Artwork of Gay Paratore, B.A., M.Ed., NWS, NSA, TWS, WAS-H Elite

Gay Paratore is the founder of the National Society of Artists and a former Art Department Head of Alvin Community College. She was graduated from Sam Houston University and the University of Houston. She took classes from the University of Texas, The Art Students League of NYC and the National Academy of Art and Design. For six years she attended the American artists Art Methods and Materials Conference in Pasadena, CA, taking over 100 mini-workshops from noted artists. She also studied at Louisiana Tech and the University of Maine at Presque Isle and in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.

For an interview about her work and attitude on teaching go to (scrolling down to the bottom of the site):

Gay has won hundreds of awards including the Bronze and Gold Medal Awards from Grumbacher, plus two $1,000.00 awards from the National Watercolor Society. She has had her work on Tour with NWS and TWS. Her work got a glowing critique in the French Art Magazine, Le Revue Moderne, after the TWS Tour. She is a Hunting Art Finalist and a 3rd Place winner for the Portrait society of America. Her art has been awarded several Best of Show Awards from NSA and the Galveston Art League. Gay’s work is currently being shown in California, Colorado, Texas, Maine and New York. Her work is in collections throughout the USA, Spain, and China.

Paratore’s art was recently chosen to be on the cover of the UTMB Health book, “Burn Survivors Journeys” which will soon be published by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Gay teaches art classes at her home in Santa Fe, TX on Wednesdays and at the Butler Longhorn Museum in League City on Tuesdays. To sign up for class or to purchase her original art or her prints: call 409-316-1005 or in summer 207-422-1081.

Each summer she lives and shows her work in Maine at the Salty Dog Gallery in Southwest Harbor and at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. In August she will conduct a workshop at the Arcadia Workshop Center; select the workshop list at: For more info, Google: Gay Paratore, artist


Drain em off Count em out

“Drain ‘Em Off, Count ‘Em Out”
watercolor 22×30
  Best of Show, NSA 2016 LSAG Show


“Breakfast California Style”
oil 20×24
Best of Show, NSA 2010 LSAG Show



“Little Kid from Katy”
oil 24×36



“Downeast Lobsterman”
watercolor 22×30


 Stutz, Monte Carlo, Gay Paratore

“Stutz, Monte Carlo”
watercolor 22×30


Hang Ten Woody, Gay Paratore - Copy

“Hang Ten Woody”

watercolor 22 x 28


Reflections of Indy, Gay Paratore“Reflections of Indy”
watercolor 22 x 30


 Skiff Poor Man's Yacht

“Skiff, Poor Man’s Yacht”
watercolor 15 x 20

SOLD to a Gentleman in Bilboa, Spain


 golden glow orchid

“Golden Glow Orchids”
Pastels   16 x 20 


 Sunset MDI

“Sunset, MDI”
Acrylic    18 x 24


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