Texas Artist Museum
Selena M. Slaughter-Thierry
Selena Slaughter-Thierry is a Texas transplant originally from California. She has been creating art all of her life. She enjoys working with acrylic paints, creating abstract and surrealistic rendering, as well as portraits, and monochromatic works. Thus she does collage work in fabric, paper and other materials. She also makes sewn creations and craft work. Pottery and wood work are also areas of interest. Variety sparks creativity for this artist. She uses any medium that seems interesting at the moment. Selena is a photographer. For many years she acted as her family's photographer. As her interest grew, she studied photography under the renowned photographer Keith Carter at Lamar University. She is skilled in the darkroom, as well as in creative photography or artistic photography. More information on this artist can be found at Inceptions of Design by visiting www.inceptionsofdesign.info or call (409) 543-5273.
Jolene LeMaire graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and certified in Special Education, Kindergarten and Art. She taught at Port Neches Middle School for 32 years and now has the time to devote time to painting. She took private art lessons first from Mrs. Landry, then Mrs. Vivian, and now from Barbara Haviland. She works mainly in oils and expresses her artistic thoughts to include a variety of subject matter from animals, birds, and even whimsical children’s topics. Painting brings out her desire to capture a subject and turn it into her interpretation.
Kathleen Black grew up in Port Arthur TX. As a child she was always interested in art, but unable to pursue it because she was in the band at school, and couldn't take art classes. She had always wanted to try oil painting, but did not know how to go about taking lessons. When her children were growing up, she did not have time to think about it, so she put it aside and thought that maybe one day she might give it a try. Then Kathleen met one of the teachers who taught painting classes at the Texas Artists Museum on Fridays, and the cost was reasonable per lesson. Kathleen decided to give it a try, and was hooked. She later started taking private classes from another artist and teacher. That was a little over two years ago. Kathleen is in awe of God's beautiful creations. It gives her joy to be able to put it on a canvas. She feels she still has a lot to learn, but is fortunate to have amazing teachers.
Elizabeth Balsano grew up in Southeast Texas, Port Neches. She began to draw and paint at a very early age and studied drawing and painting in Texas, California, the University of Hawaii and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. When her two boys were young, she painted lots of class projects for the students and teachers. She also painted yard signs for many years and taught classes. She paints a variety of subjects: still life, florals, landscape, seascapes, pets, portraits and murals. She finds inspiration for her paintings in her daily surroundings. Elizabeth paints many containers for floral arrangements. She also displays her paintings in her flower shop, Angel’s Florist. An award winning artist, she has been featured in local magazines and news articles, also several TV segments. Her work is in private collections locally and abroad and sells her paintings and prints online.