I manipulate metals and minerals and bonding solutions in order to provoke emotional responses from people I will usually never meet. That which happens in the process some people call art. My talent for creating icons and illusions turned into a lifetime of manipulations... in various pigments, bronze and steel, some quite large, which loom in museums, schools, collections and public places all over Texas. Here on this blog you can watch my creative actions and insights unfold...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


It finally happened after forty years in the business... a magazine has done a spread on my work, and a nice article about me to boot. I remember seeing this "chick" magazine years ago and thinking what a good job my paintings could do for them... Anyway I got to meet the publisher a year ago and she has generously worked Russell Cushman art into her considerable Texas art legacy.

 My thanks to Sherry McCartney and the talented folks at Flair magazine, who covered me in a precious, valuable document that Texans will love and cherish as well.  Nobody could ever buy this kind of exposure... This is truly one of the most wonderful things ever done involving my work.

Featured in Flair, "Eliza Rae's First Dance" can be viewed at the French Market in Navasota.

This Winter issue (absolutely free!) is titled "Texas Trailblazers" and is about Texas Women... and features seventeen of my paintings, and a full page article about me. It will always be known as the Russell Cushman issue. The Texas woman, cowgirl, belle, Native American, has always been one of my favorite subjects, even though I am not known for such. These are paintings that I have painted over the past twenty-five years, but a few are still available.  You can get one of the magazines from me or pick them up at Blues Alley.. or check out my available works as well and pick one up at the French Market.  

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