Reg Stark was born in Beaumont, Texas and began to receive awards for his art as early as the third grade and continued to do so in local exhibits such as the Art League of Houston, the Jewish Community Center and the Hunting Prize Art show. He studied two years at the Texas Academy of Art before receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston. He has exhibited in Chicago and Houston with several solo shows and lives just outside of Houston in Sugar Land. His creativity has been passed down to his son, Jeff, a graphic designer, and he dedicates all of his paintings to the memory of his late wife, Linda
Light, airy and turquoise – that’s Kathy Golden’s stunning seascapes. Her whimsical approach to oil painting sets the stage for painting beyond what the eye can see.
Kathy studied art at Trinity University and the University of Houston. She is an active member of the Art League of Fort Bend, where she has studied with Reg Stark for several years. His technique for painting rocks and water, emphasizing the contrast between light and dark, is one that she follows in her home studio. She has taken workshops with Susan Sheets, Nellie Kress, and Kiko and Duncan.
Kathy’s painting Decaf placed second at a convention of Lone Star Art Guild. Her work is in numerous collections, and can be seen at the Fifth Street Gallery in Rosenberg, Texas.
Nina had always been an artist – After spending most of her childhood in England, she attended Mason Gross School of Fine Arts (Rutgers, NJ) for a BFA as well Glassell School of Fine Arts (Houston) in 1984-86 as a TA in the Printmaking Department. Nina moved to Canada in 1986 where she started her family and maintained a printmaking studio for many years as well as showing and selling in festivals and galleries throughout Canada. She also was very involved in textiles and sold her hand knit designs in several boutiques in Calgary and Edmonton.
In 1997, Nina moved back to Texas, and quit intaglio printmaking, because of the toxic solvents that were involved in plate making and clean up. She grabbed a ball point pen and started drawing in the style of pointillism. Nina has a prolific portfolio and has shown and sold her work in several large Texas festivals including the Bayou City Arts Festival, Artoberfest in Galveston, and Rockport Art Festival.
Nina has published and illustrated 2 kids books “Oh Those Curious Cats” and “The Runaway Hen” and is working on illustrating her 4th coloring book. Nina loves history and has drawn many of the architectural landmarks in Fort Bend County, Texas. She currently is “catching up for retirement” by working at a juvenile facility at LCISD.
Nina recently bought an etching (Intaglio Printmaking) press and plans to return to printmaking when she retires from her school. The components of printmaking have become so much safer in the last 20 years so Nina will be interested in teaching and demonstrating “making and printing from solar plates”. Currently, Nina has her work in several museums/gift stores in Fort Bend and maintains her studio in Richmond. Her other hobby is raising chickens as well as being passionate about helping troubled children with art.