artist information

Joellen Simmons

Joellen (Flores/LaFleur, Flowers) Simmons began oil painting as a child “army military brat” paintinglandscapes she documented from camera shots of each country she lived in. At 19, she back packed around Europe and painted in several countries.

She enjoys working on  commissioned Texas historical art and  landscapes. Her  original oil of the "Old Alamo",resulted in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, selecting her as their featured artist fortheir conference in San Antonio where she sold several limited edition Giclee pieces.

Renditions of the "Great White Buffalo", are sought after by art collectors. 

She enjoys painting coastal birds and seascapes. Her surreal abstracts in acrylics are inspired from visits to the coastal areas of the United States. 

She studied under several oil painters but is mostly self-taught.

After retiring from Texas State Government, and teaching at the University of Texas,  she chartered several art clubs, is Past Chair of the Buda Fine Arts Festival,  and The Artists of the South Corridor. She currently is a member of the Rockport Center for the Arts, Creative Arts Society, and the Wimberley Valley Art Society.  Her unpublished novel opens the door to a serial killer lurking in the Texas Governors Office, and awaits final touches including the design of the dust cover/jacket. She currently lives in Rockport, Texas.