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Voted People's Choice and received Honorable Mention during the gallery's SWAN event, Ms. Hernandez has captured art lovers hearts.
Plein Air Oil Painter
Across the nation in his custom art van with his wife and little dog, Lawrence Rudolech captures America's landscapes great and small.
Svetlana Bazaman born in Vilnius, Lithuania and immigrated via Israel to Galveston. Her first exposure to the cultural arts involved reciting children’s poems by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Svetlana’s oil paintings clearly reflect a childhood spent in a Russian orphanage. The rich colors capture a brooding loneliness, quiet intensity and introspection characteristic of the Russian influence on her work.
"When I lived in Lithuania, I lived thru Russian oppression. Buildings were old, crumbling, pre-World War II," she observes. "In my paintings, I could change that."
Dale Bunting, native Houstonian, spent his teenage years surfing, fishing and hunting. With a talent for art, working with his hands and a love of nature, he started making wooden replicas of fish. Dale searches for driftwood on the seashore, carves them to resemble Texas Game Fish and hand paints each one with authentic detail. Dale's Fish Sticks have been covered by numerous print publications.
Bud Clayton, describes his art as reflecting the ravages of time and the forces of nature upon everyday objects we encounter in our lives.
Colorful and rich with texture, often created with knives, brushes and sandpaper, he carefully removes paint to expose what’s beneath in the layered compositions. The paintings are colorfully brash, bold and unapologetic.
Robert Guicheret is an IBC (islander by choice). Born in London, emigrated to Canada as a teen, with a major in art from the University of Manitoba in Winnepeg. Bob shows his work both here and in Toronto. The art is bold, dynamic and striking. Working in in oil and acrylic on canvas that he hand stretches on frames that he makes himself.
"I personally find and feel that art is a universal language, it communicates and speaks with every person it touches, it heals," states Ellis. "People understand that art emotes and connects to them on a personal level. Art has value and meaning, it's a gift to always be treasured and shared. Art improves our quality of life."
Mr. Ellis’ artwork has been shown at the Rosa Parks Museum; Tulane University’s permanent collection; and featured in Southern Living and Newsweek.