Artist Registry

The Bee Cave Arts Foundation’s (BCAF) Artist’s Registry provides an online index of artists aiming to connect with individuals and organizations who are interested in artistic endeavors.

Founded in 2009, the BCAF has established a broad community of artists and art enthusiasts throughout Bee Cave and the greater Austin area. Our Artist’s Registry is an excellent tool for artists looking for more exposure, and for collectors and supporters who are interested in discovering the rich variety of artists in area. Business cards and additional hard copy information on the artists may be found at the BCAF’s Community Art Center, The Hive.

Only active Guild Members may be featured in this Registry. If you would like to be included in this Registry, first Click Here to become a Member, and submit your information using this registry application.


Sofia Besondy
512-296-4572
sbesondy@aol.com

I express life through the uncertain combination of acrylic colors, curves and lines that somehow combine into something purposeful and orderly. My acrylics express life as a wonderful fractal of God’s

creation. So often our eyes can’t bring life into focus. Until one day we hear the soft words of the Holy Spirit in our ears.

Carried by the words of the Spirit the plan for our life materializes before our eyes. What used to look like a mess, is now a wondrous plan. Life is a Fractal. It all makes sense.


Bruce Bingham
512-669-8081
brucebingham@gmail.com
http://www.brucebingham.com

Most well known for her preeminent oil paintings, Bruce Bingham has been a professional artist for over 3 decades. Her exclusive artwork is internationally sought after by collectors in 14 countries, both privately and corporately.”

As an artist I capture this magical moment in time on canvas for you with explosions of color, juicy oil paints and textures with lush brushwork. I believe we live in a world filled with wonder, surrounded by hidden beauty naturally embedded everywhere. Many miss it, some never see it, and others overlook it.”


Kristen Blauvelt
512-296-3661
K2blauvelt@gmail.com
Found on Facebook and Instagram (Crawford Leigh Designs)

I have spent most of my artistic path focused on painting, specifically with acrylics. Although, that doesn’t limit my interest and excitement for other art materials. I’ve also enjoyed learning intricacies of water color and oil, as well as crafting and woodworking with my husband and hope to broaden my passion through these different mediums. My inspiration is drawn from natural beauty which of course is in the eye of the beholder. So it’s been wonderful to see how this changes with each season of my life. I enjoy painting and creating because it’s limitless. I will never conquer its boundaries and for that I am truly thankful that God has given me such a love for art.


Deby Childress
512-731-5868
debychildress@gmail.com
www.debychildress.com

Deby Childress is a Mixed Media artist living in Bee Cave Texas. She works with clay, wood, recycled materials and found objects.  

Deby enjoys the hunt to find many of the objects used in her work and  works in clay to create interesting colors and textures.


Vicki Erickson
858-754-7366
verick7@gmail.com
verickson.artspan.com

The need to create has always been a part of me even though I had no formal artistic training before beginning college. I taught art at all levels, K-12, and have experimented in nearly every medium possible, but now concentrate on doodle art and collages. I can take any word, name, etc. and create a personalized piece of art. Some of that is also found in the collages I create from old books, maps, magazines, sheet music…any thing I think works well together. Both mediums invite the observer to look and look again. My goal is to create a “feeling”, not a “thing”.


Sherry Fields
512-695-7807
SKFields@Austin.rr.com
SherryFields.Fineartstudioonline.com

When I am not creating, I am not myself. I am at my best when I am painting, writing or simply playing with a new medium. It is what I have always done and as I get older, I give myself permission to do this more frequently. I try to create every day and although there are days that “real life” gets in the way, when I am my true self, I am an artist. I love pastels, watercolors and oil paints and although I occasionally work with clay or printmaking which I have enjoyed in the past, I always find myself drawn back to oils or pastels. My work varies in style from impressionistic to abstract but recently, I have been combining the two so that much of my work is representative but contains a very heavy abstract influence. I enjoy the element of mystery in an abstract painting and like the viewer to bring their own ideas and interpretation to the work.


Rosemary Foster
512-626-472
rfosterstudio@gmail.com

I had painted a little over a period of years but never had time to give it my full attention.  After the family grew up I began to paint more and more.  While working at the University of Texas at Austin I was able to complete all of the Art History courses for a degree, save for the studio art requirement.  I was not able to fit these classes into a full time work schedule.  When on vacations, I began to participate in art workshops: the first with Joseph Bohler, watercolorist, at the Donner Ranch near Taos, New Mexico.  I began to work in oil paints in 2002 and have participated in several workshops in the northern New Mexico area, three with landscapist Don Ward, others at Ghost Ranch and in west Texas.  I love painting plein aire and am beginning to paint more still life.
 
Landscape artists that inspire me are Maynard Dixon, E. Martin Hennings, and Oscar Berninghaus.  By daily painting and insights drawn from the works of these artists of the past and innumerable current painters, I find that painting is a joyful learning process and a means to share my impressions of the American Southwest.

Rhonda Padon Gibson
512-785-2287
b9rpg@hotmail.com

Art is vital to my existence, in fact I try to make something every day.  Primarily a painter, my work is evolving to include more collage elements.  Torn maps, exploded fireworks, losing lotto tickets, and tattered children’s books are a few items I save from the trash and repurpose to build my compositions and support my narratives.

My creative process is driven by the philosophies of Barney Saltzberg’s “beautiful oops”, and of Salvador Dali’s “certainty of chance”.  I love to experiment, problem solve, and create very unique work.

I’m a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a BFA in Visual Art Studies, and a teaching certificate in art K-12.  I taught elementary art for nine years for AISD, and now enjoy teaching private classes, workshops, and summer camps. The Cuernavaca neighborhood has been my home for the last 18 years, where I live with my husband Cris, daughter Addi, and dog Ranger.


Ginger Grasley
512.619.8271
ggrasley@mac.com
www.gingergrasley.com

My art explores the relationship between visual arts and music.

I create paintings of significant musical instruments placing them in situations that represent the musical style and energy of their fans, pop-culture of the times and other idiosyncrasies associated with the musicians.

By combining an energetic use of color and metal I capture both the raw energy and power of the subject instrument.


LA Hollins
512-858-7284
BluestOnes@BlueStonesArt.com
BlueStonesArt.com

Modern abstract expressionist creating from remote Texas Hill Country art studio. Dense layered organic intuitive abstracts related to nature, garden, wildlife, seclusion and fragmented technology. Themes of joy, hope, loss and spirituality. Mixed media on canvas and glass using light reflective interference, metallic and fluorescent paints. Exploring art and life through paint, color and process. #BlueStonesArt #TheArtLocker


Leslie Kell
512-917-0104
leslie@lesliekell.com
LeslieKell.com

Leslie Kell creates her surreal artworks using an original technique that synthesizes her artistry in design and photography. She works with natural and architectural forms to create virtual environments in which her photos are assembled into the spaces and patterns of her visionary designs. As the imagery interacts to create the highlights, shadows, contours, and textures of the new image; it also mingles and blurs to offer discoveries deeper within the composition. The complex and layered works are visual encounters where a light beam or a fleeting reflection can ignite a spark as it passes between reality and illusion. The result reveals a place you might not recognize—but, somehow, have been waiting to visit. The more you look, the more you see.


Ben Kuenemann
512-261-8720 
benkue37@gmail.com

I use indelible pens to do my sketch and then put my watercolors on quickly.

I paint places I have been and things I have seen and sometimes just make something up.

I typically paint a small (5×7) “value study” to see if I like my composition and colors.


Jennifer Landis
512-565-3708
jenlandis72@gmail.com
www.composedchaosart.com

Jennifer Landis is a self taught artist working with acrylics on canvas, using a variety of methods from brush and palette knife to fluid acrylic techniques to mixed media applications. She sees her abstract artwork as a study in “composed chaos,” inspired by land, water, and sky as well as metallic minerals; nature’s own color palette. She is a nature lover, holding the belief that there is no better inspiration for art than the simple beauty of the world around us which is frequently overlooked in this fast paced world. Jennifer strives to capture this beauty in abstract form through natural color palettes both neutral and with pops of color. Her artwork has a flow that is often described as “relaxing” or “calming” to the senses. Her hope is that her artwork conveys a sense of wonder and inspiration to others.


Nina Linden
512-786-8600
Nina1414@msn.com
http://artbynina.com

Originally born in Copenhagen, Denmark, I traveled the world before settling in the US in 1972.
I have been painting predominantly acrylic on canvas for the past 40 years on and off taking time off to raise my two children, and again traveling with them from the Middle East to Europe.
Throughout the years, I have gone from an almost mathematical precision using linear methods, finally expanding to a more expressive use of life’s influences to emote all of those experiences through art. 
After living in Austin for the past 13 years, I am excited to start a new venture into this eclectic art community.


Linda Montignani
512-829-1188 (text only)
lindamon108@gmail.com
aardvarkstudio.com

Art for me usually ranges from colorful abstractions of landscape to more surreal and mystical paintings. My process of working takes the form of a pendulum at times. It swings back and forth between the study of Nature, Her color and composition, and intuitive expression from within myself, which sometimes takes a more mystical form. Having practiced meditation for more than half my life, when I immerse myself in the creation of art, it also becomes a process of meditation. When working in silence and connecting with that deepest part of myself, whether working from memory or allowing images to arise as they will, diverse and surprising compositions result.

Erica MoonErica Moon
512-751-6281
hilgemoon@gmail.com
www.ericamoonartist.com

I’ve enjoyed drawing and painting all my life, While I started off exclusively doing monochromatic designs, I’ve found that I love an overabundance of color, and enjoy bringing out the colors hiding in nature – and even some colors that are hiding so deeply that they don’t exist except in my imagination.  I work primarily in acrylics, and do work with a lot of movement in it.


Marla Ripperda
512-497-1807
mkripp@aol.com
http://www.marlaripperda.com

What is my art about?

It’s about raucous joy, quiet beauty, and the humor which makes us HUMan.

 

 


Julie Schmidt
713-898-7675
sheltieschmdit@gmail.com
www.jtschmidtart.com

Painting is my therapy – it can be challenging, but ultimately yields great rewards. As you look at my paintings, you will see what interests me – things that I hold dear, bring me joy and are humorous. There is always something in sight that serves as an inspiration for a painting and I’m always up to the challenge of turning an inspiration into a piece of art.


Karen Schrupp
512-567-8917
schruppkaren@gmail.com

Another whole world opened up to me 16 years ago when I moved from Minnesota to Austin, Texas.  I started taking watercolor classes from a watercolor artist, Clara Newby. As a keen observer of nature and a horticulturist by training, I naturally gravitated towards plants, flowers, trees, water and sky.  I enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature and the world around me.  My painting started out as therapy for me and has taken me through the highs and lows that life presents to us all.  

I have taken classes with instructors at Laguna Gloria(Contemporary Austin) and Waterloo Watercolor Group (of which I am a member).  A recent class with Gerald Brommer, a famous watercolorist and collage artist taught me watercolor collage.  
 
The Visual Voice I am creating in my paintings moves me in many directions and all emanate from the longings of my soul.

Kat Sherby
512-264-2646
kat@katndog.com

Kat’s abstract creations are inspired mainly by shapes and patterns found in nature. Based on adding and subtracting color, layering and glazing, scratching and sanding, the joy and excitement of her painting process is expressed in colorful, inventive techniques using acrylics, watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, crayon and marker.
An illustrative style for her pet portraits developed through her career as a graphic designer. The pets are hand-sketched using a photo as reference. Then the drawing is scanned into
Adobe Illustrator where the refined shapes are filled with flat colors to create a “paint-by-number” look—but always contain a clever or humorous twist.
Kat’s imaginative landscapes come from her love of growing up in the Iowa countryside evoking a tranquil and simpler time and sustaining her artistic passion for making beautiful things.
No matter what medium or technique she chooses, her love of drawing shines through

Joyce Stephen
512-638-6140
joyce@gatewaytoaustin.com
joycestephenart.com

After many years spent in the corporate world of high tech as a software engineer and in real estate, I’m now able to spend time every day on my art.  I celebrate the pure joy of each day by attempting to capture its fleeting magic on canvas.   Inspiration comes from the dance of light on everyday objects – the early morning sun shining through a golden leaf –-the rhythm of a favorite song and the love of friends and family. Bits of found objects, book pages, house plans, and sewing patterns often find their way into my many mixed media layers, paying tribute to the everyday tapestry of our lives. My goal is to provide visual interaction and simple enjoyment.


Nick Stevenson
917-301-0237
stevonick@gmail.com

Nick Stevenson is an Artist/Actor/Director. His inspiration comes from his travels across the world and the way he sees life. He tries to draw on the less obvious and encourages his viewers to look for story in his works. Sometimes Nick’s works are to encourage a cerebral response, sometimes they are there to please the eye. Ultimately they are there to share works through his life.


Lonni Swanson
512-426-3328
lswanson1@austin.rr.com
Please visit my art page on Facebook: L.SwansonArt

I retired from a 30+-year career in advertising and marketing summer 2016, and now have time to paint, paint, paint. I work in any kind of water medium – watercolor and acrylic, plus a little casein or gouache and collage elements thrown in. Watercolor is still my favorite, because of the happy accidents, washy backgrounds, and contrasts in the edges. I am inspired by the French impressionists, Colorado artist Stephen Quiller … and still, Andrew Wyeth. My subject matter varies according to my current inspiration, so it’s all over the map: animals, landscapes, and landscapes with animals. Plus the occasional street scene or field of flowers. I find JOY in painting and only hope that on occasion my art elicits joy in others


Suzanne Thomas
512-922-6192
sthomas96@austin.rr.com
www.suzannethomasart.com

Working in the mediums of pastel and acrylic, Suzanne enjoys painting primarily landscapes that capture the beauty of an area and convey a sense of peace, calm and tranquility…Something we all need more of right now. That being said, she occasionally likes to explore a scene that elicits a deeper emotional response to life’s challenges.


Gail Threinen
651-269-8502
gail.threinen@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/GailThreinen

My art form is Chinese Brush Painting and Chinese Calligraphy.  Brush painting is judged on the skill of the brushstroke.  That skill is learned through Chinese Calligraphy, which I practice every morning.  In ancient China, calligraphy was considered the highest art form and in the Mandarin language, there is no word for “painting” as such.  The Chinese would say that I “wrote” these pictures.  Chinese brush painting does not use any of the rules of Western art.  I try to “experience” rather than just “look” and then paint with my spirit or, as the Chinese would say, my “heart-mind”.  I try to capture the energy of the subject, not the pictographic image.  I am enjoying being connected with painters throughout over 2,000 years of history, studying their skills and techniques but painting subjects that I enjoy from my perspective.


Katie Van Wyngeeren
612-210-6586
vankat01@yahoo.com
https://www.instagram.com/hodgepodgehomage/

Katie works in Lakeway Texas with a range of media. A sense of whimsy and fun weave themselves throughout her pieces. She predominately works with watercolors or acrylics accented with ink, which adds a storybook quality. 

Her work reflects her love of color, pattern, and texture in combination with a representational style. She takes liberties with her color palette often straying from reality.

She extends her work beyond 2D creating jewelry from combinations of art papers, fabrics and other materials. Katie also loves dabbling in the traditional folk Art of the Ukrainian Egg.


Tom White
360-381-0012
tomwhite@whidbey.com

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Linda Zwern
512-784-2320
lynnzp1@gmail.com
Facebook: Lynn Zwern

Bio coming soon