EssexArt ABC, LLC is the brain-child of Artist / Educator John Essex II. His background includes:
* B.A. in art, Franklin College of Indiana, and certified to teach in public schools, 1976.
* M.S. in Education with specialization in Secondary Art, Indiana University School of Education, 1983.
* Certified by the Indiana Department of Education with a Life License to teach art, 1983.
* Awarded Eli Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship in 1993.
* Awarded an Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship for 1999-2000.
* Awarded another Eli Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship in 2004.
After retiring from teaching art full-time for 33 years, Essex decided to freelance in the areas he knows and finds fun. Consequently he has become an adjunct professor of Art Appreciation at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana, in that schools Marian's Adult Program, accepts commissions for artwork and caricatures, does caricaturing at special events and even plays bagpipes at special events, weddings, memorials and funerals.
In his role as artist / owner of EssexArt ABC, LLC, John Essex II has been active in community events, a church youth event, collegiate events, corporate events and conventions, high school post proms, weddings, receptions, wakes and funerals. Additionally he has also been busy with commissions. There is also a Facebook page for EssexArt ABC, LLC which can be found at http://www.facebook.com/EssexArt