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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…

Anderson, Joel

Anderson, Joel

joel@joelandersonart.com JoelAndersonArt.com   After a 33 year career sitting behind a computer for Corporate America, I now happily refer to myself as President/CEO and…

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 www.binfordartworks.com   I grew up in Rosenberg, TX. and was always interested in drawing.  I took some private art lessons growing up and…

Breitsameter, Michael

Breitsameter, Michael

info@ArtByM.NET www.ArtByM.NET   Michael was born and raised in Australia and saw much of its diverse landscape, cities, deserts, rainforests and beaches.  There was…

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…

Cooney, Cinnamon

Cooney, Cinnamon

Hartsherpa@gmail.com http://cinnamoncooney.blogspot.com   It is from an a highly emotional and sentimental space that my experience is fostered. I fabricate  from a whimsical inner…

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…

Fraser, Sally

Fraser, Sally

sngfraser@gmail.com www.sallyfraserfineart.com   Sally Fraser has a BA in Education, an MA in Library Science. After retiring she built a studio in her back…

Garza, Didi

Garza, Didi

didigarza53@gmail.com   Didi Garza received a Certificate of Fine Arts in 2012 from the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Previously…

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…

Green, Helen

Green, Helen

helengreen@earthlink.net www.helenfaythegreen.com   Painting is just plain fun and the day I decided not to worry about what other people thought about my work,…

Guaraglia-Wheeler,  Joella

Guaraglia-Wheeler, Joella

joellaGart1@gmail.com http://www.joellaGart.com

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…

Hart, Ellen

Hart, Ellen

ellen@mail2houston.com http://www.fineartbyellenhart.com   I have known that I was an artist since I was a child. However, I have only recently had the opportunity…

Heilman, Al

Heilman, Al

aheilmanmd@gmail.com www.alheilman.com   I live on a lake in Willis, Texas. I have a wonderful place to enjoy to beauty of nature and create…

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   I create my digital collages from images I take during my daily life. I feel that most of my time on…

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…

Kimvak, Jen

Kimvak, Jen

kimvakjen@yahoo.com   The colors of the flowers, the shapes of the trees and briskness of the mountains and rocks fascinate  me, these created such…

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…

Long, ChunYi

Long, ChunYi

cylong98@gmail.com http://artchunyilong.blogspot.com/   Mr. ChunYi Long was born in China in 1948 and has been painting since the age of six years old. Mr….

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…

Orihuela, German

Orihuela, German

georihuela@yahoo.com germanorihuela.com   “He saw his first lights and colors in Caracas-Venezuela in 1947…” “As a self-taught artist, I really do not remember when…

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…

Perlaky, Laszlo

Perlaky, Laszlo

Naturalperl@comcast.net www.naturalperlart.com   Nature is my Friend. I communicate with it by understanding the Light throughout my fine art photography. Keeping this communication alive,…

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…

Quigley, John

Quigley, John

QuigleyDesigns@yahoo.com  http://1-john-quigley.artistwebsites.com   John Quigley is a Houston-area artist specializing in digital art. He gains his inspiration from his life experiences serving in the…

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

Rueda, Hilda

Rueda, Hilda

hildalockley@hotmail.com http://hruedart.webs.com   Art is the universal language that transcends geographical borders, ethnicity, religion and time.  I intend to communicate heart to heart with…

Sanborn, Diane

Sanborn, Diane

dianesanborn@cox.net www.dianesanbornart.com   Diane Di Bernardino Sanborn was born in Chicago, IL and lives and works in Scottsdale, AZ. Her degrees include an MFA…

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…

Smith, Sally

Smith, Sally

ssmith6850@gmail.com   I like to draw people’s faces and bodies simply. I also see the beautiful trees, which surround me here in Houston, as…

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…

Villafaña, Marcy Ann

Villafaña, Marcy Ann

marcy@marcy.net http://www.villafanaart.com   Marcy Ann Villafana  currently resides north of Austin, Texas in Cedar Park. Currently she is enjoying a rebirth of her creative…

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,…

Wood, Nancy

Wood, Nancy

nancy-wood@sbcglobal.net nancyjwood.com   I received B.A. and MFA degrees in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. degree in…

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…

Wright, Janice

Wright, Janice

jwright.artist@att.net www.janicewrightart.com   I am inspired by the rhythm that I see in nature. At first glance, elements of nature can seem random or…

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…