Martians, Cows, and Mystical Creatures

Silas Cheo is an artist residing in Baltimore, Maryland. Cheo’s work primarily involves paintings and drawings depicting animals and otherworldly creatures. The work spans from ink and pastel drawings to paintings in acrylic and oil. Growing up, he learned the basics of oil painting taking classes at The Yellow Barn studio and Plein-air workshops painting the landscape. Silas always loved to draw and paint, but it was after his first time painting cows on a farm in Frederick, Maryland that he became serious about art and painting as a career. Cows are the main subject matter as he took his love of painting them from his days growing up in Maryland into his years at college at the Rhode Island School of Design. The subjects of his most recent paintings performing “everyday” tasks allow the viewer to relate to the subject and find humor in the motif whether it is a cow, a pig, or even an alien species.

Campfire Stories

Campfire Stories," consists of recent works by Indianapolis-based artist and Seymour native Travis Owens.

Owens’ work, all acrylic on canvas, is symbolically inspired. His focus is to create a sense of warmth and vibrancy with a touch of surrealism inspired by his Hoosier roots and world travels. Owens is a self-taught painter.

“Growing up in Seymour I was always close to nature. Camping at Vallonia Lake or Hoosier National Forest sparked a lot of imagination for me. I always knew I wanted to be an artist/painter,” Owens said. “Coming back home is always a nice feeling, knowing that this is where the seed was planted for this adventure.”

Works in the “Campfire Stories” exhibit range in size from 12 inches by 12 inches to 24 inches by 48 inches, with prices starting at $250.


Owens’ show is free and open to the public