John E. deBessonet

I received a degree in Landscape Architecture with a minor in Fine Arts from Louisiana State University in 1974 and dedicated my entire 37-year career to designing and developing public park and recreation facilities in Shreveport, New Orleans, and, for the last 25 years, as Park Planner for Harris County in Houston.

After retiring in early 2011 my wife and I moved to a retreat in the woods near Piney Woods Lake south of Frankston Texas. Turning an old fishing cabin on the property into a studio I began to rediscover my background in fine arts.

In the past seven years five of my works were selected by the jury to be included in the prestigious Stars of Texas Exhibition in Brownwood Texas. I also had a solo exhibit at the Museum of East Texas Culture in Palestine and I have exhibited four times at the Main Street Gallery in Tyler and also at the Art Gallery in Frisco TX.