Our Artists

These are just a few of the talented artists that are members of the PAS. If you are a member and would like your information added here, just contact us.

Katy Burke

Katy began taking classes in Oil Painting in 1985 from Prudy Dillon. Teaching middle school Health and raising 2 kids did not leave much time for her art but she still managed to take seminars from Ginger Edwards, Sherry Nelson, Robert Warren and Mark Polmachek.

Katy Retired from Anderson Community Schools in 2008.

In 2012 Katy became a founding member of the Pendleton Artists Society while continuing to paint with Prudy weekly, she also began taking and teaching classes at Gallery119,

She has dabbled in pastels, watercolors, acrylics, and drawing but remains true to her oil painting.

She began teaching children through PAS at the public library. She began the first summer art camp for kids after receiving a grant from South Madison Community Foundation.

She remains active in PAS and at Gallery119 teaching, taking classes, and volunteering.

Brenda Jarrett

Brenda Morris Jarrett was born and raised on a dairy farm in central Indiana, but has lived in Michigan, California, and Mississippi.  She has a college degree from Indiana University in Medical Technology.  She has taken a few classes in jewelry and photography over the years and has done both as a hobby. She started selling her jewelry in 2002 and has taught classes at Hobby Lobby, in homes in central Indiana, and recently at Pendleton Artists Society.  Her original jewelry designs have been published in international catalogs, national/international jewelry magazines, and national jewelry books since 2006. She started doing more photography in 2010 and won The People’s Choice Award in a Roche photography contest.  She had a one woman display of 33 photo art prints at the Greenfield, Indiana Chamber of Commerce in Jan/Feb 2013. She has shown her photos in several juried art shows in central Indiana since 2013. One of her art photos printed on wood was bought by Minnetrista Art Center in Muncie, IN for their permanent collection. Her black and white close up of a sunflower won Best of Show in nature category at the 2017 INFOCUS show at Anderson Art Center. Her photo art prints and jewelry can be found on her website at www.llamawareart.etsy.com and at Gallery 119 in downtown Pendleton, IN.  She has recently delved into mixed media using resin, acrylics, wood, paper, and encaustic wax. Her photo art prints/cards/jewelry have been sold  all over the United States and in Canada, Japan, Australia, Denmark, and South America.

Diane Burrell

In 1988 Diane graduated from Ball State University with an Art education degree where she specialized in metal design and painting.  Her professor, the acclaimed Patricia Nelson, saw her watercolor paintings and suggested that enamel might be a medium suited to her because enamels, like watercolor, are applied in layers. Diane was sent to a workshop where the world renowned scientist enamelist, the late William Helwig, was teaching. Under his instruction she was exposed to many methods of enameling, from the traditional cloisonné. Once exposed to the subtle changes that occur through application of time and temperature, the vibrant transparent and opaque colors become absolutely beautiful. Diane was hooked. She has been experimenting and creating jewelry, wall hangings and enamels ever since.  The expression created in her paintings is easily translated into Enamel plates and bowls.

Diane continues to paint in all media and teaches painting at The Anderson Center for the Arts, The Pendleton Art Society Gallery 119, and The Newman Art Center. She is an active member of the International Enamelist’s Society, The Hoosier Salon of Indiana, The Madison County Artists Association, and Pendleton Artists Society at Gallery 119. She gives programs about enamels and enamelists whenever possible.

Diane lives and works in her home studio on a lake in Anderson where she is inspired by nature. The beautiful Indiana fodder, sparkling water, and wildlife provide never ending influences for her work.

Gini Deaton

Gini Deaton

Gini is originally from a small town in Ohio. She grew up in the country near Christiansburg, OH.She started painting when she was 12 or 14 years old using the easel she got for her birthday, sitting in her yard and painting her house on a masonite board. She took every art class offered in high school and her art teacher let her come to any class he had when she had study halls.

In the 80’s she made a living doing art and craft shows all up and down the eastern coast, painting on everything from canvas to wood decorative items to mailboxes and saws. After that she attended a community college for a visual arts degree and became a graphic and web designer.

Her first love is oil painting and she is mostly self taught but has taken a lot of classes from some really fine artists all over the country, learning a variety of painting styles. She is a certified Bob Ross Instructor and loves teaching his method as a beginning for students to learn how to handle brushes, paint and color and get a sense of accomplishment. From there she teaches a wet-into-wet method and loves teaching and painting. She believes to advance your skill you need to paint everyday and you will usually find her in front of a class or in her studio. She has won various awards for her work and teaches in venues all across the United States.

Tracy Davidson

I’m a Pendleton native. I’ve been drawing since I was very young, but in high school at Pendleton I fell in love with metals. It wasn’t until I was disabled in an accident that I found the time to really find out how much I love art and the process of creating. Copper, brass, sterling and steel are what I use the most. I do pieces as big as I can manipulate from my chair down to tiny pieces of jewelry. Unusual natural stones to gorgeous burgundy rusty steel are equal in beauty to me. I love them all. If you would like to see pieces I have made in the past couple of years, please feel free to browse my Facebook page Tracy Edwards Davidson and check out my album “Tracy’s Projects”.

George Harris

Karen Zane

Karen Zane Basekt WeavingKaren Zane started weaving baskets in 1991, in 1999 started teaching and has taught in twenty eight states and a basket cruise. She has been featured in Just Patterns and The Craft Report magazines. She was also featured in “Antler Art for Baskets and Gourds” by Betsy Sloan. Karen lives in Anderson, Indiana.

David Bradshaw

Anderson resident and PAS member, David Bradshaw is an oil painter who specializing in portraits of people and pets. Clients have told Bradshaw that he is able to capture not only the likeness of his subject but he is able to embody their personality. Primarily a self-taught artist, Bradshaw has taken lessons from San Francisco artist Jean Henry and local artist and book children’s book author David Slonim.
When he was a young man, Bradshaw loved sketching people’s faces and wanted to be a professional artist. Somehow life got in the way and he didn’t seriously pursue his art for many years.Bradshaw found the time to paint portraits of his family members and friends. News of his talent spread and he is now a well-established portrait artist in the community.

Gini Deaton

Jerry Wymer

I grew up in Iowa and have always loved all art mediums. I spent 40 years in capital healthcare equipment and had opportunities to travel and see art around the world. When I retired in 2013 my wife, Sharon, and I moved to Pendleton. I am now pursuing the dream of creating art rather than just admiring it. I have always enjoyed wood art and have added metal art and photography to my interests. The more unconventional the better. Currently, I serve as President of Pendleton Artist Society with a desire to see Gallery 119 grow and thrive in Madison County.  I enjoy working and learning with the very talented artists in the area. Seeing the joy that art brings to one’s life is rewarding.

Email: [email protected]

Fran Auker

Pastel Painting by Fran Auker

I have lived in various areas of the US and eventually settled in Pendleton to teach art in the Pendleton schools for 32 years. Since retirement, I have enthusiastically pursued pastel painting, developing a technique that I hope expresses sensitivity, energy and the way I see my world. I consider myself a colorist, and I have particular interest in subjects with transparency, translucence and reflections. I live in Pendleton with my husband, Terry, and our dog Lilly.

Fran Carrico

Fran Carrico Glass BeadsFran Carrico grew up in Winchester. Fast forward through college and her more-than-30-years as a chemistry teacher, to when Fran received one of the coveted Lilly Teacher Creativity Grants. And following retirement, for the last nine years, her “playing” has refined into the serious glass art of flamework

Don Saxon

One of my earliest memories in photography is the box camera that my mother used.  When I grew old enough to hold the camera she allowed me to peek through the viewfinder and even take some pictures.

My first good camera was a Kodak Signet 30 that I purchased from the Sears Roebuck Catalog store in Rushville, Indiana.  I paid $25.00 for the camera on installments until it was paid off. I was about 16 at the time.

I still have that camera.

My first print was done in a closet in one of the upstairs bedrooms in our house on the farm outside of Rushville. Over the years I was able to put together a wet darkroom where I processed black and white and color photographs.  I still have my Beseler 23 c enlarger.

Today I shoot digitally.  I still have a darkroom of sorts, it is called my computer. 

Today I do portrait, landscape and commercial photography. I consider myself a Photographic Artist.  I will often digitally alter my photos to bring out a more conventional art look.