HISTORY:  Since 1980, Artisan's Studio-Gallery has played an active role in the art community. Artisan's sells original paintings and prints, conducts art classes, and has served as a meeting place for various groups such as the Board of Directors of the Southwestern Watercolor Society, The Designer Guild, The Foundation Fighting Blindness, and Art Focus XC. Artisan's is a member of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce.

Artisan's Nationally and Internationally Known Artists 


PAT KOCHAN and  BEVERLY BOREN  are teachers, jurors, and conduct workshops for art groups.   Pat Kochan joined Artisans in the late 80's and Beverly Boren joined in 2017.

NAOMI BROTHERTON  Founder of Artisan's Studio-Gallery Retired at 96 years.

began painting at age fourteen and turned exclusively to watercolor in the mid fifties while studying with Edgar Whitney. An art graduate of Baylor University, and student at the Art Students League and Art Career School in York City, she has also studied extensively with many nationally known watercolorists.Brotherton has taught in Dallas for more than thirty
ars and conducted workshops in Ruidoso, New Mexico for twenty-five years. She currently teaches at Artisan's Studio-Gallery in Dallas, in which she is a partner. Her workshops are popular coast to coast.

She is well known for her night scenes, and they have been included in several magazine articles. She has always loved painting landscapes, with a particular affinity for careworn barns, houses, and other buildings. Brotherton is happiest, however, when painting flowers, and has taught numerous well-received flower workshops.

Brotherton is a signature member of Southwestern Watercolor Society (SWS), Texas Watercolor Society (TWS), National Watercolor Oklahoma (NWO), Associated Creative Artists of Dallas (ACA), and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies (WFWS). Her book, Variations in Watercolor (co-authored with Lois Marshall), was published by North Light in 1981. Her work and painting philosophies have been included in several other books and magazine articles. She has also won numerous awards, and her paintings hang in many public and private collections.

E-mail the Artist at n.brotherton1@verizon.net