T. W. VANYA
T.W. 'Pops' Vanya has been painting since 2000 but that's just recently. His career has not always followed the way of the artist; a Houston Police Officer, as delivery boat crew in the yachting industry, a cabinet maker, an iron worker, a life guard & a few other pursuits along the way lead interestingly enough, to the world of western art. He & his wife Kathy now make their home in the rural community of Somerville in central Texas. Their home is 110 years old & they live close to the cattle, horses, ranches & cowboys he loves to portray.
He makes the statement that
"God granted me the ability to put onto paper and canvas that which I can see. The fact that my avocation and vocation are the same is God's grace provision; therefore, let the work begin."