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The South Poles are perhaps one of the most serene places on earth. The panoramic ice sheet stretching to the horizon provides a visual blank canvas for the quietude that hovers over the landscape. The frigid atmosphere is virtually silent. That is, except for the penguins. “Penguins are very noisy,” says nature and wildlife photographer […]


A roadrunner with purple feathers in its crest, the kind eyes of a gentle moose, a fox caught mid trot—Avery Kelly’s portraits of animals aren’t just to re-create a moment but to share a personality. Working with oils and acrylics and in printmaking, the artist focuses on the quirkiness of animals, bringing a sense of […]


Fine art photographer Mital Patel also could be called a professional international traveler, having visited more than 200 cities in 40 countries, spanning 18 time zones. He takes three or four expeditions each year in his quest to capture the global beauty many of us never get to see. “Travel is part of my passion—to […]


A LOVER and collector of fine art and beautiful objects, Jill Sertsoz’s passionate advocacy for the talents of gifted artists served as the impetus for establishing the R Groden Gallery in October 2021. Strictly dedicating the space to the works of artist Randy Groden, Sertsoz has created a gallery whose mission is to provide designers […]


PRIMARILY a self-taught artist, Ginger Fox started her professional career in the design industry, working on a variety of projects that challenged her to use various painting styles. In 2001, she had her first solo art exhibition, and in 2006, she left her design career to give full focus to her true passion: fine art. In […]

Southwest Gallery

LOCATED near the shops of The Galleria, Southwest Gallery offers Dallas’ largest collection of fine 19th- to 21st-century paintings and sculptures. Celebrating more than 50 years of serving the art needs of Dallas, this beautiful gallery represents hundreds of respected and established artists with thousands of stunning works of art, from antique to contemporary, all in […]

Christopher Martin Gallery

Christopher Martin Gallery of Dallas and Aspen has created the perfect atmosphere to present the reverse-glass paintings and limited editions of Aspen-based American artist Christopher Martin. This year marks the 26th anniversary of Martin’s artistic career. To celebrate, the Dallas gallery has expanded its program to include 24 mid-career artists working in painting, photography and […]

Unearthing Gemstones

While most people think of diamonds and other similar stones as gems, there are other more unusual minerals that also fall under the classification. For me, finding those minerals is a passion that takes me all over the world. The minerals, corals and fossils at my company, Empressive Earth Gallery, come from many different countries […]

Shattering The Glass Ceiling

David Gappa Signature Fine Art Glass takes its craft to new heights with the addition of 3-D printing. David Gappa has come as close to perfecting the art of glassmaking as one can after honing his craft for more than two decades. In that time, he’s grown his after-hours hobby into a robust business run […]

The Language of Life

Profound and philosophical, the Yakes Collection of art conveys visual messaging. Collecting art is akin to breathing for Dr. Wayne Yakes. Life-giving and enhancing, it brings the gift of consciousness. Each piece in his extensive collection resonates deeply. Since childhood, this devotee of painting has been captivated by its imagery, emotion and purpose. More than […]