Welcome! My name is Ricky Colson III
I’m an artist in the traditional sense – a no-frills, introverted observer who is more interested in appreciating and creating art than defining what it is. I first wanted to be a cartoonist, then an architect, and, finally, a fine artist – to draw and paint. In another life, I think I would have been a historian.
A brief return to Texas gave me the great opportunity to work with elementary kids as a mentor for AmeriCorps for a year. Together, with teachers, coworkers, local residents and students, the entire community was able to build an outdoor mural and fix up an overgrown garden area where the students could learn and enjoy the fresh air.
Charlottesville, Virginia welcomed me in 2011 into one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. Here, I started my animal silhouette paintings and opened my online shop. My heart will always be in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Next up is El Paso Texas then back home to Houston, Texas – close to friends, family, and my beloved Mexican food. So far on my journey, I’ve painted murals, designed cakes, and been lucky enough to receive international awards for my work. The greatest feeling has been hearing the stories from people who have enjoyed my art and were able to relate to it.
Live with the curiosity and hope of a child.
Second star to the right… and straight
on ’til morning.- Peter Pan & Captain Kirk