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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.

Jan Pomeroy

It is a God-given gift that I use to bless others with. I use prayer and meditation to get inspiration from God to guide and direct me as I embark on each creative journey with each painting-down to the naming of the piece-and that it would go to just the right person! This year, I was able to start an arts non-profit called Kairos Creative Arts Center. Read more>>

Topher Sipes

Creating with VR is blossoming into a current interest in digital and physical sculptures. My current primary commissioner, Orpheus Self-Care Entertainment, publishes and develops immersive gaming experiences blending wellness with wisdom traditions while making them radically entertaining. Read more>>

Kimberly Rumfelt

Drawing quickly became the best way, to express the stories I want to tell; it is not time sensitive, it transports easily and I can work in the five-ten-minute spurts of down time I get while teaching. Life is funny like that, steering you in the direction you might not have gone if given the choice. Read more>>

Hollie Berry

I’ve been drawing and painting since I was old enough to hold a pencil, and I was one of those crazy horse girls that never grew out of that “phase”. I cut my teeth on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo school art program, winning a scholarship my senior year. Read more>>

Angela Parker

Beauty was again, last on my list of priorities. I eventually got burnt out on that life and was peer pressured by my wonderful mother-in-law to try beauty school. She’s truly a brilliant lady, as I found my passion there. Read more>>

Michael Swank

Today, I produce my own songs and continue to sing over various genres of music. I’ve been singing my entire life. It just always felt so natural. Throughout high school, I was in choir, musical theatre, and I also sang in multiple bands. Read more>>

Steven DaLuz

My paintings often reflect upon the sublime and the expressive beauty of the human figure. My work came to the attention of Laura Rathe, where my work was represented in Houston. Identified as a “contemporary Luminist” in Wikipedia. Read more>>

Greg Barton

I always like to tell the story of when I was wandering through an art show a while back in Austin, Texas and spotted an artist wielding what looked like big fat sticks of oil paint. The artist would then use a palette knife to carve into each stick, stealing a chunk of color to smear on the canvas. Read more>>

Heather Sundquist Hall

I freelance as an illustrator and have created artwork for local restaurants, some magazines and other businesses. This past summer, I launched a brand of prints of my artwork called, Golden Hour Prints and have begun selling my work around the country. Read more>>

Roena King

I enjoyed graphite drawing in high school but became most interested in painting when I took lessons in oil painting in the late 60’s. By the late 70’s and into the 80’s, I was teaching private lessons in oils, watercolor, graphite, and Prisma Colored Pencil. Read more>>

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