Artist Bio: Rodney D. Butler is a native Houstonian. Graduate of James Madison High School where he excelled at art, woodshop and drafting. After graduating from high school, received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Tuskegee University and later an Associate degree in Computer Animation at the Art Institute of Houston. While at the Art Institute, Rodney realized that he was an artist at heart. This by the way came as no surprise to those who watched him growing up. Rodney’s work has been featured in various local festivals, galleries and museums such as First Saturday Art Festival, Houston Fine Art Festival, the Bayou City Art Festival, Houston Museum of African American Culture Bert Long Jr. Gallery, JoMar Visions, Texas Southern University museum, Harambee Art Gallery, Adam and Madam’s Gallery Bistro Shop, Gallery Baroness and countless underground art shows.
Artist Statement: I am a modern-day Renaissance Artist, meaning I draw, paint, cook, do architectural design along with digital art, and photography. Now while my paintings are coming increasingly popular, I’m best known for what I call “Green Metal Art” it’s where I take scraps of metal and / or mechanical parts deemed unusable by most standards and weld them into various artistic shapes, forms, figures and concepts. It’s my way of recycling trash into artistic treasures.
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.
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
Medium: Acrylic, & Oils on Canvas, with Brush, Palette, Sponge n’ more
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By Homi Davier
By Homi Davier
My art comes from my heart & I have been a professional artist for more than four decades.
I love capturing special memories and putting them on canvas and that has been the case ever since I realized that I can paint n’ draw! I come from a family of artists and in fact next month Sotheby’s will have a live auction in New York City of art done by a relative Adi Davierwala.
My art has adorned walls of collectors & corporation from across the globe and each piece is produced without even an inclination of how or what it will end up to be. That delivers an element of surprise that is exciting even to me as an artist. It ends up being the adrenaline that allows me to pump my desire and produce effective pieces of art!
I look for interesting urban or architectural themes to transfer as stories & memories on canvas with my own impressions and style. I am told that my style leans towards expressionist abstract art that tells a story through themes. Take a look at my online gallery.
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.
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.
This is happening!!!!!!!!!!! Today Kelsey Cleland and I primed wall after wall after wall in preparation for Gallery Baroness opening in August…..Just a few things still on the list…sheetrock work, more painting, ceilings, floors, lights, art hanging system, benches….ummmm there was something else…
Oh Yeah Art! LOL…
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