The Bayou City Art Festival is one of my favorite spring events in Houston. It is one of the country’s largest outdoor art shows and features art in all mediums by more than 400 artists from all over the country.
This year’s featured artist is Daniel Ng who is said to paint with imagination but not from imagination. As this painting interpreting the approach to Houston’s downtown shows, he is definitely a colorist.
As much as I like paintings, prints and photographs, my heart sings when I see beautifully crafted art of wood, fiber, metal, glass and clay. It’s hard to pick favorites from so many wonderful pieces, but these represent some of the artists who caught my eye.
Amber Marshall hails from Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and her glass creations are wonderful for their color and delicate shape.
Interestingly, many of the clay creations were done by men, and it was exciting to see their use of color and design. I particularly liked the energy of Gregg Rasmusson’s work.
Every time I see Sally Bright’s work my heart beats a little faster. Her sculptural fiber pieces are graceful and show a wonderful sensitivity to color.
Two Houston artists got my attention. Eric Ober’s sculpture is perfect for outdoor installation, and I could easily imagine one in my yard.
Thomas Irven is a wood worker whose craftsmanship shows a real sensitivity to his material.
Of course, I can’t resist looking at jewelry and am particularly drawn to unusual upcycled pieces such at that of Carlos Montanaro.
I wish you had been here with me today. It would have been fun to share the excitement and see what caught your eye.
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind
PS All the photos shown here are from the artists’ websites. I hope you will take a look to see other examples from their talented hands.