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G U E S T A R T I S T S
G.Lee Art Gallery represents a select few Guest Artists, carefully chosen for quality and style. See an artist's work you'd like to learn more about? Contact us for more.
Elaine Monnig’s show “Unity
and Variety” features plein air pastel and oils. Ms. Monnig has won a number of awards
and recognition for her work. She has
painted en plein air (out of doors) throughout the United States, England,
France, Italy, Scotland and Switzerland, drawing inspiration from beautiful
landscapes around the world. Ms. Monnig says that she loves to be “absorbed in
painting from life whether it is a breathtaking view or capturing the innocence
of a child at play”.
Voted People's Choice and received Honorable Mention during the gallery's SWAN event, Ms. Hernandez has captured art lovers hearts. With artistic influences ranging from Frida Kahlo to H. R. Giger, Ms. Hernandez's show combines her emotionally engaging portraits with a female monster series. Currently working in characoal, water color and pastels.
Lawrence Rudolech Oil Painter
A native of Madison, Indiana, Lawrence (Larry) Rudolech has spent most of his life admiring and studying the simple, natural beauty of our nation’s great out-doors. His childhood was spent hanging out at the local Boy's Club. The Boys Club cultivated his artistic career, providing him with his first set of oil paints.
A high school art teacher said that “as a young artist Larry had an ability to take nothing and turn it into something special”.
Larry did not take up his fine art career again until the late 1990's. Since that time he has traveled the United States entering and winning numerous awards for his art. He feels his painting has returned him to his first inspirations to paint, wandering the country side and back roads admiring the beauty
Lillian Arnold Watercolorist
Lillian Arnold began painting a little later than most - well into her 50's - but when she began she did with intensity, desire and purpose. Now 85, Lillian is an engaging, thoughtful watercolorist. She actively teaches and shows her work through out Texas and Louisiana.
Svetlana Bazaman was 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 saw and lived thru Russian oppression. The city’s buildings were old, crumbling, pre-World War II," she observes. "In my paintings, I could change that. I think it affected my style, my use of bright colors - Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake always stirs my heart."
Dale Bunting a 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. His friends thought the fish replicas were cool and wanted them. Dale was soon selling them to friends and a business called Fish Sticks was born.
The wooden fish replicas are handcrafted to resemble Texas Game Fish. Dale personally searches for driftwood on the seashore. He carves them to resemble Texas Game Fish and hand paints each one with authentic detail. Dale's Fish Sticks have been covered by the Houston Chronicle, Caller Times, Rockport Visitor Guide, Houston Design Magazine, and others. He has received numerous awards.
Fiber artist, Heather Schiappa, owner and creator of Silkendipity. Shop her fall and holiday 2015 collection. Whimsical hand painted silks and scarves. Her love of color and a delicate touch can be seen in her unique hand made necklaces, brooches and hair ornaments.
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. Looking for something for your living space or work space, Clayton's art works.
Galvestonian Mardi Mitchell’s art is delicate and serene. Ms. Mitchell works
entirely in watercolor. Ms. Mitchell, a retired
architect, mixes painting, art and architecture. She has received a number of awards for her work.
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.
By Ted Ellis
Ms. East, a two-time Fulbright Scholar, finds
inspiration from around the world. Most recently Ms. East has painted in Italy,
Spain, and enthusiastically paints the Texas Gulf coast. Eclectic, energetic,
spiritual always vibrant in color describes Ms. East’s art. Impressionistic
and abstract, the show “Rocking It With Color” features work in pastel and
Rene Palmer Armstrong
Canvas and Glass
Rene' specializes in
combining fused-glass creations with her love of painting to create unique
shadowbox canvas paintings. She loves working with dichroic glass, created in
the 1960’s by the aerospace program to help solve the problem of heat-shield
failure during NASA's spacecraft re-entry to earth's atmosphere. When combined with her art, the glass glows like a thousand gemstones.
A two-time cancer survivor, Rene' with an insatiable
zest for life, satisfies her creative desires
by painting and writing. She is the author of Wings and a Ring:
Letters of War and Love from a WWII Pilot.
Martinez has had a
lifelong interest in art. Challenged by his high school art teacher, he
completed his first painting “Chief Joseph” and promptly won a scholastic award
from the Wichita Museum of Art. He
continued his art studies at Bowie State University, Maryland.
Mr. Martinez, originally from
Hutchinson, Kansas, has recently moved to Texas. We are delighted that this bright, emerging talented artist has chosen Galveston
county for his home. Mr. Martinez says it best: “There is magic behind creating. I believe
this magic is God doing his work through us. We are His tools working to make
mankind better. We have a responsibility to share our abilities and spark
others with inspiration.”
Color Pencil Artist
"I began working with colored pencils and have been hooked ever since. I love the challenge of creating drawings with lots of texture and details.
I look for the unusual, the things that people leave behind, whether lost or ignored. My hope is that these seemingly simple subjects, intimate landscapes, will catch the attention of the viewer and create a connection for them as they have for me."
Lienhart's work has been displayed in the Colored Pencil Society of America’s International Exhibitions (2005, 2006, 2011) and in 2011, where she achieved“ signature status”.
"Riding The Elissa"
By Suzanne Lienhart
Watercolor pencil and watercolor
14" x 20"