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Maybe youÕre 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!
801 E. 1st Avenue, Monmouth, IL, 61462
Studio open by appointment only
PAINTINGS, SKETCHBOOKS, JOURNALS, ALBUMS, CARDS
ÒI 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.Ó
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.
214 Grove St., Knoxville, IL,61448 (309)289-6851 or (309)335-3832
e-mail: email@example.com www.bthomaslytle.com
Limited studio hours to the public
FIGURATIVE STEEL SCULPTURE
ÒMy 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 Òmake the steel dance.Ó
COMMISSIONS? Does accept commissions: private, corporate and municipal, as well as gallery exhibitions.
812 N 9th St., Monmouth, IL, 61462
Open by appointment
ONE-OF-A-KIND-JEWELRY & WEARABLE ART
ÒEach creation is unique. You wonÕt find anyone else wearing or displaying the same thing. Custom design pieces for weddings and other special occasions are a welcome challenge.Ó
COMMISSIONS? Commissions are welcome. In home trunk sales are available.
SEASONAL ITEMS? Whimsical holiday jewelry, beaded Xmas ornaments.
Antiques & Uniques
805 N 9th St., Monmouth, IL, 61462
JEWELRY, CHILDRENÕS CLOTHES, WEARABLE ART
(See partner, Jeanne Willhardt)
1673. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, 61401
Studio open by appointment
CALLIGRAPHY, WATERCOLORS, ACRYLICS
ÒI 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.Ó
COMMISSIONS? Accepts commissions in watercolors, acrylics and calligraphy, in particular of landscapes and houses.
OTHER SERVICES? Research on artists and artwork.
Contact by phone or e-mail only
PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, JEWELRY
ÒWhen it comes to art, IÕm a Jack-of-all-trades. I am exploding with ideas and I love colors! IÕm not willing to do everything, but if I like the project IÔII do a great job!Ó
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, ÒartÓ birthday parties and face painting...just ask...
Galesburg Antique Mall, 3rd fI.
e-mail: Jillestudio@insightbb.com impressionsbyjillie.com
Studio in Galesburg Antique Mall is open to the public 10-5 weekdays and Sunday 11-5
ÒI 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.Ó
COMMISSIONS? Available for commissions
SEASONAL ITEMS? Collector snowman paintings on small canvases...year-round.
1541 Knox Hwy. 20, Maquon, IL 61458
(309) 875-3158 or (309) 371-8077
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.winco.net
Studio visits only by appointment. Contact by phone preferred.
OIL PAINTINGS & GRAPHITE DRAWINGS
ÒI 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.Ó
COMMISSIONS? Portraits of people, animals, homes and scenery.
251 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL,61401
Studio visits by appointment only. Prefer phone contact.
PAINTING & ART WRITING
ÒI 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
Ferris Street Studio
28 E. Ferris St., Galesburg, IL, 61401
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
ÒI 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.Ó
COMMISSIONS? Commissions are welcome; house and car portraits are a specialty.
OTHER SERVICES? Graphic design, logos, advertisements, signs, etc.