Artist Statement

I pour my heart into each painting, sharing the magnificence of the bold Texas Hill Country skies and landscapes.

My art is the intersection of my inner creative spirit and the vast Texas Hill Country skies. I face driving rain, wind, scorching sun and moonlit skies to capture what I am seeing in the moment. 

Survival, destruction and renewal are part of everyday life in the Hill Country. They’re part of everyday life as an entrepreneur and artist, as well. 

I have had my share of each during my career in the advertising industry, but throughout it all, I never abandoned my passion for painting. In fact, I credit my business acumen to training as an artist and draw most of my inspiration from another passion of mine: our family’s Texas Longhorn ranch which serves as my studio and a retreat for creative thinking on Double Heart Ranch. 

In painting all my Texas landscapes, I start from the top of the canvas and cascade down to the horizon. I pour my heart into each one. When I’m finished, I want observers to experience what it’s like to take in the magnificence of Double Heart Ranch.

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  • Brené Brown, NY Times Best-Selling Author and Researcher (Houston, TX)
  • Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity (Houston, TX & London, UK)
  • Macy & Mayes Middleton, Texas Senator (Houston, TX)
  • Kara Medoff Barnett, Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre (New York City)
  • Carrie & Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable & CEO of Apprentice (New York City)
  • Scott Landers, CEO & President of Monotype (Boston, MA)
  • Pamela J. Craig, Former CEO of Accenture (Summit, NJ)
  • Bob & Marcie Zlotnik, Co-Founders of StarTex Power / Constellation (Houston, TX)


My husband and I can’t wait to hang our painting in a place of prominence in our home—and it will always remind us of the beautiful serenity that can be found in Texas Hill Country right before sunset. Thank you for making such a wonderful dream a reality.

Joann S.


The painting looks gorgeous. Thank you again and will be in touch on more potential purchases soon.

Mike L.


I cannot tell you how much joy that painting gives me every single day!

I love it!

Becky S.



T3 founder, author and artist Gay Gaddis speaks with New York Times best-selling author and Texas Monthly Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth about Gay’s private art studio and gallery called Fossil Ridge at Double Heart Ranch and the inspiration behind her Texas landscape paintings.