Born and raised in the Panhandle of Texas, Micheal moved to Round Rock in 1988. He holds a BFA in Graphic Design with graduate studies toward a MFA in Fine Art with a minor in Art History. An award-winning artist, Micheal specializes in watercolor, acrylic and oil. He has been recognized for his architectural composition and use of bright vibrant color. Besides teaching, Micheal has a Graphic Design Studio which specializes in logo design, publications, brochures and currently is learning web design. Micheal is the President of Art Center of Williamson County where he teaches since July 2001. He is a member of the Critique Circle, Williamson County Art Guild, Austin Plein Air and Austin Visual Arts Associaton. Check out Micheal's website at www.mhammonsart.com for more information or to view examples of his art.
Born in Brownsville, Texas, Oscar moved to the Austin area in 1974. He holds a B.S. in Art Education from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. After graduation, he worked with troubled youth for seventeen years primarily as Director of a community-based halfway house teaching teens to become emotionally healthy and independent. He is a member of the Austin Visual Arts Association and served as a board member from 1995 to 1999. He is a member of Texas Fine Arts Association and La Pena. He currently teaches Visual Graphics at Austin Community College. Oscar has been an instructor at the Art Center since 2000. For more information or to view examples of Oscar's work, please visit his website at www.oscargalvanfineart.com.
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An award-winning artist, Katherine is known for her clear, vibrant images in watercolors and oils. Her artwork can be found in collections in Austria, Sweden, Japan, England and the U.S. Katherine earned mention in ''Southwest Art'' and ''Art of the West'' magazines. In 1996, she won the Grand Prize award in the annual Arts for the Parks competition for her painting of Yellowstone's Minerva Terrace. In 1997, she was named one of five emerging artists by Meyer Gallery in Park City, UT. In 2002, her paintings won entry into Greenhouse Gallery's first annual Salon International in San Antonio and American Plains Artists annual juried show. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America. Katherine has been an instructor at the Art Center for the past seven years.
Patricia A. Lyle
Patricia A. Lyle's paintings have been included in numerous invitational and group exhibitions, juried shows, and have been featured in publications. Her work is also part of a number of permanent collections, including the TECO-Westinghouse, and Concordia University-Austin. Check out Patricia's website www.patricialyle.com
Joann received an A.A. Associate in Art Degree from Santa Maria, CA in December of 1999. She has seven years of classroom experience at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Ca teaching Adobe Photoshop. She specializes in pastels, pencil drawing and charcoal and is an exceptional portrait and wildlife artist. Joann joined the team of instructors at the Art Center in 2006 and works primarily with children and teenagers.
Marilyn Rea Nasky
Marilyn Rea Nasky is a native of Colorado, whoearned her degree in visual art and with a teaching degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. where she studied with noted painter, Stanton Englehart. Marilyn moved to the Austin area from Oahu, Hawaii, 12 years ago. An award winning watercolorist and acrylic painter, Marilyn is a resident artist at Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios in Austin, Texas. Her work is a reflection of her rich and varied life experience which has taken her to some of the most beautiful places on planet earth, including Wyoming, the Four Corners region of the USA, Hawaii, and currently Central Texas.
Her new work in acrylics and mixed media collage is an exploration of organic form which invites her viewers into a visual experience of shape, form, texture and tantalizing color. The Agave Series is now expanding to include Texas Still Scapes, and the trees of Texas, Colorado, and Hawaii. Her work can be seen in various juried exhibitions and shows in Austin and the surrounding area. Other recurring themes
are landscape and abstraction based on landscape, as seen in her Sacred Earth Series. For a complete list of upcoming,events, shows, and exhibitons, visit her website and blog. Marilyn is an active member of Austin Creative Arts Society, AVAA, and Waterloo Watercolor Group. Her work can be viewed at Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios, as well as online.
Marilyn Rea Nasky is also an accomplished instructor and currently a participant in the Chroma Teaching Artist’s program, available for workshops specific to Chroma Interactive pigments and mediums. Her Chroma teacher’s page can be viewed from her website or blog. The artist holds a Texas life time teaching certificate in K-12 Art Education and has 16+ years teaching experience.
Marilyn is an active member of Austin Creative Arts Society, AVAA, Capitol Art Society, and Waterloo Watercolor Group, and shows her most current work at Austin Art Space Gallery.
Maria lived in Europe and had the opportunity to travel to Spain, Italy, France, England and Switzerland.At eighteen she moved to the United States making Denver, Colorado her new home. There she attended Colorado Institute of Art and graduated with a degree in illustration design. Relocating to Dallas, Texas she worked for Southland Corporation and pursued her art education at University of North Texas. At UNT she graduated with a bachelors in Fine Arts. Moving to Austin, she worked with several different companies, as a contract artist and started to work on creating her portfolio of artworks. With a diverse background in design and illustration this gave her a foundation for teaching art classes and continually developing her art. Maria has been teaching art classes at Laguna Gloria Art School, Austin Community College and recently started teaching art classes at her own studio.
She has displayed her pastels in galleries and restaurants for the past 20 years. Her other mediums are oils, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink and airbrush. Her travels and illustration background has helped her structure concepts and has given her a strong foundation to build on for her present art work.
David Hassell Jr.
David is an up and coming illustator whom is a graduate of Gemini School of Visual Arts. His specialties are Acrylic, Oil, and Digital painting. He will be instructing the upcoming Photoshop Classes in January.
You can see samples of his work at d2port.blogspot.com