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Thought-Provokers: Richmond

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 Richmond that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Anghelov Medina

I love to create portraits that are stylistic and edgy. I start by having a concept and mood that I want to create. I scout locations and then use a combination of natural light and strobes to create the effect. I hope to convey through my photos the personality and character of my subject in a unique perspective. Read more>>

Susan B. Hecht

I began my career in Advertising and graphic design, but later picked up a paint brush and never put it down. For me, art is a means of discovery. Sometimes I’ll take the same subject, but approach it in different ways every time. I think people are forever students, and I love learning new outlets and techniques to express myself. Read more>>

Benjamin Sack

Under the Californian sun I picked up a crayon at a tender age, like many when a toddler, and have continued to scribble, scratch and sketch across the globe ever since. In Kindergarten, with the endless Pacific horizon always in view, for hours I would lose myself in drawing, my pages crawling with block-like people and animals; from a budding age it seems I had a disposition for rendering the world in geometric forms. From this intuitive, archaic geometry I contrived a kind of proto-perspective, not entirely unrelated to that on the caves or in many a’ Pharaohs’ tomb. Read more>>

Norma Wilson

When in college, I chose to major in Psychology and worked for a time in the geriatric field before married a Navy man and moved around the county and raised three boys. I loved new places and decorating our homes so I began to study interior design. When taking an art class focused on painting scenes on furniture, my focus turned to painting on canvas. I was hooked and knew I had found my passion. I have not stopped since and it has been twenty-five years. Read more>>

Trenea Baugh

I’m forever grateful for everything that’s been going on in my life. Even though I’ve only had my license for six months, I know my number will rise because I don’t only just do hair. I always put extra tender loving care into the hair. It’s always been my passion for giving hope when it’s needed. Read more>>

Dylan Maynard

As a painter, I strive for my audience to get a sense of newfound excitement for nature that they can take away & apply to their life. I love looking back at the evolution of my work. Read more>>

Michelle Arline

I have always struggled with acne from the time I reached puberty through adulthood. It was during my 40’s that I had reached my limit and decided that it was time for me to really get control of the breakouts, blemishes, and inflammation on my skin. Read more>>

Mohammad Ali Bhatti

I have been teaching studio arts and art history in many international universities and represented by several reputed art galleries around the globe. I have an MFA in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. Read more>>

Isabel Wilson

I design my own fabrics which makes my clothing unique to other lines out there. Each collection is meticulously designed in my studio through the development of custom swatches on my brother knitting machine, hand dyed silks, embroidered elements. Read more>>

Amanda Pavlock

What drew me into photography is familiar to the stories of many fellow photographers I’ve met; my children. However, the deep need to document their little lives from birth stems from the lack of photographs I have to reminisce over my own childhood. Read more>>

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