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Since 1975 Greenfield Banking Company has provided a gallery for Central-Indiana artists to display their work. The gallery was initially located in the bank’s Main Office in downtown Greenfield, IN. In 1999 it was moved to the bank’s new Main Office and is currently located in the second floor lobby at 1920 N State St, Greenfield, IN.

Many artists, young and old have displayed artwork over the years. Their creations include watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, textile art, photo essays, pencil drawings and pastels to name a few. Press releases and photographs are distributed to local media to promote each artists show and a large sign at the bank’s entrance directs visitors upstairs to the gallery.

The Art Gallery benefits not only the artists but also the community by making the visual arts more accessible to the local residents. The bank has no commission in the sale of artwork. The gallery is another way Greenfield Banking Company makes a positive contribution to the quality of life in our community.

Patty Coulter's Artwork on Display

Patty Coulter’s artwork will be on display in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during November and December, 2016.

Patty has been interested in art and anything to do with the creative process since childhood.  She has been painting watercolors for 23 years.  She also enjoys the media of acrylics, oil and calligraphy.

In 1984, Patty took her first calligraphy course at Orange Coast College, CA, with additional courses at Cypress College, CA.  Patty has been commissioned to capture the beautiful hand-written form for many wedding invitations, wine lists, restaurant menus, scriptures, poetry and album lettering.  Patty has combined her love of calligraphy with mixed media including watercolor, abstracts and collage.  She paints still-life, portraits, street scenes and commissioned watercolors for private clients.

Patty’s life-long profession has been a Commercial and Residential Interior Designer with a design business in Santa Ana, CA for 22 years.  She also owned a flooring business in Greenwood for ten years before retiring in the summer of 2015.  Patty grew up in Beech Grove, IN and moved to southern California in the 70's during her work in Interior Design.

Patty’s artistic talent is self-taught.  And although Patty has no formal training in art, she continues to study under some of the area’s finest artists.  Finding sanctuary in her art studio, inspiration comes from global travels, nature and the beauty in the world.  A trip to France included the opportunity to study watercolor in a 11-day workshop.

Patty is a member of the Indiana Watercolor Society, the Indiana Calligraphy Society and a Board Member of the Southside Art League.  She has won awards in the Johnson County Fair, Indiana and California State Fairs, First Place in the 2011 Southside Art League Member Show, acceptance into the 2010 Midwest National Abstract Juried Show and winner of a wine label competition at Mallow Run Winery. 

Patty is enjoying retirement with her husband and son.  She swims several times a week, loves jazz music and enjoys traveling the US and Europe.  Filled with anticipation, Patty is looking forward to a five-day workshop, studying with the great John Salminen, an international watercolor artist.

The public is invited to view Patty’s artwork in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during November and December, 2016.  The Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Main Office, 1920 North State Street (SR 9), Greenfield, IN is open to the public during normal business hours:  M – Th, 9 – 5; Fri, 9 – 6; Sat, 9 – Noon.