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Laura Cantu Smith

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Richmond, Texas

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Medium:  Oil Painter

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I have been drawing and painting since I was a young child and I was blessed with wonderful art teachers and parents who fostered my talent and love for art. Born and raised in Richmond, Texas, I’m proud to be part of a close-knit and friendly community. I love to travel and go camping and hiking with my family: sons Austin and Alex, husband Greg.

I pursued art studies at The University of St. Thomas in Houston and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. I studied abroad at the UST Rome, Italy campus and traveled to Greece and throughout Europe to see first-hand all of the art I studied in school. I have a special love for the Renaissance period and I have strived to learn from the masters. My influences have always been great architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts throughout history.

After college I began a career in graphic design and have worked in advertising and corporate communications helping companies with their marketing messaging and branding.  Illustration work was a way to keep my hand in the art world while I working in graphic design.

I’m currently painting in my studio primarily in oils on canvas building a portfolio for art licensing and fine art. I enjoy observing nature and painting and illustrating God’s creations and the colorful world around me.

 

Danielle Shea Gagliardi

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Danielle Shea Gagliardi

Sugar Land, Texas

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Medium:  Oil Painter

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Danielle Shea Gagliardi is a figure and landscape artist originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She has a degree in Studio Art with a focus on painting. She currently resides in Sugar Land Texas with her family and is a professional artist.

Danielle’s current body of work focuses on texture as a means to express tension and tranquility. Using a range of landscape subjects, she intentionally builds texture and dimension with paint. Leaving brush strokes highly visible and expressive, Danielle invites the viewer to feel emotion building within the painting.

Albert Goldreich

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Albert Goldreich

Sugar Land, Texas

Contact Info   (713) 858-2181      agoldreich@comcast.net

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Medium:  Fused Glass Art

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by Albert Goldreich

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Bio: After being a potter since 1975 in South Africa, where my fascination for clay began, I have finally switched from clay to working with glass. After immigrating to the United States in 1981, I continued my pottery as a hobby.

In March 2005 my hobby became my full-time profession. After experimenting with clay using various techniques for 27 years, I finally developed a unique style which I have been told reflected my South African. The use of texture and color became my signature.

I am a founding member of 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, Texas. My work has been shown at Archway Gallery in Houston and Copper Shade Tree in Roundtop, Texas. I am the current world record holder on the potter’s wheel by one person, as recorded by the Book of Alternative Records. This record was set at 18 Hands Gallery in Houston, Tx on the 26th January 2008, with a time of 18 hours and 3 minutes, breaking the previous record by one hour and three minutes.

Now it remains to be seen where my glass art will take me. As I am now 76 years young I do not have 27 years to experiment and only time will tell. The most important thing of all is that I am enjoying the glass work immensely.

All my pieces are one of a kind.

Ashley Banfield

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Ashley Banfield

Richmond Texas

Medium:  Student Artist- Multiple Mediums

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My name is Ashley Banfield. This is my junior year at Lamar High School.  Art is my number one passion. I have been drawing since elementary school. There were you-tubers I watched to draw cartoon animals in Junior High. We work with many different mediums in class. This includes acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, pen and ink, and water colors. My favorite is water colors.  This summer a group of us along with my art teacher are going to Europe.  We will travel to Paris, Rome, and Italy. I cannot wait to see all of the things we have been studying in person. I am so excited.  My mother has always encouraged me to follow my dreams and not let others discourage me. She is giving me the chance to do just that this summer.

“Carlota” Clara Ines Toro

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“Carlota” Clara Ines Toro

Sugar Land

Medium:  Oil on Canvas

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Bio:  My name is Clara Ines Toro – CARLOTA – and I was born in Colombia, South America. My passion for art started in the early years of my life. Even as a small child, I felt a connection between brush, color and canvas and my inner self. When I created images with these materials I felt that I was making something magical – a new form, a new window on reality. As I matured, I realized that my inspiration and focus came from forms, colors and lines and that the best way to express myself and represent my ideas and feelings was through painting.
By the time I finished high school, I focused all my energy and dedication on learning the trades of decoration combined with art. I explored different styles, ideas and artists. While doing so, I had the good fortune to be mentored by an accomplished and skillful Colombian painter, David Manzur. Through years of training, I discovered a passion for Abstract Art and a preference for using acrylics in my work, combined with oils as a resource of texture.
Creating new visual experience from the endless possible combinations of color, form and texture gives me both satisfaction and pleasure and expresses the profound link that I have with art.

Michelli Cockburn

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Michelli Cockburn

Richmond Texas

info@artmiration.info

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Medium:  Acrylic, Resin & Crushed Glass

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Michelli resides and works in Houston, Texas, where she has expanded her art business under the name ARTmiration LLC to promote and sponsor Texas artists into international art exhibitions with organizations she has personally vetted and exhibited with. As a newly inducted member of the International Biennial Association, Michelli hopes to provide additional resources for artists to exhibit in more countries. She is also currently exploring art opportunities within the U.S. into which she can also promote and sponsor national and international artists.

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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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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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

713-338-2514
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.”