The art of Raquel R. Kreipe reflects the emotion and passion of life through her unique treatment of outrageously brilliant color and style. The vibrancy of her work puts the viewer at one with her underwater universe. Time slows as we observe exotically tinctured fish and an expanse of sea life eases through animated vegetation and across colorful coral beds. Her unique rapture of colors develops exciting rich and lush landscapes with ever moving design. Raquel’s carnival women and masks flaunt their personalities through a rageof splashing colors and multidimensional blacks.

Born and educated in Old Mexico, her art expresses her colorful heritage. Raquel’s works in oils, acrylics, watercolor and sculpture continues to evolve. Advancing her art is of great importance to her. Raquel travels throughout New Mexico, Texas, Kansas and California, attending colleges, institutes and workshops, as well as doing one women shows and exhibitions.

Member: Watercolor Society of Houston, Houston Civic Art Association, Visual Art Alliance,Waterloo of Austin, Rockport Art League, Spanish Women Leadership Society.

Francis “Frank” H Kreipe, was born May 5, 1946 and raised in the rural farm community ofTecumseh, Kansas. During high school he played in the band, which lead to playing in the Navy band during Vietnam. While traveling around the world Photography became an avocation/vocation. After military service he went to college at Brooks Institute of Photography to graduate with a BA/BS. This education lead to a photographic career in the fields of Scientific Research and multiple fields associated with Medicine.

These fields of endeavor have created some of the most fascinating views, concepts and designs into images from subjects as small as the microscope to the vastness of a scenic. During this career, images have been published in professional magazines, stock sources, and for client assignments. Professional organization affiliations have included Biological Photographers Association, Professional Photographers Association, Photographic Society of America, and the Society of Photographers in Industry which he has served as officers and board members.

After retiring in 2005, he has broadened his knowledge base by studying to achieve licenses in real estate as a loan officer and a real estate sales agent. This will continue his contact with our environment to see new images.

As he now focuses on Fine Art Photography, it is easy to see how when growing up and trekking through the woods with his dog, he has visualizing images in his mind from nature and it’s beauty.

Today, his goal is to share images which create and enhance the beauty of our seen and unseen world.