Herb Bryant

Artist Information

Herb Bryant

Herb and his wife, Clara moved to Tyler, Texas in June 2003 after retir­ing as a church pas­tor and school coun­selor. He is now con­cen­trat­ing on estab­lish­ing him­self in the East Texas art world. Herb spe­cial­izes in cap­tur­ing wildlife and west­ern sub­jects in his paint­ings. He uses sev­er­al medi­ums includ­ing oil, acrylic and water­col­or to depict the ranch work in which he has par­tic­i­pat­ed over the years. He is an avid out­doors­man and loves paint­ing wildlife scenes as well.

A native of Texas, he spent 40 years in New Mex­i­co. He took his first for­mal oil paint­ing lessons when he was 12 years old from Hazel Brun­ner, and years lat­er he took art class­es at the Col­lege of the Main­land in Texas City, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas-Per­mi­an Basin and New Mex­i­co Junior Col­lege. He has com­plet­ed water­col­or work­shops with Michael McCul­lough, Jon Bird­song, War­ren Cullar, Bill Hugh­es, Nao­mi Broth­er­ton and Raleigh Kin­ney. He recent­ly com­plet­ed two work­shops with Joseph Zbukvic, a mas­ter water­col­orist from Aus­tralia, in April, 2009 and 2010. He has com­plet­ed oil paint­ing work­shops with George Hall­mark, Qiang Huang, Bruce Peil, Rusty Jones and Jim­my Dyer.

Herb has received a num­ber of awards in var­i­ous art shows in New Mex­i­co and Texas, and was hon­ored as artist of the year for KENW pub­lic TV in 2000. He has been a Ducks Unlim­it­ed and Elk Foun­da­tion artist and is rep­re­sent­ed in both pri­vate and cor­po­rate col­lec­tions in the U.S. and a pri­vate col­lec­tion in Eng­land. He had a one-man show­ing at the New Mex­i­co State Fair Art Gallery in 1980. He was also fea­tured in the Artists of New Mex­i­co IV book. He was a char­ter mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Plains Artists and has been a mem­ber of the New Mex­i­co Water­col­or Soci­ety and is cur­rent­ly a mem­ber of the South­west Water­col­or Soci­ety, Out­door Painter’s Soci­ety and Amer­i­can Plains Artists.

Herb cur­rent­ly teach­es Oil paint­ing and water­col­or class­es at the west cam­pus of Tyler Jr. Col­lege. He also sched­ules work­shops and demon­strates for art asso­ci­a­tions and civic orga­ni­za­tions. He has been priv­i­leged to judge a num­ber of art shows in Texas, New Mex­i­co and in Arkansas.

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