Summer in Texas, oil on linen, 36″ x 48″
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is often known for paintings that chronicle and cast a colorful spotlight on the exuberant Spanish culture and its eclectic traditions and plenteous history, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding majestic, indomitable horses sidesaddle in an effervescent rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco senoritas clad in high-spirited, euphoric Andalusian dresses, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. After living in San Antonio for over 30 years, she finds great inspiration in representing her relentless love and unmistakable passion for the rich Spanish culture.
I paint the beauty that I see around me. I am inspired by turn-of-the-century Spanish painters like the immortal Sorolla. My passion for art is reflected in colorful paintings showcasing the prolific, multifaceted Hispanic culture, its rich and varied history, and noble traditions. I focus on capturing the essence of light, movement, and the natural surroundings unique to the subject at hand. My work is often inspired by my love of classical music; the sublime, timeless melodies lift and inspire my soul.
Master-Signature American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society; member of Oil Painters of America and the American Portrait Society
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ