Garnet Buster

Garnet Buster

Trace with your finger the ancient design on a beautiful pot, the notches on the handle of a tomahawk, drag your fingernail down the rows of kernels of Indian corn, peer into the mystic mountain scenes and feel as though you are there, walk into the nostalgia of old barns and feel the magic of days gone by. You feel that you can do these things with Garnet's exquisite paintings. There is something mythical in his work that brings to mind vanishing civilizations, lost cultures and nostalgia.

Garnet grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas and began his career painting sale items on the market windows of his father's meat market. He also used butcher paper as a canvas to sketch on. His full time art career began in 1973, and since that time his unusual painting technique has brought his work to discriminating collectors throughout America. Garnet and his wife Verna have traveled through most of the United States, England and parts of France, Italy, Western Canada and many other places.

Garnet was featured in Southwest Art Magazine in May 1979. In 1991 he was chosen for participation in the "Art in Embassies" program of the U.S. Department of State. In this program, two of his paintings hung in the American Embassy in Beijing, China for two years.

Garnet paints in Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic. His paintings are done with fine detail and realism. He has perfected his techniques over 37 years as a professional painter. Garnet has always painted from an early age and attended Texas State University as an Art students in the 1960's. He paints mostly the things that he has great feelings for, but enjoys the challenge of commission work as well.

Garnets' paintings hang in private collections and Museums such as:

O.S. Ranch Museum, Post, Texas
George W. Bush, President of the United States
Tony Lama Boot Company, El Paso, Texas
Ben E. Keith, Budweiser Distributor
Carol Burnett, Actress
Nelson Wolfe, Ex-Mayor, San Antonio, Texas
Sam Butcher, Creator of Precious Moments figures
Diamond-M Museum, Snyder, Texas
Coors Brewing Company, El Paso, Texas
Mountain Oyster Club (member), Tucson, Arizona
Ranching Heritage Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas


1976 - Best of Show (watercolor) Continental Congress Juried Art Show
1990 - Artist Choice Award - Midwest Gathering of Artist, Carthage, Missouri
1991 - First Place Oil, Ponca City Fine Arts Festival
1992 - Chosen for participation - Art in Embassies program, U.S. Dept of State
1992 - Best of Civil War Historical Era, Alamo Kiwanis Club Military Historical Art Show, San Antonio, Texas
1992 & 1993 - Sam Butcher Award (Precious Moments Foundation), Midwest Gathering of Artist, Carthage, Missouri
1993 - Car-Mar Award, Midwest Gathering of Artist, Carthage, Missouri
Dandridge Award - Brushstrokes Fine Art Show

Past and Present Exhibits:

Celebration of the Arts - Scottsdale, Arizona
Mountain Oyster Club Art Show (Member), Tucson, Arizona
Stamford Cowboy Round Up, Stamford Art Foundation Art Show, Stamford, Texas
Midwest Gathering of Artists, Carthage, Missouri
O.S. Ranch Art Show, Post, Texas
New Mexico Classic Art Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Happy Canyon Western Art Show, Pendelton, Oregon
American Royal Association Art Show, Kansas City, Missouri
Western Heritage Classic Art Show, Abilene, Texas
Alamo Kiwanis Club Fine Art Show, San Antonio, Texas
Pippen Western Art Show, Prescott, Arizona
Bosque Conservatory of Art Annual Exhibit & Sale, Clifton, Texas
Southwest Classic Invitational Fine Art Show, Kerrville, Texas
Stampede Western Invitational, Greeley, Colorado
Cheyenne Old West Museum Show, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Museum of Western Art Round Up Show & Sale, Kerrville, Texas

Past & Present Galleries:

Pitzers Fine Art, Wimberly, Texas
Mooney Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Corpus Christi Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas
Gary Osborne Gallery, Port Arkansas, Texas
Canavan Art Gallery