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"River Terrace © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

Bonnie Chapa Art Wins Texas Hill Country Magazine Cover Contest

Written by Bonnie Chapa on . Posted in Bonnie Chapa Art Events And News

Bonnie recently won TexasHillCountry.com‘s Magazine Cover Contest for the 2014 2nd Print and Online Issue with her artwork “River Terrace“.  Her “Gruene Hall Buick 56 Special” was also chosen as one of the top 11 images to be included on a double page spread inside the magazine.  Click the Cover below to see the full online version of the Texas Hill Country Magazine available at most NE Hill Country Chambers of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureaus and many other businesses. It will also be delivered to many others in the Hill Country over the next weeks.

The Hippo Hole © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “The Hippo Hole”

Written by Bonnie Chapa on . Posted in Bonnie's Art Gallery

Created from an original photo taken by Bonnie Feaster Chapa summer of 2013, in Leakey, Texas on the Frio River.

The Hippo Hole.

My Nirvana.

My Oasis.

My favorite spot on EARTH!

Every year we go to The Frio River Cabins and this spot is IT!  This is what the Frio River all about for me.

There is a limestone ledge in water on the underside of this cliff and the river at this spot can be as deep as 8-9 feet in the summer.  In the morning, if you go down and stand on the side of the river from this view point, it’s like looking into an aquarium.  You can see every rock, every fish, ever detail of color.  It’s truly magnificent.  This is where my kids jump off, what they call, “cannon ball rock” for hours.  This is where we hang out until dark after all the tubers have gone for the day.  This is where I come up with great ideas and we all dream big dreams.  I believe if you wish your wish in this spot it WILL come true.  THIS spot is where it all began for my art.

This will always be my happy place.  This is my Texas.  This is my Frio River.  🙂

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

The Hippo Hole © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

De Sol Sobre El Rio Frio © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

New Bonnie Chapa Art: “Del Sol Sobre El Rio Frio”

Written by Bonnie Chapa on . Posted in Bonnie's Art Gallery

On a trip to the Frio River, we went to Leakey, Tx and there you were….hung on a wall outside a little store. Vulnerable.
My first thought, I wondered why someone hasn’t taken my sunshine away. Let it hang there forever as a landmark each time I return, when my skies are gray. You never know dear, how much I love you, De Sol Sobre El Rio Frio. Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Created from an original photo I took in Leakey, Texas, Summer 2012.

Hand signed by Bonnie Feaster Chapa.  Art Available At Bonnie Chapa’s Etsy Store Ridin On The Right Side

De Sol Sobre El Rio Frio © Bonnie Feaster Chapa

De Sol Sobre El Rio Frio © Bonnie Feaster Chapa