My art is meant to inspire hope for the natural world. To get the viewer to care about the animals and places on this planet with the hope that they will want to save these places. People will only care about what they know and save what they care about and if my art can get people to care than we are one step further to saving this planet.
Acrylics on panel
BrunkyArt offers colorful prints & paintings that celebrate the flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country by Austin Artist, Jason Wallerstein. Originally from South Florida, Jason loves to create paintings, murals, linocut and other relief prints, sculptures, costumes & much more with a theme which focuses on his surrounding locale and adventurous encounters. Now residing in Cedar Park, Texas Jason Wallerstein’s artwork is meant to share his love for all things Texas and the outdoors.
Acrylics, charcoal, and graphite
Leigh Ann Torres is an artist living and working in Austin, TX. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. Leigh Ann has shown her work at the Downtowner Gallery and the Georgetown Art Center, and her drawings grace the labels of wines from Wautoma Springs Wines, a boutique winery in Prosser, Washington. Leigh Ann experiments with painting still lives and arrangements that catch her eye, finding beauty and the complexity of that which sits right in front of her.
Max has been dubbed by his closest friends as “the happy painter” for a reason. He loves what he does, and he loves people. Max painted in oils at a very young age, Jr. High, and gave it up quickly due to frustration. At the ripe old age of 69, he took up the brush again and never looked back. His goal in his paintings is to bring the viewer to an old fond memory or to a place longed for. Max loves to paint what he loves… from the woods and the mountains of Appalachia where he camped with his four sons to the swamplands of Louisiana where he roamed every summer visiting his grandmother. And of course, he cannot leave out his beloved Texas. “If the subject means nothing to me, I cannot paint it. It must first be in my heart for it to show up on my canvas.”
Mixed Media and Found Objects
Carvel Vintage was born in 2012 after realizing I needed to pull my weight to help the world keep trash out of landfills. I decided to make art that had dual function, sculpture and lighting. As you will view in my online galleries, I will use anything that is considered obsolete or about to be discarded to create my artistic lighting but I prefer to work with metal. My pieces are reasonably priced as I feel everyone should have access to affordable art.
Each piece made is one of a kind. Techniques used are welding, dry joining, soldering, cutting, heating or other manipulation to achieve the desired design. Every step of the making process is completed solely by myself, from cleaning off rust and grease to design to welding and connecting new electrical components. Aside from making and selling, it is my goal to inspire others to “Think Before You Toss” items into the garbage. I also encourage young women(such as my 5 nieces) to have confidence in their abilities to be a creative entrepreneur!
Aaron grew up drawing prolific piles of characters from his imagination. He and his father Dare would spend hours together exploring the properties of different mediums, from ink to sidewalk chalk, building blocks to fogged up mirrors. Everything held the potential for creative expression, a philosophy that Aaron has kept close as an adult.
After 14 years in New Orleans, showing his work on Jackson Square in the heart of the French Quarter Aaron relocated to Austin, TX in 2022.
“Getting out and exploring this country, especially Texas and the Midwest gives me a window to the past and the things that pull on my heartstrings. Everything has beauty and sometimes just needs a little effort and creativity to make it special again. Through my artwork I blend a modern feel with traditional elements and themes. Paying tribute to our roots reminds us to slow down and helps us reconnect with what matters most.”
in a little studio deep in the heart of texas, artisan mary meier creates beautiful textures in sterling silver & other metals, embellishing them with gemstones of amazing color, variety, & meaning.
rustic, yet classy. timeless, yet modern. joyfully playful, yet deeply spiritual. that’s the redneck feng shui style.
ShadowWorks Jewelry has 18k gold and sterling silver fine jewelry that is handmade by Kathleen Lundy in Georgetown, TX. Each piece of jewelry Kathleen creates begins as an idea, followed by a quick sketch then an in-depth drawing. She works with the metal to bring her design to life using the traditional goldsmithing techniques of forging, forming, sawing, soldering, carving, and chasing and repousse. She textures the metal with hammers, burs, punches and organic surfaces. She incorporates textures that are inspired by sites she visited when she lived overseas in Asia and Africa and traveled around the world. You can see the influence of the natural environment that inspires Kathleen in each of her pieces: leaves, tree bark, rock formations and more.
Kathleen’s work has clean lines with a mixture of textured and patterned metal. She accents pieces with precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies and uses unique natural stones such as boulder opals and tourmalines as focal elements. Wearability of her jewelry is important as is the ability of collectors being able to make the piece their own by stacking or layering.