The artists displaying their work at Orisons all live in North Texas. Their work represents a wide range of styles, subject matter and media. If necessary, Orisons can size and reproduce any piece to fit your needs. The links to the right enable you to browse through samples of our artists' work, read a little about them and understand their interests.
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Leo works almost exclusively in oils. He also does work in digital media and works on his compositions initially on a computer. He works from photographs and quick sketches. He also does drawings to work out the details of each painting. Most of his subjects are not posed or set up, but instead come from his day-to-day observations. He likes to work on two to three paintings on the same subject at the same time. He often will put a painting away for a period of time and then take it our to finish it later. He also does portraits, which he prefers to do with subjects in unorthodox poses. Leo recently bought a house in McKinney to be closer to his daughter and grandchildren and hopes they will be the subjects of many paintings. Now that his studio is set up, he paints daily and will accept commissioned work, as well as continuing to work on his own new ideas and perspectives.
Master artist Joe Sambataro was born in Philadelphia and is a scholarship graduate from the famous Layton School of Art, with a B.F.A. degree accredited through Marquette University/ Wisconsin Medical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Masters Degree studies through the University of Wisconsin.
A consistent award-winning artist and now judge for major art exhibits, he has earned popularity worldwide. Sambataro has had studios in Pennsylvania, Maine, Wisconsin, Florida, Okinawa and currently in Texas. His reputation is well-established and his paintings widely sought after by corporations, government agencies, and private collectors. For more information about Joe's work, visit his website at: www.sambatarostudios.com
One has only to spend a few moments with Buck Mahaney to realize he is a true renaissance man. Born March 15, 1941, Buck has spent most of his adulthood living a free life style to the envy of most city dwellers.
Buck live on several acres in Parker, Texas, a rural community north of Dallas, just around the corner from South Fork Ranch, The cedar, glass, and stone home he built houses his studio which is itself a haven from the hectic world outside; filled with memorabilia, trophies, and artifacts. A man's room where friends spend comfortable hours in from of a big stone fireplace listening to his stories; enjoying his art.
But it wasn't always this way. Having the good fortune of owning a successful family business, Buck as a young man traveled around the world: Big hame hunting in Africa, bow hunting in the Amazon basin, fishing, white water river running, and hunting from Old Mexico north to Canada and Alaska.
Buck has an excellent eye and is known for his outstanding shooting ability with bothh gun and bow. When he was in his thirties he bah to use that outstanding eye/hand coordination as an artist. He began painting and sketching. It wasn't long however, before Buck's real talent took hold and he began fashioning finr art bronzes in the old west tradition.
In the late '80's with encouragement from his friends, Buck gave up the business world and went 100% into his art. With the support of a good collectors base Buck has maintained a solid sales record over thirty years, and his collectors have been rewarded with a wide demand for his early sculptures from as far away as Bombay, India.
Buck stays busy trying to follow his own ideas and fulfilling commissions for his bronzes and paintings. His bronzes are widely enjoyed from ex-Presidents to the country singer George Straight.
My Cowgirls defy convention and have spirits bigger than a Texas Sky. I have chosen the Cowgirl as an image of independence, perseverance, integrity and one that embodies the image of a self-sufficient, competent woman. I acknowledge her as an authentic American icon. Perhaps undervalued, I celebrate the cowgirl in all her adventures and travail, wild and strong. Her look has been updated in my collection entitled, "21st Century Cowgirl." My creations are the fusion of Fine Art and Technology; an original technique I have been perfecting for many years. Traditionally trained as a designer and illustrator, I attended Kent State University, and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in Art. Later I returned to school to receive my teaching certification at Texas A&M. I am a self-taught painter and website designer. Since leaving graphic design after a 15-year career, I have taught community college and now teach Art in Garland, Texas. I am interested in figures teach Art in Garland, Texas. I am interested in figures that interact with environment, creating a poignant, mysterious vision and tell a story. Using imaginative design, exquisite detail and richly colored landscapes, my imagery is commanding, whimsical and enigmatic. I am available for freelance assignments and commissioned artwork.
From an early age, Anne Royer began art studies in Austin with master painter and colorist Gustav Likan (Munich Academy; Art Institute, Chicago; Laguna Gloria, Austin). His mentorship spanned 25 years, and encouraged her development as a studio artist and as a painting teacher.
Ms. Royer work focuses on color and composition, and encompasses a broad range of subject matter. She is most enthusiastic about music, the synergy between musicians and artists, and creating paintings live during music events, which she has enjoyed here in McKinney.
Ms. Royer holds a fine arts degree from Austin College; and has earned three Master's Degrees from Yale University in Religion and Visual Arts, East Asian Studies and the History of Art.
During her more than 10 years in McKinney, Ms. Royer has owned and taught art at McKinney Art and Design Studio. She works with all ages, from the youngest children to adults. She also partners with The Art House, McKinney, where she teaches classes and summer camps.
"I am privileged to be in McKinney during this surge in growth of its arts and culture. I'm particularly pleased to be a part of MAST, the Texas Regional Art Symposium (co-coordinator, Heard-Craig Center for the Arts), the venerable Art Club of McKinney, and the McKinney Arts Commission (appointed by the City Council). I also participate in, and help spread the word about, Second Saturday Art Walk every month in downtown McKinney.
LC Tobey is a diversified artist who enjoys working in all kinds of media. She has an appreciation for fine art as well as funky fun art! When she is not dreaming in the studio with glass she is in the field searching for the dream photograph. LC Tobey believes that art is always a "Dream In The Making".
"You can live your Dreams too - the more unique and outrageous, the better! Your best investment in making them a reality is an attitude of confidence, joy, and true caring. Make your career an exercise in giving love, and you will succeed beyond your secret hopes."
For more information about L.C Tobey's work, visit her website at: dreamartglass.com
Having traveled a lot, Susie brings the color of the world and it's colorful people into her artwork. She grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock with a degree in Advertising Art, and later got her Teaching Certification in Art at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She now lives in the North Texas area. Susie has been an Art Teacher for the past 18 years and continues to create and sell her own work. Susie's work can be view at her website www.artbysusieh.com
When Helen was eight years old, her father took her down to the harbor's edge for a tutorial in Plein Aire and landscapes. He gave her real watercolors on a palette and let her use his good brushes. She learned to see color and light, texture and form through his artistic eyes. "I have always thought of myself as an artist." Helen explains. "It's part of my DNA." Primarily self-taught, Helen has also studied under accomplished artists in Boston, St. Louis, New Orleans and Houston. She was chair of the Art Department at St. George's School in New Orleans; a job that was eventually cut short when Hurricane Katrina's aftermath set her family in a new direction. It is precisely the discoveries and self-awareness that came out of that crisis that changed the prism through which Helen saw the subjects of her paintings. Still an abstract expressionist, her work is a joyful dialogue of light and feeling combined with metaphors for transformation on spiritual, physical and emotional levels. Helen interprets her emotional connections to physical environments and reveals the interaction of raw elements such as earth, water, air and fire. Painting is a form of meditative practice for Helen. "I tap into that connection and creative energy that I feel when I am in that place. When I enter into a dialogue with my canvas, I invite that energy to flow through me into my work, and ultimately to the viewer." Helen and her husband Rob have two children and love living in Frisco, TX.