Our Residency Show about Navasota and the region is still up through July

Take a sneak preview, come by and see it
Since we are only 2 residents this time, we had the big front room to share. We liked how our work looks together Continue reading “Our Residency Show about Navasota and the region is still up through July”

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Adriana De Luna

Adriana De Luna is a painter from San Antonio, Texas.

Adriana’s Artist Statement: My work originates from reading my first young adult novel. Reading activated my imagination and highlighted the importance of story and emotion in my mind. With little over two years under my belt, my main goal in my work is to show a mastery of medium and an understanding of subject. I am drawn towards people and the human body as a way of representing story and emotion. Having the individual as the focus creates a sense of relationship between the viewer and the subject that I try to capitalize on while further emphasizing emotion through vivid colors. A lot of the themes relating to my work deal with ideas of fantasy and spirituality with elements of ethereal or other-worldly qualities. I work with charcoal, acrylic, oil, and most recently watercolor and exercise in a handful of different styles from abstract to representational. I am working to further my skill in these mediums all while learning on how to better realize the ideas and themes of fantasy and spirituality in my work.

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Can you change the World?

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I knew 2017 would bring growing pains for me. Now I also can say America as a whole is in the thick of it.

Since Donald Trumps inaugural debute, we as a country fell down in the vast quick sand that is the American Male ego. Celebrities and common folk alike  banded together in record breaking Woman & Immigrant marches around the world. But are the marches helping change the world? Can we strong liberals heal the shadow aspects of fear in the Americans that voted for him? Can you alone change the World? In trying times like these I ponder the control we all have while grasping for straws. Continue reading “Can you change the World?”

When Your time is up, then your time is UP.

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A man came into the gallery today and we had a lengthy chat about death and  his view was and I quote, “when your time is up, your time is up.” I did not have much of a rebuttal without losing my confidence in his openess around the after life, for my views bathe in the thick milk of Spirituality only.

Donald Trump is tweeting as the President of the United States, there was a shooting at The Fort Lauderdale Airport, and that is JUST 2 bad things about 2017. Continue reading “When Your time is up, then your time is UP.”

Suspension of disbelief

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My name is Ashton Hall, and I am excited to welcome myself and my Oil Art to Texas. About 10 years ago I realised I had a gift that I needed to utilize. I applied to Western Technical College in LaCrosse Wisconsin and Graduated with an Associate Degree in Graphic Design in 2011. Soon after getting a job in the field, I knew it did not fulfill me. I needed to keep looking for my niche in the world and I realized it was my first love all along… self expression through oil paint, acrylic, and oil pastel. Since I seen the opportunity in Navasota Texas to sell my own work I knew I needed to apply and learn the value of my own WORK. There seems to be a stigma attached to artists, like they’re all poor or it is hard to make money through the art. Several of these thoughts exist because it seems the Art needs approval in order to have a backbone…support to lean on. I am guilty of this as well, I believed my value to society reflected in my work. I realize through this experience, Art is all about what you value in your own self. It is a true reflection of your current mind and thoughts. Continue reading “Suspension of disbelief”