I started taking pictures when I was about twelve, mostly landscapes. Lightening was always my favorite, but now I do senior photos, family and small weddings. I sell alot of my work on Fine Art America.
John A. Black
Watercolor Artist - Watercolor paintings, graphite, charcoal drawings and pastel paintings.
Sharon Burris is a fine art photographer. Most of her work is printed on reflective aluminum, giving it a rich, luminescent depth not found in traditional paper prints. She works with what she calls "composite photography," the layering of elements of several self-taken photos to create a multi-layered work that invites viewer interpretation and closer inspection to find the multi-faceted details within the piece. She is a retired associate professor and teaches adjunct communication classes for Murray State College. She and her husband, fellow artist Alan Burris, live in Ardmore.
Creative Writer, Thespian
I pen poems, short stories and playscripts, am active with the Arbuckle Creative Writers. I also sing with the Community Chorale and perform with Ardmore Little Theatre.
I enjoy combining different techniques in pieces, such as woven towel with a knitted dishcloth or knitted sleeves on a woven garment. My products are not mass produced. There will never be hundreds of the same scarf or shawl woven by me. I am a one-person shop. I’m the owner, curator, creator, weaver, hand-finisher, photographer, packer, and shipper. Sharing my pieces with others brings me satisfaction. My creations are made with care and attention to detail. Handwoven items are a wonderful way of expressing your individuality. Few things in this fast-paced world reflect the time and thoughtfulness put into making and selecting a handmade gift. Giving someone you love a specially selected gift reflects the effort taken by the gift giver to find a unique piece of wearable art.
Painter, Mixed Media
I am retired Air Force of twenty-three years with three years being in the Army. After my retirement I spent nearly twenty years as the art director for a large department store chain in Omaha. I have spent the last few years concentrating on studio painting with watercolors, mixed media, and oils. I concentrate on the Southwest landscape.
Pen & Ink
I am a visual artist and art educator specializing in pen and ink drawing and oil painting. I generally depict wildlife, landscapes and the human form, be it figures or portraits. I currently teach art at the secondary level. I am open to commissions.
Hand-made custom wire sculptures of any animal requested. Jeremy won the International Art Award of 2008 from the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and he participates in local arts & crafts shows and is a frequent participant at Lone Grove Days. Mr. Lowe sells directly to customers via ETSY.
Painter, Mixed Media
As a young child, her mother provided her with drawing tablets and colored pencils instead of coloring books since Tanya did not care to color inside the lines. Tanya works with a variety of media. She frequently combines materials to create movement, energy, and bring texture to her work. Tanya believes each art piece “should convey a story or feeling in such a way that the viewer becomes emotionally and or spiritually involved with the piece.” She has long admired Edward Hopper’s work because of the “journey” he portrays. Much of Tanya’s work reflects simple rural Oklahoma scenes and landscapes.
I go for a whole range of mediums from oil paintings, to mixed media, to woodblock printing, to name a few. I'd describe my style as deliberately rough and grimy. For brushwork my style leans toward painterly. Carried from those skills I work as a Graphic Design freelancer. I design everything from logos, to posters, to T-shirts. I am a perfectionist and want thorough information from clients before beginning. I enjoy every bit of it!
I grew up in Ardmore and always loved to draw. I tabled all my artistic endeavors in favor of raising our four sons. Several years ago I picked up the brush, took a workshop and can’t get enough painting time in. I have a special love for dog portraits and any attempt to capture God’s glory in His creation.
Affordable, Photojournalistic Photography. Family, engagement, maternity, bridal portraits on location. Art specialties in nature, landscapes and architecture.
I have always been the creative kid in class. Even though I wasn't the best kid in class when it came to creativity I never let anything hold me back. I am very intelligent in what I do.
Painter, Mixed Media, Writer
L.A. Scott paints abstracts and explores the convergence of painting, music, and energy. All of his pieces are painted to music. Often the repeated musical selection will become part of the title. Scott has exhibited at the Artesian Galleries, The Artists of the Arbuckles Gallery, The Goddard Center, Great Plains Gallery, and the Nesbitt Galleries at USAO in Chickasha. In addition to painting, he is a photographer, novelist, and theatrical set designer and builder for the Ardmore Little Theatre.
My art is created with intentions of showing captured memories of Choctaw life. My work gains inspiration from the telling of traditional stories, the youth and elders of our nation, the animals we revere, and the landscapes that we hold dear in our memories.
Paul Walsh is a graduate of East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He has a BA in Art and a MA in Art Education. After serving in the Army during the Viet Nam War he returned to central Oklahoma where he taught art in the public schools for forty years - thirty-five of which were spent at Sulphur High School. He also teaches adjunct at East Central University.
Jerold W. Wells, Jr.
Throughout his years working in various mediums, coupled with his sense of pragmatism, functional art has become his bailiwick; signs, tables, chairs, lighting, doors, etc. His creations can be found all over the downtown Ardmore area in historic commercial and residential properties. He loves working in bronze, metal and natural woods. Being a collector of junk, he can't stand to see something go to waste and has recently taken on the passion of functional recycled art. If you can dream it up he can certainly create it.
I have loved the arts since I was a child. Over the years I have delved into many forms of art, loving it all, and the creative process it requires. For me that process is very rewarding and it is what calls people to do art. About 6 years ago I began to explore oil painting and of course, I fell in love with it as I had all the other types of art I had tried. Art benefits all people whether they realize it or not. Art brings joy and happiness to the soul. I have been lucky enough to have taken lessons from some wonderful, talented and well-known artists. All in all, I am an art lover of all kinds. I’m happy to share my art with anyone interested, whether just looking or buying.
Wood Work, Furniture, Mixed Media
An excess of wooden chairs in a storage unit inspired Donna Hansen Love (AKA: Whimsie Wood) to paint them in brightly colored whimsical patterns. They sold quickly and my husband Marshell started building toy boxes and birdhouses from left overs. One thing led to another, and now we not only create bird houses and toy boxes but wooden pull toys, picture frames, Christmas ornaments and decorations as well as repurpose wooden chairs, tables and other pieces of furniture. We can also paint your personal items and do custom work. We live in a 122 year old building in downtown Wynnewood which serves as our home and shop.