“I’m a native Texan, I’m an ex-athlete, I’m an artist, and to be the artist for the Texas Sports Hall of Fame … I’m real happy with it,” says Austin artist Robert Hurst in a recent Waco Tribune profile. “I’m doing exactly what I want to do, painting exactly what I want to paint, with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the other halls of fame — the College Baseball Hall of Fame and the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.”

Hurst loves creating portraits of athletes, so we were excited to see how he would paint Austin music legends for our 2018 visitor’s guide. He certainly did not disappoint. To paint either athletes or musicians well, you need to understand how to capture movement and life in a still image.

Hurst’s painting of Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of 12 musician portraits that appears in our visitor’s guide, is a perfect example. The vibrant color, the wild lines, all give you the feeling that you’re looking at a living, breathing musician at work. You can practically hear the blues riff coming off the page.

Hurst painting of Stevie Ray Vaughan

See more of Hurst’s work in our 2018 visitor’s guide! And read the full profile in the Waco Tribune.

Calendar

October 16, 2019
  • Wednesday Night Beer Run

    October 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

October 18, 2019
  • Wildflower Center: Fall Native Plant Sale (Members)

    October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Haunted Halloween Trails at Pioneer Farms

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019 @ 

  • Austin Zoo: BOO at the ZOO

    October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019 @ 

October 19, 2019
  • PFALL CHILI PFEST

    October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Wildflower Center: Fall Native Plant Sale (Public)

    October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Cameron Park Brew at the Zoo

    October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

October 20, 2019
  • UT Austin, Landmarks Art Program Music Series

    October 20, 2019

October 22, 2019
  • Tuesday Twilight at Ladybird Wildflower Center

    October 22, 2019

October 23, 2019
  • Wednesday Night Beer Run

    October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

October 24, 2019
  • Whiskey Roundup at Speakeasy

    October 24, 2019

  • Austin Film Festival

    October 24, 2019 - October 31, 2019 @ 

October 25, 2019
  • Haunted Halloween Trails at Pioneer Farms

    October 25, 2019 - October 27, 2019 @ 

  • Austin Zoo: BOO at the ZOO

    October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019 @ 

October 26, 2019
  • 36th Annual Viva La Vida Parade & Festival

    October 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Texas Book Festival Weekend

    October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019 @ 

October 27, 2019
  • UT Austin, Landmarks Art Program Music Series

    October 27, 2019

October 29, 2019
  • Tuesday Twilight at Ladybird Wildflower Center

    October 29, 2019

October 30, 2019
  • Wednesday Night Beer Run

    October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

October 31, 2019
  • Haunted Halloween Trails at Pioneer Farms

    October 31, 2019

November 6, 2019
  • Wednesday Night Beer Run

    November 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday Night Beer Run

    November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 12:00 am