Hernandez was born in
Gueydan, Lousiana (the Duck Capital of America) and is now a noted Houston
"People who love the Village and The
Heights are always charmed by the folk art masterpieces by Anne Reese
West U's own resident gypsy artist...'I
paint from experience and life,' says Reese-Hernandez.
"I use a lot of color, and I paint the
things I like - flower shops, old houses, store windows."
- Beverly Denver Bennett
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"Blending the simple forms
of Grandma Moses and the pointilism of Suerat, her paintings reflect how
strongly the past draws this artist.
Settings are of porches, sunrooms, tea
rooms, and streets of a
gentler and less hurried time. The clothing is often based on her own
extensive collection of vintage clothing."
- Taylor Patterson
paintings reveal stages in her own life, in
the lives of those dear to her, and places she has grown to love.
Reese-Hernandez has done a series of paintings of the Rice Hotel and the
Shamrock Hotel as well as scenes of old-fashioned stores in the Village near