Who we are...

David Borden,

Artist / Entrepreneur

This studio is a dream that now has a brick and mortar home that I can share with you. My hope is that this once abandoned building will become a hub for creativity: working studio, gallery space, classroom, and place to hang out with a glass of wine on the porch during a warm summer night.

I've always worked out of my home studio, showing my works at galleries, fairs, booth shows, and on-line. I came to Florence to escape Austin's mad dash into unaffordability for artists. Everyone from City Hall to the Chamber of Commerce to people I've met in town have been welcoming and friendly. I was able to purchase an abandoned gas station (that maybe I should have torn down if I'd been smarter) and renovate it. The building itself is a living, evolving art project...

David Borden is an award winning artist and writer from Texas. He's been featured in the Austin Chronicle and on HGTV.


David Borden working on a painting at his easel

David painting in his old studio.

Panoramic painting of 5th Street, Austin, Texas

Fifth Street, Austin Texas. Oil on Canvas. NFS

Traditional Block Printmaking

To create a traditional block print, I carve the design into wood or linoleum, ink the plate, then transfer the image to paper by pressing.

Left: Celtic Cross. Two blocks are used. One for each color.

Right: Stag beetles and Dragonflies.