Texas Treasures: Fine Art Gallery

Texas Treasures: Fine Art Gallery

Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden is found in Boerne, a small ‘German’ town, in the middle of Texas.

This gallery, in the main street, is owner-run by Johny Rosa. What makes his gallery extra-special is the eclectic range of creative pieces he has to sell: from quirky garden sculptures to classic bronzes, from traditional ‘Western’ (cowboy) art to very expressionistic modern pieces. There were large pieces as well as small and dainty ones. There was something of interest for everyone.

Here are a few that caught my eye:

NOTE: Names of artists have been hyperlinked for more information about the artist.

(Left): Bill Nebeker‘Livin’ the Life’Bronze Wall Plaque
(Right): Marianne Caroselli‘Long of Love’ – Bronze

Bill’s work is typical of western (cowboy) art. The subject matter first of all is very ‘western’ but also the detailing that is found in this genre is incredible – and to think it’s all done in bronze, is just amazing. In strong contrast, the cute, chunky sausage dog (I’m a noonie-lover) instantly caught my eye and melted my heart. Marianne has captured a daschund’s character perfectly. What a little cuddlebucket! Unfortunately I couldn’t put in my luggage without enduring hefty over-weight penalties.

(Left): Matt Tumlinson ‘Cheetah’Mixed Media on Brass
(Right): Robert McCoy‘Open Range’ Oil & Mixed Media

Continuing on the western theme, I found these two contrasting pieces. Matt’s unusual pieces are painted on spent pistol casings which create an evocative scene. The juxtaposition of bullet casing vs African wildlife was an interesting one as it stirred many emotions inside of me. Robert’s work was large and very imposing. His hyper-realism of the ‘still life’ in the foreground is eye-watering. In this case, he painted on a print of an old photograph which makes for a very compelling piece of western art.

(Left): Theresa Paden – ‘Bear in Dappled Light’ – Oils
(Right): Abraham Vasquez – ‘St Mary’s E. Houston’ – Oils

And now for some bright, expressive colour: Theresa’s multiple, colourful bear renditions reminded me of a lot of some South African artists who are now painting wildlife in funky, bright hues, instead of the traditional natural, camouflage colours. I loved Abraham’s emotive, loosely painted creations. One could definitely feel the energy and the rhythm of the city he was trying to capture.

Texas Treasures Fine Art Gallery & Sculpture Garden is a must to see if you’re visiting the Hill Country. Johny, the owner, is passionate about art and all things creative. It was a pleasure meeting him.


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  • “Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.”Edward Hopper

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NOTE: We would like to state that we are not professional art critics! We, love all kinds of art and we love to share our experiences, picks and preferences and make comments on them.

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