I have been artistic all of my life. In 1999, I made several tile mosaics for my custom home. I later ventured out to working with stained glass rather than tile so I could make mosaic windows. Nothing compares to the wonderful reflection of light through stained glass. I specialize in transom windows and odd shaped windows. It is a perfect permanent or temporary solution to odd shaped windows. And it is very affordable because mosaics are grouted so there is no lead in with the glass.
I continue to design and create custom tile mosaics with my husband, Jim who specializes in tile stars (see his profile). You can see our grand piece, “Texas Butterflies” in the Art of the Pines Gallery located in the Lost Pines Art Center.
Also, check out my Alcohol Ink projects on ceramics, glass and metal. You can find them in the “4 Views Art Gallery” located in the Lost Pines Art Center along with a few more of my tile and glass mosaics.
After serving in the Air Force, Ted returned home to Macon, GA where he attended Macon College and pursued his love of painting while working fulltime and raising three children. It wasn’t until retirement that he was finally able to pick up his paintbrush and rediscover his love of working with watercolors and oils. Having moved to the Appalachian Mountain area of North GA, he was inspired by the gorgeous terrain and effervescent changing of the seasons. His landscapes become more vivid and full of life as it was in these mountains and still is for many folks living there. His subjects, while varying, have a peaceful sense of nature past and present.
After receiving a BS in Commercial Art from Southwest Texas State University, John taught art, drafting, photography, and journalism in an inner-city high school in San Antonio, Texas. While in college, he decided to embrace abstract painting and continued that direction most of his life.
Upon leaving the teaching field, John studied interior design and became a professional interior designer. He opened his own design studio and furniture business in La Grange, Texas. A major retail corporation recruited him to become a field support manager managing home departments in 41 stores. When the corporation decided to disband its field support team in 2011, John retired from retail business.
In 2010 John decided to revisit his art talent by attempting to move from abstract painting to representational painting in his spare time. Upon his retirement, John was ready to start painting full time. An old friend who was an artist suggested that he think about using cars as subject matter since he had drawn and designed cars when in high school.
The desire to be the best at what ever he does has pushed him to constantly improve his skills until his work has now become photorealism. Reflections and chrome have become his passion. He describes his portfolio of work as “An American Love Affair”.
Joycelyn Schedler is a professional visual artist working primarily in the medium of dry pastel. She has been described as an emerging artist garnishing awards in exhibits juried by nationally and internationally known pastel artists such as Mike Beeman, PSA, IAPS-MC and Marla Baggetta, PSA, IAPS-MC. She has studied the pastel medium extensively with Enid Wood, PSA, PSNM.
Joycelyn is an active member of both the Lost Pines Art League and Austin Pastel Society. She is the current President of the Austin Pastel Society. Exhibit information and a gallery of her work can be found at http://www.JoycelynSchedler.com