About the Artist

Reg Stark

Reg Stark was born in Beaumont, Texas and moved to Houston at an early age. He received his first award for his art in the third grade and went on to win awards throughout his junior and high school years and continued to do so in local exhibits such as the Art League of Houston, the Jewish community Center and twice has been a finalist in the Hunting Prize Art Show. Mr. Stark attended the Texas Academy of Art before earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston. He has exhibited in Chicago and Houston. His moody seascapes and nostalgic, whimsical paintings continue to be popular with his collectors. Having recently retired from a career in construction management, all of his time is now devoted to his love of painting. He teaches art in several locations to capacity classes and lives in Sugar Land.


  • Selected Artist: Texas Visions - A Celebration of Texas Artists, Art League of Houston & Transco Energy, December 1985
  • Finalist: The Hunting Art Prize, Hunting Oil & Gas, 2007
  • Selected Artist: Salute to Fort Bend County, October 2010
  • Finalist: The Hunting Art Prize, Hunting Oil & Gas, 2011

Artist Statement

There is not a time that I can remember that I was not drawing or painting. As a child, I spent many hours with my aunt at her easel in her kitchen. It was because of her mentoring and encouragement that inspired me to become an artist. I have been fortunate throughout my life to have had teachers, professors, friends, loved ones, my son and late wife, all who have nudged me along at every turn.

I continue to experiment with a wide variety of subject matter, but it seems that seascapes are the most popular with collectors and the public. I do not paint from photographs or actual scenes but rely on what I have observed somehow in my lifetime. Many times, I will include a twist or touch of whimsy, hopefully, to engage the observer. The artists that I most admire include Andrew Wyeth, Jackson Pollack, Rene Magritte and John Alexander. One of my techniques is the use of glazes, sometimes up to eight to ten in a single painting. It is an old masters' technique that, for me, creates magical results.

Commission Work

Christus Spohn Hospital Shoreline in Corpus Christi | American Art Resources
  • 2018 Texas Ladies - 2 Oil on Canvas 60 x 40

Previous Gallery Representation

  • Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, Texas
  • Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston, Texas
  • V Gallery, Katy, TX
  • Art League of Fort Bend


Brazos River Vino, Rosenberg, TX
  • Father & Son Art Show, October 2017
  • Father & Son Art Show - Part 2, November 2016
  • Father & Son Art Show, October 2016

Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Group Show, January 2015
  • Featured Artist, January 2011
  • Solo Show, December 2007

V the Gallery, Katy, TX
  • Solo Show, September 2011

Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, TX
  • Featured Artist, January 2011
  • Group Show, February 2009
  • Group Show, September 2008
  • Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Group Show, September 2007
  • Solo Show, April 2007
  • Group Show, February 2007
  • Solo Show, October 2006
  • Group Show, February 2006

Maple Avenue Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Group Show, January 2006

Limb Design, Houston, TX
  • Solo Show, December 2005

Private Collections

  • Tom Hillin & Victoria Stirrup, Alexandria, VA
  • Benita & Stephen Gill, Fulshear, TX
  • Keith Darby, Houston, TX
  • Maggie & Joel Duncan, Houston, TX
  • Pamela & Honorable Ben Childers, Richmond, TX
  • Scotti Stark, Nappa Valley, CA
  • Pamela Parker, Sacramento, CA
  • Gary Reinsch, Sugar Land, TX
  • Devina Prince, Houston, TX
  • Stacie Sutter, Houston, TX
  • Steve & Courtney Null, Austin, TX