Ann Marie Vancas is a Houston-based artist whose art has been predominately displayed throughout Houston, and in numerous art shows and exhibitions. She has a devoted following for her art through her online website, her customers come from all over America.
Her artistic style is predominately abstract and surrealism with a slight emphasis on fauvism.
Her unique version is what she calls “Sensuism”
Her paintings most often feature bold and bright colors, images and shapes.
These are done primarily in pastel, acrylic, oil, water color, charcoal and graphite.
She has numerous commissioned works of all sizes on a variety of materials in her portfolio of work.

Artist Statement

As a synesthesia artist music is always intertwined into the canvas.
Once I match the music to my mood…or theme.
I choose the colors…
The subject usually is the last to form…
I have done a series of still life paintings…emotion based portraits…and various abstracts.
The main goal of my work is to paint bright beautiful paintings to offset the ugly I sometimes see in the world…
It’s a constant fight for balance…
My favorite theme is love and hope…
Occasionally I paint the truth of raw emotion…with little focus on the face…
more focus on the eyes…because there is where the truth shines through always.
But if there is hope…. I will always paint that.

Artist CV

Solo Exhibitions


     2017     A Treatise on Love, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX

     2016     Lucid Dreams, Khons, Wine Darts and Art, Houston, TX

     1990s   Omni Hotel Monthly Featured Artists, Omni Hotel-Galleria, Houston, TX

                  River Cafe, Montrose, Houston, TX

                  La Griglia, Montrose, Houston, TX


Selected Group Exhibitions

     2017     The Street Cleaner Movie Launch Show, The Silos on Sawyer, Houston, TX

     2016     3rd Annual Art 720-Live-Next Wall Gallery
                  Spring Show, Jomar Visions, Houston, TX

                  Kaleidoscope-Art Walking Tour, Houston, TX
                  Exposed, Jomar Visions, Houston, TX
     2015     Open Studio Shows, Aurora Studios, 2/2015-1/2016, Houston, TX
                  Fire Show, Fire Museum, Houston, TX
                  Memorial Herman Hospital Festival, Memorial Herman Gallery, Houston, TX
                  2nd Annual Art 720 - Live, Next Wall Gallery, Houston, TX

                  VAA Juried Show, Smith Street Gallery, Houston, TX
     2014     Imbibe Show, First Saturday Art Market Artists, Houston, TX

                  Gallery Tramp, First Saturday Art Market Artists, Houston, TX

Books Published

Fear by Ann Marie Vancas
Contributing Author
Path of a Bullet-Tim Baker
Blind Dog Books


SAMARA Gallery

3100 Richmond Ave - Suite 104

Houston TX 77098


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