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.
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.
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.
born, Peter Blackwell 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
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.