Indiana Artist

Art by J. Rodney Reveal

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Artist, J. Rodney Reveal



About the Artist

J. Rodney Reveal was born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana, granted a full painting and sculpture scholarship to the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, and returned to Indianapolis John Herron School of Art to continue his art studies. He was encouraged by Gordon Morrison, his high school art teacher, and inspired by Floyd Hopper with whom he studied for several years. Rodney was a builder/designer of residential homes for 25 years and a full-time Noblesville Firefighter for 30 years.

Upon retirement, Rodney has dedicated more time to his watercolor and oil paintings of landscapes, structural details and nature. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil.

Presently Rodney and his wife live on a woodland farm outside of Arcadia, Indiana, surrounded by his subject matter.



Nickel Plate Arts LogoStudio/Gallery

  • Nickel Plate Arts - 107 South 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060


  • Brown County Gallery - Nashville, IN
  • Hamilton County Art Center - Noblesville, IN
  • Inspire Gallery - Carmel, IN
  • Madison Art Club - Madison, IN
  • Sugar Creek Art Center - Thorntown , IN
  • Venue - Bloomington, IN

National Awards


  • American Artist Watercolor Magazine: International Competition
    Finalist 2006
  • Cincinnati Art Club, National Viewpoint Show: Watercolor Magic Award 2005
  • Paint America Association: 2007 - Top 100
  • Paint America Association: 2008 - Top 100
  • Paint The Parks: 2007 - Top 100
  • Paint The Parks: 2008 - Top 100
  • Paint The Parks: 2010 - Top 100
  • Paint The Parks: 2011 - Top 100
  • Salon International 2012

Regional Awards


  • Columbian Park Zoo, Lafayette, IN: Second Place 2005
  • Indiana Artists Club: Jury Prize of Distinction 2003, Second Place 2004, Members Merit Award 2004, Merit Award 2012
  • Indiana Heritage Arts: Merit Award 2003, Floyd Hopper Memorial Award 2004-2005
  • Indiana State Fair: Governor's Choice Award 2002, Second Place 2002, Third Place 2003-4, Directors Award 2004, Fifth Place 2005
  • Madison Art Club: Second Place 2005, Merit Award 2012
  • Richmond Art Museum: Merit Award 2010, Merit Award 2011
  • Southern Indiana Center for the Arts: Best of Show 2004, First Place 2005
  • Watercolor Society of Indiana: Best of Show 2004, Lentz Memorial Award 2004
  • Water Media Show, Muncie, IN: Second Place 2005



  • American Watercolor Society
  • Hamilton County Artists Association
  • Hoosier Salon
  • Indiana Artists Club, Inc.
  • Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc.
  • Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Watercolor Society of Indiana

Contact Information


Phone: 317-984-4531

Cell: 317-432-3648


Address: 7002 East 266th Street, Arcadia, IN 46030

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