Elaine has been an artist for over forty years. She was taught by her Aunt who was a landscape artist. Elaine says she asked her to paint a painting for her and was told, “No….but I’ll teach you how to paint one for yourself.” Thus started a love that is ongoing. Elaine has augmented her training with workshops over the years to remain current. She loves the outdoors, traveling and taking photos. Melding those joys into her world of oil painting “fills my soul,” says Elaine.Read More
Never say a stay at home Mom can’t do something cause she’ll prove you wrong every time! “Stay-at-home, college degree seeking, Mom of kids woman” Danalee is a classic example of just how fierce a determined woman can be! Passionate about her art, she still finds the time to work her trade in the midst, or perhaps because of life! Some of her best works depict the world around her!Read More
Tamie Beth recreated herself at age 41 when she picked up a paint brush and began a journey that will never end. Admittedly self-taught, she’s taken a lesson here and there. Her medium has evolved from acrylic and pastel to her joy and passion which is oils. “I think oils have become somewhat of a dying art. It’s such a fast-paced world and many artists can’t see the value in waiting the long periods it takes to complete a piece in oil; but I love the freedoms that I find there.”
Tamie is married to Ron Odom and when they aren’t swashbuckling on the Compass Rose Brigantine Ship (herother love). She has two Christ-led married daughters and a growing group of grandkids who are the joy of her world.Read More
Swedish artist, Frank Forsman has a gifted vision for the world. His contemporary style creates movement and life withoutweighting down the art. Having shown in multiple exhibitions in his native country and with a large show upcoming at “Culturen” in December 2016 we feel fortunate indeed to call him one of our gallery artists! He studied extensively for two years under the private tutelage of Aza Martensson for Acrylics and Portraiture and Marie Hektor for watercolors and Mixed Media.
Larry has been involved in art as long as he can remember. In childhood he would draw on any blank surface in the house; not always appreciated by a Mom! His life has been has been punctuated by intense periods of drawing, painting or sculpting. Out of a growing sense of frustration cause by trying to “fit” a mold came his true calling. Once he let go and simply created whatever inspired him and fired his imagination the beauty began.
Since his uncle, a jazz guitarist taught him to play the guitar he has been a big jazz fan. He is impressed by how good musicians can play improvisational music. The idea of “making it up as you go” appealed to him and has since been incorporated within his artwork. Diverse in subject matter yet tied together by his unique sense of style and eye to detail.Read More
Following in the footsteps of his famous Uncle William Slaughter (bluebonnet artist), Mark said he figured, “If I’m going to paint I might as well paint bluebonnets too!” And… tigers, cougars, barns and so much more! Such details and sometimes on such small canvas! Mark will confound as his philosophy is to make art from whatever is at hand. He’s been known to use bedsheets for canvas and cardboard for frames – which all becomes a masterpiece within his hands. Better collect his works before they become more valuable than Uncle William’s!
Born in 1978, J. Matthew Freeman has lived throughout the great state of Texas most of his life before returning to his hometown of Denison to raise his family. A graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a BA in Studio Art; Freeman received both scholastic and achievement awards. It was during his tenure there that he found his passion for figurative painting. He was encouraged by top placings in juried exhibits, including a second place award at the Great Plains Juried Art Exhibit. He has been in juried shows throughout North Texas and Oklahoma. He teaches art and has since returned to school where he is concluding his MFA at Savannah College of Art & Design. His whimsical watercolors and more serious acrylic pieces showcase the variety of talent he brings to the art world.
At 90 years young, Tom Bailey is still enjoying his trade! With a BA from Texas Tech he had a career as a freelance illustrator from 1964-1989. “After that things really got interesting! I had originally wanted to be an architect but I couldn’t pass Algebra so I changed to art! I always wanted to paint though; just paint that perfect piece of art. I’m still trying, I love working in oils and trying something new each day.” Tom, your trials look pretty close to perfect! Tom spent from 1989 – 1993 traveling and painting in Mexico where he developed his unique loose style.
Al Slavin has been painting since he was a boy living in Alaska. He was inspired by the, “Absolutely stunning, raw landscape.” He attended Texas A&M University to study Landscape Architecture as a means of improving his skills but it wasn’t until he met and trained under Dalhart Windberg that his talent truly bloomed. “My goal is to communicate emotions, feelings, and wonderment to the viewer. Painting to me is like magic…mystifying and fun. I will keep pushing my skills so that one day I can really capture that vision I see in my mind.”
Al loves to cook, dabble on the drums, brew beer and is a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do What a fun person to converse with!Read More