Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Painters

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Flamingo Fran by Shelbi-Nicole
Before we get to the list of Houston's Top 10 Painters, we'd like to make a quick statement about who isn't on this list. There are lots of talented, gifted local painters that we didn't mention here. That's not because we don't appreciate their work, but because we defined the term "painter" a little more narrowly than might be common. It helps us from comparing apples and oranges.

We didn't include any mixed-media artists. Yes, many of them use paint in creating their artwork, but we were looking specifically at artists who create work that is just painted. We didn't include any muralists here, either. Painting the side of a building and painting a 20-inch canvas aren't quite the same thing. Yes, both are paintings, but the differences in scale make it hard to compare the two. And we didn't include any out-of-town artists. There are several folks doing great work outside of Harris County, but this is a list of Houston's top 10 painters. (Thank you, Moe Profane, for kindly nominating yourself to this list, but as much as we like your work, including the recent exhibit at Redbud Gallery, you live in San Antonio.)

So, we looked at painters who work with just paint on canvas, wood or metal, painters who create works that are at least slightly smaller than the side of a building and painters who live in Houston. Here's the list.

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bwoodsu
bwoodsu

I love Angela Fabbri! Check Fabbriology

Beautiful work!

bwoodsu
bwoodsu

Check out Angela Fabbri at Fabbriology. Such stunning work!

cam255eron
cam255eron

I made a profile on this website just to comment about Shelbi-Nicole. First of all, I'm glad the "artwork" section of her website is blank because she is not an artist. Her work is a blatant copy of Basquiat. I can't believe she has the nerve to even use crowns sporadically. Fortunately, anyone who knows the tiniest prick about art(obviously not the blogger) would pick up on this and dismiss her. Oh and of course she has a show with someone named "Dandee Warhol"(very creative name). 

Cheers to pretending you're something your not and getting away with it Shelbi.

helloworld
helloworld

To quote a friend when speaking about the Shelbi Nicole -

"That's so beyond derivative I don't even what to call it. Dishonest?"

Has anyone ever heard of Basquiat? This is borderline plagiarism.

WhiteLightnin
WhiteLightnin

I'd definitely add Wendy Wagner and Sergio Santos.

Elaine Lozano
Elaine Lozano

Kalie Gusemano Sanders needs to be on this list!

jecartist
jecartist

Like Roger Mayweather would say "Houston Press dont know shit about Painters" 

Sharon Bippus
Sharon Bippus

You need to correct the spelling of Colombia in this article.

X1224
X1224

wendywagner.com

troy150
troy150

This list is so bad.

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