Rhonda Padon Gibson
Alive with bold colors and dynamic compositions, my work is full of self reflection and personal narratives. Described by a friend as, "NOT a one trick pony," I love making all kinds of things, painting in a variety of styles, and exploring a myriad of topics. Politics, religion, culture, and our own tenuous existence are current themes in my work. Born on Valentine's Day, I grew up in the piney woods of Conroe, TX, in a neighborhood reminiscent of our own Lake Hills community. I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Visual Art Studies, and a Teaching Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin. I taught art K-6 in AISD for nine years full time at Maplewood Elementary, as well as part time at Allison, Wooldridge, and Barrington Elementary. For the last decade, thanks to my loving understanding husband Cris, I've been a stay at home mom to our daughter Addi, and a full time artist. Outside of following my own artistic visions, I enjoy doing commission art work for others, tap dancing, gardening, cooking, and hanging out at the lake.