Artist Registry

The Springfield Regional Arts Council has created a registry of artists in Springfield and our 27-county region in Southwest Missouri. The Artist Registry is compiled as a comprehensive catalogue and made available at local design trade shows and business expositions for residential and commercial purposes. Images of the artists’ works are also presented in an electronic slideshow at various events and locations.

Click an artist name to learn more and get a closer look at the artist's work. Artists should only be contacted for inquiries in buying, commissioning, or exhibiting their artwork.

  • Caitlan An

    I've been a ballerina since I was seven years old. I have trained mostly in Russian Vaganova style. This type of ballet although it is very strenuous and technically challenging, it's meant to look fluid and effortless. These qualities translate into the way that I paint. My work emphasizes the tensions implicit in combining the human mind and the world it perceives. What is underneath the surface is how I see the world. I want to make visible what is invisible. I intend to narrate my feelings and thoughts through painting.

  • Carole L Ogden

    The French-born artist was juried into Fresh Gallery in June 2015 and since that time has grown in her love of watercolors. Her subject matter has become rather concrete therefore she uses her own photographs as well as other photography for her inspiration. “My style has changed and is constantly changing as I grow into my art”. In the past year she has found herself navigating more and more towards her roots and as she thinks about them her memories are revealing themselves onto her paper. She enjoys what water, color, and spontaneity offers as she develops her technique.

  • CJ Art

    Carol Chappell and Joan Gentry share a common interest and concern about the environment. They use recycled objects to create works of art which may be whimsical, humorous, elegant, nostalgic, or that make a social statement. According to Chappell and Gentry, part of the challenge of working with recycled materials is to be able to see and use these items in a totally new way.

  • Cory Leick

    Here are the ingredients contained within my style: Art Nouveau. Dr. Seuss. Thomas Hart Benton. Aubrey Beardsley. Robert Crumb. Wes Wilson. Eric Pervukhin. 1960s & 70s pop culture. Tim Burton. Children's books. Old photographs. MC Escher. Joseph Cornell. Jan Svankmajer. Flannery O' Connor. Mark Twain. Willow Trees. Grandpa's Cabin. Floating on the Finley river. Growing a beautiful garden. The sweetness and heartache of childhood memories. The longing to be understood. A deep and abiding loneliness. The way an apple tastes outdoors.

  • Dawna Middleton

    Creativity has oozed from me in some form most of my life and having the capability to create something visual has been an important step to unveiling the world of art for my thirsty soul. In the fall of 2014, I pushed myself beyond my comfortable boundaries and painted my first portrait. I continue to create art in some form regularly.

  • Deborah Wilson

    I have always believed that our art reveals our soul.  I find that I cannot paint just for the purpose of recording what I see.  It has to have touched me in some way or have a deeper meaning.  Many of my paintings have hidden images or words camouflaged in such a way that you will not notice them unless you are studying the work closely.  This evolved naturally in my work as a reflection of what I was finding in life:  there is more than what meets the eye - in everything!  I research hidden things in the Bible, the roots of my faith, ancestral roots, world events, and natural methods of h

  • Donna Rustin

    My art represents a past of childhood abuse, addiction, and a life long struggle with mental illness.  Trying to put things together over time, piece by piece with much thought and reflection until each piece fits precisely where I want it.  It  is much easier in art than in life.  Art and life are one and the same to me.  I hide things in my pieces as things about myself  are still hidden in me, hopefully to be discovered.  Putting a piece together takes a lot of time, just like putting a life back together.  My time is spent searching for all those pieces in art and in life.

  • Elizabeth Chapman

    I am an expressionistic abstract artist. I work intuitively with one mark leading to the next, experimenting and playing with various materials, tools, techniques and the elements of line, color, shape, space and texture paying careful attention to creating bold and dynamic compositions. Occasionally, I find myself working realistically as well. This work might be classified as being more of a blended style of impressionism and realism capturing the essence of the subject. In whatever style I find myself working in, good composition and design are very important to me.

  • Eric Ray

    Medium

    Creating my work is both a struggle and a labor of love. I choose to work in Pen and Ink because it is not a simple media to master and is also relatively uncommon. I strive to develop art with a feel for the subject matter and the story I wish to tell. The search for the beauty in the complexity of form, pattern and texture is important. I enjoy creating visual shortcuts, innuendo and suggestion balanced against insanely detailed rendering in my pen work. I intentionally mix drawing styles and textures to best honor my subjects.