The two most important things in my life are God and family. Having faith and love captures the beauty of life around us. Family is a special gift from God. It is what who we are, and where we came from. Nature captures the essence of creation of beauty of the landscapes and for every blossom there is hope, peace, and love. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art at the University of Texas, San Antonio. I enjoy creating styles slightly derived from the Flemish and Victorian era of paintings. In the Flemish style, vibrant localized colors are emphasized. In the Victorian side style, the accent and the harmony of colors as well as the way the subjects are positioned on the canvas are clearly seen on many of my floral and still life paintings.
Mary Veronica Kampen Laskowski is an Artist living in San Antonio who's been painting since she was 7. Her stunning works of arts are created through a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, pen and ink, pencils, pastels, mixed media and various other mediums. Currently, her method of using acrylics makes the canvas look like an oil painting. She enjoys creating beautiful fully framed canvases that are expressive of our creation around us.
Her hope is for you to find joy and relaxation in a cheerful colorful piece of art for years to come.
An award winning artist, featured in Western Art Collector, with two one-person Museum shows,
Roger interprets the American West/Southwest from the heart, as our eyes see nature, not as a camera captures it. The land/sky is merely a foil for painting light, with a meditative feel that makes us “want to be there.” His signature includes a stylized representation of the blood clot that caused a stroke in 2011. The Indiana native holds a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Purdue University.
Carlton Eddy, a resident of Helotes, TX, has been an artist member of the Coast Guard Art Program since 1988 and paints aviation subjects for the military and private buyers. His work is on display at the U.S. Naval Academy, the National Museum of Naval Aviation, the National Museum of the Pacific War, and military bases and private collections. His work has been featured on Texas Country Reporter. Since retirement from the medical field, his painting subjects have expanded to include portraiture, wildlife, marine, western, and numismatic themes.
My paintings are inspired by the thought that all the world is abstract. I believe that what I understand about the world around me is minimal. Look closer at something considered “common” and a whole verdant trove of fresh discovery is waiting. I think of my paintings as my own person rebellion against the trap of being lethargic and bored in a world as boundlessly beautiful as ours.
Jack was born and raised in Southern California, his ancestors among those noted for settling Santa Monica when orange groves not boardwalks was the stock and trade. Spending 29 years in Las Vegas, Jack put his artistic nature into a successful commercial printing company. Upon selling the company in 1998, Jack and his wife Sharon moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. A five-year endeavor into designing custom wood screened doors reignited his passion for painting. Jack entered, showed and sold his paintings in many venues across New Mexico. With a move to Sharon’s native State of Texas in 2012, his enthusiasm for painting and testing the boundaries of subjects has continued to evolve. He paints everyday simple subjects in a realistic to representational style. He hopes you enjoy what you see.
Margot is a Mexican artist that has been living in San Antonio for nine years. Painting for 27 years, Margot has had her work exhibited in Paris, the United States, and Mexico. She likes to convey memories, emotions, and moments in order for viewers to find or create their own portrayal. Margot's passion for her work comes from the peace she finds while painting. Most of her work includes commissioned portraits of children.
Six years ago, after retiring from a 38 year career as a civil servant of the U.S. Air Force, I decided to start painting! A fun 2-hour watercolor class while on holiday took me in this totally new direction. With encouragement of family and friends, I enrolled in a beginner’s watercolor class and having been painting ever since. Since those first classes, I’ve begun working in acrylics. Now I enjoy taking classes in acrylic painting to learn more and varied techniques, and I paint on my own at home as well. I prefer painting mostly landscapes, seascapes, and flowers, but have actually painted a number of pet portraits on commission.
My synthetic cubist paintings are like a stream of consciousness, which starts with a collage of randomly placed pieces and textures. The universe is broken down into colors and shapes via the rationale that it is comprised of circles and right angles; I paint while remaining consciously aware of color blocking and shapes. This collage style of synthetic cubism challenges and strengthens my sense of aesthetics. The cubist paintings depict the mundane in a colorful, vibrant, and transparent way, by expressing movement in the mundane objects as frenetic textural juxtaposition of shape, pattern, and color. I have developed an interconnection of self and the environment that space and time are interdependent and intermingled.
Ethan Farmer a former Police Officer for SAPD and Army Combat Medic saw many moments of sadness and despair. His work has been inspired by finding beauty in the world and everyday life. Now using his art to focus on the beauty of the world rather than the negatives it has to offer. Using torches carving tools and acrylics he creates unique pieces of art. Ethan is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant studies and uses his art as a way to escape the daily grind of his medical program. Ethan a self-taught artist owns West Texas Wood Art and has been making art for three years.
I’m a Texas artist and a versatile painter. I paint landscapes, florals, figurative, wildlife and architectural scenes in both oil and acrylic. I have had paintings accepted in juried national shows including NOAPS, AWA and Graham Art Splash on the Square National Show. I have also exhibited in juried regional shows such as Fort Worth’s Art in the Metroplex, Preservation is the Art of the City shows, Texas Artists Coalition member shows, and Texas and Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition. In 2006, I had a solo show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. My paintings have won several awards including Best of Show at the 2014 National Wildlife and Domestic Animal Show in Irving and at the 2016 Lake Granbury Art Association Open Show.
Financial advisor Greg Drew didn’t produce any artwork from 1993 to 2017. This 24 year period was filled with work and family. Today he produces two paintings per month on average. Greg is mostly self-taught when it comes to the fine art of watercolor. His style of painting is “representational.” On a rare occasion he will produce an abstract piece. Greg also does commissioned work and says, “This pushes me to do subjects I would otherwise not have done, and that’s cool.” Greg is a member of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts.
This wild little cowgirl grew up in Archer County, Texas herding sheep and cattle, driving a tractor, and avoiding rattlesnakes with her three siblings. She was influenced by the shape and colors of the open range and wheat fields, sketching what she saw on her Big Chief tablet with a #2 pencil. Sherry graduated from UTSA with a Bachelors in Fine Art Degree with an emphasis in Architectural Design. Her paintings hang in fine homes in San Antonio and across the state. Vintage photographs as well as nostalgia from my youth have inspired this collection.
I am a Texas “transplant”, moving to San Antonio in 1965 after growing up in New Jersey. For 40+ years my only artistic activities were doodling, sketching and drawing house plans. Most of what I paint is mixed media with an emphasis on acrylics. They can be textured in many ways that satisfy my desire to create three dimensional paintings. My style has also become more loose and intuitive, leading me into abstract, rather than representational, painting. Inspiration for my work comes from thoughts, memories and recollections of things experienced and I try to capture an idea or suggestion rather than a specific person, place or thing. My palette is not very subtle and I tend to paint using bold colors and contrasts.
I was born and raised in New York City. As a self-taught artist I have been drawing and painting since I was a child. My use of bright acrylics and abstract images was deeply influenced by the Pop Art scene of the 1970s and 1980s in NYC. The second strong influence of my art is my African heritage. I was lucky enough to take two trips to Africa in my youth and that experience changed my life, my perspective of the world and my art.
Larry Blancas is an up and coming artist born and raised in San Antonio, TX. Larry has shown an interest in art since he was a child, and has since created several different art styles across a variety of mediums. He began studying at the University of the Incarnate Word to work towards a major in Art. In 2015, he decided to solely focus his creativity through paints and canvas. Larry’s artistic vision is heavily influenced by his Texas culture and Mexican heritage.
Award-winning San Antonio artist, Cindy Morawski, paints the subjects of landscapes, florals, birds, and wildlife with pastels. A charter member and past President and Board of Directors Member of the Texas Pastel Society, she has created art since childhood. Cindy also enjoys painting plein air landscapes outdoors with the Texas Pastel Society. Teaching and painting are two of her favorite things. An outdoor enthusiast, she tries to capture the light and colors of her subjects in nature within her compositions. Her artist statement helps provide some personal insights. "I take artistic and spiritual inspiration from the natural world and then try to place it in a window for my viewer to appreciate.