Sunday Afternoon Delight

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.

Daniel Ng
Daniel Ng

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
Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall hails from Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and her glass creations are wonderful for their color and delicate shape.

Gregg Rasmusson
Gregg Rasmusson

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.

Sally J Bright
Sally J Bright

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.

Eric Ober
Eric Ober

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
Thomas Irven

Thomas Irven is a wood worker whose craftsmanship shows a real sensitivity to his material.

Carlos Montanaro
Carlos Montanaro

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.


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15 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon Delight

  1. Love Daniel Ng’s work, Amber Marshall’s and Gregg Rasmusson’s. What wonderful talents! Looks like a great show!

  2. Linda, I swear we are sisters of different mothers, every time you post something that shows the things you are drawn to. They are the ones I would have chosen as well–clay, metal, fiber. I especially love the pocket watch or anything with gears in it. Or anything rusty. I also wonder if we had gotten to know one another better so long ago, would we have discovered the similarities, or were these preferences developed only later in our lives. At any rate, I love reading your posts to see what similarities I will discover and play “what if.”

    1. I suspect the interests were not very well developed when we were younger. There were some things, like textiles, I had a feel for, but not until I had the opportunity to see lots more than FMY had to offer did I fall in love with the art world. I suspect the same is true for you. I like knowing that today we share some of the same likes.

  3. ‘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.’
    … love this statement, I can only totally echo this view 🙂 you are a kindred spirit on this one… and that last photo, pocket watch style is a STUNNING piece of craftsmanship!

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