Paintings

~BENNETT, Annette~

“Goat of Many Colors”
~watercolor, matted and framed~
10″h x 13″w image
$600.00
by Annette Bennett


“Touching”
~watercolor, matted and framed~
13″ x 10″
by Annette Bennett

“Dreamsicle”
~watercolor, matted and framed~
10″ h x 13″ w
$600.00
by Annette Bennett

“Friends”
~watercolor, matted and framed~
19 1/2″ h x 15 1/2″ w
$600.00
by Annette Bennett

“Beautiful Brahma”
~watercolor, matted and framed~
9 1/2″ h x 7 1/2″ w image size
$300.00
by Annette Bennett

 

~BROWN, Jen~

“The Pecking Order”
~watercolor~
14″ x 11″
$525.00
by Jen Brown


“Sweet Treat”
~watercolor~
11″h x 14″
$525.00
by Jen Brown

 “Contentment”
~watercolor~
12″ x 9″
$430.00
by Jen Brown

“The Visitation”
~watercolor~
11″ x 14″ (image size)
$525.00
by Jen Brown

“Jen’s Wren”
~watercolor~
17″ x 11″ (image)
24″ x 18″ (matted and framed)
$650.00
by Jen Brown

“The Early Bird”
~watercolor~
9″ x 12″ (image size)
$480.00
by Jen Brown

“Joyful”
~watercolor~
12″ x 9″
$430.00
by Jen Brown

“Wise One”
~watercolor~
14″h x 11″w
$525.00
by Jen Brown

“Pretty as a Peacock”
~watercolor~
14″ x 11″
$525.00
by Jen Brown

 

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“Portrait of Pride”
~watercolor~
12″h x 9″w (image)
17 1/2″h x 14 1/2″w (matted and framed)
$430.00
by Jen Brown

 

~ELLSWORTH, Dane Winslow~

“No Retirement Plan”
~mixed media on canvas~
40″ h x 44″ w
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth

“Prairie Commander”
~mixed media on canvas~
44″h x 40″w
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth

“The Passing of the Alamo”
~mixed media on canvas~
30″ x 30″
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth

“The Liked Horse”
~mixed media on canvas~
16″h x 20″w
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth

“Shorty, My Friend”
~mixed media on canvas~
14″h x 18″w
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth



“The Stand Out”
~oil on canvas~
30″ x 29″
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth

“The Line Shack”
~oil on canvas~
44″ x 40″
by Dane Winslow Ellsworth

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“West Texas Gothic”
~oil on canvas~
38″ x 44″
Dane Winslow Ellsworth

 

 

~Loucks, Marion~

“After the Rains”
~oil~
24″ x 24″
$985.00
by Marion Loucks

“Rose Gold”
~oil~
11″ x 14″ (image size)
$585.00
by Marion Loucks

“Hill Country Spring”
~oil~
20″ x 20″
$885.00
by Marion Loucks

“Sunday Road Trip”
~oil on linen~
14″ h x 18″ w (image size)
$725.00
by Marion Loucks

“First Light”
~oil~
18″h x 24″w
$885.00
by Marion Loucks

 

 

“Storm Warning”
~oil~
16″ x 20″
$785.00
by Marion Loucks


“Spring’s Promise”
~oil~
12″ x 12″
$525.00
by Marion Loucks

“Lake View”
~oil~
9″ x 12″
$385.00
by Marion Loucks

“Quinn’s Crossing”
~oil~
11″ h x 14″ w
$585.00
by Marion Loucks

 

~MILLER, Patti~

 

“Honey, Lemon, and a Flower”
~oil~
10″h x 8″w
$375.00
by Patti Miller

“Party Line”
~oil on linen~
10″ x 8″ (image size)
$385.00
by Patti Miller

“I Love You Forever”
~oil on linen panel~
8″ h x 10″ w (image size)
$375.00
by Patti Miller

“The Bell”
~oil~
10″h x 8″w
by Patti Miller

“A Thousand Years”
~oil~
8″h x 10″w
$375.00
by Patti Miller

 

 ~ROGERS, Becky~

 

“Finally Spring”
~oil~
9″ high x 12″ wide (image size)
20″ high x  23″ wide (framed size)
$800.00
by Becky Rogers

 

“The Glow of Texas”
~oil on canvas~
9″h x 12″w (image)
20″h x 23″w (framed)
$800.00
by Becky Rogers

“A Place in My Heart”
~oil~
12″h x 16″w (image)
23″h x 27″w (framed)
$1,100.00
by Becky Rogers

“Prime Time”
~oil~
7″ x 5″
$275.00
by Becky Rogers

“Spring is in the Air”
~oil~
18″h x 14″w (image)
29″h x 25″w (framed)
$1,500.00
by Becky Rogers

“Rhapsody in Red”
~oil~
11″ h x 14″ w
$875.00
by Becky Rogers



“Wide Open Spaces”
5″ x 7″ (image size)
$275.00
by Becky Rogers

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“Country Calico”
~oil on framed canvas~
20″h x 16″w (image)
31″h x 27 1/2″w (framed)
$1,800.00
Becky Rogers

Marion Loucks

 

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Marion Loucks

Marion has lived in Texas most of her life and now makes her home in Fredericksburg. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tulsa and is an accomplished oil painter as well as a jewelry designer, creating one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Here are a few examples of Marion’s beautiful work.  Please see our Paintings page for currently available pieces from Marion Loucks.

Kurtis Karr

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Kurtis Karr

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Kurtis Karr loves experimenting with unconventional mediums in a continual effort to capture a sense of the magical. His work is primarilyKurtis Karr crazy eights web
textural incorporating a subtle intermingling of regular patterns and amorphous shimmering colors.

As far as art education is concerned – although Kurtis did take several traditional art classes throughout his early school and college years – he is primarily self-taught in all the styles, techniques and mediums he currently employs. It was not until the last decade did Kurtis ever have the courage to use nontraditional mediums and texture in his work or to delve into the purely abstract. It was a sort of an early mid-life crisis, he supposes. Whatever the case, Kurtis loves it. He would never again consider doing anything that lacked color and texture or was purely representational.

Kurtis Karr sometimes asks what he was thinking about when he was creating a particular piece. He could try to make something up that sounded deeply intellectual or spiritual but, in truth, he strives not to think about anything at all. This is a very old principal to which Kurtis was introduced in martial arts known as mushin. If he permits himself to be influenced by thoughts or preconceived notions Kurtis Karr souper nova table web
about what a piece should be or how a piece should look, it almost always appears artificial or contrived. As in nature, Kurtis strives to make his pieces appear perfectly random yet with an underlying indefinable sense of purpose. Kurtis Karr souper nova web

Some people might accuse Kurtis of being inconsistent but he keeps his work fresh by continually experimenting with new techniques, materials or mediums. He usually produces only limited series of a particular style of work. If Kurtis develops a specific process or system for creating a piece, he feels his work is inexorably beginning to lose its spontaneity and ultimately, its joy of creation.

For Kurtis Karr, the hardest part of creating art is knowing how and when to quit. This is only because he loves the artistic process so much that he literally hates for it to end. For Kurtis, the finished work is just a by-product of the actual process. It is like a souvenir or vacation photograph which serves as a bittersweet reminder of a happy moment forever lost to time.

Jen Brown

 

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Jen Brown

Jen Brown grew up as a Midwest girl in Fort Wayne, Indiana. After spending many years in Arizona, California, and even West Africa, she and her family have now settled in Fredericksburg, Texas and are happy to call it their home.

Although she has worked and studied in several different mediums, nothing challenges and satisfies her quite like watercolor painting. “The water is unpredictable and sometimes difficult to control, but it always seems to create something so lovely and original. The challenge of letting the water move freely but yet still controlling the details of the subject is what really excites me.”

Jen began watercolor painting during her quiet time as a creative outlet, but as her collection grew, so did the requests for commissioned pieces. Recently she has had several requests for pet portraits. Her clients say that she has the extraordinary ability to portray each animal’s unique personality in paint, thus providing people with a one-of-a-kind memory of their loved ones that will last beyond their years.

Jen’s inspiration comes from her love of God and His creation. “I find great pleasure in capturing God’s creation in watercolor… animals, flowers, and especially birds. When you study and try to duplicate the details of His handiwork, you cannot help but be filled with awe and wonder.”

Jen’s work is currently being displayed at Artisans – A Texas Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.

Below is a selection of Jen Brown’s work.  Please see our PAINTINGS Page for currently available pieces!

 

 

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Georgiana Chenault

 

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Georgiana Chenault

Inspired by the beautiful white limestone rocks found under foot and used in buildings throughout the Texas Hill Country, Georgiana Chenault is exploring the possibilities of painting on stone, especially on stones containing fossils of animals that lived long ago. We think you’ll agree that the results are striking — an organic blend of animal and mineral spirits, with echoes from our cave-dwelling past.

Georgiana, who now calls the Texas Hill Country her home, was born in Mississippi and has lived around farm animals most of her life, spending several years raising Arabian horses near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Riding with the International Arabian Cutting Horse Association, Georgiana earned rookie-of-the-year honors for 1993 and was the number three Non-Pro rider on GSA Royal Mirage+/ . Among the horses she has bred are an Arkansas Futurity Filly winner and a National Reserve Champion Maturity Cutting Horse.

Georgiana graduated from high school in Alaska, holds a bachelors degree from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M. She has taught in Chile, California, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas. Proficient in drawing with chalk even as a child, she did not take up oil painting until the spring of 2012, when suddenly the animals she knew and loved sprang to life, first on canvas, and now grounded on stone.

Georgiana’s stone images are typically eighteen inches square, are one-half inch thick and weigh approximately thirteen pounds. They may be framed, displayed on easels or hung without frames using a suspension system glued to the back of the stones.

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See more of Georgiana’s beautiful oil painting on limestone pieces on our Mixed Media page!

 

David Warren

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David W. Warren

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David W. Warren has painted and drawn all of his life. During his senior year in high school, he entered a regional art competition and won first place, awarding him a full scholarship to Kilgore Junior College. He later graduated with a BA in Art from Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, also under a full scholarship.

During the next twelve years, David worked for commercial art galleries and then for The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. In June 2001, the artist’s studio was flooded from tropical storm Allison. The next year, he moved from Houston to Bastrop, Texas in the Lost Pines to escape the gulf storms and flooding. In Bastrop, he began working with ceramics after he was given a kiln that was previously his Grandmother’s.

On September 4th, 2011, the worst fire in Texas history destroyed the Lost Pines and the artist’s home and studio. Despite such setbacks, David never quit practicing his art and is working in his third studio in Austin, Texas. He was a 2011 CERF+ grant recipient due to the Bastrop fire.

David’s work has been exhibit and is collected throughout Texas, the U.S. and beyond.

Artist’s statement

Texas and the American Southwest is the inspiration for my art. I have painted watercolors and pastels, but the ceramics are now most popular.

My ceramics are all high fire stoneware. All my work is hand built; no two pieces will be identical. I love natural organic forms so my pieces are fashioned after desert plants: cactus, agaves and lechuguilla. Their dripping melted glazes are evocative of the extreme hot Texas desert.

Influences on my art are Mexican Folk art, Native American pottery, the ceramicist George Ohr and the architect Antonio Gaudi.

Dane Winslow Ellsworth

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Dane Winslow Ellsworth

          Dane Winslow Ellsworth has been wielding a crayon, pencil or brush as far back as he can
remember.  With classical training under his belt, he is well versed in the principles of illustration
and representational art.
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     Still, Dane spent many years experimenting with materials and paint media, much of it just for fun.  Though now his approach is more settled and disciplined, his paintings no longer germinate from interpreting nature, but start from within and are influenced by his life experience.

     Dane received his formal art education at the Art Students League in New York and later studied with cowboy artist, Frank C. McCarthy.  His work has been seen in Persimmon Hill Magazine published by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been sold through Southwest Art Magazine and is in public and private collections.

     He has done historical illustration for the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas and his work hangs in the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma.  Dane’s painting, “Old Friends,” was selected by the Texas State SPCA for their poster art for “Paws for Art” and is now in the private collection of that organization’s executive director.  Dane is also a Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society.

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Here are some works by Dane Winslow Ellsworth.
Please see our Paintings page for
currently available pieces.

 

“Visions of Spring,” oil on canvas, 44″ x 54″


“The Stand Out,” oil on canvas, 30″ x 29″

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“Golden Dust and Free Water”  30″ x 36″  Oil on canvas


Dane_Ellsworth_BlueCow_38x31_1775“Blue Cow”  30″ x 31″  Oil on canvas

 

Dane_Ellsworth_MedicineForTheAncientTrail_38x50“Medicine for the Ancient Trail”  38″ x 50″  Oil on Canvas

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“West Texas Gothic”  38″ x 44″  Oil on Canvas


“Lollygagging in the Sun”

Dane Ellsworth Far Away Gaze of Justice“Far Away Gaze of Justice”  36″ x 31″  Oil on Canvas

We welcome telephone or email inquiries regarding Dane Ellsworth’s work!
(830) 990-8160
patricia@artisanstexas.com

Casey Craig

 

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Casey Craig

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Casey Craig’s imaginative mixed media paintings range in color from subtle to vibrant depending on the mood she wants to create. Her stylized renditions of animals, still lifes, and trees are rich with textures and patterns. A variety of mixed media including paint, decorative and hand-painted torn papers, are used to achieve the effects that make her work distinctive.

Casey has been commissioned by The ASPCA, The Discovery Channel and several national magazines, newspapers and children’s publications. She obtained her BFA from the University of Texas and has won numerous awards and been recognized in shows from coast to coast. Her work is in both public and private collections and has been published and internationally distributed as fine art posters.

After living in Louisiana, California and Florida she has settled in the beautiful hill country of Wimberley, Texas. There she enjoysCasey Craig Longhorn in Bluebonnet Patch 24x20 web
working in her home studio where she lives with her husband, two sons and a rather large and goofy German Shepherd. Dividing her time between painting and family keeps her busy and content.

Artist Statement

My paintings evolve from my imagination, so I have the freedom to exaggerate patterns or create new ones where they have never existed.

I enjoy playing with color, design and texture and prefer to keep my compositions simple to suggest a sense of peace and serenity. Nature’s patterns and colors fascinate me and translating and magnifying these elements into my paintings keeps me inspired. Incorporating found, decorative and hand-painted papers into my work creates unique effects and gives me unlimited possibilities for exploring. The resulting images are colorful and stylized interpretations.

As an optimist, I bring a bright, positive perspective to painting. The subjects I choose show my love of nature and the simple pleasures we all enjoy. Painting is a joyful process for me and I want to share that with the viewer.

       Please see our Mixed Media page for more of Casey Craig’s work!

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Becky Rogers

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Becky Rogers

After a successful career in banking and as an owner of a graphics business, Becky has achieved her goal of creating fine art professionally. This Texas Hill Country transplant from Kansas feels she is at her best when she is creating. Becky’s paintings are inspired by the Texas Hill Country in all its splendor. Pastures brimming with bluebonnets, pink primroses in the morning mist, longhorns in serene pastures and sunlit cypress trees along the Guadalupe River are many exceptional aspects of the state’s natural beauty that she captures on her canvas.

As an award winning artist, Becky’s paintings are much sought after and her paintings grace the walls of collectors nationally and internationally. In 2005, the Boerne ISD presented a delegation of students and teachers from Shanghai International Studies University Bilingual School, Becky’s limited edition giclee print, “Bluebonnet Road, A Hill Country Setting” as a remembrance of their visit to Boerne.

Becky’s work has appeared in various magazines and publications:

SouthWest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector Magazine, Country Lifestyle Magazine, TravelHost, San Antonio Monthly, Boerne Star and Austin Monthly.

She has and continues to study under the direction of the “best of the best” artists in America today. Becky exhibits her work professionally through invitational and juried shows, galleries, and museum exhibits. She is a member of the Boerne Professional Artists (BPA) which she currently serves as Secretary, American Society of Bovine Artists, and the Hill Country Council for the Arts (HCCA). Her home studio is in the Boerne and Comfort area of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

– Artist’s Statement –

“Through my art, I share with others a heightened awareness of the awe and wonder of my world. I feel when we are able to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, we are enriched. If I can reflect that beauty on my canvas, I have achieved a lifelong goal.”

Awards:

  • Hill Country Invitational Show 2009 “Best of Show” (painting, “Misty Memories”)
  • Texas Wild Bunch 2007 People’s Choice Award – Honorable Mention

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“Through my art, I share with others a heightened awareness of the awe and wonder of my world.
I feel when we are able to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, we are enriched.
If I can reflect that beauty on my canvas, I achieved a lifelong goal.”