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.

  • James Landis

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    Every portrait is approached with the utmost respect and reverence not only for the people involved, but also for the artwork that is meant to endure to future generations. Every portrait I produce is pursued with the goal of the resultant work being the very best I can produce.

  • Janine Helton

    The majority of my paintings begin with a photograph taken by either myself or my husband. I always try to have a camera on hand to capture precious moments... my fleeting backyard birds, the perfect lighting on a flower, the innocence of a child. I love to paint loose, watery backgrounds with more detailed subjects.

  • Jim Heck

    Art for me is the imperfect representation of life and nature as experienced by the artist. It is my intention to express myself in my chosen media so as to encourage the observer to become emotionally involved through sight and touch.

  • Jodie Sutton

    I'm excited to share my collection of work with you. These pieces reflect the various stages of my four-year journey in encaustic painting. After a long break from the fine arts, I found myself needing to disconnect from the daily barrage of technology. So, I taught myself the basics of encaustics and I began experimenting in photo encaustics. I soon transitioned into abstract landscapes and nonrepresentational pieces. I enjoy exploring the texture, translucent quality, and fluidity that can be achieved through the medium.

  • John E Fyv

    Growing up I always loved hip hop culture and the art of graffiti. I spent a lot of my childhood doodling my friends names in different fonts and graffiti styles. Trains and abandoned buildings were always appealing to me as they were like free public art shows. As I got older I started to experiment with creating aerosol art myself, I lost interest overtime and decided I wanted to work with stencils rather than freehanding graffiti styles as the resources for graffiti in my hometown were not there.

  • John Gray

    Art is capturing light, shapes and the fleeting emotion attached.

  • John L. Payne

    For as long as I can remember I have been an artist. I simply love to draw, paint, build and create. I have an affinity for all things scientific, mathematical and natural. To me it is enjoyable to try and visually capture the essence of how nature, science and spirituality all blend together at times. While my work often has a story to tell it is more important to me, to simply create something that is colorful, stimulating and pleasant for me, as well as my viewer to look at and enjoy.

  • John Rutkowski

    For me, the art is not about replicating what I see or know. It's about expressing how I feel. That's why I'm fascinated by textures and layers. I use paint, objects, marks and scratches and am intrigued by how these elements combine and work in tandem to bring to life the stories I want to tell or the thoughts or feelings I want to express. The application of these elements and the act of creating each piece establishes a physical connection to the work. This energetic link is just as much a part of the story as the idea or feeling that prompts it.

  • John Whytock

    ~ Beauty, like truth, exists. And we, as human beings, have an almost divine capacity to recognize it. Art, for me, is an expression in paint of what my heart feels when my eyes are opened to the vast and amazing splendor of creation. In spite of the myriad struggles and changes on the path of a career artist, this one unchanging fact remains: I paint because if I didn't, my heart might explode. When a kindred spirit is touched while viewing my painting and feels that same infilling, that same indescribable longing and appreciation for our marvelous world, I consider that work a success.

  • Jon Holland

    "I have never received any schooling in art. I colored as a child and boom I'm an artist. I think I got it from both parents. I am inspired by unique things." —Jon Holland