

Marjorie Conway cannot remember a time when she was not creating art. An expert in fiber arts and illustration, Marjorie’s work is meticulously fine-tuned. Every individual mark that Marjorie makes, whether with colored pencil, paint, or thread, is deliberate, yet soft. These marks together, form highly detailed pieces that are true feasts for the eyes. Key Skills • Landscape Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Colored Pencil • Self-Advocacy Exhibitions 2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Horizons – Open...

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