Art

Mona Ghazi

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Mona Ghazi

Houston Texas

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Medium:  Acrylic and Encaustic

1 Mona Ghazi Forget Me Nots Acrylic on Canvas 8x8x1.5 $90ea

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2 Mona Ghazi Waterfall Acrylic on Canvas 36x36x1.5 $1500

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3 Mona Ghazi Embrace Acrylic on Canvas 36x36x1.5 $1500

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Mona Ghazi is a self-taught abstract expressionist, who is half Egyptian and half Greek. She has been living in her adoptive city of Houston for the last 29 years. Mona received a Biology/Chemistry Degree from El Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya. However, painting was always a passion that flourished over the years.

Mona works primarily in acrylics and encaustic (a medium she is enamored with) but also occasionally incorporates other media, which allows an interplay of materials in her creations. Mona’s art has been exhibited Internationally in Dubai and locally here in Houston, in both juried and non-juried exhibitions. Her work is also in private and corporate collections in Norway, Egypt, and the USA.

Creating a piece of art is a formidably arduous, exalting, and liberating experience that Mona hopes her viewers will feel. If it moves them in any way, then it has served the purpose for which it was created.

Mrunal Pendharkar

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Mrunal Pendharkar

Fulshear Texas

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Medium: Oil and Acrylic

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I have always treasured my memories through my paintings. My art takes you to the places where you either visited or might like to. I always wonder about nature, its beauty and its different sheds of colors. Nature is the key to my paintings, I like to capture those moments wherever I visit and try to express through my painting.

I discover through my journey of my painting, learn new strokes, styles. It is a great experience painting with oil colors; get to explore new techniques every time. When I paint with a palette knife, it fills like I am spreading butter on my toast. Painting with a knife is exciting to experience; it finishes faster as well as gives nice textural effect on the painting. I also enjoyed painting with acrylic colors, which gives a nice feeling. I like to use acrylic colors for detailed work, like miniature paintings.

Tricia Cano

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Tricia Cano

Katy Texas

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tricia@triciacano.com

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Medium: Photographer

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This meandering Texan is a mother, entrepreneur and observer of life. Tricia works in many mediums to express herself through textiles, acrylic on canvas, watercolor, woodworking and photography. Through her photography she has found a way to explore what is seen and what isn’t. Her work allows her to celebrate the mundane, the unnoticed and the exceptional. She loves to share her perspective with others and looks forward to feedback from others.

Donnie W Reed

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Donnie W Reed

Pearland, TX

Mecium:  Eclectic Western

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A veteran teacher of agriculture and mechanics courses, Reed looks for ways to express his Texas pride and Western heritage through his artwork.  Though not formally trained as an artist, Reed draws upon his experience in the mechanics shop as he develops his pieces.

Artist Statement or Philosophy:

“My artwork is nothing special.  It’s simply everyday items formed together in a unique way that I hope will resonate with art patrons.  Each piece is a one of kind.”

May Bice

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May Bice

Missouri City, Texas

Medium: Watercolor

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I have been interested in art all of my life. I believe I was inspired by a painting my Grandfather did of a sailing ship on Lake Michigan.

The first painting I remember doing was a large bowl of mixed flowers. I received a bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Houston.

I worked as a draftsman and had opportunities do do some art work during this period… I did watercolors off and on through the years.

Three years ago, I started again to paint watercolors and joined The Art League of Fort Bend and the Imperial Art Alliance. I have received numerous ribbons at Art Shows, and have sold some paintings. I strive to paint subjects that have special meaning to me and hopefully others will share this interest.

Vivian Morgan

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Vivian Morgan

Katy Texas

uniquely-y@hotmail.com

832-971-4584

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Medium:  Oil Painter

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I’m Vivian Morgan, a Mom, Artist and Business Professional.  I’ve been painting for over 20 years.  I started painting in college for extra credit but soon realized I Love Painting.  It’s therapeutic, relaxing and takes your mind on an adventure.  I paint fun, modern and unique oil paintings.  I also love matching my paintings with furniture and interior décor.

Interested in seeing or purchasing more paintings, visit Uniquely Yours @ http://www.uniquely-y.com.  If you have any questions, looking for a certain color and size, please contact me at uniquely-y@hotmail.com or call 832-971-4584.  Follow me on Twitter-Uniquely Yours@VivDenMor, Facebook @UYAbstract and Instagram @ uyabstractArt has No Rules.  It’s an adventure that never ends.

Steve Magoon

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Steve Magoon

Sugar Land, Texas

Contact:  (281) 491-2009   snmagoon@gmail.com

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Artist Statement:

After 43 years of photography as a hobby, Steve became a professional photographer when he retired from financial planning.  Now Steve uses his photography experience to shoot mainly events, portraits, wildlife, landscapes and commercial photos.

He displays the work in many ways including on canvas, ceramic, wood, metal, and, of course, photographic paper.

Steve has been accepted to the Sugar Land Art Center and Gallery and has an exhibit of his latest art work on display.

Johnny J. Rojas

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Johnny J. Rojas

Richmond Texas

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Medium: Sculpture-Metalwork of all kind

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Artist Bio – Johnny J. Rojas
– Where’s your hometown?
Richmond, Texas

– What started you on your artist’s path?
I come from a family of professional musicians. Growing up in the music field I knew I wanted the freedom of self expression that only comes from being an artist. “The arts will find you. You have to be ready to recognize it.”

– What is your favorite medium(s) to work in and why?
I enjoy working with metals. It’s the fire thing. Being a graphic artist by trade. The transformation from paper to fire just felt right. Metal seems to take shape faster then wood.

– List any press that you have received.
When I’m not making art, I produce the Houston Art Car Weekend. I’ve made 13+ art cars and have produced the parade for 25 years. During this time I receive a lot of press.

– List your education
I have studies at Los Angeles and Houston Community Colleges for Graphic Design and Visual Communications. A self taught artist in metal and clay sculpturing for over 15 years.

– List any exhibitions
I have some permanent installations around Houston. A 64 feet by 25 feet glass mosaic mural at Sanchez HS built with the students. Also 2, 10ft by 15ft glass mosaic murals built with Redwood HS students. Displayed on Harrisburg & 67th Street in Houston. Art Cars that have been displayed nationally and around the world. My personal Art Car, The
BatWing, has been inducted into the Houston & Victoria Art Car Museums. A 15 foot Jewish Menorah thats displayed yearly in the Houston Galleria during the Hanukkah lighting ceremonies. A 12 foot metal roadrunner for Ross Elementary in Clear Creek ISD. Along with temporary art installations.

– Professional affiliations & associations
Owner of Rojas Custom Metal Works; A judge for the HLSR School Art Committee; The Orange Show Foundation; American Legion Post #560 (Houston, Tx); The Urban Animals, Class of 2006.

– What inspires you?
Motivation. Being involved and surround by people with action. I hate being among those that have no solutions, just problems and complaints. “Use that negative energy and make something happen.”

– Is there anything else you would like your community to know about you?
I have worked with many at-risk young adults in the Houston area. Giving them the opportunity to express themselves in the world of art. In doing this, I’ve seen what art can do to the someone’ self-esteem and self pride. I’m
just happy that I have been in the position and have the talent to make a difference in the world thought art.

 

Kenneth Haley

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Kenneth Haley

Simonton,  Texas

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Medium:  Painter-Impressionist, & Abstract

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Artist Bio:

Kenneth Haley began his art career at the age of 10. As he recalls, he was always drawing something. Often, lacking paper, Ken would draw on any surface available – including, at one point, a white car in the parking lot of the local drug store – in pencil, of course.

Ken was drafted into the Army in 1967. He was deployed to Saigon, Vietnam in January 1968 during what is now known as the Tet offensive. After serving one and a half years as a tank mechanic, the military, recognizing Kenneth’s artistic talents, re-assigned him to be a combat artist. His job included documenting the activities of the Military Police in various assignments, such as escorting military convoys, guarding prisoners as well as other law enforcement activities. As Kenneth puts it, he had a 45 on his right hip, a camera slung around his neck, a sketchpad in his left hand and a paintbrush in his right hand.

After being accepted as a combat artist, Ken served his remaining six months documenting the war through his artist’s perspective. He was required to produce at least one painting each week depicting the war effort. Interestingly, Kenneth’s artwork, being government property, has never been displayed publicly and is presumed to have simply disappeared into the fabric of time.

Following his military service, Kenneth was accepted into a four-year program at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he received his formal artistic training. He graduated with a “split major” in Graphic Arts and Fine Arts and received his BFA. During his last year at the Art Institute, Kenneth interned as a graphic artist for a local television station in Kansas City. After graduation his internship became his first full-time job as a professional graphic artist.

On a blind date, Kenneth met and subsequently married the love of his life, Faith. With his wife Faith by his side, Kenneth went on to serve in the missionary field where he honed his artistic skills throughout his travels.

Following his missions work, Kenneth returned to Houston, where he developed his painting skill set into a successful house painting business. Having presently logged forty-two years of marriage, Kenneth and Faith are quick to brag on their three remarkable sons and their five incredible grandchildren. Now retired from operating his contracting business, Kenneth has resumed his artistic pursuits and the stirring of his training and talent.

Presently, Kenneth enjoys working in a number of mediums, including, oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink.

Artist Statement or Philosophy:

Art is a gift. The Creator is the greatest artist, having created everything. The gift that I have in art is from the Creator. Through art, I have an opportunity to draw focus to a portion of what I see within His creation. My desire is to reveal a reflection of His works.

My passion is to create art that is enjoyable. I like to create art that is alive and brings life to others; art that is pleasing to the viewer and that will draw an emotional response and moves the viewer in some way. Art should tell a story in the same way as a good book. It should draw the viewer in as if they had painted it themselves.

I am inspired by remarkable details and treasures hidden within the landscapes, by different seasons, different times of the day, and the peace and tranquility of the setting. I also believe that an artist can capture that same sense through a variety of styles. Ultimately, my hope would be that the viewer would have that same feeling as I did as I painted it.

Orlando Reyna

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Orlando Reyna

Richmond, Texas

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Medium:  Multi Media / Recycled Art

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Artist Statement:

Orlando’s art varies from multi-medium pieces finding his niche in resining of old guitars. Orlando’s pallet offers the eyes a mixture of the bizarre and even the beautiful.  Orlando’s brush technique is self-taught, largely staccato application. His style is notable for his ability to lift darkness out of even the brightest of colors.  (Matt Minor, Fort Bend Herald)