Denise Bossarte

Photography is a way to capture the moments when I connect intimately with the beauty in the world: natural beauty, man-made beauty, and the convergence of the two. 

My training is in an Eastern contemplative arts tradition that emphasizes experiencing the world in a direct and non-judgmental way. 

It requires a quiet, open mind to see what is there to be found in that instant. 

From this view, the images are presenting themselves and my art is fashioned by engaging with them. 

A strong photograph is one that captures a moment in such a way it transmits the experience to the viewer. 

My passion is doing photography along the coast of Texas where the mix of man and nature, of land, sea, and air, construct images that are figurative, impressionistic, and even abstract.


Denise Bossarte
Found Worlds Photography
Artist of Texas Signature Member

Kristine Byars Artists of Texas Equine Art

Kristine Byars uses vivid color to create paintings that are often playful, and yet evoke warm emotions. One consistent theme in her art is a great love of nature and all creatures. Horses hold a particularly special place in Kris' heart, and when not painting she can often be found with her quarter horse, Sparky.  Kris lives a life surrounded by nature in Texas with her husband Steve, cat, golden retriever, and Sparky.     

Randall Cogburn

Evening Hours, 24 x 24 Oil on Canvas


Impressions are what I like to paint, they can be simple or complex. I'm an oil painter who lives near Houston/Galveston area and I paint a seascapes and related oil paintings, as well as landscape, still life and portrait. I do teach plein air painting twice a year and frequently go on location to paint. To learn more about my paintings and where to buy visit

Carolyn Hancock

I love painting people, getting just the right expression in their eyes, leaving a little mystery, telling a story. I paint with unexpected color combinations that visually blend to believability, creating beautiful skin tones. Pastel is my first and only medium. With its range of subtle lights and intense darks, I can achieve a transparent glowing luminosity or thick impasto.


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Home/Studio: 832-363-1152   Richmond TX
All images copyright 2015  Carolyn Hancock

Niki Gulley

"Ruby Smiles" ©2015 Niki Gulley

10" x 16" textured oil painting

I painted these cheerful poppies with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to achieve depth and texture. The resulting image comes to life and is loaded with uplifting color, energy and movement.


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Meet Texas Artist Dave Blow

A whole new movement has emerged, connecting ecology with theology: ecotheology. Outside the bounds of organized religion, people are reawakening to nature as a sacred sphere; a rediscovery of Native American spirituality, the Gaia Hypothesis, and the Ecological Spirituality of Matthew Fox and Wendell Berry, all are part of this phenomenon. It's rare to find a person who hasn't experienced a deeply moving and pleasurable sense of oneness with something awesomely larger than themselves just through looking at the stars on a clear night... at the rhythmic circling of the birds overhead... buzzing of bees in the blossom's of spring...hiking in the woods or on the beach.

My work is embracing the technological changes that are taking place in our culture, while maintaining my love for the beauty of our natural environment. Multiple images are used to show the magic of a time found in nature's seasons. Through the use of the computer, I bring the viewer into my poetic vision of universal harmony between nature, man and technology. Aesthetically, I am seeking to show the harmony between the natural environment and the electronic one.

Meet Texas Artist Filomena Booth

Strong composition, visual texture, bold use of color, and trusting her intuition are just some of the elements that Filomena  employs in creating works that elicit emotional responses from viewers. Her work, at times, may be subtle, and at other times vibrant and bold.  Her original abstract paintings are found in collections throughout the country.

Filomena is a Signature Member of the Artists of Texas

Jimmy Longacre Indian Summer

Painting in the studio, waiting for the weather to change. This one was a lot of jun. I've been wanting to do a format like this one.  With some studio time on my hands, I like to go back into past plein air studies, and select one to reconsider.  I try some different compositional ideas in a few notan sketches, until I hit on something that seems like it could make a strong painting.  Then, I try to work with a color idea that is more developed than I can do when speed painting in the field.  Finally, I try to apply things I'm working on to improve in some way.  In this case, I was trying for a more unified color feel and atmospheric effect.  This kind of exercise lets me re-imagine the scene and develop it according to my memory of the feeling I had while painting the study.



©Jimmy Longacre 2014

8X16 oil on canvas panel

Jimmy Longacre

subjective realist landscape paintings

Meet Texas Artist Maryann Brooks Kildebeck

MaryAnn Brooks Kildebeck signs her paintings with her maiden name, MaryAnn Brooks.  She has been painting for 30 years, but took a long break while raising children and building a career in forensic therapy and mediation.  She loves to paint with bold as well as softened colors and moves from realism to contemporary renditions easily.  

Having lived in Texas for more than 40 years, MaryAnn feels at home in Texas, but still has deep roots in Oklahoma where she was raised.  Her first training was with oils, then she moved to watercolors, and now uses both mediums.  Please feel free to contact her to make suggestions or requests!  


Meet Texas Artist Marty Hatcher

Marty Hatcher is from Dallas, Texas where, she found acceptance and encouragement for her love of art.  Her deep connection with animals and nature was evident in her early art work.  She attended the University of Texas at Arlington with a major in Commercial Art.  After school she went directly into the field of art as an illustrator.  Her love of and involvement with horses and nature eventually led her to a new career.  She competed in, as well as instructing Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing while owning and operating a horse boarding facility in Houston.  She did free-lance commercial art on the side and took up painting again under the tutelage of Houston’s own Dick Turner.  She has studied with some of the country's finest artists, Quang Ho, Scott Christensen, and Ned Jacob to name a few.  Marty took courses in Veterinary Technology to enhance her animal anatomy knowledge.  When asked to share her thoughts on education, her passion for study was evidenced by her statement: "The more I learn, the more I know I need and love to learn.  I feel an artist needs to have a deep understanding and feeling for what they are painting as well as a good handle on the use of the tools and innumerable applications available to them.” Her dream to share art and education in the arts is evident through the development ofARLC – Artists Retreat & Learning Center, her most recent and exciting undertaking.  Marty taught life drawing at the Museum of Fine Art in Fort Worth, Texas.  She is now teaching privately at her studio in Magnolia, Texas. Her works can be seen at - Galerie Mado Chalvet in Montrose at 1706 Westheimer, Houston TX 77098 (ph) 713-522-0475.   Marty states that she now realizes her many years of study and experience with art, animals, and being an observer of nature have been developing a foundation from which to draw the fundamental materials for her deep passion, painting.  Marty says:“There is something very sensual about moving paint around a canvas. Sometimes I laugh out loud while I’m painting for the sheer pleasure it brings to me.”  It is her hope that her joy and passion come through in her paintings.

Meet Texas Artist Janna Hengy


I was born in a small town in East Texas, but moved to Dallas in the seventh grade.  After marrying and having two children my husband and I decided we wanted to raise our family in a smaller community.  He had spent a lot of time growing up on his uncle's ranch outside of Hico, Texas, which was our inspiration for buying an old farm near Terrell, where we built our dream home and still live.  Today we raise stockers and have horses.  So there are a lot of Western themes interwoven in my art.

I have always been interested in art.  When my children were small, I was a stay at home Mom.  After my children were grown, I started painting seriously. Wanting to learn as much as possible, I took workshops with Perrin Sparks, Greg Biolchini, Kay Polk. and Carrie Ballantyne.  My favorite media are oil and pastel.  I seem to prefer western themes, as is evident in my portraits of people and animals.  My brother is a cowboy reinactor and chuckwagon cook.  I occasionally help him cook and also lend a hand with other friends who have a chuckwagon.  Once upon a time I did Cowboy Action Shooting, which is why I can honestly say, "I live the life I paint" and hopefully  my art succeeds in helping you visualize a small segment of my experience.

 I am a traditional artist painting in the traditional style.  I love color and often use it very liberally.  I enjoy the play of light and dark with dramatic settings.  I hope you enjoy my choice of subjects and how I interpret them and come back to see more.

Meet Texas Artist Becky Hicks

Becky Hicks grew up in the small west Texas town of Breckenridge.  She spent many of her summers and holidays on her great-grandmother's ranch, where her love for nature and all things "country" was born.  She began drawing and painting at five years old and was always encouraged by her family, friends and teachers to create art.  She knew at a very early age that she was an artist and would one day realize her dream of becoming a full time artist.

Becky currently resides in Keller, Tx with her husband, Dwain.  Several years ago she left the corporate world and has since successfully owned and operated a faux finishing and decorative painting business.  In addition she has been painting and selling her original oil paintings, which, along with the desire to teach others to paint, is her passion.