About the artist

Arnica Grace Painting Paramedic

After April 2020’s COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown, I entered the healthcare industry. I miss all my painter friends and students but felt a need to lend a helping hand.

In the fall of 2020, I certified and licensed in emergency medical technology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. I earned my Advanced Emergency Medical Technician license and continued to learn more and train further. December 2022 I was granted my Paramedic license. Now I work serving the people of San Marcos and Hays County in their Emergency Medical Services system. It is beautiful to get to help people who have called us. 

May you all continue to enjoy and create for each other a beautiful new world each day.

Some prior or current affiliations follow:

The Price Center (ongoing)

The Walker’s Gallery (ongoing)

Austin Visual Arts Association (ongoing)

San Marcos Art Center (ongoing)

H. Lancaster Co. (ongoing)

Port Aransas Art Center (ongoing)

K&P Pottery 2022 until shop close for relocation to West Texas 2024

Round Rock Arts Downtowner Gallery

Austin Artspace

Plein Air Austin

Plein Air Round Rock

Buda Market in The Park

Austin Palette Club

Numerous exhibits in galleries and alternative spaces reflect decades of work:

2024- Price Center San Marcos The Story Begins, The Female Gaze

2023-Price Center San Marcos The Fruits of our Labors, Colors of the Seasons

2023-Price Center San Marcos Big SMAL Show

2023 KP Pottery exhibit and sales

2022-current San Marcos Art Center exhibit and sales (ongoing)

2022, 2023, 2024 Walker’s Gallery San Marcos

2022 The Big SMAL Show

2021-current H. Lancaster exhibit and sales (ongoing)

2019-current Port A Art Center Members Exhibit and sales (ongoing)

2020 First Presbyterian Church Solo Exhibit – invitation, but was cancelled due to COVID

2020 SMAL Market in the Park

2020 Austin Palette Club Painting Demonstration- February

2020 Bee Cave Arts painting demonstration during the Plein Air Inspirations exhibit- January

2019 Imagine Art exhibit and painting demonstration East Austin Studio Tour

2019 Round Rock Arts workshop and painting demonstration

2019 SMAL Market in the Park

2019 Juried exhibit Austin Artspace Gallery Austin, TX – December

2019 Port Aransas Art Center regular gallery contributor, Port Aransas, TX

2019 PAA Art in the Park painting demonstration and exhibit, Elisabet Ney Museum, Austin, TX

2019 PAA Arboretum Show and Sale, Austin, TX

2019 Juried exhibit ‘Love’ Austin Artspace Gallery Austin, TX

2018 Mural Commission Beachgate Condosuites and Hotel, Port Aransas, TX

2014 Juried exhibit UP Collective Gallery Austin, TX

2006-2019 Octopus Club annual art exhibit and auction Austin, TX

2007 Commissioned work sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006 Exhibit and lecture Huston Tillotson College, Austin TX

2005 Solo exhibit ‘Shorelines’ Gallery Austin, TX

2005 UT Architecture and Planning Library fundraiser auction piece- Shadows

2004 UT Austin School of Social Work auction piece-Cocolithophores

2004 Wright House Wellness Center Exhibit and Auction

2003 Wright House Wellness Center Exhibit and Auction

2002 Solo exhibit ‘Love’ Gallery in Austin, TX

2001 Juried exhibit at the ‘Period Gallery’ in Omaha, NE

2000-2002 ‘Love Texas’ Gallery regular contributor San Antonio, TX

1999 Solo exhibit Flood Gallery Austin, TX

1996 Star Seeds Cafe solo exhibit, Austin, TX

1996 Lunatic Feast exhibit Trenton St. Art Gallery Monroe, LA

1995 Star Seeds Cafe mural commission Austin, TX

1994 Solo exhibit Empanada Parlor, Austin, TX

1993 Student Exhibit, UT Austin Visual Arts Center Austin, TX

1993 Solo exhibit Stars Inn Coffeehouse, Austin, TX

1992 Solo exhibit, Trudy’s Tex-Mex, Austin, TX