Loss of beloved grandmother propels island artist
Norman “Snooze” Bloom III has always loved working with his hands and creating things with wood or other materials. [Read more…]
Islander puts creative, coastal touch on cigar boxes
With Jennifer Nichole Head’s hand-decorated cigar boxes, the smokes aren’t the main attraction. [Read more…]
Islander’s photos capture the beauty of coastal nature
You might not know Barbara Rabek, but if you’ve ever been to Galveston, you probably know her work. [Read more…]
How an island mentorship program helped a young artist sell her first work
“Andromeda” draws you in. Its whimsical subjects — an octopus, fish and ocean flora — conjure up a fantastical world below the sea. The painting is named after an Ethiopian princess, who in Greek mythology is saved by a sea monster after her parents try to sacrifice her to save their kingdom from the wrath of god Poseidon.
The painting’s textural, three-dimensional quality and vibrant mix of consciously chosen colors beckons to be touched. It recently sold at ArtWalk in downtown Galveston for $225. [Read more…]
Island artists take glass to a spiritual level
Lynn Nielsen and Barbara Parker are drawn to estate sales, always with an eye out for glass vases.
Nielsen and Parker subsequently smash the vases, some heirlooms, to smithereens — all in the name of art, mind you. [Read more…]
Hanson’s work has become a fixture in island homes
Old wood has stories to tell and secrets to share. It has character that can be carved into a one-of-a-kind table, mantle, headboard or whatever your imagination can conjure.
Wood is Scott Hanson’s chosen material, especially salvaged wood that has been revived from another life as a floor or an old chair or a heavy beam from a century-old structure. He likes to make pieces that inspire conversation. [Read more…]
Death, near-death and life metaphors inspire artist
Mayuko Ono Gray found her life’s work in a beloved grandfather’s death. [Read more…]
Once a rebel tagger, artist finds success in painting murals
Gabriel Prusmack exults in his faith, professing a belief in God that he credits for transforming him from a repentant tagger to a gifted artist. [Read more…]
Artist’s work is inspired by fascination with physics
Kent Sollenberger’s idea for his latest art exhibit came from his wife’s enthusiasm for online shopping while she was bed-bound with a leg injury. [Read more…]