Artists

Mark Holly

Mark is primarily a fine art photographer and digital artist. His work fluctuates between high-definition, photographic realism to impressionism and abstraction.  Some of Mark's favorite subjects are beautiful Texas Hill Country landscapes and architecture. Additionally, an appreciation for history has generated several trips to timeworn, mostly European locations that have moved him to shooting series of old doors, windows, and buildings. 

Mark's digital art is often considered edgy with bold colors, unique shapes, forms, and compositions. His photography gives you a sense of being "in" the location yourself almost as if you could reach out and touch elements in the scene. This ability to create interest in everything from the real world to the highly abstract has garnered him numerous awards, magazine covers, and articles, to include the international Shutterbug Magazine and Texas Hill Country magazine.

Bob Lombardi 

Robert Lombardi was born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. He attended the School of Industrial Art, Pratt Institute, School for Visual Arts and received a scholarship from the Society of Illustrators.

Bob has painted all his life, initially creating still lifes and landscapes inspired by his love of nature. Recently, Bob has stepped into the world of abstraction where he claims to have discovered a much greater sense of creative freedom.

Sharon Whisnand

Sharon Whisnand was born in Texas, grew up in Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in business education. While living in Norman, Sharon leaned into her love of drawing and began private art lessons.

After moving to Wichita, Kansas, she began her full-time art career teaching oil painting classes. As her reputation as an artist spread, she began painting murals in homes and businesses in Kansas, Colorado, Virginia, Utah, and California.

In 1993 she and her husband moved to La Quinta, California. In addition to painting murals, she and her faux finish crew completed many extensive projects in both the Palm Springs and Los Angeles area of California. After hanging up her ladders and moving to Texas, Sharon learned encaustic painting from Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. She says it is challenging to work with 200-degree wax, but it is an adventure she loves. Sharon also works in mixed media and ceramics.