October 4th 2014 Artist Roster
With over 15 years experience in visual arts, I mostly enjoy working with acrylics, graphite and ink. My work has been described as "eccentrically high in detail" and that sums it up pretty good! My ideas are all creations from my own silly little brain, and I live for the smile on people's faces when they see my work... that's what it's all about for me and why I create. My motto is simple: have fun with everything and always question the possibility!
Yes, It’s paper! My collage process begins when I paint and texture paper of all kinds to create my "palette." At any given time I have over 1,000 sheets of painted paper in every hue. Papers will include sheet music, sandwich wrappers, dictionary pages, etc. The paper is torn by hand and placed individually. Take a closer look. You might find a piece of poetry or a technical drawing hiding in plain sight. www.LisaMoralesMixedMedia.com 713-240-1227
Unique hand forged and oxidized jewelry.
fLuxe Jewelry flirts with a balance between soft and edgy forms and is inspired by many styles, including art deco, Aztec pottery, & modern graphic design. fLuxe Jewelry is a line made from copper sheet metal and patina chemicals. Soft, playful colors compliment the sharp, geometric edges. 713.299.6286 fLuxeJewelry.com
Enchanted Photo Design
My signature style with Enchanted Photodesign offers a luminous, ethereal view of a widely diverse array of subjects, from personal portraits to hard-edged urban views, from wildflowers to vivid graffiti. Far more than a business name, Enchanted Photodesign describes my approach to photography itself, a highly characteristic expression of my worldview, which creates a unique and immediately recognizable body of work.
Art has always come naturally for Sheryl, and while shopping in Round Top, TX, Sheryl found an armless mannequin. Sheryl brought the sitting female figure home and named her “Mandy.” Mandy sat in the McDonald household for a year, almost as a part of the family. It was in the spring, 2007 when Sheryl woke up with a wonderful idea. Mandy became Sheryl’s canvas as she used a very detailed technique using hundreds of photographs that transformed Mandy into a unique art form. Since completing Mandy, Sheryl has completed several other mannequins, both male and female and now stars and other objects such as tables & home furnishings. Continue reading here. www.jimmydmcdonald.com
Mixed media, I paint the background on canvas or wood panel & mount my photos printed on canvas to alum with stand-off spacers to create a multi-layered surface.. www.jimmydmcdonald.com 281-770-8205
My work is painted and designed with many shapes and colors to express biblical stories and natural life in an abstract cubist style. My inspiration is not of this world.
Blue Dog meets Far Side ... would be a good description. My art is whimsical and fun. Sometimes it will make you laugh out loud and sometimes you will smile inside. But it will always make you feel good. 713-816-2877 www.aprilmurphy.com
My paintings are based from direct observation. I take my French easel out into the city I call home, Houston TX. The subject matter, although always changing, is often the confluence of what I love about Houston; it's buildings, bayous, highways, tree lined streets and lush parks and gardens. I hope you can see the beauty of Houston in my Urban Landscapes. 713-305-6626 http://deatlyart.com
Ellington paints in acrylic, with much water and sometimes sand. Her painting is in an impressionistic style with techniques that feel more like carving. "It has been said that painting is half-way between sculpting and drawing," she says. "It is a wonderful experience."
One of a kind ode to shoes! Every woman's first true love. From fashion illustrations, to encaustic with rhinestones, Luna's art combines fashion and fine art. Some of the illustrations were actually made into functional works of art as footwear!
On several occasions, I have been told that no one sees the world the way I see it, and I take it as a compliment. I am inspired by nature and my daily interactions. My paintings juxtaposition extraordinary objects, places, and things to create a metaphor for the way I am feeling. When I am creating I move fluidly through the process with sensitivity to my emotions and materials, and let the product naturally unfold before my eyes. In my paintings, I want to evoke excitement, admiration and concern to understand a different way of thinking. I want to give the viewer a chance to let go of daily pressures and submerge themselves into a world of freedom and beauty.
For me, “art is my passionate obsession that has been a strong constant in my life no matter what else is happening. Art has given me LIFE and I want to inspire others.” " www.Layered-Beauty.com 832-642-5140
Corinne Lantier Smith
Corinne is an emerging artist, excited to introduce her latest body of work at First Saturday Arts Market. A former designer of museum exhibits and graphics, Corinne now enjoys time in her home studio focusing on her archival quality, fine art watercolor paintings. corinnelantiersmith.wordpress.com
My creations are handmade and one-of-a-kind, with unique vintage elements carefully handpicked from antique markets in France. In designing my creations I combine vintage elements with modern material creating eclectic, elegant and playful pieces, recalling days gone by. http://www.perleamies.com
Varied styles ranging from military/aviation, surreal/sci-fi, realism and abstract paintings. Detail-oriented works composed of oil and acrylic on canvas. http://www.jackconnellyart.com 832-462-4474
Abstract paintings in acrylics and oils.
Mary G. Wilkinson Painter/Printmaker
Light and texture studies. My subject matter is abstracted from the garden
and other immediate surroundings, usually but not limited to botanicals. Read more.
I build my own panels from wood then paint nostalgic scenes of soft circuses with barnyard animals and other surprises. Once in a Blue Moon (or Super Moon) I'll jump out of my comfort zone and do a theme. October 2014 theme is Voodoo Tiki Lounge, using iconic 'mid-century' images from the 50s and 60s.
My works are of varying sizes, colors, and animal species, ranging from 4" x 4" to 48" x 48". I do custom work (commonly known as commissions) but must adhere to an artistic license to preserve the creative quality of the work. www.laceycrawford.com
We all have the desire to belong and to connect. From the first cave drawings to today's company logos or school mascots, we have used shared symbols to communicate with each other, form social and religious communities, remember together, comfort or inspire each other, and share our life stories. Symbols reflect what we are often unable to put into words. I collect symbolic antique and vintage wax stamps, wax seals from antique documents, and intaglios from the Grand Tour, from which I handcraft beautiful symbolic fine silver and bronze wax seal jewelry that has unique meaning or enduring symbolism. www.thesilveracorn.com 281-794-1180
Meraki Artists Consortium is a group of four artists who work in mixed media with a specialization in polymer clay. We all live in the Houston Texas area and feel that life is reflected in our art. Each of us has a style all her own from whimsical to elegant. Our designs include jewelry, vessels, purses, and other objects. Some include fine metals such as silver or gold and all are created with the intent of fostering good will in the eye of the beholder.
The word ""Meraki"" [may-rah-kee] is an adjective that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put ""something of yourself"" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.
Betsy Fraser, Joey Barnes, Paula Kennedy, and Milli Jewell welcome you to our Meraki world of polymer art!
713-526-6831 Read their bios here!
“My “canvas” of choice is the gourd and my “brush” of choice is the Sharpie Pen. I am often asked what’s my “style”; I would call it “Simple Geometrical Expressionism”. My main inspiration comes from the Southwest and Native American art. I like the simplicity of positive and negative space and find the use of simple individual geometric designs grouped together allow the simple “geometry” to appear more complicated, but still flow. I believe this makes it “easier” for people to understand the effort required to create my designs without questioning the methodology used to achieve it. www.freewebs.com/peytonartwork 361-945-0677
In addition to Ralph’s traditional gouache landscapes and Nell’s mini florals, Ralph and Nell are now creating a collection of small, whimsical works of art they refer to as “Desktop Gems”. Many of them are collaborative works of imagination, with each of them doing a part of the artwork to create a colorful quirky piece of art.
Acrylic, House Paint, Mixed Media, Collage, etc. on Wood, Canvas, Metal, Board, Found Pieces, etc., and Found Object Sculpture.
Basically, whatever I can lay my hand to. I can do a lot with a little.
I make small objects with metal, some wearable and some not. My sterling silver jewelry line contains flowing designs that mimic fabric, ribbons, or leaves. My holloware collection is made from a variety of metals, primarily pewter, copper, and brass, and includes both functional and decorative pieces. terryfromm.com 832-275-2168
Art by Alicia
Abstract oil and acrylic paintings on canvas ranging from a medium to large scale that are ready to display with or without a frame. Photography consisting of wildlife, architecture, landscape or just day to day images captured naturally. Pictures come in both black and white and a very colorful scale. Images come framed, unframed and matted in an 8x10 format. facebook.com/artxalicia
Our creations are quite unique and are made from earth elements, we create from shell, rock, glass, and wood from the Texas Gulf Coast. We say "Save Mother Earth 1 Necklace at a Time!"
Sustainable jewelry and fine art prints. Each piece of jewelry is lovingly handmade using steel wire and freshwater pearls, contrasting the industrial look of wire with the classic feel of pearls. Prints are hand-pressed onto tree-free paper, featuring minimalist designs inspired by nature and geometry. http://www.studiogreenbean.com/
I enjoy working in a wide variety of media and currently my main focus has been creating jewelry redesigns (altered art). I greatly enjoy redesigning jewelry as finding just the right components to collage together into one-of-a-kind pieces is exciting! Another focus is embossed metal art (repujado). Working in 36 gauge metal sheets, I emboss my linear designs which I then embolden with blocks of bright enamel paint. I developed this bold style of embossed metal from the idea to keep the designs clear and colorful which results in a stained glass quality in its simplicity. My favorite motifs include the sun, sunflower, and heart. It makes me happy when my work brings happiness to others!
My "Guitar Series" is a tribute to blues musicians and is made from steel, wood, found objects and signage. Lightnnin' Hopkins' "If You Steal My Chickens, You Can't Make 'em Lay" was a commission for the Whole Foods Montrose store. The "Gospel Series" celebrates all that is gospel and is made from wood, bibles, signage, found objects, and bird images. https://www.facebook.com/PenMorrisonArt http://www.spacetaker.org/profile/pen-morrison
Most of my paintings and drawings have a special story or meaning about a place I have visited or a person or animal I have encountered along the way. I mostly work with thick acrylic paints creating an "impasto look",which make most of my paintings look like pastries hanging on the wall...thus the name...Kinky Cupcake! Visit me on Etsy 713-392-3536
One of a kind dichroic jewelry. Art to wear = Earrings, Pendants and Art Glass. By artist Jeanne Haner.
Artist and potter John Delafield makes a wide range of wheel thrown stoneware pottery
using rich earthtone clay and glazes designed for everyday use.
Unique one-of-a-kind hand-crafted necklaces and earrings. Majority are designed with semi-precious stones and love. Visit my web site to view the Calendar for my up and coming shows.
www.kcoriginaldesigns.com (281) 357-5180
Linda Hardy is a self taught mixed media artist. Her pieces are a mixture of folk art, sculpture and mixed media, using an assortment of papers, acrylics, silver leaf, vintage hardware and embellishments. Commissions welcome.
My blog 832-434-6332
I make handcrafted furniture, sculptures, lamps and art creatively designed with an industrial bent using all my skills learned over a lifetime of wood and metalworking. Most of all, I enjoy sourcing the reclaimed materials and the inspiration that comes from finding new ways to use existing items. My furniture makes use of a variety of elements : steel, copper, iron, and the entire spectrum of hardwoods: oak, pecan, birch and maple. I get great satisfaction from making something that works perfectly for a customer’s environment, something custom and unique that can’t be purchased at any retail store. www.carpendeum.com 713-315-7150
My artistic style could be considered bold and colorful with playful color tones. It's influenced by my growing up in two very different places with different customs. My works include paintings in various styles. https://sites.google.com/site/rtapiagallery/Home 832-335-3392
I generally work in projects. Some of the projects draw from pop or subpop culture, but most of the other bodies of work are visual allegories. My paintings contain figures, actions, imagery, and/or events that convey an underlying meaning or emotion. I enjoy embracing humor where it surfaces and am unafraid of vibrant colors.
tic Jewelry Designs
Unique design in women's jewelry using Swarovski Crystal, the finest stone and pearls available, and .925 sterling silver. 713-385-0459 www.ticjewelrydesigns.com
Cammie's Handmade Soaps
All natural, handmade designer soap bars with great designs and scents. Also, exfoliating sugar scrubs and wonderfully scented body and linen sprays. Don't miss Shampooch, my all natural dog flea shampoo bar, and SCRAM!, my all natural insect repellent.
The Great San Saba River Pecan Company
Gourmet Preserves all have Pecans in them. Peach Pecan Amaretto, Raspberry Pecan,
Jalapeno Peach Pecan,Orange Pecan. Pecan Pie in the Jar. 281-342-8117