At the age of 9 he became fascinated
with the paintbrush, and using watercolors and tempera he painted portraits of
his friends and family. His mother, Edua Herreria, a beautiful Brazilian women,
met his father, a handsome and charismatic ladies' man, Antonio Perez,
in the late 1950's, in Campana, a small city outside Buenos Aires. They
married and had four children of whom Fabian is the youngest.
Edua was the creative force in Fabian's life and Antonio was the inspiration for
his work. Fabian witnessed his father's unorthodox and often difficult life,
portraying him in his paintings as "the cool guy" outside nightclubs and
bordellos. Antonio owned a number of brothels and illegal nightclubs in
Campana, and was frequently chased and closed down by the police.
Nevertheless the young Fabian was constantly exposed to beautiful
women who could seduce a man "simply by lighting a cigarette". Today we
see these "ladies of the night" exquisitely portrayed in many of Fabian's
paintings - memories of his youth and the nightlife he observed.
Jerrie is a local artist who specializes in a unique "pour"
technique and watercolor. As the President of Watercolor Arts Society of Houston, her subdued
watercolors have been exhibited across the U.S and abroad.
Bruce has always loved working with the figure and so combining the human form with simple
ideas, energetic poses or surreal portraits is fuel that generates his art. He almost always
paint with Acrylics on different surfaces; canvas, wood panel,and acid free papers.
Born in Houston Texas, Rocky focuses on creating visual interacting with the stimuli of colors and shapes within the work. The
viewer explores imagination, creativity, and energy opening their "Inner Vision" and enhancing their
experience. The Abstract Plexiglass work consist of many washes of artist created mixed media materials
layered on the substrate, creating the many different characteristics that change throughout the day under
different lighting conditions. The Art is representational of oceanic and atmospheric elements and
conditions. My Canvas and Watercolors follow the same basis.
Fry is known for his scholarly works as well as his art. During his career he served as Curator of Paintings for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1910 he organized the exhibition Manet and the Post-Impressionists in London. This was the first exhibition to prominently feature Gaugin, Manet, Matisse and Van Gogh in England and Roger Fry was credited with coining the term "Post Impressionist". Fry was a member of the Bloomsbury group of writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists. Other members included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and Vanessa Bell. His biography was written by Virginia Woolf after his unexpected death in 1934.
His works are currently held by the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Musee D'Orsay, and the Tate Gallery among others.
Anne's work, like her experience of life, is about layers. She layers color over color and glass over glass, opacity over
transparency. Just as joy layers over sorrow and today over yesterday, in her art, patches of brilliant colors peek
through darker ones like sweet secrets heard on a summer day, remembered in winter. So all my experiences come
together in each work. Brilliant background colors express the joyous freedom of my childhood Idaho summers;
layered with years of work and study, loss and gain. The tactile top layer expresses the now, taking us right up
to the present, which will never be here again.
Joseph has over 30 years of sculpting experience behind him and has sculpted approximately 700 original artworks.
Joseph's jewelry designs in 1982, were used by the United States Center for Environmental Education for their
fundraising campaigns and catalogs.
Joseph's creations have been featured in newspapers, television, magazines and
radio, as well as the prestigious GUMPS catalog. All of Joseph's work is done in the United States. Joseph is proud
to support American quality and his community. Joseph's frogs are the only popular Fine Art Frogs made entirely in the USA.
Wire work is Ann's first love and it began with a few beading classes at her now defunct local bead shop which taught her
some basics. Other than that she is self-taught, a constant work in progress. When Ann grew tired of relying on commercial
findings, she took a metalsmithing class under Kathy Kennedy and a PMC class under Cheryl Lucas. With this came the ability
to make her own findings which enhances Ann's designs and makes them truly one of a kind.
(Petals + Metals is a Hand crafted limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry with an emphasis on wire wrapping.)
Li Man is a famous Chinese artist
who graduated from the Central Arts and Crafts Academy as a weaving and
dyeing Master, and went on to attain another Master degree in Chinese
painting and fine arts. She learned her abilities from Professors Yu Zhizhen
and Han Meilin, the two best artists in China. Specializing in sculpture and the
painting of flowers and birds in traditional Chinese style, she shows a great
talent in painting the Peony.
To thank Mrs. Li for her artistic performances, former president George
Bush arranged a meeting with Mrs. Li's entire family at his office in
Houston, Texas on December 10, 2003. Li Man humbly presented the
former president George Bush with one of her paintings, which was happily
accepted and added to his art collection.
Richard William Blanchard's new series of contemporary abstract landscapes and skyscapes are paintings in rich, finely tuned
colors in oil and acrylic. Born and raised in New England, Richard's stylish paintings are geographic reflections of his two
studios' locations - one in Winthrop, Maine and the other in Los Angeles, California. At a distance the paintings are in a
very clean architectural style, at the same time the fresh detailing keeps the viewer interested in scanning the mixed textural
surfaces up close. Tree Halos and Tree Ascensions are some of the subject matter and as Richard explains "Drawing the Heavens
down to Earth". The paintings serve as windows into the unseen spiritual world of trees, land, and sky.
Pablo Huerta was born in 1920 in Iztapalapa, Mexico. He had a passion for sculpture and worked with stone of clay origins.
He perfected his skill in the workshops of the great Maestros, Zuniga and Betancurt. At the same time he studied in the famous
painting and sculpture school, "a Esmeralda", to learn the technique of drawing.
American artist of Scot-Irish descent, Linda Scott was born in San Francisco and
raised in Texas. She had a successful business career in advertising, design and publishing before she sold her business and
began devoting her time to traveling and studying art. Her mentor's (in Lake Cuomo, Italy) technique can be traced back by
student to teacher to Monet.
One of the most famous living artist's,
Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and uncommon
artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has
inspired many generations.
Max has painted Lady Liberty annually since America's Bicentennial. A collage
of his Liberties adorned 145 million Verizon phone books. Max was named an official
artist of the 2006 U.S. Olympic Team at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. He has
also been Official Artist of 5 Super Bowls, World Cup USA, The World Series,
The U.S. Open, The Indy 500, The NYC Marathon and The Kentucky Derby."
Accepted to Boston University and The University of Houstons
Master of Fine Arts program in 1999. I decided to attend the University of Houston where I received my
M.F.A. in 2002. While I was in graduate school I had the opportunity to be a teaching fellow for two
semesters. I also worked at a professional production bronze foundry in Houston, Texas, which is where
I earned many of the techniques I use in my classroom. In 2001 I was hired as an adjunct professor here at
University of Houston Clear Lake and I also worked as the Sculpture Consultant for the High School for
Performance and Visual Art. After the year at HSPVA I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in
the preparation department where I handled many historically significant artworks.
Daniel Merriam is a highly regarded contemporary surrealist and is best known for his dry brush technique and
gloriously imaginative style. Born in 1963 in York, Maine, Daniel Merriam grew up in Naples, Maine, a rural town
in central Maine. One of seven children in a creative, artistic family, he taught himself to paint at a very young
age and used his art as a method of reflective play throughout his childhood.
His life's work has been compiled in three impressive volumes: The Impetus of Dreams, The Eye of a Dreamer,
and the most recent Taking Reality By Surprise.
A Santa Fe, New Mexico artist. Ruthling's work has been collected all over the US--pieces are in the Smithsonian, Dallas Museum of Fine Art, and various New Mexico museums, as well as in many galleries and private collections. In 1977 four of his paintings of New Mexico Pueblo Indian pottery became a series of U.S. Postal Service first-class stamps.
Juri loves abstract painting and using his imagination. His pictures are inspired by everything that surrounds us nature,
animals, people and the city. Juri is very environmentally conscious that is why all of his art prints are printed on vintage
paper and he only uses recycled materials.
Armond Lara was born on January 17, 1939 in Denver,
Colorado, of Navajo and Mexican descent. He studied and was educated at the Colorado Institute
of Art, Glendale College in California, and the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition, he
worked and studied with Pablo O’Higgins, Mexican Muralist, Richard Diebenkorn, Helen
Frankenthaler and Paul Horuechi. Armond Lara currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Slovenian born now US citizen,
artwork appears in Public collections including Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C, Museo de Mallorca, Philatelic Museum, Palais des
Nations, Geneva, United Nations Headquarters, New York, Muse du
Cheteau d'Ars, La Chatre, France and Private collections including
those of Tom Brokaw, Bruno Magli, The Rockefeller Collection,
The Rothschild Collection, The Swarovski Family of Austria and
Li Xiannian, President of the People's Republic of China.
Dallas Hill has had a long and dazzling
career as a model. She's graced magazine pages and styled on the catwalk for
decades. Retired now, she spends her time as an artist, showing her work at the
Holocaust Museum, Lawndale Museum, South East Texas Fine Arts Museum
and the Heritage Art Museum in Columbus, TX. All of Dallas' showings are produced by Houston's own Warner Roberts.