Gladys Roldán-de-Moras

International award-winning artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is known for her paintings that, in a unique style, portray vivid Spanish traditions, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses sidesaddle in a vivid rodeo-style festival, romantic flamenco señoritas clad in vibrant, exuberant Andalusian dresses playfully flap in the wind, and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. Having lived in San Antonio for over thirty years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of the Spanish culture, which was passed down by her maternal grandfather, a proud lifelong charro who decades ago helped promote Charreria as the official national sport in Mexico.

Roldan-de-Moras has received numerous awards, including the Thirteenth Annual American Impressionist Society Best-in-Show, the 2015 Eiteljorg Museum Artist Choice Award, the 2016 Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum Purchase Award and Directors Award, the 2017 Briscoe Museum David Crockett Artists’ Choice Award, and the 2018 American Women Artists Best-in-Show Award. 

Her lustrous work—always lively and dramatic—has been acquired by many important private and public permanent collections. At the national and international levels, her romantic art has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, and Architectural Digest European Edition

She is currently represented by InSight Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

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