About the Artist

Henri Gadbois, a native Houstonian, was graduated from the University of Houston receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Letters degrees. He has been an exhibiting artist since 1947 and has had exhibitions of his work throughout Texas. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Longview Museum, the San Antonio Fine Arts Association, and many public and private collections.

Although his main interest has been painting the Texas landscape, he is also interested in primitive rug hooking, quilting and collecting early English Pink Lustre. A request to create faux oysters for Yuletide at the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in Houston in 1989 had lead to a business of creating artificial foods that are chemically safe for museum display.

With his artist wife, Leila McConnell, he spends as much time as possible at their home in the Texas hill country in Ingram, Texas on the banks of the Guadalupe River---especially every full moon.

To see a painting coming to life, click here for a step-by-step PowerPoint of a painting in progress.

Ham and Quail