Meet Artist, Tina Bohlman

A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to create her breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.  She cultivated her natural artistic talent and eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn by studying works of “the Impressionists” and today’s best master artists. Preferring  plein air rather than working in the studio Bohlman is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, and Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado.

I’ve been an outdoor painter for most of my art career.  Nothing compares for inspiration and capturing light and emotion. Plein Air requires strong technical skills and a large measure of intestinal fortitude.  As the light moves, moment by moment across the sky, every stroke must be without hesitation.  It's a marathon race with the sun; spirited, emotional….and exhausting.  I love it!" 

With this dedicated attitude and her skills and talent, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field.  In a career span of nearly 40 years, she has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and four Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.  


 “While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be “in the moment…the now.”

Meet Artist, Jimmy Longacre


Jimmy Longacre was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1947.  At an early age his family moved to San Antonio, Texas. Through grade school he filled his notebooks with drawings of Davy Crockett, Superman, cowboys, Indians, horses, Disney characters, airplanes and spaceships, to share with his friends. Longacre graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, and then earned a Master of Fine Art degree from Syracuse University.  Contrary to the predominant scholastic influence of the day, Abstract Expressionism, Longacre fed his artistic interests on paintings from the Golden Age of American Illustration and the American Impressionists. In following his early passion for these he enjoyed a career as a freelance illustrator and painter for twenty-five years. During part of that time Longacre taught drawing and painting while on the faculty of The University of Texas College of Fine Art. Today, Jimmy is a full time painter and lives with his wife on a hilltop in the Texas hill country, near Dripping Springs. He spends much of his time on frequent outdoor painting excursions gathering the experience and material for his studio compositions. He describes his evolving painting style as Subjective Realism.