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A Shy Member

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Achrysalis,  Amy

Achrysalis, Amy

amy@achrysalisdesigns.com www.iamamy.com   As a primarily self-taught artist, my career has been a journey of growing experience and confidence. As my skills evolve, I…

Adams, Matt

Adams, Matt

MattAdams.com Matt@AdamsImagery.com   As a soul existing for over 40 years in this (current?) lifetime, I find great satisfaction in expressing myself through the…

Allen, Homer

Allen, Homer

hfredallen@yahoo.com   My introduction to Art was through painting, building and designing sets in my father’s theater company. I grew up working with professional…

Bennett, Marty Lee

Bennett, Marty Lee

martyleedesigns@gmail.com   Education Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Glassell School of Art, Certificate Graduate, May 2011. Major in Painting & Drawing.  Studied under…

Binford, Nancy

Binford, Nancy

binfordnancy@yahoo.com I grew up in Rosenberg, TX. and was always interested in drawing.  I took some private art lessons growing up and art classes…

Brents, Daniel

Brents, Daniel

www.studiobrents.com drbrents@comcast.net THE ARTIST   Following a career as an architect and urban planner, Daniel Brents uses these skills in his work as an…

Butler, Cindy

Butler, Cindy

www.cindyrasche.cx rasche.cindy@gmail.com   My painted masonry sculptures and relief sculptures take their basic physical form from mud brick and adobe structures I saw while…

Crump, Terry

Crump, Terry

www.terryleecrump.com terry.lee.crump@gmail.com   Over the years, I have experimented with many styles and media. None have been more satisfying than the way I presently…

Dasgupta, Piyali

Dasgupta, Piyali

piyalidasgupta@hotmail.com   It has not been anything else but only to observe and investigate myself within a formal context. When I look back into…

Dekan, Judy

Dekan, Judy

judydekan@yahoo.com www. judydekan.com   I am a self-taught artist.  I have been drawing and painting for over 50 years.  I started as a professional…

Durbin, Donna

Durbin, Donna

donna@donnadurbin.com www.donnadurbin.com   Touch connects layers of memory, feeling and experience for me. I stitch together various fibers, precious vintage kimono and revered ethnic…

Dyer, Veronica

Dyer, Veronica

www.veronicadyer.com dyer_veronica@yahoo.com   Veronica was born in Venezuela and has resided in United States for the last 12 years. Her love of art and…

Eisele, Karen

Eisele, Karen

k2eisele@hotmail.com   I have always been drawn to the arts but only over the last 15 years have I had the opportunity to explore…

Ewen, Jane

Ewen, Jane

Janeewen.com Jane.ewen@sbcglobal.net   Ewen expresses her vision of the emotional, mental and physical challenges of life.  Her work is never predictable, incorporating multi- layered…

Forsythe, Brad

Forsythe, Brad

www.forsytheart.com forsythe@forsytheart.com   Brad Forsythe has spent a lifetime working in the creative arts field and has been honored with numerous local, regional and…

Glickman, Marsha

Glickman, Marsha

mnglickman@gmail.com www.marshaglickman.com   Trained as a clinician and IT professional, structure and methodical patterns show in my passion for art. Incorporating right and left…

Hall, Brett

Hall, Brett

www.brettghall.com brett@brettghall.com   Forty years ago the path was clear.  All I ever wanted to do was draw. So I headed for Colorado Institute…

Herschbach, Tim

Herschbach, Tim

tim@herschbachphotography.com www.herschbachphotography.com   My photographic artwork represents my personal perception of the landscape. I treat light as the subject and I use nature to…

Hines, Jimmy

Hines, Jimmy

 jimmyhines@mac.com http://www.jimmyhines.com   Jimmy’s photo collages are patterns of repeated single photographic images, and when designed and put together, the group of smaller single…

Horvath, Michael

Horvath, Michael

deepsixfleet.com mhorvath@banabyler.com   Growing up on the Gulf Coast, I have always had a fascination with the ocean and all that is associated with…

Kaya-Erdal, Naz

Kaya-Erdal, Naz

nazkaya.weebly.com nazkaya@msn.com    Born in 1974 in Ankara, Turkey. Naz is an abstract expressionist artist with an educational background in interior architecture and environmental…

Koutroulis, Julia

Koutroulis, Julia

www.juliakoutroulis.com julia.koutroulis@gmail.com   Growing up in New Orleans, I was always fascinated by the artists in the French Quarter. I could have spent hours…

Kramlich, Brent

Kramlich, Brent

spacetaker.org/profile/brent-kramlich bkramlich@gmail.com   BIO Currently teaching sculpture and ceramics at Katy High School, Brent Kramlich has been working for the public school system since…

Lesser, Rona

www.ronalesser.com ronalesser@gmail.com   I have been painting and drawing for many years, exhibiting my work in many juried shows in New York, Boston, Chicago,…

Llanes, Marlene

Llanes, Marlene

www.marlenellanes.com llanes_m@yahoo.com   I was born in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. In 1997, I graduated as a graphic designer from Vasco de Quiroga University (in…

Lucas, MaryAnn

Lucas, MaryAnn

www.malucasart.com malucasart@hotmail.com   MaryAnn has been studying and practicing art since the late 1960′s. She currently belongs to and participates in the Watercolor Art…

Matthiesen, Kate

Matthiesen, Kate

www.katematthiesen.com andymatt@sbcglobal.net   Since 2004, drawing and painting have been Kate Matthiesen’s driving passion. Her exhibition history began when her work was juried into…

McBride, Ann

McBride, Ann

annmcbride.net annmcbride1@sbcglobal.net   Artist Bio Ann Bedingfield McBride was born in Freeport, Texas and grew up in Brazoria County, graduating from Angleton High School…

McDonald, Penny

McDonald, Penny

penniesfromheavendesigns.com penny@penniesfromheavendesigns.com   I have some formal training, but I am mostly self taught. I constantly strive to learn new techniques and am fearless…

Melgar, Monica

Melgar, Monica

iheartfrida@gmail.com www.mmelgar.com   With the forms I create I am attempting to depart from reality. When sketching, my hand is directed by an unconscious…

Morales, Lorena

lmendez5@hotmail.com www.lorenamorales.com   Lorena Morales expresses change, possibility and potential in her art. She creates sculptures that can be disassembled and rearranged and paintings on…

Owens, Crystal

Owens, Crystal

Crystal Notorious

Perkins, Donna

Perkins, Donna

www.donnaeperkins.com donnaeperkins@att.net   After a Master’s Degree from University of Houston at Clear Lake, I taught art for 20 years. I’m now a full…

Powell, Lisa

Powell, Lisa

photographyoflisa.zenfolio.com lisacomperry@mac.com   I work as a critical care / trauma nurse in the Texas Medical Center in downtown Houston. For me it is…

Reed, Michael

Reed, Michael

RMReed2342@gmail.com   R. Michael Reed 3D paintings and sculptural creations of multi-level geometric patterns on Plexiglass bring Op art to new Post-Post Modernism heights. While…

Reeder, Cary

Reeder, Cary

www.caryreeder.com cs_reeder@sbcglobal.net   Artist Bio   Cary Reeder is a Houston-based artist whose paintings focus on the urban landscape. She can usually be found…

Reis, Kelyne

Reis, Kelyne

www.kelyne.de kelyne.reis@yahoo.com   “See life trough colors, bring them to your art -work, and make people happy!!!” As a painter, I am a player…

Sivov, Alexandra

Sivov, Alexandra

www.alexandra-sivov.com amjpasquier@gmail.com   I paint and print what I see; and what I see are landscapes where men have intervened. Their touches have transformed…

Slaby, John

Slaby, John

www.johnslaby.com john_slaby@yahoo.com   I am a person who uses both sides of his brain. Trained as an engineer, my passion is art. For over…

Sprecher, Lou

Sprecher, Lou

www.lousprecherart.com artbylou@gmail.com   My inspiration and creativity comes from various experiences; worldwide travel and sports. My work shows simple and complex styles to evoke…

Sterba, Lynn

Sterba, Lynn

betlynn1900@sbcglobal.net When I started to college World War II was raging and the University of Texas had adopted a special speed up program for…

Strause-Godejord, Inga

Strause-Godejord, Inga

www.ingasfineart.com strausegodejord@gmail.com   To me art is like an expression, language to the world around. I have recently come into the world of colors,…

Swiech, Lj

Swiech, Lj

ljs@ljswiech.com www.ljswiech.com   I am constantly transported from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other, pausing at times to absorb the scenery that presents…

Syler, Gerald

Syler, Gerald

gwsyler@msn.com   My current work explores abstraction with the abstract expressionists being a strong influence. My work process is to repeat, paint over, overlap,…

Tseng Hill, Sherry

Tseng Hill, Sherry

www.sherrytsenghill.com  sthill@hal-pc.org   The Artist A practicing architect and artist, Ms. Hill attended Rice University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and…

Verani, Regina

Verani, Regina

galeriaregina@comcast.net   I grew up in Brazil and since my early years I enjoyed drawing and painting. The fascination for art hibernated after starting…

Villarreal, Donna

Villarreal, Donna

dlvart4u@att.net Artist Biography Donna Villarreal is a practicing artist from the Houston area. She has a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri….

Walker, Donald

Walker, Donald

www.donaldhwalkersfineart.com dhwalk2000@aol.com As a small child, I developed an interest in art spending hours alone in my room drawing pictures of my sports heroes,…

Worley, Sharon

Worley, Sharon

www.SharonWorleyPaintings.com sworleyartist@aol.com   Sharon Worley received her Ph.D. in Aesthetics from the University of Texas. She teaches art history, humanities and English at Houston…

Zider, Jo

Zider, Jo

fjzider@att.net http://jozider.com   THE SILENT VOICES OF BONES As the debate was raging in the seventies and eighties between art and craft, I was…