At sol'stice, we strive to provide as many one-of-a-kind artist creations as possible. Come join us at our Gallery in Dripping Springs, Tx to enjoy an inspiring array of art, sculpture, and one-of-kind creations from the many inspired artists we feature. From classic to contemporary, traditional to modern, we are sure to have an inspired work of art for your home or garden. Below is an ever growing list of 'some' of our featured artists. NOTICE WE KEEP A VARIED STABLE OF WIND / KINETIC SCULPTORS IN OUR PORTFOLIO AT ALL TIMES.
Note: If you are an artist we are always interested in finding new inspiration and would most likely love to show your work. Give us a call to learn details and arrange a time for us to meet. Thank you.
42'' Ripples (orange fusion)
Mark White ~ Sante Fe, NM ~ sculptor Mark White creates kinetic sculpture designed to encourage, facilitate and enhance meditation. We first saw his Dreamcatcher Series while visiting the Texas coast and knew it was a must for our gallery. Mark's sculptures are made with stainless steel structural elements and hand worked copper blades. They are precisely balanced to respond to extremely light winds, yet strong enough to withstand 100 mph winds. His exhibit is a permanent display at our gallery. If you purchase one of his sculptures or fountains, it will be shipped directly to your home. To learn more about Mark's work go to www.markwhitekinetics.com .
Bone Fish (kinetic stainless)
Jim La Paso ~ Kyle, TX ~ sculptor In Jim's own words: 'I plan to dedicate the rest of my time here on earth designing kinetic art using every mechanism I can invent or find. From opposing pinwheels to pendulums to George Rickie's conical movement. I hope you enjoy what I have done so far and visit me from time to time to see what I come up with in the future..' See incredible examples of Jim's work at our gallery and at www.lapaso.com .
Feathered Birds (3 way)
Jim Sullivan ~ Sedona, AZ ~ sculptor Jim Sullivan has spent countless hours studying leaves and flowers, then re-creates them in copper, red and yellow brass, bronze, silver, iron, lead, and stainless steel. His wind sculpture designs are balanced for weight and wind acceptance for maximum rotation. Combing his eye for nature and leaves, flowers and birds with a little Irish whimsy, Jim's latest "Living Metal' creations stress detail and movement.
Amy Kappler ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ glass artist Amy must be a sister of mine from a parallel universe. We find inspiration in many of the same motifs and WOW our two media meld to create pieces with bold presences and yet a existential simplicity. Amy is a mentor and guide and I thank her for her support. Amy is the successful owner and artist behind Hippos Eating Alligators. This is Amy's on-line store (both retail and wholesale) that is an outlet for her amazing dichroic fused glass jewelry and custom designed findings. You will be rewarded with many forms of beauty if you visit www.hipposeatingalligators.com.
aloe (acrylic on canvas)
Karen Alexander ~ Austin Area ~ artist Karen is a native of Central Texas. She lives in the Austin-Dripping Springs area. She has a degree in Anthropology, but took some art while in college. For some years she was an architecural draftsman and renderer before her career changed to "mom". She supposes drafting is where she developed a love of clean lines and detail. She is inspired by many painters and mentions Edward Hopper, Chuck Close, and Andrew Wyeth if asked. As she says, "I paint because... I need to."
Nova Gate (42'' w X 55'' h)
Phil Beck ~ Eugene, OR ~ sculptor & metal fabricator Phil Beck started playing with metal when he was about 10 and went to the local Blacksmith shop with his father. Phil found his inspiration in a scrap bin he passed everyday without noticing it much. As he says, "one day I passed the bin and noticed this piece that had some really nice lines (curves actually). It took looking at it 3 times before I finally pulled it out. That piece turned into the Hanging Wind Catcher [available at sol'stice], which is still one of the most popular pieces I make, and one of my favorites. After that nothing was safe, there was great joy in passing the scrap bin and going "oooh there's a cool piece."
Bone Fish (carved rock)
Jim Smartt ~ Cave Springs, AR ~ artist As he boasts many of his creations are 'inspired by the crap his dogs drag in.' Jim is a classically trained artist. Over the years he has created pieces in most medias. In recent years most of his time is spent pounding stone. At sol'stice we feature several of Jim's sculptures, as well as, examples of his wood carvings. You can assume you will be seeing more of Jim's art moving forward, as it's hard for me to say 'no'... being he is my father and all.
Marilyn Flanegan ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ painter Living in the hill country near Austin, I am surrounded by its natural beauty and drawn to its simplicity. My work reveals an aesthetic fostered by my previous experience as a restoration apprentice [repurposing, removing, layering of materials] and as a product designer [bold, clean lines]. www.flanegansmuse.blogspot.com
'... Fall Fields' (oil on canvas)
Patti Nash ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ painter Self taught; drawing and painting for 40yrs/ formal training at Texas A&M Commerce and University of Texas at Austin. Over the years Patti has been represented in several galleries such as Mara's Art Gallery, at present through Austin Homeschool Coop & at my studio in Dripping Springs.
old world masters (oil)
Lois Zint ~ Wimberly, TX ~ artist Lois has found a little magic in her youth and shares it with us on every canvas. Come to sol'stice and see Lois' work displayed proudly on our Gallery walls.
In her own words, 'I am an eighty six year young person and have been painting for several years. A recent Hollywood movie was shot here in Wimberly and the Director selected 26 of my paintings for a scene in the movie. I am a former memebr of the Wimberly Art League, the New Braunfels Art League and have had paintings at both locations.'
glass pendant (dichro)
Lynn Helton ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ artist Born in Houston then moved to Dripping Springs in 1982, opened a gym in Austin. (My parents baught land in the area in 1967) Sold the gym in 1988. Now Lynn fiddles around with different mediums, fused glass, silversmithing, sewing, stamping, whatever catches her interest at the moment. In addition to her art Lynn maintains a Blog... where she muses about things that touch her soul. The link to Lynn's blog is, http://musingsfromthehill.blogspot.com
Philip Hoggatt ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ sculptor Philip enjoys working with all natural stone, but predominately works in native Texas stone including,creme limestone, fossil limestone, pecos sandstone, hadrian coral, granite and rattlesnake stone. His works include: bookends, lamps, business card holders, paperweights, clocks, planters, coasters, candle holders, vases, tables, stone and cedar benches, building accent pieces, free standing stars and Texas shapes. Philip also produces incredible sculpture (see example here), and holds a fabulous family event each year called the Sculpture Challenge (sculpturechallenge.com). Learn more about Philip, his wife Michele, and their business, Carved Stone, at www.carved-stone.com .
Hill Country Sunset (oil on canvas)
Rosemary Foster ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ painter
mobile (stained glass and worked metal)
Aly Winningham ~ Austin, TX ~ artist Aly Winningham works in sustainable materials such as metals and glass to create original works of art for your home or business, indoors or out. Aly is committed to integrating unique pieces of work architecturally and artistically into the world anywhere possible using recycled materials whenever possible. Please browse her website for examples of her work and feel free to contact her. www.terrafirmastudios.com
metal art bell
David Garman ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ sculptor David is a true jack of all trades. As a sculptor and metal worker he creates beauty. His large bells (example here) will move you with the purity of their tone. David's 'cow bell' at sol'stice will put a smile on your face.
Bravado (oil on canvas)
Caroline Montemayor ~ Pflugerville, TX ~ painter A traveled British native now calling Txeas home. Caroline finds the soul of subjects that range from chickens to the Paris underground. I find myself studying her paintings regularly here at the gallery. Thank you for sharing your work with us Caroline!
Mathew (fired ceramic wall hanging)
Teddy Eichenauer ~ Tempe, AR ~ pottery/ceramics Teddy has had pencil, brush, or marker in hand since she can remember. Graduating with a degree in art education from Arizona State University in the 60's, she credits that period with her burgeoning interest in pattern and texture. She experimented with basketry, paper mache, wood, and metal, concentrating on curves and shadows in the different media trying to put the feel where you could feel it. Living in the desert of Arizona, she came to fall in love with clay and simple imagery, and she has been happy playing in the mud ever since.
T's & Bags (original drawings on textile)
Rose Anderson-Lewis ~ Austin, TX ~ fashion designer Designer Rose Anderson-Lewis officially launched the first collection in 2007 to reflect her love for art and fashion. The Texas native merges femininity and elegance with a graphic edge in her designs.. visit her website at www.fashionfocusdesign.com
Lil' Deer (oil on canvas)
Chris Brasher ~ Wimberly, TX ~ painter Chris started painting later in life; self taught. She paints murals for a living and was recently commissioned to do a large ocean scene for a travel agency. Chris was the resident artist for The Container Store in the 80's and various shops such as The Gift Solution. Chris feels blessed to have taught elementary students and retired eight years ago. Don't be fooled, however, she has not slowed her pace. She says' "I love all forms of art, but I mainly work in acrylics and oils.
old rusty (oil on canvas)
Billie Luhning ~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ painter Very much like her spirit, Billie paints with clean lines and youthfulness. Her paintings are Gallery favorites.
Scarlet Guardians (6'' x 6'' monotype)
Mary Lasater ~ Spicewood, TX ~ monotype & painter
Mary Lasater received her BFA in Secondary Art Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 and taught art in Victoria, Texas.During her teaching career that focused on students with disabilities, Mary went on to complete her Masters and Doctorate of Education degrees in the area of special education.
While working as an education consultant, Mary always continued to study and create art. Her previous focus on realism turned to abstract design after studying monotype print making with Jim Johnson at his studio in San Miguel de Allende in 2004. Her abstract design have since extended into oil painting following a painting course with Maxine Price, well known abstract painter who exquisitely utilizes the palette knife to layer in color. Now pursuing art exclusively, Mary's current work reflects her deep sense of color and its emotional impact. To view Mary's work and to learn more about her life go to www.marylasater.com .
Copper Potter Trellis w/ large glass marbles
Leslie Renfro~ Dripping Springs, TX ~ metal artisan Leslie creates classic garden trellises and arbors with a whimsical edge by adding twisted and spiraled copper of varying gages subtly combined with glass beads, marbles, and an occasional charm or two. She works predominantly with copper, but also crafts some of her pieces from galvanized steel offering a more economical way to add an elegant touch to any garden space. Both metals will last for generations and will become more beautiful with time and exposure to the elements. Leslie's Hill Country Trellises and Arbors can be custom made to fit any landscape or garden setting. Installation is available. Leslie has endeared herself to us with her passion for our vision and her modest approach to her own art. Please join us in the celebration of her work.
multi-media painting - Joyful Chaos
Ann E. Soto ~ Round Rock, TX ~ painter and fused glass artist Color is one of the defining aspects of Ann's work. Her multi-media paintings with an expressionistic flare are vibrant and exciting. Ann is jazzed by the artisan aspect of being an artist. She loves to feel the texture and the shape of the materials she uses. Ann became interested in fused glass as a way to get custom tile for her mosaic work. She so enjoyed the work that goes into making fused glass and the beauty of the finished pieces that she created a line of coasters that were sold internationally through Wimberly Glass Works' 2005 catalog. We are pleased to be among the galleries to carry Ann's fused glass creations. To learn more about Ann's work go to www.artbyaesoto.com .
Cow & Calf (oil on wood panel)
Kristin Peterson ~ Austin, TX ~ painter Kristin is an Austin native. She has a BA in Elementary Education from UT. Along with her art, she has passion for teaching children the freedom of painting. Kristin's work is fun and refreshing. We love her art, and we love her for blessing us with her work as our opening collection. She will always hold a special place in our hearts. Selected pieces of Kristin's work will continue to be on display at our gallery. Come by sol'stice or see her work at her website, www.kristinpetersonartstudio.com .
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