From encouraging creative thinking to reducing stress, we believe there’s a big place in our lives for art. That’s why we display the artwork of local and regional artists from Greater Peoria in our gallery. We are very proud to support their work and encourage other artists. If you or an artist you know would like to be featured, call (309) 689-1406.
A Central Illinois native, regionalist photographer Steve Wilson has exhibited images of Central Illinois from Portland OR to Laguna Beach, Minneapolis to Wichita, and Rhinelander WI to Washington D.C. From rural communities, along back-roads, and once-thriving urban neighborhoods; these are his vistas. With a strong affinity for design, Wilson is hopeful his photographs are reminders of humanness, culture, and community.
See more at stephencurtiswilson.com
This month's featured artists are a group of students who study under Jeanna Fearon. Stop by to see their pieces in person... 2021 calendars featuring their artwork is available for sale! Pictured to the right is a painting by Zoë Raher.
Jeanna is an art teacher and Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, who also creates her own artwork. Recently, she has been experimenting with pour-painting her backgrounds, where she discovers a variety of magical creatures lingering within the paint. Mermaids, fairies and animals emerge and come to life... many with powers derived from water, fire, earth and air. She very much enjoys the element of magic and spirituality that is often connected to the experience of making these pieces.
See more at jeannafearon.com
Lose yourself in the space between sight and sound, where music blends to color and lyrics become landscapes. Jenn has incorporated the use of Chroma-D glasses to watch as colors dance from 2D to 3D and allow your eyes to listen to lyrics as they crescendo across the canvas.
Doug and Eileen are multimedia artists whose work focuses on the power and beauty of nature. They use their cameras as paint brushes to create works with different effects from single slow-shutter shots to multiple-exposure light paintings.
See more at purposedrivenart.org
Joe is a self-taught photographer who has been taking pictures seriously since 1981. For the last twenty years, he has concentrated on capturing images of familiar Peoria locations and landmarks.
See more at joecouri.com
A midwest native, Rozanne has been drawing, painting and creating art for over 45 years. Her primary focus is on landscapes and she derives her inspiration from the “mysterious line” where the earth and sky meet.
See more at rosehubbard.com
An artist from Dahinda, Illinois, Suzanne works in pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels and mixed media to create compositions that are bursting with rich color and vibrant imagery. Her work is personal and has a unique story or message.
Influenced by Mark Rothko, Suzette is an abstract expressionist whose paintings represent quiet reflections designed to calm and comfort. Her work evokes peace, happiness, hope and serenity.
See more at suzetteboulais.com
Megan is a talented artist (and proud mom of two boys), specializing in acrylic, large-scale paintings. She’s one of ArtPop Peoria’s featured artists.
See more at megancouri.com