Artist Portfolios

Alan Sippel

I grew up in a home where there were always artists present. My mother was an art teacher as well as a practicing artist. Art theory and history came as early as nursery rhymes. I can remember my younger brother sitting in his high chair with a mound of "real" clay before him on the tray and the injunction to create. As children, we were never excluded from adult conservations about line and color and composition.

Ann Kete
Barbara Rores

As an aspiring artist, I received my formal art training at the Philadelphia Museum School and at the University of Buffalo. I work in oil paints and colored pencils. As a resident of Western New York, I was very active in many art societies. I was an organizer of the River Walk Arts Festival of Tonawanda, New York.

Bill Westerman

Bill paints in Oil and Pastel with occasional forays into other medias. His formal art training was at Columbus College of Art and Design and he has been painting for over 60 years.

He is a three term president of Worthington Area Art League, and has membership in additional art groups including Plein Air Florida, Ohio Plein Air, Painters 6+, and Kentucky Watercolor Society.

Bob Tanner

Bob Tanner’s life journey has been a continuing experience of art in both study and creation. His artistic talents range from metal sculpture and architecture to his passioned medium—oil painting. He has studied under Robert Chadeayne, Charles Csuri and Erwin Frey while a student at Ohio State University. His diverse and evolving art interest span 43 years as he considers himself the ever learning art student. Now retired, Bob’s entire professional career was focused on art.

Charles Rowland

A watercolor artist for over 30 years he is both an active artist and teacher. His work has won many awards in Ohio area exhibitions and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the Midwest, West and southern United States. His work is represented by The Red Z Gallery, Mount Vernon, Ohio, The Jodie McCallum Gallery in Marblehead, Ohio, The Terra Gallery, Columbus, Ohio and various exhibitions around the state. He is past President of the Worthington Area Art League, a signature member and secretary of the Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Watercolor Society, Central Ohio Plein Air Painters and the Worthington, Ohio Art League.

Edwina Mae Eldridge

Edwina Mae Eldridge

Ernest Lockridge

Ernest Lockridge is author of five books, including three novels. His most recent book is TRAVELS WITH ERNEST, co-authored with his wife and fellow Worthington Area Art League member Laurel Richardson. He was a member of the faculty at Yale University and the Ohio State University where he is now Professor Emeritus of English. Ernest made his first painting after receiving a set of Sargent Oil Paints for his eighth birthday

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Inga H Smith

I received a Brownie camera for my 10th birthday and I was immediately bitten by the photography bug. I have been interested in photography ever since. For quite a few years I took pictures only for my own enjoyment until friends started telling me I should “do something with these pictures”. Since then, I have combined my love of photography with my love of travel, using those opportunities to share my view of the world through pictures. In addition to fine art work, I use my photos to produce greetings cards, magnets, notebooks, mugs and coasters. A self-taught photographer, I rely on my eye and my instincts to capture the images I like. I hope others like them too.

Photos by Inga

Jane Moore

Jane holds a BAS in fine arts from Bowling Green State University. Beyond that she has studied with various instructors in the Columbus area. She has been showing work with WAAL for 15 years. She also shows with Ohio Plein Air Society and Central Ohio Plein Air. Her work has been shown at the MAC in Worthington, Ohio State House, Rhodes Tower in Columbus, Springfield Art Museum, The Arts Castle in Delaware, the Sidney Arts Council, and in Sayama, Japan. She can be contacted at

Jeanie Auseon

I currently work with permanent dyes on cloth using "wet"
and "dry" processes. The serendipitous, complex interactions of liquid dyes on cloth "free" me from the intent to produce literal images. The use of labor-intensive, process-driven approaches challenges me to create illusions of movement, balance, and depth on a 2-D surface.

Jerry Smith

I've been an artist virtually all my life. I began to make a living at it as an apprentice sketch artist for a local sign company at the age of 18. From the beginning art has been exciting to me. It is like a puzzle. the pieces, color, light, concept and narrative. Putting it all together brings a profound sense of personal satisfaction.

Joni Meeker

Joni Meeker

“Rude Roy’s Pottery”


Judith Bellasari

I’ve always been interested in art, the use of space, the interplay of shapes and the effects of color and light. I began photography early and won a contest and a Brownie camera at age ten. As a teacher of French and Russian, I frequently traveled to Europe both on my own and leading groups of students and adults, taking photographs wherever we went. I enjoy capturing views that others might miss, views that delight me and give a flavor of the surrounding culture. Now retired, I have been able to expand my travel and explore other continents. My photographs are in private and corporate collections in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, New York and Florida.

Katherine Crowley

Works by Katherine N. Crowley

Kitty Konicsak

I have a lifelong interest in art. In the course of my travels, I studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Slade School of Fine Arts in London. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal and an M.A. degree with a major in Painting from Ohio State University.

Linda Coe

Worthington resident for a total of 37 yrs, Graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, member of Worthington Area Art League and Central Ohio Watercolor. I strive to make my work a representation of light and life...hopefully creating an awareness of LIFE, that we might otherwise miss.

Michael Cooley

I’m a classical artist, portraitist, medical artist and founder of Cooley Studios. I started drawing at 5, accepted portrait commissions at 16. I studied drafting in High School, earned my BSc. Degree in Medical Illustration from The Ohio State University School of Allied Medicine, MFA in Illustration from Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut and post graduate studies in classical art under Marvin Mattelson in NYC. My goal is to produce the best natural realist art I can, share it with the world and pass my skill and knowledge to anyone willing to learn. To study classical drawing and oil painting with me, contact Cooley Studios (www., 614-547-7900.

Ray Wilson

Photographer - Ray Wilson

Ray Wilson is a late-comer to photography who decided to improve his skills in the field as a side benefit of enjoyment of travel-and the scenery it presents. With his wife, Jo, he has traveled in most states and Canadian provinces. Jo is an enthusiastic bird watcher and this also takes them to many wonderful sites. He and his dog Zoe walk many miles each week in Columbus area parks and along local streams and rivers. His delight is in "...finding places-near and far," capturing them for his enjoyment, and hopefully for that of others. He is indebted to many photographer friends who have guided him to this point.

Richard Clem

Richard is a member of "Oil Painters of America" and the "Ohio Plein Air Society". Richard has been painting with focus since 1992. From an early age he has had a love of expressing himself through his art. Even in the U.S. Air Force, he had an outlet for his creative side, working several years as a graphic artist. After he was discharged, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he received his degree in commercial art.

Robert Hinkle

Robert L. Hinkle-Worthington Art and Model Boat Works of Worthington, Ohio
Robert is a native Ohioan, currently living and has a studio in Worthington Ohio. He spent four (4) years serving in the US Navy submarines. Upon graduating from San Diego State University in Electrical Engineering, after a career in the computer industry, he painted many Western scenes, built many model ships and dabbled in intaglio.

Sally Molnar

I am Sally Molnar, a watercolor artist. I started taking drawing and watercolor painting classes at Whetstone Recreation Center in the early eighties. I was in the ceramic clay classes at that time and wanted to do more decorative work on my ceramic pieces. I have also taken classes at the Cultural Arts Center.

Sherry Mullett

Sherry earned a BFA in art from Kent State University, and taught high school art prior to earning a Ph.D. in Education administration at the University of Virginia. After returning to Ohio to work in community education, she opened a studio and resumed painting, while taking classes at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Her award-winning work has been included in numerous local, regional, and state, juried and curated art shows.

Sheryl Lazenby

Sheryl Lazenby is a contemporary artist and photographer. Her artistic investigations began at a young age and were encouraged by her family. Her grandfather, Girard Bradshaw, had been a student watercolorist John Pike. He taught her how to look for and see color and light. They would travel throughout Connecticut in search of interesting landscapes and beautiful light. Today, Sheryl travels throughout Ohio in search of the same; only instead of sketching and painting, she captures these moments with her cameras - one of which has been permanently converted for infrared.

Along with her photography, Sheryl is passionate about street art and chalk painting. She enjoys working on a large scale and having visitors ask questions while she works. Look for her at at Chalk About It in May - Dayton, OH and Eastonʼs Chalk-the-Block in September. She can also be found working with COPA on Saturdays weather and schedule permitting!!

Vivian Ripley

Vivian is an accomplished artist of quite varied subject matter; but inherent in all her works is the beauty of color and how it is affected by light and shade. She works in pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil--always striving to achieve beauty in each medium through her emotional use of color and tone. Vivian has been professionally active in group and individual shows since 1975. She regularly teaches pastel, portraiture, colored pencil, and is also in demand for demonstrations and workshops in these disciplines as well as in watercolor.

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