H.R. No. 743
         WHEREAS, Charles Wallis, an oil and acrylic painter hailing
  from Waco, has earned widespread acclaim and recognition for his
  vibrant landscapes, portraits, still life paintings, and abstract
  compositions; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Wallis began his artistic studies at University
  High School in Waco and went on to graduate with a fine arts degree
  from Baylor University in 1967; embarking on his career as a
  professional artist, he opened a design studio and also taught art
  and design courses at Baylor and art appreciation courses at
  McLennan Community College; for a decade, he operated his studio in
  Waco, where Baylor University was one of his major clients; and
         WHEREAS, Over the past 10 years, Mr. Wallis has painted
  numerous depictions of vintage Waco landmarks, in addition to
  homages to iconic Baylor University figures such as the
  university's namesake, Judge R. E. B. Baylor, and Heisman Trophy
  winner Robert Griffin III; he has donated a number of pieces from
  this collection to the Historic Waco Foundation, and he has also
  displayed his art at several local galleries; many of his other
  works are inspired by the natural beauty of Texas, and he has been
  featured elsewhere in the state at the Adobe Western Art Gallery in
  Fort Worth, the Weiler House Fine Art Gallery in Arlington, the
  Frame Gallery in Bryan, and the Texas Visual Artists Association in
  Dallas; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Wallis's paintings have been selected for a host
  of awards, including first-place honors at the Irving Art
  Association's National Wildlife Show in 2010, at the Nature Art
  Exhibition in 2012, and at the Conroe Art League Annual Show in
  2017, along with Best in Show honors from the Central Texas Art
  League in 2016 and the Envision Arts Happy Fall Show in 2019; he has
  served as a judge for the Lone Star Art Guild Annual Show, and he has
  benefited his peers in the arts scene through various leadership
  roles with the Texas Visual Arts Association, the Central Texas Art
  League, the Brazos Valley Art League, and the Visual Art Society of
  Bryan-College Station; and
         WHEREAS, Charles Wallis's passion, imagination, and mastery
  of his medium are evidenced in his extensive body of work and the
  multitude of painting styles and subjects he has explored, and he
  has made a contribution all his own to the rich tapestry of Texas
  art; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Charles Wallis for his lifetime of
  artistic achievements and extend to him sincere best wishes for
  continued success and fulfillment in his future endeavors; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Wallis as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 743 was adopted by the House on April
  30, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House