Each month, Playground Productions Studios displays artwork from artists in our 12 Bar Blues Art Gallery. Check out this page to learn more about our featured artists.
April Featured Artists
Ellen Starr Lyon
Ellen is a painter living in the Midwest who loves a quirky portrait. My current body of work centers on teenagers, their strong emotions, gender issues and their use of technology. Having both a son and a daughter, I have a front row seat. I witness their challenges, which differ per their personalities and gender. Often reactions fall right down stereotypical lines and other times I am surprised. I want to document it all.
Shaun M. Niles
My name is Shaun, I’m a photographer in the Indianapolis area. At heart, I’m really just a guy who likes to create images that appeal to me. It’s fantastic when those images appeal to others as well and it makes me happy to know that I brought something positive to them, even if just for a moment.
Sometimes a photo just looks like a photo. It can be fantastic subject matter, beautiful people, and technically perfect photography but it still just looks like a photo. I like my images to be a moment in time. Less “here’s a photo of this person or thing” and more like “here’s a sliver of life and some stuff that was going on while you weren’t there”.
I often hear discussions of the stories that artists are trying to tell with their images. I don’t want to tell you a story that I created. I want to put forth an image that draws you into the scene and provides you with everything you need to create your own story and make you feel as though you were there as it unfolded. A story that belongs to you and no one else.