Heather Jelic

Amy Byrne

My husband Milan and I are long time residents of Romeoville and have five wonderful grown up children and one amazingly lovely granddaughter who shares the love of ART with me. That’s Gabrielle playing the Ukulele in the picture above.

For a little over ten years, I was an art instructor in an afterschool art program here in Romeoville. Seeing the children and their skills blossom in addition to the positive energy that came from sharing with them the love of art was a great joy for me.    read more...

Artist Statement  - Bio

Thomas E. Rednour III 

I have been a Romeoville resident since the late 1970's. Growing up I always had an ear for music.

But it was my late grandfather Anthony Rizzo who inspired me to learn guitar. (I have to admit that the 70's and 80's music were highly influential as well!)

I am not a disciplined artist for I do not know how to read music. However, I have a God given talent for listening and replicating music in my own style.

By trade I am an office manager, by heart, I am a writer, author, and artist.
Growing up I enjoyed art and began to show a talent for drawing at an early age. My love for writing surfaced much later.
My first self-published book titled “A Cup of Inspiration To Go Please – My Heart Runneth Over” is a collection of inspirational poems and quotes written over the course of time, during my "stay at home mom" years, when I began writing on a more serious level. I started a blog 
www.writerbeeme.blogspot.com. I also began designing greeting cards and bookmarks featuring my poetry, photography, and artwork and opened a shop on Etsy www.hollycoopcards.etsy.com.

Member of Write-On Joliet, Tri-County Writer's Guild, and Romeoville Art Society

My second book titled “Heart Strings – Forever Wanderer” is soon to be released Spring 2017. All books and e-books are available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and

Ed Smith grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. His love of art started at the early age of two and by twenty he had illustrated his first series of children’s books. He enjoys designing creative mischief through cartooning, character & concept design, illustration, gallery exhibitions and teaching. He is president and founder of The Artist Guild of Lockport (TAGOL). He enjoys art books, breakfast, Hawaii and loves sharing life with his wife Stephanie and their two cats Maui & Mooch. - Mahalo

​​I am grateful to and inspired by all the creative and kind people in this group.

I am a REALTOR who loves helping people and who loves ART!  

Some people might say REALTOR's are matchmakers... we introduce people to homes until they fall in love with one.

My hope is to help introduce and inspire this community to create more art and connect with local artists. 

George Nigro

Peggy Glotzbach is a self-taught traditional artist who enjoys geometric designs in acrylics and mixed media. Recently, Ms. Glotzbach has been inspired by celebrated artists, Carmen Herrera, and New Zealand's Doreen McNeil.

Peggy is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who uses art in her clinical practice to help clients express feelings that might be suppressed or repressed. The healthy creative expression of these feeling can often be the first step in healing and personal revival. This artist wants her artwork to be helpful in some way to the viewer's own emotional journey.


Pat McCure 

Sharon Houk

You can usually find Rich Green behind his computer imagining himself as the characters he creates to draw the life into them.  He works primarily digitally, but also enjoys putting a pencil to paper or paint on a brush now and then as well. 
He has illustrated a number of children’s books including A Girl With A Pink Cape, A Boy With A Cape and Niko & Kate.   He is also working on a series of illustrations for Chicago Treasure which is expected to be released in late 2017.
His personal work is now being shown in galleries and art shows throughout the year. 
He is an active member of the SCBWI IL Illustrators Network, The Artist Guild of Lockport and The Romeoville Art Society. 
Rich graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Computer Graphics and Animation. 
He lives in Joliet, IL with his faithful dog Annie by his side all day as he creates.

There is a tremendous amount of emotion and expression in every song out there and that is what drives my passion for music. The art of creating originals or reproducing my favorite artists' music takes me to a place of relaxation and joy.

By trade, I am a foundry guy with 27 years experience creating alloys, continuous casting metals, hot forming and cold working bronze. Learning and fine-tuning my skills over the years gave me such a passion for bronze sculptures.  


Barbara Bonner

​Peggy Glotzbach

More information on this new member coming soon! 

Holly Coop

Ed Smith

Sharon is known for her daily social media posts in which she posts her photographs under the rubric: "joie de vivre." These form a curious succession of daily love letters to her friends and the universe.

When not writing, Sharon can be found doing IT work, teaching at Lewis University, and walking in the forest. She lives in Joliet with her imaginary Irish wolfhounds.

She is delighted to be a new member of the Romeoville Art Society. Sharon is also a member of the Write-On Joliet writers' group, the Latitude 41
theatre group, and the Irish American Society of County Will.

Jim Miller

Amy is a hand embroidery artist who embroiders images and text that range from the whimsical to the unexpected, to the evocative, on a range of playful and vintage-inspired fabrics. The tactile nature of embroidery endlessly fascinates her. She loves the texture and feel of fabrics and different stitches and combines them in ways not only to better render an image but also to entice the viewer to want to touch the surfaces, as well. Hand embroidering allows her the time to create and relax; there’s nothing so soothing as pulling floss through fabric.

Bill Tader

My study of calligraphy began in 2003 as a way for me to transition into my role as a stay-at-home mom. I became a professional engraver in 2011 and became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in 2013. 

My company, Designs by Starla, creates unique and creative gifts through calligraphy, engraving and design. My ink and engraved creations span a broad variety of mediums including glass, fabric, stone, wood and paper, but they all bear the imprint of my unique vision; to create, educate and inspire.  

Starla teaches Calligraphy, Zentangle and Alcohol inks and offers coaching to help you discover the creative genius within.

Also a Member of the Chicago Calligraphy Collective and Gallery 200 in West Chicago

Thomas E. Rednour III is a long

time resident of Romeoville.

Son of Theresa M. Capone and Thomas E Rednour JR.

Thomas has a real love for his community. 


One could see this from all the different groups and organizations he participates in. Thomas is an Eagle Scout. Thomas was in band and theater in high school. For close to a decade Thomas had been a stagehand to a Stage Manager for the Miss Romeoville Pageants. Thomas is a Member of Romeoville Public Television (RPTV) now called Vortv from the 1990’s to present day as a cameraman, video switcher, and producer.

In College, Thomas studied Marketing and in fact has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lewis University. During the time spent at Joliet Junior College, Thomas was active in several clubs and organizations like the JC Players and Student Government. The time in Student Government Thomas was the Cross-Cultural Programming Board President, where Creating events and activities for all students made thinking creatively and outside the box was a common occurrence.     read more...

Rich Green

More information on this new member coming soon! 


Teresa Montgomery

Amy Byrne

Future Member 

Sharon Houk writes mostly poetry and short stories, but also essays, books, and plays. Actually, if you can write it, it's fair game. She also paints whenever she gets a chance and takes photographs of things that show off the universe.

Starla Snead

More information on this new member coming soon! 

George Nigro
is your all around family guy. He currently resides in Romeoville with his wife Jo Ann. He also goes by the name of Grandpa to his two grandsons.

Anthony, George’s youngest son lives in Glen Ellyn with his wife and two children, Michael and Dominic.

Since retiring from the graphic design field, George has taken back to his hobby of sketching and photography. He enjoys taking photos of nature and his family. George then sketches in charcoal, pencil or colored pencil.

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