The Silver Maple Gallery started as the studio of artist Richard Skurla in Laporte, Colorado in 1994. Mr. Skurla wanted a way to display his artworks and to help his fellow artists. By providing art classes in impressionism and abstraction, he built the Gallery with the intent to grow his art and his passion for art education. Later he added a full range of fine art supplies to offer to his students and his fellow artists.
In 2002, he and his wife, Carolyn, moved to Waco, Texas. Mr Skurla continues to develop his art school by working with local artists looking for a venue to learn and display their works of art.