Join us over the mountain and through the woods to this dual
artist showcase of artists, John C. Kelty and Jeremy Stroup.
These two wonderfully diverse and talented artists are bringing us their newest and never seen before works. Their style, experience and art mediums might be very different but their work shown together will be a gorgeous sight to see. Both inspired by nature, we love how their use of color bring the beauty of outdoors into a ray of beautiful colors on canvas and on paper.
John and Jeremy's works will be for sale one the evening of February 23 and for one month in our gallery. Please help us in welcoming these two artists to our gallery and celebrating their art 6pm-10pm on February 23.
More about J and J:
John C. Kelty:
Bitten by the plein air bug watercolor artist John C Kelty strives to create an atmosphere through the inclusion of human elements and the use a personal caligraphy of brushstrokes. The result is a visual narrative that captures a moment in time. Painting on location has given his work a freshness and spontaneity that was missing in the studio.
John was born and raised in New Haven Indiana as one of thirteen children. He attended the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana and graduated with a degree in Commercial Art. He went on the work in the printing industry in many capacities for the next twenty years.
He works exclusively in watercolor and exhibits locally at many show. He is a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana, the AmericanWatercolor Society, the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association and is the past president and current boardmember of the Fort Wayne Artists Guild.
Jeremy Stroup is an artist based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He graduated from IPFW in 2014 with a BFA in studio art, specializing in sculpture.
Currently, Jeremy produces a series of large scale drawings and collages of a broad variety of subjects, with an appreciation for religious, mythological, and archetypal themes. His most recent works explore biblical and mythological stories that resonate from his past culturally. He describes the process as a meditation on a story, the symbols it contains, and the people who have kept and valued it for generations.
Jeremy's work is vivid and decorative, drawing inspiration from many different cultures. He cites a long list of sources, such as: illuminated manuscripts, Ukiyo-e woodcuts from Japan, European and Arabic architecture, modern and retro science fiction illustration, and the surrealist movement such as: Paul Klee, Rene Magritte, and Remedios Varo.
Jeremy's main focus is honing his skills as he practices his craft, allowing the process to form a style for itself.