Allen Affolter moved to Indiana in 1980 as a hired hand on a dairy farm. He specializes in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor and characterizes his work as “illustration”. “I love the challenge of capturing the personality of the character.
Educated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Greg’s work resides in many private collections. His work may be described as a mixture of realism and fantasy, with periodic excursions into the abstract.
Mark Altrogge received his undergraduate degree in Art Education and a Masters in Painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His post impressionist style of oil painting has been influenced by van Gogh, Monet, and Klimt.
Mandi Moerland didn’t set out to be a visual artist. Her first love was dance, and her oil paintings explore her artistic focus to combine movement, figure, and abstraction.
Jolene is an oil/pastel painter. She works from photographs that have been taken locally and from her travels to France and Italy. Her artwork is representational because she enjoys the challenge.
The best verbal instruction I ever received from a painting teacher was, "Painting is quite simple. You put the correct colors and shapes in the correct places." (James Innes, 1971)