Your Artists in San Antonio

Vie Dunn-Harr



Born in San Antonio, Dunn-Harr found her artistic expression

slowly, yet deliberately, and continues

to explore the many possibilities in the 

arts. She derived much of her early experience from the traditional school and continues to embrace formalism.  Her works are organic forms rooted in architectural elements.  The forms are sensuous and portray the force and fragility of nature.  Dunn-Harr considers herself a contemporary realist and travels and exhibits internationally.

David Duran


A native of SA and a self-taught artist, David has developed a unique use of color and techniques that set his work apart. The diversity in technique can be seen in the disciplined style of “Frieda Mi Vida”, and the more impressionistic style of “Siempre Juntos”. These art works reflect the multifariousness of culture, architecture, style and renaissance of San Antonio and its community. Duran’s use of bright colors, contrasts, and regional themes are often cited as the reasons for his popularity.  

Roberta Williams


Roberta Williams is an award-winning artist and teacher and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Maryland. Her work has been in Southern Living Magazine, Virginia Daily Press and Southwest Art Magazine and hangs in The Pentagon and the corporate headquarters of Fortune 500 Company Smithfield Foods, Inc. Roberta is currently pursuing a master's degree in art therapy. Her greatest inspiration comes from her Christian faith, as she often asks God, “Please, teach me how to paint.” 

David Garcia


​I have been a working artist for over 25 years and an art educator for over 20 years. One of six artists featured at the McNay Museum of Art for their 60th anniversary. 3 pieces in Arizona State collection and published in books "Chicano Art for Our Millennium" and "Triumph of Our Communities". 40 years of Latin American Art. Published in "Criticizing Art: volume #3" by Terry Barrett and McGraw Hill". 3 pieces in The UTSA collection 

Henry Cardenas


Henry Cardenas, an award-winning artist, is a native of and resides in San Antonio and earned his MBA in Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.  He has painted vivid landscapes and abstracts and created unusual sculptures most of his life.  He creates intriguing sculptures of metal, wood, and glass or stone combinations.  His art inspirations started as a young child drawing, painting, and making toys. Cardenas maintains a continuing exhibition of his exciting paintings and unique sculptures.  With numerous juried competitions, Cardenas has exhibited his paintings and sculptures with winning entries in many venues.

Emily Magone


Emily Magone, an artist originally from the beautiful and isolated Kootenai Valley in NW Montana, has recently returned from the UK to create from her new studio in San Antonio, Texas.  She travels the world, seeking epic and everyday natural beauty.  Self-taught and with her Irish grandmother’s early influence, Emily seeks to communicate the solace, calm and intensity felt when listening to the sounds the earth makes – without the interruption of man-made noise.   

Tamara Van Horn


  Tamara Van Horn has been working as an artist since 2012 and is completely self-taught. Her inspiration comes from the Texas rivers, amazing sunsets and local wildlife. Over the last few years she has won some significant local awards such as the Julian Onderdonk award and Best in Show at the New Braunfels Art League as well as the River Art Group. She started with oils and has been branching out with watercolors and pastels.    

Heather Labbe


  I'm an Artist with over 17 years of independent art related experience - passionate, experimental and self-taught. I was born in Dunoon, Scotland and grew up in the USA between the East Coast and West Coast, mostly Connecticut and Los Angeles, as my father was in the military. Eventually I moved to Oregon, where I developed the desire to paint. I enjoy exploring with oil and acrylic mediums. Living in the Willamette Valley of Oregon I found myself inspired by the many beautiful people and surroundings I was lucky to be amidst. I spent the summer of 2017 exploring Europe and found myself almost overwhelmingly inspired. In October of 2017 I moved to San Antonio, Texas and so far I'm loving every bit of it!

Jacob Garza


I'm one of the artists in San Antonio, where I was born and raised. I'm a self taught artist who is a very spiritual and down to earth guy.  I love to paint and love animals with a passion. I specialize in acrylic, oil, watercolor, pencil, portraits, pop art, graffiti, realism, animal portraits, galaxy and trippy hippy style paintings in San Antonio. Thank you all for the love and support.

Monic Reyes


Monic Reyes is a self-taught freelance artist born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Monic holds an intensive background in fashion. Monic co-designs alongside her mother for their fashion design company Malen Reyes Couture. Monic from a young age holds a true passion for creating and sharing her self-expression. Monic believes her talent and eye for creativity is owed to her mother who has always encouraged and inspired to create without limits and boundaries. 



  The painter Aceldama, retired mediaevalist and former iconographer, uses the media and techniques common in writing icons for his panels devoted to the exploration of color relationships and mathematical proportions. Sometimes the subject is also mathematical; sometimes the subject is a development of more traditional genres, such as landscapes and stilllifes. One wonders, what would art look like if painters had been limited to the media and techniques of iconographers, but had studied in the studios of Cezanne,Braque, Feninger and the Futurists? Aceldama experiments with this idea.  

Diane Bazaldua


As a two-dimensional artist, I love to express myself and experiment with various types of mediums.  After retiring from the corporate world, which adheres to a uniform environment, I decided to not limit myself to only one discipline but to learn all aspects of art-making and experimentation with all sorts of mediums and techniques. 

Cat Flores


Hi, my name is Cat Flores and I'm 31years old. I was born in San Antonio and I'm an artist of different mediums. I primarily paint with acrylic on canvas. I also like to use mixed media on my paintings like: mirror, beads, and lace. I'm definitely inspired by nature, fashion, geometry, emotions, and science. I love flowers and bright colors with a bit of darkness. I've always loved to paint and appreciate this opportunity to be in a collective of San Antonio artists.  

Cindy Silvers Carter


  Cindy is a full time painter/artist working in oils. She paint a range of subjects and sizes from scenes around Europe and the USA. Her range consists of architectural, portraits, landscapes, still life and impressionistic canvasses. Cindy has taken workshops & classes at the Mc Nay in San Antonio, received training and graduated from Texas State in Studio Art. In addition to being a member of the River Art Group, she is also a member of New Braunfels Art League. Her awards include a number of 1st and 2nd places throughout Texas and Europe.  

Cathy E Geib


Creativity has always been a passion for me! Creating art makes me happy! After retiring from teaching, I was able to follow my artistic passion and took a pastel class. I was hooked! I have been drawn to acrylics and encaustics. Art is an adventure of learning and exploring new and exciting things. Moreover, my love for animals has led me to painting animals and pet portraits.    

Carlos Garrido

Carlos Garrido

  Born in Mexico and moved to San Antonio in 2006. A professional painter for 20 years, I studied graphic design in college on an art scholarship, and later taught art history, drawing and design at an art college in Mexico. I have participated in 40 collective art exhibitions, roughly 25 solo art exhibitions, 4 biennials and created 3 murals, as well as doing happenings in various cities throughout Mexico and the USA. Ten years ago I moved towards contemporary art, and today concentrate on Figurative-Abstract paintings.  

John De Leon


Art has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I could remember I always had a sketch book to work in. Most recently I have become fascinated with colors and how they are used to create an image. In pursuit of understanding of color I have taken to live painting. I still work from photographs when in the studio, but I love to take my paints outside and paint ala pleinair or from live models. Painting this way makes every painting and adventure. 

Leyhbert Millan Sharp


Leyhbert is a Colombian-American postmodernist experimentation artist who has worked extensively as a graphic and audiovisual designer, and film actor/director in Colombia and Texas. He holds two university degrees in Industrial Relations and Film & Television Production.  Several of his works have been exhibited internationally and by private organizations, and his original painting “Freedom” garnered Leyhbert a prestigious award in Colombia, and one film project was featured at a national film festival in Havana, Cuba.  

Jake Herrera


  A San Antonio native, I joined the Air Force right out of high school. Upon leaving, I studied to become a programmer, only to realize that I wasn't meant to sit in a cubicle and look at code all day. I now go to UTSA to learn more about art and to better myself as an artist. I like to work in oils, acrylic, water color, graphite, charcoal, and digital. Art is my passion and it makes me happy to create.   

Brooke Hood


  Brooke Hood, owner of STINEHOOD ART STUDIO, is a former Interior Designer and currently an Architecture teacher.  She has a Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and has been working as an artist since 2002.  Her works hang in residences throughout the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio areas.  Her art is abstract expressionism, with evidence of architectural influence.  "Speleogenesis", creation of underground, is her most recent collection available.  



Born in Cuba in 1979, I emigrated to the USA and eventually settled in San Antonio in 2014. In 1995 I began studying Painting and Sculpture at Professional Fine Arts School "Oscar Fernandez Moreira" in Trinidad, Cuba, where I also took elective courses in ceramics and jewelry. My work reflects my experiences from Cuba to the USA; culture, architecture, landscapes, imaginary or real characters that we encounter in daily life, feelings, encounters and miscegenation of all the different cultures. This is what I represent in my oil and acrylic paintings.     

D.M. Perry

D.M. Perry

Inspired by the ever-present darkness of our daily lives and the soul-crushing magnitude of the heavens above, she draws elements of the natural world and the animals that inhabit it. She is passionate about the environment and all its many creatures, expressing those passions through oil, charcoal and colored pencils. Currently residing in San Antonio, her nomadic life has brought her to such divergent locales as the metropolis of Miami to the hamlet of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Javier Galan


  A highly accomplished self-taught artist originally from Coahuila, Mexico whose artistic heritage finds its expression through different media (painting, photography, poetry, ceramics, etc.). Javier paints in various styles; cubism, surrealism, abstract, etc, and keeps experimenting in each of them. Drawing since childhood, he loved to create from his imagination the facades of modern houses. It was reading about the great modern painters that gave him confidence and a feeling of belonging to a certain psychological sameness, a feeling of radical transition from centuries of traditional art.   

Melissa Torres


Originally from Newburgh, NY, I moved to San Antonio in 1997. After working 12 years as an ER Nurse, art became a way of escaping reality and releasing the frustration that came with working in such a stressful environment. Primarily self-taught, my paintings are largely acrylics and oils. You can see my Puerto Rican heritage in my art and my favorite paintings to do are pet portraits.

Jon Hernandez


Local artist from San Antonio. Studied painting at Texas State University. I have been painting for about four years now. I work primarily in oil and acrylic paint. I build and stretch my canvases myself. I try to make my art contemporary, expressive, and authentic. Fresh out of college, I have only just entered the art world this summer of 2017. I have no accomplishments yet, but I am aiming for some.  

VARU Art Studios


It is my dream come true, it is the space without form and time with no hurry where I have become an a artist, making different projects in different media and forms which I didn't intend to do before.  It is an evolving project that I cannot stop. It is the materialization of my longing, of my studies, of my ambition and of my practices, all that once was only an idea and today is a reality.

That's Vasquez Rubio Art Studio.

It's sharing part of me.

Abraham Vasquez


With a classical foundation in drawing and painting I strive to make beautiful art from contemporary subject matter. I hold myself to the highest of standards to display artwork that is original, contemplative, and worthy of being labeled 'fine art.' It is a pleasure to be a painter in this age with the wealth of knowledge from the masters before me; therefore, it is essential that I strive for excellence in my lifelong endeavor of art.



Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, knowartist came to be after a tattoo apprenticeship. He began experimenting with acrylic paint, back in 2010.  Mostly painting what he calls "lowbrow folk art", his style evolved into a tighter, richer, more colorful form of illustrative painting. He prefers to create imagery in which the ideas are fresh to the audience and visually stimulating. While his concepts are usually off-kilter, he leaves his work open to various interpretations by the viewer, allowing them to metaphorically paint their own picture. 

Luis Mario Rodríguez (LMR)


I am a passionate artist looking to expose and share the extensive experience I've gained from painting with acrylics. Originally from Mexico, NL, I currently reside in San Antonio since 2009. My works often are portrayals of women with mythical & subliminal undertones, painted with an array of bold colors and complimented with different eye catching mediums. With a background in fashion design, I incorporate both passions into my art as a way to expose innovative ideas and introduce my desire for fashion illustration through painting. 

Dr. James Brown


Dr. James W. Brown began painting during his last year of dental school, and painted while serving as a dental officer in the U. S. Navy. His works have been displayed in various art exhibitions: The Pastel Society of America, San Antonio Art League; in art galleries; and print mediums: The Artist Magazine and The San Antonio Express-News. A variety of his paintings are held in private collections throughout the United States.    

Sonia Fragoso


I am a self-taught artist that has never been able to fully express myself through words. In essence, my paintings are the diary of things I cannot speak of. I am inspired by the universe: the human body, the connections, the lines, the colors, the complexities. Three legends that have inspired me throughout: Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo.  

Brenda Flores


Brenda L. Flores, born in Laredo and raised in San Antonio, is an up-and-coming artist whose pure imagination is reflected in her artwork. 

Mike Nesloney


Hi I'm Mike Nesloney from San Antonio TX. I always loved drawing until my first love broke my heart around age 17. I started playing guitar and devoted myself to it. 20 years later I had a son , River Presley, and I just started painting portraits for some reason.  Since then I've painted 1000s of paintings of celebrities like CJ Ramone (Ramones), Doyle (Misfits), John Carter Cash, Chris Reece (social distortion), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray cats) as well as people all over the world. I'm looking forward to painting 1000's more too.    

Amy Hillenbrand



Amy Hillenbrand began her career in the creative world as an Interior Designer. While living in the midwest she owned her own successful commercial interior design and architectural firm for fifteen years. As her life unfolded, she was called to her next creative endeavor of oil painting. She uses her experience with color and creativity and pours it into this new passion. Amy is known for her restful, heartwarming style contemporary realist style. Harmonious color palettes, appealing composition and positive energy are all fused together to create joy-filled, yet peaceful, works of art. Amy’s work is in many private collections throughout the US and Canada. Her work has been displayed in public spaces, galleries and art festivals.

Richard Rice


Richard Rice, born in West Virginia and raised in Würzburg, Germany is a self taught artist living and working in San Antonio, Texas. He believes the passion for the colors, texture, and smell of paint was instilled at an early age where his mother would buy him various paint-by-number paintings. Richard believes that art is an expression that comes from deep within to be shared with others. He wants his art to connect with you not just visually, but spiritually as well. For something within the painting to draw you in and speak to you, to inspire thought and self-reflection. Richard works without any preconceived ideas as to what the finished work is going to look like. He likes the idea of each painting being a journey, ending at a beautiful destination. His paintings are made with lots of vibrant color and textures for depth and life of the piece.  

Jeff Talmadge


I have lived in San Antonio for about 20 years now and am married with no kids. I' m currently a student at the Academy of Art University based in San Francisco, CA. I love drawing and creating and I believe freelance work is my calling in life. My drawings currently occupy two different galleries, one here in San Antonio, and the other near Sacramento, CA. My success relies heavily on the support I get from others and I am ever so grateful!  

Carleto Guerrero


My name is Carlos Guerrero and I am the oldest of three boys, born in south Texas and raised in north-east Mexico. I have had a passion for painting and drawing since a very young age, in my spare time I like to draw and paint to let my mind wander around. I moved up here to San Antonio to live with my brothers to continue my education in Law as well as fulfill my longtime dream of being recognized as an up and coming artist.  



Rooster is a Texas born artist currently residing in San Antonio. Having tattooed for over two decades painting and drawing now provides a healthy artist break from the now common world of tattooing. Mixing mediums to create bold and often shocking images Rooster enjoys bold strokes and vivid colors to catch the eye from not only across the room but across the street as well. See his work in person at Inception Tattoos.  

Patti Schulze


  I am the founder of Digital Training & Designs, an Adobe and Apple Authorized training center located in the Dallas, Texas area. Now retired and living in San Antonio, I am concentrating on my artwork. My paintings are not photographs of a painting as no painting exists. These are photographs of artwork created by mixing different liquids, paints, inks, or whatever I dream up and experiment with to create the abstract. The dish is cleaned and the ink or paint is washed down the drain, gone forever. All that remains is the photograph.  

Tina Griesenbeck Novelli


I'm a Texas artist and love painting the San Antonio Riverwalk. Primarily I work in watercolors and pen and ink; other medias include polymer clay, acrylics, and jewelry. I began drawing in pencil and charcoal around 5 years, progressed into pen and ink, and then proceeded to technical and architectural works. Scientific illustrations soon expanded into fashion and other commercial work. When I found watercolors, I fell in love. I still take commissions for technical work but spend the majority of my time painting.  

Ann Marie Wycoff


I moved to San Antonio from Richmond, Virginia in 2015. I am a double major of psychology and visual art at UTSA. Art is the epitome of personal expression of one human to the world. I make art for the sake of working through life's issues and for the pure enjoyment of it. I hope upon graduation,  to be able to use art with clients as a means to find a source of light to navigate through the darkness.   

Marivel Diaz


I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a Registered Nurse by trade. I was born and raised in the west side of San Antonio and I attended Lanier High School.  I’ve always considered myself a writer, and had even hoped to become a published author; but something always held me back. This year I discovered that my true passion, the one thing I know I cannot live without, is painting. My journey has just begun.

Adam S. Taylor


I'm Adam S. Taylor, 47 years old, father of two boys, and a veteran of 24 years of military service.  My heart has always been in the arts and my extensive world travels have greatly influenced how I feel about art.  After retiring from my career as an Army helicopter pilot I settled in San Antonio and became a full-time art student.  Acrylic on canvas is my primary medium but I also enjoy metal sculpture and have worked in theater set design.  My compositions are often geometric with bold colors and contrast.

Grace Monteleone


My name is Grace and I'm a self taught photographer from San Francisco, now living in San Antonio.I usually take photos of landscapes, cityscapes, nature, seascapes and I would say my passion is night photography and the night sky. Photography has encouraged me to go out and explore, and has taken me to places I would otherwise have not been to. I love capturing ordinary things and presenting them in a unique way. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating them. Thank you for all the support.

Tim Smith


Tim is an award winning fine art photographer from San Antonio, Texas. Recognition includes honorable mentions from the Fine Art Photography Awards, International Photography Awards and the 8th Annual Inspire Juried Art Show. His work has been featured in such publications as Black Magazine and Black and White Minimalism Magazine. Artwork is typically limited to architecture, landscape and minimalist black and white photography. He feels that black and white images can often times appear surreal and timeless and is fascinated with how light and shadow can bring life to an image.        

Landrell Scurlock


God has given me the means and opportunity to express the essence of the beauty of His creations that He has set before us and introduce the world to various forms of art through my eyes, which entitles them to experience life through a different perspective. Originally from New Orleans, I was influenced by Chartres Street in the French Quarter. I watched in amazement while the street artists practice their artistic skills. In high school I took Art History as an elective for four years to expose me to various mediums and types of art. Through that exposure I was drawn to abstract art particularly, dealing mostly in acrylic and watercolor mediums.

E. Gordon West


E. Gordon West is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and others. He is a past recipient of the San Antonio Art League’s Artist of the Year recognition and the Julian Onderdonk Award. He has received over 60 awards in national exhibitions, has had work published in national magazines,  and has works in the permanent collections of the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX,  the Texas A&M University, and the University of Louisville where recently was honored with an exhibition of his paintings as a Hite Scholar. A long member of the "San Antonio Watercolor Gang", he and his wife Joan, live in San Antonio.     

Lolli Hollsten


Lolli Hollsten is a mother, a nurse, an avid pet-lover, and a self-taught artist. Her passion for creativity began as a young girl growing up in Hawaii and continued to develop throughout her time serving as an Army nurse and raising her family. Originally working primarily in oils, Lolli has expanded her artistic abilities to include acrylics and other mediums. She can be found most days in her studio surrounded by her dogs as she continues to create.