Posted by The Diana Foundation
The Diana Foundation is excited to announce our premier artist for our Country Dinner Weekend live auction, Rodolfo Banuelos.
Banuelos has generously created and donated his work, “Texas Summer Sunset,” for a live auction that will take place at the Diana Saturday Country Dinner & Dance on October 3 following the well anticipated performance of superstar Steve Grand. Proceeds from the live auction will help support the The Diana Foundation’s 2015-16 beneficiaries which include AIDS Foundation Houston, The Botts Collection, Homeless Gay Kids-Houston, Lesbian Health Initiative (LHI), and the University of Houston LGBTQ Resource Center.

“We consider Rodolfo to be a great friend and a generous supporter of the Houston gay community,” said Tanner Williams, president of The Diana Foundation. “Rodolfo has created a beautiful painting that not only looks gorgeous, but will help thousands of people through the work of our beneficiaries.”

"Texas Summer Sunset" is an acrylic mix painting measuring 30x40 inches.

Rodolfo Banuelos has been painting full time for more that fifteen years. He started taking art classes in Guadalajara, Mexico where he was born with Ramiro Torreblanca, a former student of the masters Frida Khalo and Diego de Rivera. Banuelos then traveled to Paris and Montreal to continue his art studies before moving to Houston. 

Banuelos’s works may be found throughout the world in private collections and commissions. His inspiration comes from water, dogs, cats, rain and faces, including portraits. Using his Mexican heritage, he uses bright colors but also likes black and white.

Now a cancer survivor, Banuelos prefers to paint subjects representing happiness and joy.

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