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Member Spotlight Monday

Member Spotlight with JOHN DIERDORF

Briefly tell us about yourself: your family, education, work background, etc.

Childhood growing up in Noblesville. Graduate of Ball State Architecture program, and practicing Architect since 1974. Family includes four children and four grandchildren.

Aside from art, what other kinds of things do you enjoy doing?

Spending time with family is always fun, tending the garden (flowers and veggies), golfing, and cruising in the convertible on the way to antique shops with my wife.

Who are some of your favorite artists you go to for inspiration?

Monet, Pollock, Miro, Kandinsky

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Scotland for the golf and scotch and Italy for the architecture and wine

Do you have any favorite places in Hamilton County?

The back porch at my art studio, the patio in our garden and multiple golf courses in the County.

Do you have any secret talents you’d like to share? Or maybe an interesting fact about you that not many people know about?

I enjoy grilling in the summer months and have an interesting grilled lettuce salad dish that surprises guests.

Do you have a favorite quote?

Jackson Pollock- “When I say artist I mean the man who is building things..some with a brush-some with a shovel- some choose a pen.”

Jerzy Kosinski- “The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.”

What are some of your biggest accomplishments (art or life)?

Launching my children into the world and seeing them thrive.

Being able to design lots of projects, both locally and across the U.S, to help my clients achieve their vision and the long term friendships that developed along the way.

Being re-energized to begin painting again and to challenge myself to exhibit the work.

Do you have any favorite pieces of artwork of your own?

Like many creative folks, the one just finished is the favorite. It however is a fleeting moment as the next one will shortly take its place. Here are the last two finished works.

Flowers on the Prairie 36x36
Spring Stories 36x36

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