International award-winning artist Gladys Roldan-de-Moras is known for her paintings that, in a unique style, portray vivid Spanish traditions, including courageous, gallant Mexican escaramuzas daringly riding horses side saddle in a vivid rodeo-style festival, romantic Flamenco señoritas clad in vibrant, exuberant, Andalusian dresses that appear to playfully flap in the wind and old-fashioned, delicate damsels in intimate, exquisite poses. Having lived in San Antonio for more than 30 years, she finds great inspiration in representing her love of the Spanish culture that was passed down by her maternal grandfather, a proud lifelong charro who decades ago helped promote Charreria as the official national sport in Mexico.
Roldan-de-Moras’s lustrous work – always lively and dramatic – has landed in many important private and public permanent collections. At the national and international levels, her romantic art has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur, Art of the West, Southwest Art Magazine, American Western Art Collector, Western Art and Architecture, Architectural Digest European Edition and many more.
Roldan-de-Moras has won numerous awards for her artwork, most recently the Patrons’ Choice Award at the 2022 Quest for the West art show and sale at the Eiteljorg Museum of Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.