Meet Tex Wilson, August's Featured Community Artist
“My mother said I was blown in on a West Texas sand storm in Slaton, a small West Texas farm, ranch and railroad town. The dream of becoming an artist and the love of trains and cowboys began to emerge about age nine. The art career had a bumpy beginning working for a paper converting company, a graphic lithographic company, a minor art studio, and a small printing company before spending the next sixteen years with two major league advertising art studios. Then, on July 4, 1976, [I] made a ‘Declaration of Independence’ beginning a career as a freelance illustrator/designer. My latest effort was complaining all my railroad and cowboy wart work into two coffee table books.”
Tex's artwork will be on display at the library through end of August.