Eric O’Dell

Eric O’Dell

Eric moved back to Central Indiana from Washington, DC with his wife to be an American Sign Language interpreter.  The couple had plans to buy a tiny house to help pay down debt and have settled into the renovated garage behind his father Leroy’s home.  The space is about 400 square feet.

Eric studied printmaking for three years at Herron School of Art and Design.  He enjoys making books by hand and describes his style as modern, conceptual and abstract.

Eric initially shared a studio in the Stephenson House with his father, Leroy O’Dell, and has since moved into his own studio space right next door where he makes hand-bound journals with hand-marbled papers. Eric also teaches our very popular Monday Night Drawing Class and often has many repeat students.

“When you look at great artwork, you can see the artist’s hand in the work,” he says.  “At first glance, you can identify a Van Gogh, Hopper or Matisse.  I’m trying to develop my own hand that’s uniquely mine.”

Ailithir McGill
amcgill@nickelplatearts.org