Your Artists in San Antonio (cont'd)

Karen Oliver

Recently I visited a small college in northern Arkansas an in their lunchroom were several paintings I was drawn to. These paintings were done with alcohol ink. They had the look of watercolor but with vibrant colors. I was hooked! As in watercolor painting, the happy surprises lead me to creating varied artwork. Alcohol ink is adaptable to landscapes, abstract, and nature painting. I continue to experiment with this versatile media as well as returning to watercolors for variety and pure enjoyment of art. I spread my time between San Antonio and my little college in Rockport where I am inspired to paint and explore the arts.

Stephen Anson

Stephen Anson is an accomplished visual artist who was inducted into the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica in 2015. He is originally from New Orleans and now resides in San Antonio.  Anson is a self-taught artist.  His style is a mixed media 3-dimensional concept that he developed over 10 years ago, and he continues to add a new twist with each piece that he develops.  Growing up in a jazz family, his inspirations stem from the music and culture of New Orleans as well as the vibrant colors and culture in San Antonio.

Robert Garza

Robert places more emphasis on compositional beauty than on hidden symbolism, and prefers to allow design, color and figure to tell the story of his paintings. The focus of his paintings is on the eyes that invite us to enter and experience our common humanity. Robert Garza is a modern master who evocatively combines the classic and the contemporary. Robert says, “we are all one people; the sharp sense gives the artist the ability to observe and highlight the beauty of what we see.” Robert's artistic efforts allow him to appreciate human differences, his generosity and his desire to understand others.

Roger W. Price


Roger W. Price is a fine artist, working primarily with Acrylic based paints. He is best known for his paintings depicting historical U.S. Army Units. He is a Gulf War Veteran and former member of the U.S. Army Art Team. While assigned to the team he created works of art which were added to the U.S. Center of Military History collection in Washington D.C. Over the past 30 years Roger’s paintings have shown and placed in juried shows and exhibitions in Frankfurt Germany, Paris France, Seoul South Korea and in the United States.

Barbara Mechler

I am a native of San Antonio and creativity has always been a passion of mine.  After years of working in the medical field and Interior Design, I began taking art classes.  I have been hooked ever since.  I love painting and also enjoy the comradery within our classes.  Art, for me, is learning, growing and experiencing new ways to express yourself.  What a great way to retire!

Drita Harris

I have created art all my life in one medium or another. It’s important for me to not only create, but to continuously evolve and creatively express my feelings through my art. Whether I'm working in my studio painting, or creating with glass, my art is a piece of me that I put out to the world. My large abstract paintings are an emotion of music, life, and color. My abstracts in glass are a flow of colors that captures the movement of glass. 

Dennis D. Estrada

I am a self-taught artist from San Antonio, Texas.  I venture through multiple styles and techniques over the course of time to tell a story.  I have not committed myself to a single theme or style as I believe my flexibility opens a world of limitless exploration for me. My background as a nurse has steered me in the direction of exploring the world of the human consciousness and how an individual perceives the harshness of the world.

Blas E. Lopez

A lifetime ago, my Grandfather discovered a raw talent in his Grandchild, put a pencil in my hand, and nurtured that talent. I've yet to surrender that pencil/brush. My credo: "I dream of painting, then, I paint my dream". My work aims to stir emotions within viewers utilizing bold color, design and subject matter. If I accomplish that, then I have succeeded. If a painting speaks to you, LISTEN... you have been CHOSEN. Rest assured it will bring you joy for years to come. It is my hope that some of my work transports you on a pleasant journey.

Ray B Price

Ray attended Texas State University, “party central”, where he got acquainted with Commercial art, journalism and food fights. In his favorite form of expression, Transparent Watercolor, which he learned by much trial and error, his only expectation is to bring the viewer to a place of peace and have some fun. Ray has shown at La Villita, Artisans Alley, Turner-Chapman Gallery, Mary Rose Gallery, A.R.T. Gallery, Viva Gallery and River Art Group Gallery. Ray is married to a fantastic woman and is the father of four wonderful children and has lived in San Antonio Texas since 1984. He has been painting seriously since 1995 and is still learning constantly about the nuances of watercolor and life.

JD Morera

Born in Madrid, Spain, JD came to art at an early age nurtured by a rigorous education under the tutelage of Catholic nuns. He came to the US to study art. After receiving a bachelor's degree in art JD opened a studio where he specialized in large-format abstract paintings developed in collaboration with architects and designers such as Pepe Cabrera, Bruno Raymond and Michael Keller in the US. JD describes his early artistic life as nomadic, having exhibited extensively in Italy, Spain, France and Mexico and in various galleries in CA, NM, TX and FL, where his paintings are found in numerous private and commercial collections.

Rodney Pray

As a child of parents who were artists, I was blessed from a young age to be exposed to art in many of its forms. I credit my childhood to where I developed my own love and appreciation of art and to the artists who bring their visions forth. My inspirations have been primarily rooted in modern and abstract art with a love for color and fluidity. I have worked with a variety of mediums including charcoal, acrylics, and art resin of which I am self-taught in each. Working with resin has allowed me to expand on my creativity adding a depth and vibrancy that traditionally I would be unable to attain through traditional methods. 

Kimberly Hopkins


Kimberly Hopkins photography explores and chronicles the poetic and lyrical nuances of daily life; using city streets, people, public transportation as her visual language.  Her passion for photography started when she picked up her first digital camera in architecture school; where she applied this passion by mixing her design influences to create her own unique style. Drawing inspiration from her predecessors – Gordon Parks, Nick Brandt, and Sharon Farmer, to name a few – Kimberly is a self taught photographer, allowing herself to exit the mind and delve into her surroundings.

Monica Hernandez

I am originally from Argentina but came to the U.S. in 1976 with my sister and grandmother. We lived in New York for about 5 years, then we moved to San Antonio in 1981, which is where I met my husband. We got married in 1985 and started our family of 5 in 1987. Art has always been a part of my life, specifically painting, knitting, and sculpting but I love all types of Art. I hope you find joy in my paintings.

Gustav Rodmartin

Gustav Rodmartin is a self-taught acrylic and oil, Contemporary Abstract Artist and also specializes in portraits. He is from El Paso, TX and emigrated to San Antonio. His inspiration comes from nature and every day life experiences. The main focus of his work is to express emotion and feelings through color.


Siena began her studies in art at AHN Academy in Maryland where she attended workshops and classes with Miguel Garcia Ceballos, Ana Tames and other famous artists from Oaxaca. She has participated in the Festivale di Arte, in Spoleto Italy in 2014 and also exhibited in ¨La Aurora¨, San Miguel de Allende and in various collective expositions all over Mexico. Siena expresses her feelings towards life in her abstract painting. Her works hang in residences throughout Mexico, Italy and Spain. 

Alexandra Nelipa

Alexandra Nelipa, a native of Crimea, has lived in San Antonio since 2008.  Since then, she has managed to establish herself as one of the leading creative artists much respected by the artistic community.  She has also captured the admiration of many art collectors in Bexar County. She has been invited to exhibit her work at several local galleries, among them Bihl House, HighWireArts, Centro Cultural Aztlán, Mercury Project. Alexandra enjoys working with a variety of median oils, acrylics, water colors, mixed media, ceramics and photography.  Her subject matter focuses on figurative art from a variety of perspectives.  Her artistic inspirations lay in the old Masters. 

Angel Custos

Art, philosophy, and expanding one’s mind. These are the things that drive me each day. I am a self-taught artist, who is learning everything I can, and more to improve my art, and more importantly myself.  My art varies depending on my mood, sometimes you’ll find me lost in a mandala others, you’ll find me building a metal moon. I intend to inspire the world with what I do, and the story of why I do it. Come, walk with me in my world.

Cabana Boy Productions

With bluntness, intelligence, and a sly sense of humor, Myriam Lanau the artist behind Cabana Boy Productions likes to explore dreams, fantasies and mythology. Often Myriam’s work- everything from black and white photography to collage art- requires you to come in for a closer look. “I try to capture what’s hidden and really push certain limits.” She’s shown work throughout Texas and has work in private collections worldwide. She received her BFA in photography at UTSA after bouncing around from Kansas City Art Institute, San Antonio Art Institute and San Antonio College.

Leonora Volpe

Prior to becoming a professional oil painter, Leonora was a makeup artist in New York City for Cindy Crawford, Christie Brinkley and other celebrities. Today, Leonora enjoys painting a wide variety of subjects, but her favorite subject is that of the person, especially women and children. Mostly self-taught, her work has been accepted into several prestigious art shows, including The Salon International at The Greenhouse Gallery 2011 and Oil Painters of America Salon Show 2013. Leonora has also been accepted into the Oil Painters of America, Boerne Professional Artists and The Coppini Academy of Fine Art.   

Claudette Hopkins

Originally from Dallas, TX, Claudette majored in Art Education at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX. She has enjoyed many one woman shows and exhibited extensively with SEAS. She received both first and second place awards for three consecutive years in USAA’s “Own My Own Time” exhibits and an award for best in show in a SEAS exhibit in 1997. In 2007, she created the JAZZ’s ALIVE poster for the city of San Antonio and in 2001 was artist of the year at St. Phillip’s College. Most of Claudette’s work is pastel and is focused on portraying the beauty of women’s color, a subject she has been drawn to for most of her life.

Veronica C. Guerrero

Born and raised on the southside of​ San Antonio, Texas, Veronica C. Guerrero started dabbling​ in the Fiber and Fine Arts at the age of 6. She taught herself how to crochet, draw, paint and sew.    Guerrero attended Our Lady of the Lake University where she received her BA in Art and English and MeD in Education and English.   Guerrero taught high school art for several years. She left teaching to become a stay-at-home parent. She currently works on creating her art, patterns and projects.   

Katrina Gorman

Katrina Gorman learned she had a new passion, in addition to drawing when she received her first sewing machine at 9 years old. In 2009, many life events happened and the love of drawing and sewing merged into a new exciting expression for her, called Textile Design Art. Soon after, she had her first fine art gallery showing. Katrina has shown her work at the Solo Exhibition featured at The Carver, King William Fair 2016, HGTV show called, “That’s Clever” 2008, and International Exhibition in Chite, Spain.

Wardell Picquet

Hi! My name is Wardell Picquet. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, having moved here to San Antonio in 2005. I am a Fine Artist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Teacher. My Fine Art interests include Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Collage, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Sequential Art and 3D Design. I like dealing with color, pattern, texture, shape, contrast, abstraction and the overwhelming magnificence of the human form. My personal quest continues to blend all of these Artistic pursuits into a cohesive and aesthetic whole.

Samuel Zechariah

My name is Zack, I'm a San Antonio artist working primarily with portraits made using acrylic paint. The creation of portraits has always interested me because I enjoy discovering exactly which of a person's features causes them to be recognized as that person. I find it fascinating to witness the likeness of a person slowly emerge from marks of paint on a blank canvas.

Marisa Zvorak

Born in Spain in a very artistic family, I studied painting, metal embossing, clay sculpture at Chopo School and privately with various professors. Taught at Chopo School, Universidad Popular in San Sebastian de los Reyes in Spain. I had exhibited in Spain and in the USA, including a one person show at Plattsburgh Suny, NY, Lake Placid, NY and several in TX. I moved to Texas in 1989 where I continued with my artwork and raising my family. I recently moved to San Antonio.

Russel E. Smith

I have been shooting photographs for some 40 plus years and framing some for my own enjoyment. Upon retiring in 2015 after over three decades as Executive Director of the Texas Solar Energy Society and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association I finally had the time to show and share. The photographs are unique shots of the natural world and artifacts of human activity and habitation selected from my broader collection of images. I hope they offer a fresh view of common Texas scenes and take you off the beaten path to see a side of Texas you may not have experienced. While my focus is largely on Texas, some of my works are from other states and Mexico as well.

Rene Cantu

Rene was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a 1974 graduate of King High School and is a Vietnam Era Vet. Rene served in the United States Army from 1974 through 1977. After an honorable discharge, he attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Rene is now retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 37 years of service. Rene is now a full-time artist. Ever since he was young, he enjoyed drawing. Rene has always enjoyed creating images that depict his surroundings and culture. His inspiration comes from being able to capture incredible detail in all his paintings. He likes to paint still life and once he has reproduced the values, lighting and details, his paintings look realistic.

Danielle Powers

Danielle Powers is a self-taught, local Artist and Entrepreneur from San Antonio who grew up competing professionally in Barrel Racing. She draws her inspiration from her love of the sport, the old West and her travels during that time. As she continues to travel all over the nation, her mission is to encourage people to live a unique life and take on the things you’re passionate about. The UTSA Graduate displays the same message through her art that captures the powerful western spirit but also makes you think outside of the box, reminding us to live a life that is creative and bold.  

Robert Pettigrew

Born in Wichita Falls, TX in 1931. Graduated from the University of Texas in 1954 with a Masters Degree in Geology. Employed by Exxon for 37 years. Developed an interest in contemporaneous representational US artists in the 1970's and while living in England in the 70's and 80's became interested in Victorian art. After retiring in 1992, I began painting still lifes and landscapes. To further develop my skills, I have taken workshops from David Leffel, Sheri McGraw, Gregg Kreutz and Kathryn Stats.

Melia Wright

Born in Eugene, Oregon and currently residing in San Antonio, Texas, I am a mixed media artist specializing in fluid abstract pieces. I explore personalities and study my environment in order to capture the lessons and emotions surrounding me through my work. Creating art, regardless of the form, is my avenue for combining my passions in a visual way that more people can view and hopefully appreciate. It's my way of reflecting on the lessons I've learned from places and people I encounter. 

Angela N. Weddle

Angela N.Weddle is a professional visual artist with autism, cerebral palsy, and congenital right hemisphere brain damage. Weddle is a neurological anomaly and savant, who is not supposed to have any artistic ability but always has. She has taught students ranging from young children to adults art privately in San Antonio, TX. She is a published poet and a contributing blogger for the international blog The Art of Autism. Weddle is known for her  sketchbooks, in particular, and has been mentioned in the San Antonio Current.

Tracy Monju

As Bob Ross once said, "I guess I'm a little weird".  My life as a military wife, mother of two teenagers, and worker of a stressful life-and-death type job gives little chance for me to openly share my strange and creative thoughts.  Art allows me the chance let loose and let the crazy show.  I've been working in various mediums for over 20 years and love to incorporate vintage items and images in my work. I never take my subjects too seriously and rarely have a "deeper meaning" in my pieces. I hope they make you smile. 

Resa Wohlrabe

Resa Wohlrabe is a native San Antonian. She received her Master's of Fine Arts in 2007 from Florida State University. In addition to her being an award-winning artist, Resa was featured in SA Women's Magazine in March of 2016 and chosen as the 2016 Official Fiesta Poster winner. Among her awards are the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series regional competition in Austin, TX. Her paintings reflect pure feeling and positive outlooks. Colorful displays with subject matter ranging from pianos to bicycles inspire her to keep creating more.

Justin McHenry

Justin was born in New Bern North Carolina in 1975. At the age of 3, his parents moved to the northwest where his father, Timothy McHenry, started a picture frame shop in Stayton, Oregon. It was there that Justin was exposed to the fine arts and was introduced to many local artists such as Michael Bartlett and Susan Bardeut (a watercolorist). Justin has continued his journey of art all thru his life and seeks to achieve the level of detail of the old masters. Although Oils may be his first choice in mediums he also worked in pencil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, sculpture wood carving, pen and ink, and digital media such as Photoshop for animation. 

Juanita G Garza

My passion, love, dedication in life is ART.  Born in Del Rio, TX first art classes in High school under Artist Jan Brieschke. Studied under Art Historian Eloise Stoker, Potter Nancy Powell,  Peruvian sculptor Luis Guzman.  1976 Graduated with honors from UT Austin in  All Level Art Education, taught middle school 10yrs in San Antonio. 25+ years in Cosmetics and abandoned painting for over two decades. Surviving Cancer in 1998, started teaching adults as recovery therapy for myself. Have been painting since 2005.  My work includes commissioned work, pet portraits, florals etc. & reflect my love of life, Nature, Family, Faith and Culture. Have been teaching adults painting since 1999 & founder of “Con Mis Manos” Art Group.

Susan C. Abelman

Born in Shreveport, La. Susan graduated from University of Texas in Austin and received her degree in Fashion Merchandising and design.  Susan's work as a Makeup artist helped her transition  from painting on faces to painting on canvas. She has been painting for six years. Bright, radiant colors and a joyous happy spirit are captured in her work.  Susan's interest in Travel, Fashion, and Nature influence the themes of her paintings.  

Judy Jungbauer

After 35 years in Sales and Marketing, I was facing retirement with a lot of trepidation and not too happy with that “retirement age number” that goes along with that Social Security Check. On a whim, I signed up for an Art Class and I have never stopped learning. WOW! It was the greatest gift I ever gave myself! From that first class I have found a whole new lease on life, a creative side of me that I never knew existed, a great group of new friends, and a passion and purpose to get up every day and explore my world and put it on canvas. Now, 6 years later, that “retirement age number” only means that I am FREE to create the world I am excited to live in!

Jose Antonio Ayala

Jose Antonio Ayala was born in Mexico and raised in San Antonio having a formal education in photography, graphic and fine arts. Jose has been an architectural freelance illustrator since 1983 and most recently a full-time fine artist. Considering himself a contemporary artist, he enjoys depicting the many striking patterns of wildlife, such as zebras, tigers, jaguars, etc., as well as whimsical outtakes of their everyday life, always considering the fact that many are becoming extinct.

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor is fearless musical and artistic performer from San Antonio, TX. He has cowritten two songs with Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics fame and has over 30 albums to his credit. Throughout the 90’s, Taylor was the primary writer and visionary for the band Love Coma, which included Matt Slocum (guitar player for Sixpence None The Richer).  Chris paints and sings at the same time, creating something unique right in front of you. With both his music and visual artwork, Taylor has remained prolific and prominent in releasing new work for his fans.

Maureen Pisano

I have had a lifelong interest in art and began seriously studying style and techniques in 2000. I have studied at Southwest School of Art and with private instructors in figure drawing, watercolor, stained glass design, decorative painting, calligraphy, Chinese painting and colored pencils. In 2009 I began painting with acrylic medium which allows versatility and opportunity for experimentation and expression. I am intrigued by color, the play of light on subjects, and composition. I often work on several canvases simultaneously and have produced series in wildlife, still life, landscape and florals. However, my main interest is painting cherished pets for clients by portraying their special characteristics and expressions.

Barbie Moroney


I grew up in New York and studied art in college but then pursued a career in marketing and communications.  My creative outlet was writing and I published a series of business books. After moving to San Antonio 15 years ago I took a painting class and re-discovered my love of art. I continue to study art, usually painting in acrylics. I love to paint local San Antonio scenes, as well as landscapes from my travels. I am also a jewelry artist and my jewelry reflects my time in the Southwest.

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