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Ashley Matney

Ashley Matney

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Richmond Texas

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Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas, Realism. Sea Glass, Collage

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Artist Bio:

Ashley Lynn was raised in Amish country. In the rolling hills of rural Southwestern Iowa. The oldest of six Matney children. She grew up raising farm animals, rodeoing, and showing cattle. All the women on her Mother’s side of the family are artists. Ashley taught herself to paint at twelve years old with some hand-me-down brushes and old paint she found in her Grandma’s closet. The hobby became an obsession as the years went on. After graduating from homeschool at the age of seventeen, she went to live with her mother’s family in Spain for 3 years. Coming back to America at the age of 20 she enrolled in school and is currently studying to become a Geologist.
STATEMENT: I love to do all kinds of art. But my preference at the moment would have to be acrylics, and watercolor. I also enjoy making rosaries out of semi-precious stones. I don’t really have a preferred style and like to dabble in everything from realism to abstract. The one thing that stays consistent about my artwork is colors. Very rarely will you catch me doing a black and white sketch. I have to put some pop of color in it. I love to paint things that had some sort of impact on my life. Every painting has a deep meaning to me. A lot of my inspiration comes from Spain. As well as the beautiful Amish country I grew up in.

Alleh Seya Hawk

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Alleh Seya Hawk

Richmond, Texas

Medium: Portraits in Charcoal, Pastel and Watercolor

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Artist Bio

Born in South Dakota and raised as a global citizen (Air Force brat), Alleh Seya Hawk studied at Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts. She has spent over 20 years traveling and working as a Teaching Artist and Community Arts Advocate. The proud mother of one child, she is currently residing with family in Texas where she is very active in the local community; misses the state of Oregon and continues to refine her work as an illustrator, portrait artist and freelance graphic designer.

Artist Statement-I very much enjoy excavating and revitalizing the essence of my latest muse – whether that’s a person, place or thing. I want to hear the story, reflect the spirit, record the existence, celebrate the revival and be a part of the regeneration process.

In my work with kids, we explore the role of art in history, while developing an artistic “voice” to tell our stories, reflect our imagination and future dreams. In my work as a community arts advocate, it’s very similar. In both cases, Art becomes a bridge between the past, present and future; the real and unreal — expressing and reflecting the stories that would otherwise remain silent or risk being forgotten.

Sometimes my role as an artist or advocate is nothing more than to bear witness, listen and record; while other times it’s more active: to encourage, question and engage. In all cases, the story being told, taking shape or emerging is always at the center, being explored, discovered and shared.

I am moved by the communication of those stories around me; by history and creative narratives hidden everywhere, awaiting discovery and birth.

As an artist, that’s what hooked me — and why I continue to work, live and play in the field of “Visual Communication”.

 

Margarita Rojas

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Margarita Rojas

Rosenberg Texas

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Medium:  Photography

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Artist Bio

My name is Margarita Rojas. I was born in the Brenham area where wild flowers and longhorns are plentiful. I love the outdoors and I love taking pictures. So naturally I merged the two into a business.  I have no formal training in the art. I just photograph the beauty that I see before me.

Affiliations   Art League of Fort Bend

Jeff Stark

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Jeff Stark

Houston, Texas

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Medium:  Photography

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Artist Bio

Jeff Stark was born in Houston and grew up out in Sugar Land. His dad is an artist who has been painting most of his life so his love for art and design started at a young age. His first dream was to become an architect, but that path guided him towards a degree in graphic design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. Early on in his career, Jeff became the Art Director of Enron’s in-house agency before its collapse. From that experience, he co-founded Digital Function, a web design & development firm where he has been the Design Director for close to 15 years and is heavily involved in the Houston design & tech community. With a career in graphic design, it was an easy transition into photography which has become his creative outlet. His passion for photography started with capturing and documenting his travels back in 2009 on a trip to Italy. As an artist his photography provides the audience with a unique view into the environments, spaces, and the landscapes that surround him. Recently, he and his father have been collaborating on mix media projects and lives his Houston with his wife Trang.

Caroline Ratliff

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Caroline Ratliff

Houston Texas

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Medium: Oil on Canvas

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Artist Statement

Texas based landscape artist, Caroline Ratliff, has developed her painting skills under the instruction of many prominent American pastel and oil painters, including Albert Handel, Matt Smith, and Scott Christensen. She received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Alabama and taught school in the Birmingham area. Moving to Texas, she continued teaching to support her family. When she retired, she became a full time artist. Seeing a need for a pastel society, she organized the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas and is the former president.

 Caroline says, “Happiness is being an artist.”

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Don Golden

Richmond Texas

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Medium:  Photography

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Artist Bio

Diverse, technical and showing a geeky point of view – those are Don’s Photographs.

Don is a retired engineer who has been shooting photographs since he won a ‘brownie camera’ when he was 11 years old.  The advent of digital SLR cameras has freed him to explore and chase the excellent image.

Don has been an art groupie since he married Kathy Golden, an artist who paints in oils.  Don has received no formal training in photography, but is self-taught and a product of the school of trial and error.

Nina Struthers

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Nina Struthers

Richmond Texas

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Medium: Illustrator -Pen and Ink with Watercolor

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Artist Statement

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.

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Charles Renfro

Houston Texas

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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

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Artist Statement

Charles Renfro is a self-taught artist who started painting at the age of 12.  Charles experimented with multiple medias and found his muse in Acrylic.  Throughout his life, he has painted in the realistic style for years but in the last decade he has focused on abstract and non-representative shapes.  He is always experimenting with new techniques in his quest to grow as an artist.  His strong use of color and defined spaces.

 

July 18, 2017 Now Those are Some Shiny Ceilings

Oh My!!!!!! Things are moving along at Gallery Baroness as we move toward our opening in August.  More painting, new ceilings, lighting etc.   Did I mention how super duper shiny the new ceilings are….I mean cool right!!!!  Artist are already contacting me for information and a couple have confirmed.  If you want to be part of the very first group of artist at Gallery Baroness here are some extra perks.  1st group to sign up gets a big bonus or two.  Part of August and all of September for the price of September. Plus a free year of Gallery Baroness Artist Registry.  Do not forget that 2017 pricing is in effect…..for $30 per linear foot (min 3 feet)  you get an entire month in the gallery, professional track system, Gallery open Mon-Sat, Meet the artist event and all of this in Historic Downtown Richmond TX.   All details are available on the website http://www.gallerybaroness.com/   Check it out and be sure to follow us on facebook.

Gallery Baroness, 310 Morton St, Richmond Texas 77469