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Thought-Provokers: Katy

Houston has always had an artistic soul.  The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous debt to the arts community.  Supporting local art is something we care deeply about and we’d like to do everything we can to help the local arts community thrive.  Unfortunately, too often media attention is monopolized by corporate interests and tabloid gossip – but culture doesn’t come from a focus on celebrity breakups it comes from a focus on the arts.

Below, you’ll find some incredible artists from in and around Katy that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Camila Vargas and Claudia Bueno

My mom and I have always been curiously creative. We have spent quality mother and daughter time while visiting craft stores, looking for new projects, trying different materials and learning new techniques. We made accessories for us to wear and home décor pieces, as well. Having our art pieces hanging around our neck or on the walls of our home brought us so much joy. Read more>>

Michael Wooten

I’ve always been creative, but I remember when I was in the 6th grade all my friends started tracing comics out of the newspaper. After a few days my friends got bored with it and moved on to other things, but I wanted to see if I could draw them without tracing. The first attempt was horrible, but that sparked something in me, I had to keep going, keep trying until I got it. Read more>>

Lauri Johnston

I’ve been lucky to work as a designer at an ad agency for the past ten years because it has allowed me to explore a lot of my interests at work. I often incorporate illustration and lettering into my design work and have been able to do photo shoots, sign painting and various medium exploration at my job.  Read more>>

Adrianna Colvin

The summer I graduated I did missionary work in Brenham Texas. I had saved up enough money to buy my first DSLR Canon camera. Boy, was I excited to dive in and learn as much as I could! I’ve spent countless nights watching YouTube videos, I’ve also reached out to many photographers of my liking to ask for advice. Some responded, and some didn’t. Read more>>

Shauna Sullivan

While being a SAHM with my toddler, and another baby on the way, I felt the need to have something on my plate that gave me purpose [outside of the home]. There is a long, amusing story about how I got involved in dog rescue, but what dog rescue did for me was also inspire me to pick up a camera. Read more>>

Atelier Dojo Austin

The school believes that the foundation of realist art is the trained eye for observation. Classes are led by artists who are nationally recognized in their field and teach a curriculum based around the classical skills integral to realist drawing and painting. Students are also encouraged to attend open studios where they can hone their newfound skills alongside students of all levels. Read more>>

Paul McCreery

That same professor had also told me I should look into Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. It is a commercial art school, so that was always in the back of my mind. I worked my way up in construction to a Building Inspector, but really hated it, so finally I applied to Art Center, majored in Illustration, and have been a working artist/illustrator ever since. I love it. Read more>>

Kyla Crawford

I am an artist who grew up in metro Detroit, MI where I earned her BFA in painting and fibers from Wayne State University. In 2004, I took her first weaving class where I became completely and utterly addicted to all thing textiles, like many of the women in my family. I quickly consumed workshops and classes on all things textile related. While spreading my love of arts and textiles to my students and through my art. Read more>

Christie Coker

Currently, Christie a full-time working artist. She has been represented by Archway Gallery since 2001 and has had affiliations with various art organizations since moving to the Houston area from Beaumont in 1995. Her work is included in private collections throughout the United States, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Read more>>

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