Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Reconnect with artist Carolyn Hancock

 Above: Carolyn Hancock and her painting, "I Wonder."

I do much of my paperwork where I can gaze at a portrait of my daughter painted by Carolyn Hancock. The artist made an impression on me when she lived in Port Arthur and worked with the Texas Artists Museum in the wake of Hurricane Rita. Kind, creative and talented is how she rolls.
I got an e-mail that she was giving away a painting and people could enter to win it. Guess what? I won it!
“Monterey Morning” is a small pastel of the California Coast at Asilomar in Monterey, California.
Hancock lives in Richmond, where she says her golf course home glows with  paintings of people and landscapes, ranging from quiet serenity to vivid contrasts of color.
She loves figurative art and coastal paintings, ranging from the Texas bayous to the California coast.
 “And living on the golf course, surrounded by so much green, I couldn’t help but add golf course paintings,” Hancock said. “I play golf and throughout the day see so many unexpected colors hidden among the trees.”   

Hancock was honored in 2013 by being elected an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America. She is President of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. Her work has recently been exhibited in Art of the Pastel 2014 in Clute and in Pastel Revisited at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Spring, Texas. Her painting “I Wonder” was purchased by The Woodlands High School Art Trust Foundation and is included in the permanent legacy display at the school. Dr. Joe Allen Rice chose her painting “A Technicolor Day” as the cover for his book.
She is also a website designer, blogger and author of the newsletter “Scrumble.” Her articles have appeared in Fine Art Views daily newsletter and the online magazine Artists on Art. 

I loved connecting with Hancock again. You can too, through her art blog and newsletter at carolynhancock.com

Local fun here now and on the way
This year’s Mexican Heritage Society Fiesta will include a car show, Gator Country visit, music from Las Fenix and Magia Loca, folkloric dancing, pageants and food on Sept. 12-13 at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center.

Some pages to LIKE
Readers, I’d love you to LIKE the Port Arthur Texas Visitors Bureau Facebook page for beautiful images and good news of our city.
While you’re at it, The Texas Artists Museum page is another winner, so like that one.
For more Fiesta information, like the Mexican Heritage Society of Port Arthur Texax page. That’s right, look for the Texax.

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