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Austin Special Art Our mission is to help our self-taught artists develop their skills, nurture their talent and provide an opportunity for their art to be recognized and shared.

If you find a piece you like, please call (773) 282-4744 or visit www.austinspecial.org We are a non-profit, grassroots, community-based social service agency that provides residential services and developmental training to developmentally disabled individuals. We were founded in 1953 by a group of parents who chose not to institutionalize their disabled children. And we honor their vision of prov

If you find a piece you like, please call (773) 282-4744 or visit www.austinspecial.org We are a non-profit, grassroots, community-based social service agency that provides residential services and developmental training to developmentally disabled individuals. We were founded in 1953 by a group of parents who chose not to institutionalize their disabled children. And we honor their vision of prov

Operating as usual

Mark Suntres - Church series continues with such vibrant  colors and this time for the latest piece a trial with glitter...
12/07/2022

Mark Suntres - Church series continues with such vibrant colors and this time for the latest piece a trial with glitters for the stars πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ€οΈβ€πŸ”₯

  completed
12/07/2022

completed

  In progress only few more steps πŸ’šπŸ’—πŸ’›β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯
12/05/2022


In progress only few more steps πŸ’šπŸ’—πŸ’›β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯

In progress
12/05/2022

In progress

Earl’s Fruits n Vegetables. Those drawings were created years ago before COVID happened. The simplicity and minimalism t...
12/05/2022

Earl’s Fruits n Vegetables. Those drawings were created years ago before COVID happened. The simplicity and minimalism treatment are remarkable. Earl is just an accomplished artist that has a mind of his own and simply produce outstanding Art Work always from observation memory and imagination β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ€πŸ€Žβ€οΈβ€πŸ”₯

Mark Suntres - Mark started a church series. Mark excels with oil pastels  also with colors combination and use stencils...
11/30/2022

Mark Suntres - Mark started a church series. Mark excels with oil pastels also with colors combination and use stencils very cleverly🀩πŸ”₯🌟

In progress
11/23/2022

In progress

The beginning of   Very clean very cool
11/21/2022

The beginning of
Very clean very cool

    on paper
11/14/2022


on paper

  completed !     (teeth) on paper
11/09/2022

completed !

(teeth) on paper

Productive morning at Austin Special Art class - Mark is working on an architectural piece. The windows look brightly li...
11/09/2022

Productive morning at Austin Special Art class
- Mark is working on an architectural piece. The windows look brightly lit up and the sky a sunset sky
- Michael McLemore drew a family of turkeys very colorful and very cute
- Earl Gallermo is back on track. It is wonderful to see him regains his many skills (Earl had heart surgery during the COVID pandemic)
- Steve Ferrell chose a complicate subject and is challenged a lot with it but as always his work comes out beautiful ,enchanting

2018 - I never posted  portrait all completed so here it is
11/02/2022

2018 - I never posted portrait all completed so here it is

In progress The making of the ravishing
11/02/2022

In progress
The making of the ravishing

Earl extraordinary art work πŸŒŸπŸ€πŸ–€πŸ”₯
10/31/2022

Earl extraordinary art work πŸŒŸπŸ€πŸ–€πŸ”₯

The beginning of  Tim took the clever initiative to place the glasses on the forehead
10/26/2022

The beginning of
Tim took the clever initiative to place the glasses on the forehead

SOLD ! 2017   I repost this one because it is so so excellent it deserves more attention             Instagram : timholl...
10/19/2022

SOLD ! 2017
I repost this one because it is so so excellent it deserves more attention


Instagram : timhollimanart

2017  American Model
10/19/2022

2017 American Model

Very good productive morning at the Art session - Ruben Tupayachi : What an intriguing and gorgeous drawing ! Those colo...
10/17/2022

Very good productive morning at the Art session
- Ruben Tupayachi : What an intriguing and gorgeous drawing ! Those colors are amazing
- Mark Suntres : Mark create a country side landscape from his imagination and the clever use of stencils
- Earl gallermo : 2 beautiful pine trees colored with so much care
- Steven Ferrell : meticulously recreating Chicago architecture by night
- Michael McLemore : coloring tirelessly and delicately as always

10/17/2022


Today an amazing visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art Chicago πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ€πŸ€Žβ€οΈβ€πŸ”₯ with Austin Special Chicago Austin S...
10/11/2022

Today an amazing visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art Chicago πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ§‘β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ€πŸ€Žβ€οΈβ€πŸ”₯ with Austin Special Chicago Austin Special Chicago

  completed.  on  One can enjoy the addition of the mention β€œyou are a very good artist” Tim wrote about himself :)     ...
10/05/2022

completed.
on
One can enjoy the addition of the mention β€œyou are a very good artist” Tim wrote about himself :)

Art Work by - Ruben Tupayachi-Mark Suntres -Steve Ferrell -Michael McLemore -Earl Gallermo
10/05/2022

Art Work by
- Ruben Tupayachi
-Mark Suntres
-Steve Ferrell
-Michael McLemore
-Earl Gallermo

Tim drew Lissy a young lady who worked at Austin Special Chicago. She is no longer working there and I think Tim had a c...
10/05/2022

Tim drew Lissy a young lady who worked at Austin Special Chicago. She is no longer working there and I think Tim had a crush on her :))))

  in progress   on
10/03/2022

in progress
on

Busy morning at the Art session ! And Steven Ferrel is back !!!
09/28/2022

Busy morning at the Art session ! And Steven Ferrel is back !!!

Glenn Madder - Today Glenn as usual drew a house with a plane a car and a set of swings but his second drawing is a β€œfan...
09/21/2022

Glenn Madder - Today Glenn as usual drew a house with a plane a car and a set of swings but his second drawing is a β€œfantasy” as he calls it a TV at the beach :))))

From ”The Book of Earl” for the colored series On loose paper for the graphite pencil pieces.Earl draws mostly from memo...
09/21/2022

From ”The Book of Earl” for the colored series

On loose paper for the graphite pencil pieces.

Earl draws mostly from memory and what an impressive memory !!!

2011
09/21/2022

2011

The Bridges Series - Mark is fascinated by bridges and surely bridges are fascinating.He gets his inspiration from a boo...
09/14/2022

The Bridges Series - Mark is fascinated by bridges and surely bridges are fascinating.
He gets his inspiration from a book that focuses solely on bridges.

Tim chose a different subject with that portrait : Ismail The first Rohingya refugee to reach Chicago. His pastel treatm...
09/14/2022

Tim chose a different subject with that portrait : Ismail The first Rohingya refugee to reach Chicago. His pastel treatment is also a bit different on that one, the hair particularly, less dense. Usually his subjects are celebrities in the entertainment or sport field often African American and Spanish Β« famous people Β»

Glenn Mader - Glenn works only with color pencils and the recurrent themes of his work are houses, automobiles, planes, ...
09/12/2022

Glenn Mader - Glenn works only with color pencils and the recurrent themes of his work are houses, automobiles, planes, trains, sailboats, swings and a strong sense of motions.

Michael MacLemore - Michael usually draws abstractions so here it is a pleasant surprise to see flowers a house and one ...
09/12/2022

Michael MacLemore - Michael usually draws abstractions so here it is a pleasant surprise to see flowers a house and one stick figure upside down (up left of the page) So lovely ❀️

Earl Gallermo From Β« The Book of Earl Β» ToshibaMusicPlayer Earl Art work stems  from memory and imagination.This book wa...
09/12/2022

Earl Gallermo

From Β« The Book of Earl Β»

ToshibaMusicPlayer

Earl Art work stems from memory and imagination.
This book was started years ago and there is still few blank pages to be done but after the Covid interruption Earl is in a different state of mind

Mark Suntres latest pieces β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ€ŽπŸ€πŸ–€β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯ Always so recognizable with the abundance of bright colors, smily sun and pink...
09/12/2022

Mark Suntres latest pieces β€οΈπŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ€ŽπŸ€πŸ–€β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯ Always so recognizable with the abundance of bright colors, smily sun and pink planes flying over

  completed πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ–€β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯  on
09/12/2022

completed πŸ’—πŸ’™πŸ–€β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯
on

  almost complete. Those colors !!!! Absolutely stunning don’t you think ?
09/07/2022

almost complete.
Those colors !!!! Absolutely stunning don’t you think ?

Mark Suntres - Mark’s latest piece in progress - Torre Agbar at night  Barcelona Spain
09/07/2022

Mark Suntres - Mark’s latest piece in progress - Torre Agbar at night Barcelona Spain

2010 -
09/07/2022

2010 -

Mark Suntres - The process behind the making of Elvis Presley πŸ’šβ€οΈπŸŒŸ
08/31/2022

Mark Suntres - The process behind the making of Elvis Presley πŸ’šβ€οΈπŸŒŸ

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