Angie Banta-Brown, TWS, SWS, was born in the small hill country town of Leakey, Texas, and now lives in New Braunfels. She began her art training at the Warren Hunter School of Art in San Antonio and followed with a career in Graphic Design, at Frost Bros., Joske's and the University of Illinois. In the mid 1970's her focus shifted to fine art and she began showing her much sought after florals and still lifes in galleries in Texas and the Southwest.
The springtime wildflowers and the German-influenced architecture found near her country home in New Braunfels are frequent subjects for her paintings which are often described as bright, fresh, and clean.
Angie also finds inspiration in the scenery of such places as New Mexico, which she annually visits to paint and to teach. She has also taken groups of aftists to San Miquel de Allende, Mexico, to capture the charm of that ancient city in paint.
Painting and teaching are the way Angie spends her time these days. She is in demand around the country as a teacher at workshops and demonstrator at meetings of art organizations.
Besides being the recipient of numerous awards, Angie is a Purple Sage signature member of the Texas Watercolor Society and signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the San Antonio Watercolor Group and a founding member of the New Braunfels Art League. Two recent awards include Best of Show at the Wonders of Watercolor show in New Braunfels and First Place painting at the Teacher's Art Show in Kerrville.