Posted on | Sunday, August 29, 2010 | No Comments

Featured artist September -
Shirley Biddle Freeman

Shirley Biddle Freeman, an Indiana Artist, is mostly self-taught, even though she has been privileged to study with some of the finest painters in the United States and Mexico. She considers it a gift from God to be able to share her talent and education with student artists in classes and workshops in many states. No greater joy is felt than when watching students feel a sense of happiness when viewing their own paintings also seeing the delight in the eyes of her students when they understand the process of watercolors. The greatest reward is enjoying the creative ability not only for health of body and mind, but for what we can share with others.

"Each painting I create touches me in a way that can not be explained. To be able to use the media I choose and a sheet of fine paper and have that creation speak not only to me but to most who view it is truly a gift from the master creator himself"

Shirley Biddle Freeman is an internationally known Indiana oil and watercolorist artist whose work has been accepted in state, regional, and national juried shows. These shows include the Oil Painters of America (OPA), the Wabash Valley Watercolor Society, the Hoosier Salon, and the Watecolor Society of Indiana (WSI) in which she has received signature status. Her solo shows have been held in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin. Group exhibitions in which Shirley has participated include Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina and Texas.

Shirley's website:

Posted on | Sunday, August 22, 2010 | No Comments

Watercolor Workshop with Shirley Biddle Freeman
Workshops will run:
August 27 (9am -2pm)
August 28 (9am -2pm)
September 10 (9am -2pm)
September 11 (9am -2pm)

$50 per day
Beginner, intermediate and advanced welcome.

Fee payable to: Athens of Indiana Arts
Send to: Alice Harpel
3298 W. Country Club Rd.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Shirley's website:
Shirley will be our September Featured Artist!

Posted on | Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | No Comments

August Featured Artist - Axie Frey

Artist Statement:

"I live in Lafayette Indiana with my husband Jim. I have a studio and exhibit my work in Thorntown near Lebanon North of Indianapolis.

I became fascinated with watercolor a few years ago. Since that time it has been my passion.

I am drawn to landscapes and flowers, but will paint any subject that sparks my interest. I am inspired by the play of sunlight upon a subject and the way it creates interesting shadow patterns.

My travels to Paris, Barçelona, Venice, Israel, Greece, and Egypt have been an inspiration for many of my recent paintings. I thank God for my painting ability and pray that I may continue to grow as an artist."