Sharpsville Resident Embarks on Artistic Path

Photographer / Jason Graves

artSharpsville resident Lindsey Myers recently discovered something about herself; Within the past year, her buried art talent awakened. As a result, people around the area are purchasing her paintings for their homes and offices.

“I have always loved art, but didn’t realize I had the ‘art bone,’” Myers says.” My brother is an artist, and for years I cheered him on. I’ve been married 13 years to my husband Roni and we have three children, ages 11, 8 and 4. I’m always doing arts and crafts with the kids such as drawing pictures for them to color in.”

Her journey into the world of visual art began with a rather simple request.

“My mother-in-law had a large canvas and she didn’t like what was on it,” Myers says. “She asked me to paint something for her. I didn’t think I could do it, but she said, ‘You are capable of this.’ I did and it set my soul on fire. I haven’t stopped since. I have been painting every day.”

Myers was born in Texas and moved to Tipton County when she was 5. Since then she has lived in various places around the area, including Sharpsville in recent years. She has no formal training beyond the usual art classes she enjoyed in school.

“I love to use all kinds of textures to create depth,” she says. “I use acrylics because I’m not patient. I want to see the finished product, and oil stays wet longer. It takes a couple of days, about eight to 16 hours, for me to create a painting that has layers of texture. Nature and my imagination are where I get my inspiration. I love the outdoors and spend as much time outside as I can. Creams, whites, browns and blacks are colors I often use. I feel those neutrals are calming and soothing.”

artWhile Myers prefers to produce large pieces of art that she feels can make a statement and change someone’s mood, she is glad to paint in whatever size a commission requires. Most of her paintings are 30”x40”, and she has created both pieces as large as 60”x80” and as small as 5”x7”. Her prices depend on size, and range from $100 to $600. Her paintings sell quickly, and several can be viewed at High Frequency Arts in Fishers and Urban Homestead in Tipton.

“I recently built a studio on our property,” Myers says. “People can call and set up an appointment to come and see my art in person and purchase it. Now that my kids are in school, I have more time to create. The advice I would give someone is, if you love it, don’t quit. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different things. Showing my work to the world is terrifying but exhilarating at the same time. I learn something new every day, either about techniques or myself. I hope my art brings people cheer, or peace and calm, when they look at it.”

Call 765-480-0481 for more info on the artwork of Lindsey Myers, and to set an appointment to view and purchase art.

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