Parker, born into a family which respected art and music, reflects
within his personality both artistic influence of his ancestors and
Texas childhood. Deeply passionate about his landscapes, Parker
conveys his understanding of nature its depth, its moods and its
ever-changing aspects to a broad and appreciative audience. After
graduating from Texas Art Academy, Parker worked as a staff artist
for the Houston Post. At that time he began studying under Lajos
Markos, where he developed a strong appreciation for contemporary
am continually fascinated with the fleeting effects of light and
shadows observed while working
outdoors and constantly exploring these tonal relationships
and changing color perception's.
Parker works in his studio from part memory and part observation.
His landscapes evoke in the
viewer the feeling of having remembered a place once visited.
There is a feeling of recognition, of the familiar and yet of the
elusive. The visual space o f
the painting entices one to imagine the changing light and atmosphere
on a pond or a sudden mysterious ray of light across a
clearing. By looking inward,
Parker has created a view which like nature is constantly changing.
These images have enough definition to become recognizable while
retaining a loose painterly
is currently teaching landscape and still life painting at the Art
League o f Houston and
exhibits at the Jack Meier Gallery, as well as other galleries in
recent years Parker has continued to travel and paint in such
locations as the Northwest coast of Washington, Arizona, Colorado
and New Mexico. recently a trip to Italy to further study the
classical Italian masters was undertaken.
teaches classes in outdoor landscape painting at the Art League
of Houston. his work is exhibited at the Jack Meier Gallery in Houston
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