About the Artist
Lyle Mannweiler has been making pictures for more than 40
A part-time job at the Indianapolis
News during his high school years swayed him away from a possible math and
science career. He majored in history and political science at Butler
University. After graduation, with every intention to cover government and
politics, he went to work in the paper’s sports department.
He was a writer, editor and
photographer for the Indianapolis News, and then The Star, for more than 49 years. It was
when he made the jump from writer to editor that he realized he no longer had a
creative outlet and turned to photography. It was then that he realized his
avocation should have been his vocation. Combining both talents, he wrote a
weekly photography column for The News.
He has taught photography on the high
school, college and professional level.
One of the highlights of his
“traditional” photography years was being accepted to study with Ansel Adams at
the legendary photographer’s Yosemite Workshops.
He turned to digital photography eight
years ago and hasn’t looked back. He is combining his love of nature,
photography and art into his latest work. He retired after serving as an
assistant managing editor at the newspaper
in 2005 and embarked on his second “career.” His first venture into the art
world was a successful one, participating in a two-man show at the Domont Art
Gallery in Indianapolis. He since has had one-man shows at Mitchell Place
Gallery in Muncie, Annabella Gallery in Georgetown, TX, and at Holliday Park
Nature Center in Indianapolis.
Everything starts as a photograph. The
computer is used to manipulate and enhance into painterly visions. His prints
are made of archival pigment inks on watercolor papers or art canvas and are
available to purchase. All flower pictures are in limited editions of three.
And the old-time rock 'n' rollers?
That's just bringing back fond memories.