About the Artist

A. J. Schexnayder, ArtistAn award winning artist, A. J. Schexnayder is well known for his work in watercolor, however, he also produces etchings and works with pen and ink, pencil, egg tempera and acrylic. He portrays realistic images while expressing creative beauty in shapes, textures, and color in his paintings. He studied at the John McCrady Art School and the New Orleans Academy of Art.

Mr. Schexnayder has exhibited in both state and national exhibitions including: the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Watercolor U.S.A., Texas Watercolor Society Watercolor Art Society Houston International and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. His work has been selected, on several occasions, for circuit tours throughout the U.S.

His paintings and limited edition prints are included in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. His paintings have appeared on color note cards, calendars and covers.

A. J. Schexnayder, a native of the south and southwest, has been teaching watercolor classes and workshops for the past 30 years. In addition, he conducts demonstrations, lectures and juries exhibitions. Featured articles about the artist have been published in Southwest Art and Art Happenings, as well as local publications.

Mr. Schexnayder is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, as well as a member of several other regional and national art associations. He is Past President of the Watercolor Art Society of Houston.