Meet a Heartmade Artist: Tra' Slaughter

Today's Heartmade artists is well known for his incredible paintings of Houston legends, notably former mayor Annise Parker. Tra's art is vibrant and evocative and his portraiture work makes us SWOON. Tra' believes in showing the "beauty in the everyday," which we think makes him an excellent ambassador for Houston art. There is so much unsung beauty in our town, and we are so lucky to have an artist of Tra's caliber to capture it on canvas! Come and see his talent in person this Saturday and take home a piece of the beautiful everyday of Houston for yourself!

What's your favorite thing about being an artist in Houston?

I like to sweat when I paint... Houston makes that possible.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?

Usually with my youngster... painting, making messes, tea parties and such.

 What's your favorite piece of public art in Houston?

The round fountain on Allen Parkway.

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