Robyna Prescott-Some of us were “born artists” or born with a crayon clutched in our chubby little fingers. I started drawing and painting early, was active in our art club in high school (president) and at Lamar University, and have always found drawing and painting among my favorite activities. Some of us have a need to paint, to produce art, whether or not anyone else ever sees it. The act of painting is fulfilling. It is just a part of who we are. I am happy to be working among a group of people who love the practice of creating art. This is something that can be practiced alone or in a group, but doing art always brings focus, peace and joy to my life.
Shirley Rappaport first started studying and painting in 2007 in her spare time and was mostly self-taught until she retired. Upon retiring in 2010 she pursued painting as if it were her next job and started studying and painting every moment possible. She has had great instructors in both Las Vegas and San Antonio. She paints almost anything that inspires or amuses her from grandchildren to animals, flowers, trees and more. Most of her work is in oils but she has completed some pastel and charcoal pieces.
Liz Tomlinson is an award winning Fine Art Photographer and Abstract Artist whose work reveals her ability to "see things differently". Acrylic is her medium of choice and Intuitive Abstracts from a Spiritual perspective is her style. A Scripture verse becomes the theme of her painting while she works and the painting's name is revealed during the process. Liz is humbled to share her faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through her work and gives Him "All the Glory" for this gift.
Sandy Withrow always wanted to oil paint. I believe my desire stems from my need to capture that heart-thumping moment when I see something so moving or so beautiful that it can not be described otherwise . My opportunity to paint was long-coming as I was a busy wife, mother and hairstylist with no time to pursue painting . I retired in 2008 to care for my ailing mother and in a short time my ailing husband. I began to paint and this has become as necessary to me as the air I breathe. I thank God for the minds eye and this burning desire to be the best artist I can be.
Lana Pritchett is best known for her captivating depictions of mother nature's finest scenery. She enjoys recreating scenery that she has personally witnessed or hopes to encounter someday. Lana's biggest influence is her love of the craft. Her artistry began as a hobby 15 years ago using acrylic paints. She bought several books and taught herself the basics of painting. In 2008, she honed her skills by taking oil-based painting courses. She is known by her family as being extremely creative and very crafty, although she is always very humble with regards to her talent. Lana can take a paint brush to any surface and bring it to life. A perfect example of this is the hand-painted mural in her home picturing a beautiful scenery of a park-view. As a nod to her humor, she typically hides a little critter in each of her paintings. Lana looks forward to being a part of many more galleries in the future.