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Nancy Paris Pruden

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Nancy Paris Pruden, an award winning artist, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Growing up in Ft. Worth, Texas, Nancy started painting at a very early age when she won a scholarship to study drawing and later painting at the Experimental Art Program in Ft. Worth. By the time she graduated from high school, she was selling her art and is today shown in many nationally juried shows. Texture and color are her main interests, and she paints from life Alla Prima style in oils. Graduating from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, Nancy continued her training with workshops under David Leffel, Gregg Kreutz, Quang Ho, Carolyn Anderson, and Joe Anna Arnett before attending the Art Students League in New York. Her recent awards include National oil and Acrylics Oneline Showcase, 2016, and 2015, first place in "Texas & Neighbors Regional Show", third places in the SKB Foundation Show and IAA Show, and an Award of Excellence in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Show and HCAA Open Show. She was awarded Signature status in ACT (Artists Changing Tomorrow) and is featured in the NOAPS "Best of America" 2015, OPS Plein Air Salon, 2015, Boldbrush Favorites 2015, The Oil Painters of America 2015 National Show and Spring 2016 Dutch Gallery of Art Show.
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Joan Bohn

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Joan Bohn is an extraordinarily devoted artist with a sense of style, presentation, and color few artists achieve. Her ongoing series: The Four Seasons, Portals, and Journeys, are a reflection of her very personal view of life. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections worldwide. Joan lives in Houston and maintains a studio in an industrial section of the city. She thrives on the energy of this urban environment, and yet, longs for the peace and tranquility she finds during summer visits to the mountains: only to become restless once again for the city. For her it is about balance - in nature as in life. Her philosophy can be summarized by the following: I live in a city surrounded by tall buildings, commercial development, and all the hustle and bustle that defines urban. Within this chaos I strive to find balance, and a sense of place that is derived from the stimulation of the city, redefined, and put to rest in my paintings.
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Elizabeth Sage

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Elizabeth Sage is a painter with a BFA from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Her work explores the passing of time and the effects of natural light through various outdoor scenes inspired by the Texas landscape. She values direct experience of her landscape scenes and will often complete plein-air studies on her family s farm in south Texas. Elizabeth s work has been included in exhibitions throughout the TCU campus, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and abroad. She was recently awarded the Emerging Artist Award from the Mercedes Benz Financial Services Center's show, "Experiencing Perspectives." Her most recent work is included in exhibitions at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and TCU s Moudy Gallery.
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Peter Blackwell

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Kenyan born, <b>Peter Blackwell</b> has been intrigued by Africa's environments and  exceptional diversity all his life. Raised on a remote farm in Northern Kenya, the African bush was Peter's outdoor arena for entertainment and learning. Formally educated in England, where he received a degree in Graphic Design, Peter was keen to return to his roots to pursue a career not related to the advertising world, but to focus on the bush and continue on a lifetime interest, that of wildlife painting.

Virtually self taught in the area of fine art, Peter built up a reputation as a watercolour artist specialising in birds, gaining acclaim for his ability to bring to life his feathered subjects, with incredible character interpretations, distinctive detail to bold and iridescent colours and the fine intricate work of precise feathering. Gradually Peter included animals and landscapes as well as oils and acrylics into his portfolio, all with the same great care and individuality as his bird pieces. Today he centres his attention on all the aspects of the African landscape. His originals range from pieces only a few inches in dimensions to several feet, in mixed mediums.