A Dallas native, Cassandra enjoys depicting the wilder aspects of the metroplex's city parks and nature preserves as well as other locations in Texas and the Southwest. For the past few years, her travels to New Mexico and especially Taos have influenced her work and inspired more complex and robust paintings.
Having enjoyed nature photography for years and because of her interest in color, Becky Bright pursued the study of oil painting five years ago. Taking art lessons mainly through the Continuing Education Program at SMU, she has especially enjoyed the Plein Air classes and experiences in the Dallas area and in Taos.
A commercial interior architect for over 35 years, Bob re-discovered his expressive artistic roots in 2009 through an adult education class at SMU. Watercolor painting allowed him to explore his love of composition, space, color, and light, without the constraints of a drafting board or computer. He enjoys finding the inherent beauty in the landscapes all around us.
An Architect and Professional Engineer, Jim Drebelbis practices Forensic Engineering. Plein-air painting kindles a life-long interest in the arts and provides a life-balancing outdoor activity he finds refreshing. Especially enjoyable is the camaraderie of other artists with similar interests.