20 Aug Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
Scenes from the old West will come to life in paintings and sculptures that will fill the galleries of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, with the opening of the 10th annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. In one gallery, the only gallery like it in the state of Indiana, visitors can see and be the first to bid on millions of dollars in artwork from 50 coveted Western artists. Meet Quest for the West Artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras.
Born 1963, in Monterrey, Mexico; lives in San Antonio, Texas
Devotion, San Jose Mission, San Antonio, Texas
2015, oil on linen, 48 x 48 inches
Always proud of my Colombian and Mexican heritage, my passion for art is reflected in colorful paintings showcasing Latin and South Central Texan culture. I focus on capturing the essence of light, movement, and the natural surroundings unique to the subject matter I am depicting. Often my work is inspired by my love of music and favorite operas, such as Puccini’s La Boheme. Music lifts my soul.
BORN AND RAISED in Monterrey, Mexico, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is often known for her paintings, which spotlight Spanish culture, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses sidesaddle in a rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco senoritas clad in exuberant Andalusian dresses, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. After living in San Antonio for over 25 years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of Spanish culture. “I try to paint the beauty around me,” says Gladys of her work, “I am inspired by turn-of-the-century Spanish painters.”
Her talent has landed her work in many private and public permanent collections, at the national and international levels. Gladys’ striking, romantic art has been cited in several publications such as Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Architectural Digest European Edition, San Antonio Express-News, Western American Literature, Art Business News, El Dictamen de Veracruz, and La Voz Latina, to name a few.
Notable Awards and Achievements:
2014 Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists
2013 Master Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society
2013 American Impressionist Society 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition Award of Merit
2013 Finalist RayMar Art Painting Competition
2013 American Women Artists National Juried Competition Award of Merit
2013 Award of Merit-Online Juried Competition AWA
2013 13th Annual AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST SOCIETY National Juried Exhibition “Best of Show”
2011 Coppini Academy of Fine Arts “Artist of the Year” Award.
2010 “People’s Choice Award” Coppini Academy of Fine Arts Miniature Show
2010 “American Impressionist Society” Award for Excellence in Painting at the National Juried Show and Competition in Nashville, TN..
2009 Fine Art Views Competition Finalist sponsored by Fine Art Studio Online
2009 Fine Art Views Painting Competition sponsored by Fine Art Studio Online
The Julian Onderdonk Memorial Purchase Award at the 74th Annual San Antonio Art League and Museum
Artist Magazine Award for Excellence in Painting” at the Oil Painters of America ” Fourteenth Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
“Jury’s Top 50,” Salon International 2007 and 2009, International Museum of Contemporary Masters
Master Signature Membership American Impressionist Society
Master Signature Membership American Women Artist
Oil Painters of America
American Society of Classical Realism
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg,Texas
Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico