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|International award-winning artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras was born in 1963 in Monterrey, Mexico, and currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. She is known for her paintings that, in a unique style, portray vivid Spanish traditions, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses side saddle in a vivid rodeo-style festival; romantic Flamenco señoritas clad in vibrant, exuberant Andalusian dresses that appear to playfully flap in the wind; and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. Having lived in San Antonio for more than thirty years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of the Spanish culture that was passed down by her maternal grandfather, a proud lifelong charro who decades ago helped promote charrería as the official national sport in Mexico.
In 2022 Roldan-de-Moras won the Patrons’ Choice Award at the Eiteljorg Museum’s Quest for the West. Other notable awards include the 2021 Sam Houston Award for Best Painting and the 2017 Artists’ Choice Award at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s Night of Artists; the Grand Prize–Best in Show at the Haggin Museum’s 2018 show, Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum; both the Museum Purchase Award and Director’s Choice New Artist Award at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s 2016 Cowgirl Up!, and the Artists’ Choice Award at the 2015 Quest for the West.
Roldan-de-Moras’s lustrous work—always lively and dramatic—has landed in many important private and public permanent collections. At the national and international levels, her romantic art has been featured in such publications as American Western Art Collector, Architectural Digest–European Edition, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Western American Literature, and Western Art & Architecture. She is a Master Signature Member of both the American Impressionist Society and American Women Artists, and a member of Oil Painters of America.
Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is represented by InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas; and McLarry Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.