Featuring the art of Ruben and Donna Carrillo
Meet the Artists
Artist Ruben Carrillo is now offering his services to art lovers everywhere. If you are looking to start an art collection or supplement your already existing collection, Ruben Carrillo's work is an excellent choice. Ruben's collection of Oil Orchid Art is featured in his portfolio. Orchids are one of my favorite subjects. Their unique shapes, vivid colors, intricate patterns, as well as their alluring scents have inspired me to portray them in their abundant natural beauty. The Missouri Botanical Garden has featured Ruben's work in the Gate Shop during the Botanical Garden annual Orchid Show.
In Ruben Carrillo’s Art and Photographs, he seeks to capture the beauty of nature, objects and places. In his paintings his use of different mediums; oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel allows him to express himself in different ways.
Donna Carrillo grew up in Bourbon Missouri. She received a Mastered of Arts Degree in Teaching and pursued a teaching career in Special Education for over 25 years.
In 2016 Donna began exploring Art using different mediums including alcohol ink and acrylics. Her main focus now is painting in Oil. Through expressive brush strokes and color Donna creates paintings that command attention.
Donna's works include Still Life, Landscapes, and abstracts. Donna shares the love and appreciation of art with her husband Ruben. She takes art lessons and workshops with some of her favorite artists.
“The responsibility of the artist is to capture the beauty that God has created. We do this for the greater glory of God, and also so that the people can experience the beauty of the world that God has created. Artists have a God given talent; therefore, this is our purpose.” – R.M. Carrillo
Events and Exhibits
2021 St. Louis Senior Olympics Art Competition- Received Honorable Mention for Oil Painting " The Flower Seller"
Wildwood Plein Air Art Event - Saturday, September 26, 2020. Donna and Ruben Carrillo participated in the 2020 Wildwood Plein Air Event.
Received a Honorable Mention at the Gateway Pastel Artist receptions at the Green Door Gallery in Webster Groves MO January 2019.
The Wildwood Art Festival in Wildwood, Missouri. Participant 2017 and 2018
ArtsFest is a one-day festival celebrating Visual, Musical, Literary, and Participatory Arts. Participant: 2016, 2017, and 2018
"Art Squared Funraiser", Gallery Zeke, Steelville MO October 2018 and "Explosion of Cool Content" Gallery Steelville MO August 2018
4th annual ManyMini Extravartganza Exhitbition OA Gallery Kirkwood MO November 2018
2020 Wildwood Plein Air Best of Show Art Competition by Donna Carrillo.
2021 Maui Pastel Society- has accepted Ruben Carrillo's Pastel Painting " Window of Renewal" for the First Annual Pastel Show in Maui, Hawaii October 1-15th.
Wildwood Plein Air Art Event - Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Small Works XI Webster Arts April 1-30, 2019 Webster Groves Library Gallery.
Many Mini Extravaganza Art Exhibit O A Gallery Kirkwood MO November - December 2018.
Escape is a all media exhibition featuring 25 regional artists and 42 visual artworks depicting the artists' interpretation of Landscapes MarchesterArts 2017.
From 2D to 3D, abstract to hyper-realism, "The Works" will highlight and show off the full range of amazing artistic talent that exists in our small yet diverse region. Join OA Gallery and the exhibiting artists for the Opening Reception of "The Works" on May 31st 6-9pm OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO