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.

  • Elaine Willig

    Medium

    My idea for a piece of jewelry when it is worn is that it should escape notice by the wearer. Jewelry is only an accent to help showcase the personality and style of the one wearing it. The observer can view the overall affect of the decoration and see the style of its owner. Jewelry is quite personal and helps reveal facets of the person wearing it. Consider the statement, “That looks just like Linda,” which is often used when buying a gift. Jewelry reveals character. Appreciate it and love yourself. I design on many levels. I begin with a feeling or mental picture.

  • 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.

  • Farley Lewis

    Beauty touches the soul and awakens something in us. I feel more alive after walking along a creek, or through autumn leaves, and capturing those glimpses of beauty is my goal as an artist. 

  • 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 am excited to share with you my collection of work titled “Exploration.” These pieces reflect the various stages of my three-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 Gray

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