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About Texas Minstrel Art and More

C.D. Collins is a 4th generation native Texan, a true lover of all things Texas. He is a lifelong musician, playwright, former oilman, geologist, loving family man, former Praise Band leader, rock/blues guitarist and songwriter. We published this collection of song lyrics and  poems, A Picture of Me, The Lyrical Poetry of A Texas Minstrel, on Amazon in 2018. You can buy your own copy by clicking here or on the book image and it will take you to Amazon but not before you are done shopping here please! 

Retirement has inspired The Minstrel to expand his horizons and return to his love of painting.  His works can be found hanging in West Texas, North Texas, and Washington state. He is a member of the Plano Art Association and was honored to be their Spotlight Artist of the Week. 

If original canvases are not in your budget, you can buy prints of these Original Paintings on canvas, paper, or metal, framed or unframed. We also help with on demand printing for affordable gifts like home goods, apparel and accessories.

Newly added to our site is a catalog page of original commissions and available canvases! 

We hope you will find something that brings you joy that you may wish to share with family and friends. There is a little bit of everything that would make a great gift for him or gift for her from Tee shirts, to coasters, to mouse pads, to scarves for in our Gifts and Accessories.

Thank you for stopping by and for shopping!
If you are interested #commissioning an original oil painting, please email us at

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A Picture of Me Bookcover Photo

For inquiries about custom-printed items, or to ask about the original art, please drop us a line at

All products are unique and produced only once ordered. This also means that returns and exchanges are not supported if you have ordered the wrong size, color, simply don’t like the product after all, or enter the incorrect shipping address.

However, if your product arrives damaged or the item was made incorrectly, please email us proof within 7 days and we will contact the manufacturer on your behalf.

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