ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR
you by the
Wimberley Valley Art League
May 20th and 21st, 2005
10 AM to 4 PM
Wimberley is a magnet for artists, and this
tour, sponsored by the Wimberley Valley Art League,
featured the studios of ten nationally and
internationally known artists.
The studios represent a number of artistic
genres, including oil painting, watercolor, mixed media, sculpture, and
fabric art. Each artist is notable in
his or her field, and both their studios and
their works are rich and diverse.
More about the artists
More about the artists
studios are featured on the 2005 tour...
Lillian Arnold is a noted watercolor painter.
Arnold's subjects may be flowers, rocks, even a collection of engine
parts. Hundreds of art books line her studio, and her paintings are in
private collections in the U. S. and overseas, as well as at Blair House
and Unique to Antique in Wimberley.
H.B. "Butch" Casanova's studio is a
techno-innovator's dream. Casanova crafts free-standing and bas-relief
sculptures that reflect his strong sense of design, order and justice.
As he transforms his beautiful mental images into tangible sculptures
made of modern high-tech materials, Casanova wears many hats...
metalsmith, welder, carpenter, chemist and toolmaker.
Jerolyn Bahm Colombik's paintings (and
sculpture) are noted for the expressive faces, particularly
grandmothers, who reflect family and regional identity. A careful
observer of people all over the world, she seeks out grace and kindness
in her subjects and uses those same qualities in her art.
Roger Colombik, a sculpture
teacher at Texas State University, balances university work and
independent projects. Roger sculpts in bronze, aluminum, stone or steel
in his massive fabrication studio. He and his wife Jerolyn have spent
time in the Balkans, and he has written his first book about that
Quiet Divide. "Physically, sculpture is
brutal to build," he states, "but, mentally, writing is the toughest of
who specializes in fine
art quilts, had her own pottery and ceramics studio in Vermont, then met
and married fellow artist Alfredo Sanchez in Mexico. When Cranshaw
switched to a "softer" medium and began to create art quilts, she found
her imagination kicking into high gear. Cranshaw is writing a book about
quilts, and designing kits for sale.
Following an Air Force career,
sculptor Kerry K. Christensen now molds clay, carrying from mind to
heart to hands her intense responses to life. From her quiet, organized
studio the artist meditates, sculpts, and keeps an eye on her chickens
and horses. She is also an instructor in the Arts from the Heart youth
In her hilltop studio, Leah
Dunaway creates abstract paintings using multiple textures and layering
techniques. "As an abstract artist I don't paint directly what I see,
but the vistas, as well as the integrity of nature, influence everything
I paint." Watercolor Magic magazine included Dunaway as "One to Watch"
in their 2003 yearbook.
Matthew Fuller produces
classical, fine arts photography, primarily large scale black and white
photos. "Images take on another dimension when they're scaled up," he
explains. His locations include international sites. Fuller's work is on
display at Davis Gallery, Austin; Verve Fine Art, Santa Fe, Kansas
City, and Austin.
Suzanne McBride, a former
software engineer, is a multi-media painter and sculptor in wood, clay
and bronze. McBride focuses on the heroic nature of her animal subjects,
emphasizing their essence rather than an exact likeness. "There are no
green rabbits in real life and no purple cats, but that's sometimes
needed," she says. McBride's work is in private collections and public
display at the Austin Nature Center.
Alfredo Sanchez, a native of San Miguel de
moved to Wimberley in 2000. Sanchez paints his
trademark large oils to classical music. Using layers in almost
translucent tones, Sanchez captures the natural beauty of his subject.
"When I look at the painting and it says to me 'Don't touch me anymore!'
The studios of all these fine
were open in May, 2005, in scenic Wimberley.
Proceeds for the tour supported the art education programs of the
non-profit organization, The Wimberley Valley Art League.
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