Roldan-de-Moras, Gladys

Roldan-de-Moras, Gladys

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Gladys Roldan-de-Moras
Born 1963 in Monterrey, Mexico; lives in San Antonio, Texas

2021, oil on linen, 36 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.

INTERNATIONAL award-winning artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is known for her paintings that, in a unique style, portray vivid Spanish traditions, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses side saddle in a vivid rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco señoritas clad in vibrant, exuberant, Andalusian dresses that appear to playfully flap in the wind, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. Having lived in San Antonio for over thirty years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of the Spanish culture that was passed down by her maternal grandfather, a proud lifelong charro who decades ago helped promote Charreria as the official national sport in Mexico.

Roldan-de-Moras’s lustrous work – always lively and dramatic – has landed in many important private and public permanent collections. At the national and international levels, her romantic art has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Architectural Digest European Edition, and many more.

Notable Awards and Achievements
      Briscoe Western Art Museum, Night of Artists, David Crockett Award for Artists’ Choice
2016       Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up!, Museum Purchase Award and Director’s Choice New Artist Award
2015       Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Quest for the West, Artists’ Choice Award
2013       American Impressionist Society, Annual Member Show & National Juried Competition, Award of Merit
2013       RayMar Art, Fine Art Painting Competition, Finalist
2013       American Women Artists, National Juried Show and Competition, Award of Merit
2013       American Women Artists, Online Juried Show, Award of Merit
2013       American Impressionist Society, Annual Member Show & National Juried Competition, Best of Show
2011       Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, Artist of the Year
2010       Coppini Academy of Fine Arts, Miniature Show, People’s Choice Award
2010       American Impressionist Society, Annual Member Show & National Juried Competition, Award for Excellence in Painting
2009       Fine Art Views, BoldBrush Painting Competition, Finalist
2009       International Museum of Contemporary Masters, Salon International, Jury’s Top 50 (also 2007)

American Impressionist Society, Master Signature Member
American Women Artists, Master Signature Member
Oil Painters of America

Selected Publications
Architectural Digest, European Edition
Art Business News
El Dictamen de Veracruz
La Voz Latina
San Antonio Express-News
Southwest Art
Western American Literature
Western Art & Architecture
Western Art Collector

Gallery Representation
InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona