James Delahunty’a primary media is that of coppersmithing. His background as a machinist led him to pursuer blacksmithing as a hobby, and in 2006 he took several classes in copper as well. He enjoys making copper vessels, picture frames, and other objects. Mr. Delahunty resides in Mt.Zion.
Sharon Zimmerman is from Argenta, IL. She is a painter of nature and derives her inspiration from walks in the woods. She works with watercolor, oil and acrylic paints. She is expert at depicting water whether falling with a splash or moving slowly down the creek.
Sue Watts is a watercolor artist from Decatur, IL, who creates a calendar annually. She has a series of birds, barns, and landscapes. Her work is shown as a full sheet of watercolor paper or as a small notecard.
Rae Nell Spencer is a watercolor artist living in Oreana, IL. Much of her work can be described as organic in nature using the forms of overlapping leaves with a touch of sparkle. Her abstracted style will occasionally include a landscape or floral painting.
Tina Sekimi Acciavatti lives in Decatur, IL and enjoys creating unique pieces of jewelry using polished stones, fused glass and found objects. Her work is identified primarily as wrapped stones in silver or copper. She uses a technique called Viking Knit to create her own chains for some of the pieces. Some new work includes dismantling old pieces and re-assembling them into new.
Darren Miller is a metal sculptor from Decatur, IL. He sells through the art fair circuit as well as by commission and Gallery 510. His newest work is kinetic, grabbing the attention of customers. His work is perfect as an abstract piece for the wall or a stand-alone piece for the garden.
Pamela Marty of Decatur, IL uses the medium of watercolor to create floral paintings. Realism is her genre of choice. Her palette replicates the colors of nature.
Carol Kessler is an artist from Shelbyville, IL. She works primarily with oil sticks on canvas, though she also works with pastel on paper. Her style is loosely impressionistic. Her work depicts scenes from the area and places she travels to paint. Carol also enjoys experimenting with new techniques and materials.
Barbara Hodges is a jeweler from Decatur, IL. She has been making jewelry since 2008. Barbara is a precious metal clay artist. She works with fine silver, bronze, copper, gold bronze, rose bronze, and snow bronze. Many of her pieces incorporate gemstones as well. She also makes jewelry with bead weaving, which is the stitching of intricate patterns with beads. Her jewelry shows a dedication to meticulous work.
Barbara Hodges teaches metal clay classes in several Central Illinois bead shops, and is currently scheduled to teach a Workshop at Gallery 510 on November 12, 2016.