Gary Schafter is a San Antonio-based artist whose paintings are deeper and more complex than they appear at first sight.
Born in the coastal city of Valparaíso, Chile, the Austin-based artist Liliana Wilson practiced drawing at an early age, but thought that she would make her living in either architecture or law.
When San Antonio artist Benjamin McVey earned his BFA in communication design from Texas State University in 1995, he thought he would enjoy a career in graphic design, so he headed to New York City where he landed a position as an art director in advertising. While his day job paid the bills, it was pretty routine. With his creative impulses thwarted as his ideas were filtered through a committee, McVey felt a bit stifled. To relieve his frustrations, he took courses in painting and drawing at the Art Students League and the National Academy School.
This article originally appeared on May 24, 2015 on Glasstire.com.
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