Local lineage and the “Texas Tree of Art”…….is it important anymore?

Some time ago, I was at a meeting of early Texas art collectors and I was introduced to this real nice man.  After a little small talk and as I walked away I heard the host of the party tell the person, “His father was Barney Delabano who studied with members of the “Dallas Nine,” … More Local lineage and the “Texas Tree of Art”…….is it important anymore?

I think enough time has pass that I can now tell this story

Ashes I have written several times about different elements to this story, my father’s passing and my piece of sculpture, “Family Portrait:1963, but I’ve always left out this little nugget. I think enough time has passed that I can now tell this story. In August, 1997, my father passed away and he was cremated.  My … More I think enough time has pass that I can now tell this story

Ray’s Ornamental Gardens, Stephenville Texas

When I was a child my family took a family vacation to San Antonio, Texas to see the Alamo of course.  While on our trip we drove through Stephenville, Texas because Texas artist Jerry Bywaters had told my father about a strange and wonderful place called Ray’s Ornamental Gardens. Much later while in college my … More Ray’s Ornamental Gardens, Stephenville Texas