Christopher St.Leger is an artist of the Romantic tradition whose source of imagination is both light and mood. Born in northwest Indiana in 1973, he studied architecture in Ohio and in Budapest, Hungary, and now lives in central Texas with his wife and two children.
Matt Kaplinsky works in a variety of paint media, creating original works largely inspired by landscapes and still lifes. Reflections of various 19th and 20th century masters can be seen in his 21st century works, including such figures as Charles Burchfield, David Bates, and Picasso, as well as Matisse, Monet, Degas and Van Gogh.
Patrick Puckett was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1979 and moved to Austin, Texas, in 2005. Studying under professor James Meade at the University of Southern Mississippi, he received his bachelor degree in fine arts in 2002. His paintings are visual inventions culled from a life lived in the South.
Stella Alesi has been practicing the art of painting since she announced out loud, at the age of eleven, “I am going to be an artist!” That was New Jersey in 1974. In 2005 Alesi received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center residency program. All along the way Alesi has continually exhibited, and presently resides in Austin, Texas.
Dana Falconberry is an artist and musician living in Texas. She is currently a stitcher/designer at Fort Lonesome, a custom chainstitch embroidery company based in Austin, and makes linoleum block prints under the name Falconberry Prints.
Danika paints landscapes en-plein-air and creates in-studio work based on photographs, sketches and memories. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas creating commissioned paintings and developing her own series of work which she exhibits throughout the country.
Fernando “Fern” Palomo
Fernando “Fern” Palomo was born in Fort Worth, TX, in 1968. Fern studied visual communications and commercial art at the Art Institute of Dallas and has spent time living in Austin, TX and Edwards, CO. Fern paints portraits in an illustrator style. He draws inspiration from his surroundings and creates characters and subjects from his mind. Fern currently resides in Lockhart, TX.
Susan Sage is a self taught portrait artist based out of Portland, Oregon. She has been experimenting in portraiture all her life and painting professionally for over a decade. Her acrylic portraits feature rich colors and locales containing friends playing dress up. Her paintings are based off reference photos taken at photoshoots in which she arranges and costumes her friends in elegant and old-fashioned approximations of what the people in paintings you see in museums tend to look like. It is far from authentic. It is fun.