Where Art Blooms
Spicewood Art’s mission is to provide the residents of Spicewood, TX, and surrounding cities an opportunity to experience, enjoy and support the visual, performing, and literary arts.
A Season of Incredible Music, Talent, and Treks Await
We are ready to return to a full schedule of Spicewood Live performances and host our annual Fundraiser for our 2022-2023 Season! We will also have two Art Treks for those that would like to travel to nearby locations to visit artists and museums.
Additionally, we will continue recognizing local artists through our Featured Artist monthly series. If you have not checked this out, please scroll down to see this month’s featured artist and select the link to view all our previous artists. We will continue to provide links to local artists so that you can view and/or purchase art to support these very talented individuals.
We continue to fulfill our mission to entertain, educate & inspire our community through the arts! We welcome your support and look forward to seeing you at one of our events this season!
Our Featured Events
Our performances this year include Americana, Blues, Pop, Country Rock, Latin and our finale - Jazz. First up is an incredible band, The Wilder Blue!
Discover Spicewood Live!
Our all-inclusive Art Treks take us to all sorts of interesting destinations showcasing the best Central Texas art and history.
Come back each month to learn about a local Spicewood Artist (just scroll down). We will continue to work on bringing back our annual Art Festival.
Featured Artist – Jack Moss
Featured Artist – Jack Moss
Born the son of a preacher, Jack’s family moved quite often throughout West Texas. His enjoyment of the great outdoors combined with the experiences of working cattle with his dad and owning horses created a great love of the west for this Cowboy Artist. Then the Texas ranching tradition and those wide-open spaces invaded Jack’s imagination and its influence is evident in his work.
In addition to becoming a gifted artist, Jack’s professional life has included being a Football Coach, a High School Principal, an Athletic Director, and a Horse Trainer.
Without formal training, Jack decided to acquire some watercolor supplies as well as a few “how-to” books and he began teaching himself the art of watercolor and how to master the difficult medium. Then and perhaps not by chance, Jack’s techniques of illuminating his paintings with vivid color and selling his paintings started almost immediately.
Early on, exposure to range cattle and the cowhand’s way of life was a solid influence for Jack and he has been recording their activities on paper and canvas ever since.
Jack has fond memories of riding and working alongside cowhands and his father on ranches in Texas. Those experiences enabled him to gather reference materials in his mind, on paper with sketches and photos. This not only was the helpful beginning of Jack’s art experience but it has also been the source of great satisfaction in Jack’s life.
Now Jack is living the life of his dreams as an Artist of the West. Plus, he completed another lifelong dream by opening the Gridiron Gallery of Western Art in Llano, Texas. His ambition is to make it one of the finest art galleries in Texas.
Jack’s work has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, Texas Monthly Magazine, and The Hill Country Magazine as well as in several Hill Country newspapers.
Jack’s advice to fellow artisans is: “Control the water, most beginners use too much water. Then, learn to paint the five basic shapes that are in this world. Those shapes are circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, and cones. All other shapes are made from combinations of these five shapes.“
Visit the Gridiron Gallery: 112 East Main St., Llano, TX
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