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512.858.7284 abstract art gallery artist serving dripping springs, austin & the texas hill country

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


New products are coming soon!

the artist

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

happening now


#ARTSTUDIOZDSTX #THEARTLOCKER #ATXABXCOLAB See Contact/Map Below and https://www.facebook.com/hillcountryartlocker/


East Austin Studio Tour 2017 PopUP IMAGINE ART/CAS Collaboration - Donate Live Paint #CASXATXEAST


Imagine Art is a Christian ministry, a 501c3 nonprofit, established in  1996 operate a creative space  More than 65 artists engage in our space  weekly, accessing 10,000 square feet of studios and galleries.  We offer  specialized supports tailored to empower artists with disabilities to  create art.  Non-disabled players engage as working artists in our  studios to create a diverse, inclusive space where all artists thrive.

2830 Real St., Austin, Texas 78722

East Austin Studio Tour 2017 - CAS Group Show SomaVida Gallery


Collaboration between SomaVida Yoga and Wellness Co-Working studio and the Creative Arts Society (CAS) #CASXATXEAST Stops 411-436



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




hello deer

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

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.

LEARN MORE HERE: http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/austin-texas/

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



Fine Art at LakeLine Mall #CASXATXNORTH

Rotating Fine Art Exhibit - In Development

Hosted by the Creative Arts Society (CAS)


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:  Alcohol Inks Demo
September 6, 2017 ​
6:30 pm  Networking   |  7 pm  Meeting
ACC Pinnacle Campus, 7748 US-290, Austin, TX 78736
10th Floor Faculty Lounge
(Click here for map)

that happened

2017 West Austin Studio Tour Temporary Exhibit VUKA Gather Impact North Lamar - Austin, TX

Big  Medium's West Austin Studio Tour (WEST) is a free, annual, self-guided  art event spanning May 13-14 & 20-21 from 11am-6pm. West provides  opportunities for the public to meet the artists and artisans of Austin  in their creative spaces.  
This year, we celebrate the 6th  edition of West. The 2017 tour includes 331 participants: 172 Artist  Studios, 45 Galleries, 92 Temporary Exhibitions, 11 Happenings, 6  Libraries, and 5 Schools.  Pick up a catalog and map at any Austin Public Library or use the desktop or mobile website to plan your tour at west.bigmedium.org

University of Texas

Bass Concert Hall
Art Exhibit . March 31 - June 9, 2017
Juried Show - Venus Transit by LA Holllins
Sponsored by Creative Arts Society (CAS)

2017 Live Paint Silent Auction WinterStreet Studios - Houston, TX

Watch the creation of an artwork and take it home.

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 - will be creating works live at Winter Street  Studios on the evening of Thursday, May 11, 2017.  Their finished works will be available for auction throughout the  evening with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia &  Lymphoma Society.



In Development


EMail me here ...

Better yet, see the art in person!

Located down behind the El Rey in the Avalar . my tiny store front EMAIL: BlueStones@BlueStonesArt.com


Blue Stones Art @TheArtLocker #BlueStonesArt

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

(512) 858-7284


By Appointment Only Please

But you can peek through the window

The twinkle lights are always on in Suite 5A

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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