Visit Us at the East Austin Studio Tour 2018 - Austin Carver Branch (ACB) LIBRARY !

hello . welcome contemporary abstract art gallery dripping springs . texas

original . abstract . art . process . paint . drip color . sale . lease . exhibit . popups . gallery . events . live . mobile


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the artist . lah

la hollins

experiencing life through nature, color, paint and process one canvas at a time translating more than words ever could, but if you like words ...

modern abstract expressionist, virgo spica, truest, newest palimpsest, art obsessed creator, nearly tetrachromatic, imagined stories, altest blues tones of nature music, dancing finger tips, obtuse subductionist, heuristic vademecum, simple complex, optimistic paint prisoner, canvas creature, loved lilybud, honest, fauve, fearless, gifter forgotten poet pretender, art book geek, theartmind, color collector hoarder,  careful crazed day dreamer, silent gold slinger on most of the days and days enjoying bits and bytes of apples and bread crumbs usually unusually covered in paint chasing the bluest ones muse down the hawk horn hill just north of the woods beyond the dripping springs due west of ATX

artist . owner . founder

abstract ART dedication . inspiring the mind, the spirit and the imagination with a unique abstract aesthetic that can be shared, taught, learned and personally experienced if you dare

devoted to . harnessing creativity and exploring the canvas with passion, lots of paint and layers on layers of process and color through every day stress & inspiration

creative philosphy . a lifetime student, always  learning, advancing my skills and perspective;  I'm only as good as my last canvas and the bluest stones @TheArtLocker

genuine ingenuity . seeing what others won't, creating what others don't . here, there and everywhere ...

experienced live painter

charity art auctions

creative fund raiser

popup art galleries

my blank canvas

mobile workshops 

paint dripper en plien air

creative arts society (cas). business member . treasurer (2017-2018) . featured artist . jan-feb 2017

active member in various local art groups & initiatives

West Austin Studio Tour 2018 #WEST296

West 2018 Exhibitor at Thornton Road Studios - Kairos Creative Arts Center - Weekend 1 - Opening Reception


West 2018 Exhibitor at Thornton Road Studios - Kairos Creative Arts Center - Weekend 2 - Live Community Collaboration Paint Out for Silent Auction Charity/Donation


what its like to escape and be reborn to the texas hill country #lavendarlife . to paint in the days and days . finding my way around the wild flowers,  purple clouds, pink skies, golden sunsets and blue stones scattered hills where "here my responsibilties are simply to endulge in a technicolor sunset" gauguin

Please Join Us Again this year April 27-29, 2018

Booth B-11 on Bluff Street - Live Painting and Original Abstract Art For Sale

happening now



See Contact/Map Below

Upcoming Sponsored by

Creative Arts Society (CAS)



Art Exhibit . March 16 - May 16, 2018

 Juried Show



Art Exhibit . March 5 - April 2, 2018 Juried Show

WEST Austin Studio Tour 2018

MAY 12-13 & 19-20, 2018

Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free,  annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends in May. WEST  provides opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans  of Austin in their creative spaces.

Dates & Times

Free and Open

May 12-13 & 19-20, 2018



West of I-35
East of Mopac/Loop 1
South of HWY 183
North of William Cannon



Teens (age 13-18): Saturday, March 24, 2018

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Teens (age 13-18) , Seniors,

Special Needs: Monday, April 16, 2018

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Workshop Registration Deadline:

One week prior to workshop date

Cost $35 per participant

Participants will respond spontaneously to a series of  suggestions and various prompts imagining themselves living a farm life  and being in nature abstractly on canvas. No experience is required. You  do not need to know how to draw or paint. Fine art materials and  unconventional tools are included to encourage abstract thinking,  processes and full spectrum color artwork. Take home  the artwork you create in this workshop.

Cypress Grill Louisiana Cafe #CASXATXSOUTH

Cypress Grill Art Gallery

ongoing art exhibit

Sponsored by Creative Arts Society (CAS)

Orange Co-Working #CASXATXSOUTH

Orange Co-Working

ongoing art exhibit

Sponsored by Creative Arts Society (CAS)

Cherry Cola Dog - 1st Saturdays #CASXATXEAST



2017 Live Paint Silent Auction WinterStreet Houston TX

Watch the creation of an artwork and take it home.

VELOCITY ANTHROCOPENE (SOLD) - ARTcetera  Houston is an interactive live art event, inviting patrons and guests  behind the scenes to see the creative process in action. A selection of  Houston's most talented artists - both local art scene mainstays and  rising stars alike creating works live Thursday, May 11, 2017.  Finished works auctioned throughout the  evening with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia &  Lymphoma Society.

East Austin Studio Tour 2017 #East2017 @Somavidagallery

Please Join Us - I am Artist 420 in the Big Medium Catalog Sat/Sun 11/1-12/17 and 11/18-19/17 from 11am - 6pm - Also Check out all the art at "DueEast" 11/9/17 8:30pm & party with us at the "Rebirth" Happening Sat night 7pm 11/11/17

support local artists and art groups

Creative Arts Society (CAS)

For the first time in Austin: We are partnering with the Arts  Business Institute to present a professional development event for  artists and makers.

October 21-22, 2017
Taking place at Soma Vida
2324 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78702

Sign  up for an intensive weekend summit focused on growing your creative  small business. This program teaches practical, step-by-step, actionable  strategies.


CAS Members will receive $50 off the weekend workshop!
use coupon code: CAS
IF you're not a member, join now for only $20. (that's still a $30 savings off the workshop!)

Lone Star Art Guild (LSAG) #CASXATXWEST

Your Membership Starts With A Local League 

LSAG is the umbrella organization for 16 leagues. 
When you become a member of an LSAG LOCAL LEAGUE, you automatically become a member of LSAG.

Connect with other artists, Participate, Advertise, Convention & the Juried Show


Come Join us for one of only (4) Annual Membership Meetings at the ACC Pinnacle Campus to find out more about all the great new projects and opportunities for member artists at CAS

Great opportunities to show, exhibit, compete, learn and volunteer to support many diverse creative aspects of your career as an artist in Austin, TX - Celebrating 20 years in 2019 !!!

NEXT MEETING:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018
6:30 pm  Networking   |  7 pm  Meeting
ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 US-290

Austin, TX 78736
10th Floor Faculty Lounge
(Click here for map)


EMail me here ...

Better yet, see the art in person!

Blue Stones Art @TheArtLocker #BlueStonesArt

2400b W Highway 290, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, United States

(512) 858-7284


By Appointment Only Please

The twinkle lights are always on in the Art Barn !!!

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annual tours and exhibits


The  Artists Alliance of the Hill Country (AAHC)  presents a two-day Fine Art  Event this fall on September 30 - October 1, 2017 from 11 AM to 5 PM at  Dripping Springs Ranch Park (1042 Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs,  TX 78620). 50+ Artists will display their work in the 12,000 square  foot air-conditioned exhibition hall with musicians performing original  songs on stage throughout the event. Admission is Free.

1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Dripping Springs 1st Thursdays

Dripping Springs Like You Have never Seen it Before at Mercer & Fitzhugh street crossing

Guest Artist 2016 - Mazama Coffee

Guest Artists 2017 - Edward Jones

DSTX 30th Annual Founders Day Festival

April 22-23, 2017 (Sat/Sun)
Come Sling Paint 4 Free @BoothB11
Create a Live Abstract Co-Lab Canvas
Bluff Street under the old oak tree