By Kelti Smith
Austin-based painter and illustrator Kelti Smith studied art at The University of Texas at Austin and Parsons The New School for Design. Her work is heavily influenced and inspired by the natural landscapes of Texas and her fascination with the people in her paintings and drawings. Here, a vibrant and playful Smith illustration of the state of Texas.
This illustration was commissioned by the Texas Women for the Arts (TWA), an essential giving circle of the Texas Cultural Trust, uniting the financial forces of Texas women in funding arts and arts educations programs throughout the state. The mission of TWA is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child, and the group’s annual grant initiative provides meaningful funding to arts education programs across Texas. Since 2005, Texas Women for the Arts has contributed over $1.73 million in grants to 123 arts organizations, impacting more than 1.25 million Texas school children.
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