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Artist Directory

 

Maybe youre looking for that one original artist–made gift to present to a lucky someone this season or any season year-round. In addition to the Art Center, Dovetail and several coffee shops which feature artists each month, you might consider contacting an artist directly to see all of their wares for sale. Though all may not have set studio hours, a phone call or e-mail may bring them to your service. Here are just a few who responded to a recent survey. Happy hunting!

 

MARJORIE BLACKWELL

801 E. 1st Avenue, Monmouth, IL, 61462

(309) 734-3779

e-mail:quinacridone@frontiernet.net

Studio open by appointment only

PAINTINGS, SKETCHBOOKS, JOURNALS, ALBUMS, CARDS

 I love working with both acrylic paint and paper. My paintings are abstractions created by a long process of layering paint and clear medium allowing you to meander through the landscape that is painting. My current use of paper is to make books and cards. The books are sketchbooks, journals or photo albums...that are rich in color and texture and are embellished with various objects... My cards are elegant collages which sometimes incorporate tasteful, stamped images.

COMMISSIONS? Does accept commissions

SEASONAL ITEMS? Elegant holiday cards with a variety of greetings

OTHER SERVICES? Art Instruction of all ages, individual or group in drawing, painting and general arts and crafts.

 

TOM LYTLE

Studio 214

214 Grove St., Knoxville, IL,61448 (309)289-6851 or (309)335-3832

e-mail: lytle@galesburg.net     www.bthomaslytle.com

Limited studio hours to the public

FIGURATIVE STEEL SCULPTURE

My work is primarily created in hammered and welded steel, copper and stone. I work with the human figure and nonobjective organic forms in a stylized fashion. My direct challenge is to emphasize fluidity and movement in all of my sculpture. I strive to make the steel dance.

COMMISSIONS? Does accept commissions: private, corporate and municipal, as well as gallery exhibitions.

 

 

JEANNIE WILLHARDT

By Gemini

812 N 9th St., Monmouth, IL, 61462

(309) 734-3933

e-mail: ByGemini@Hughes.net

Open by appointment

ONE-OF-A-KIND-JEWELRY & WEARABLE ART

Each creation is unique. You wont find anyone else wearing or displaying the same thing. Custom design pieces for weddings and other special occasions are a welcome challenge.

COMMISSIONS? Commissions are welcome. In home trunk sales are available.

SEASONAL ITEMS? Whimsical holiday jewelry, beaded Xmas ornaments.

 

 

KATHIE ARTHUR

Antiques & Uniques

805 N 9th St., Monmouth, IL, 61462

(309) 734-2332

e-mail: Kdart@frontiernet.net

JEWELRY, CHILDRENS CLOTHES, WEARABLE ART

(See partner, Jeanne Willhardt)

 

 

MARY PHILLIPS

1673. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, 61401

(309) 343-8614

e-mail: phillips@monm.edu

Studio open by appointment

CALLIGRAPHY, WATERCOLORS, ACRYLICS

I enjoy a wide range of work, but in general, my larger acrylic works tend to be more abstract, and my smaller watercolor works tend to be more representational. My love and fascination for nature permeates all.

COMMISSIONS? Accepts commissions in watercolors, acrylics and calligraphy, in particular of landscapes and houses.

OTHER SERVICES? Research on artists and artwork.

 

 

SUSIE RICHARDSON

Galesburg, Illinois

(309) 343-3615

e-mail: susie_designer@hotmail.com

Contact by phone or e-mail only

PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, JEWELRY

When it comes to art, Im a Jack-of-all-trades. I am exploding with ideas and I love colors! Im not willing to do everything, but if I like the project III do a great job!

COMMISSIONS? Considers accepting commissioned work.

SEASONAL ITEMS? Collectible Santa bells and ornaments

OTHER SERVICES? Design and creation of signs, posters, trophies; teaching of art classes, art birthday parties and face painting...just ask...

 

 

JILLIE SWANSON

Jillie Studio

Galesburg Antique Mall, 3rd fI.

(309) 342-3799

e-mail: Jillestudio@insightbb.com    impressionsbyjillie.com

Studio in Galesburg Antique Mall is open to the public 10-5 weekdays and Sunday 11-5

OIL PAINTINGS

I was born in Galesburg. I am a contemporary impressionistic artist sharing visions of brilliant colors of light and joy of our surroundings. I have been blessed to travel and paint romantic scenes of France and Italy countrysides. I use both brushes and pallet knives to create a richness of surface.

COMMISSIONS? Available for commissions

SEASONAL ITEMS? Collector snowman paintings on small canvases...year-round.

 

 

RUTH HAMPTON

1541 Knox Hwy. 20, Maquon, IL 61458

(309) 875-3158 or (309) 371-8077

e-mail: john1541@winco.net    www.winco.net

Studio visits only by appointment. Contact by phone preferred.

OIL PAINTINGS & GRAPHITE DRAWINGS

I began as an advertising artist, but my real love is drawing and painting. I especially enjoy doing people, striving to capture the personality and emotion of individuals in various situations and settings.

COMMISSIONS? Portraits of people, animals, homes and scenery.

 

 

PAULETTE THENHAUS

STUDIO T

251 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL,61401

(309) 342-3547

e-mail: plette1431@yahoo.com

Studio visits by appointment only. Prefer phone contact.

PAINTING & ART WRITING

I am a painter and writer. Landscapes, window views and places are among my favorite subjects. I exhibit work regularly. My paintings are in private and public collections in at least ten states, Canada and Great Britain. Locus in St. Louis, MO. is my corporate dealer.

COMMISSIONS:? From small portraits of homes/ offices to large-scale corporate commissions.

OTHER SERVICES? Art writing for artists and art publications; art research

 

 

DENNIS BELL

Ferris Street Studio

28 E. Ferris St., Galesburg, IL, 61401

(309) 299-1662

e-mail: djbell23@frontiernet.net

Studio open to the pubic: Mon., Wed. & Fri.10:30-4:00, also by appt. (after Dec. 20 closed till New Year)

PAINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

I am delighted to return to the Midwest after living in many other parts of the country. I love this landscape, and I have great respect for the people here. I look for depicting life here in my art. Other plans for the studio include theatrical performances and a clothing boutique.

COMMISSIONS? Commissions are welcome; house and car portraits are a specialty.

OTHER SERVICES? Graphic design, logos, advertisements, signs, etc.