Texas Artist Museum
Rosie Crenshaw – Born in Huron, SD. graduated, attended “Comptometer College” (before computers). Graduated in 1951 and joined the Air Force. While stationed at Ellington AFB, TX, I met and married my husband. We were privileged to travel to the Orient. When we retired in 1971 we came to Port Arthur and went into business with Ottis’ brother as Triangle Art Crafts. We were wholesale distributors for all art supplies, then sold the business and RETIRED again. I have taught “Shirt Painting” for several years, but my love is “real” painting. I’ve been a member of the Texas Artist Museum and PAAA for 30 plus years. I love landscapes and flowers, but want to learn to paint portraits. My forte is oils.
Barbara Runyon Fregia has painted and studied art since she was a child in Chicago. Barbara attributes her talent to her father, a musician, her mother, who was a ballerina, and her uncle, who was a famous architect. She chose to study under various artists but stresses her viewpoint through spirited vibrant colors. Her work consists of watercolors, charcoals, pastels, colored pencils, acrylics and oils on canvas. Her creative nature shined while styling hair in her hair salon, her full-time profession. She is now retired and devotes time to her art. Barbara’s philosophy on creating any form of art is: When you are seeing something from an artist, you are viewing more than just an object. You are viewing 100s of hours of errors, experimentation, years of frustration, and moments of joy. You are seeing a piece of the artists heart, a piece of their soul and a small piece of someone else's life.
Mary Frances Hampton
Mary Frances Hampton was born and raised in Port Arthur and started drawing and painting when she was very young. She married and moved to Sweetwater, Texas, a little town in west Texas. There she started painting again, joined the progressive art club, and studied under many fine artists. She lived and worked in Austin before moving back to South East Texas and now resides in Nederland. Mary Frances was delighted to join the New Concept Gallery where there are so many talented artists of South East Texas. Art has always been a big part of her life and now she has a great opportunity to meet other artists with the same interests. When she starts a new piece, she states that her whole being is absorbed in the work. It is such a joy to know a painting is finished and you feel moved by the outcome. Mary is pleased to have people enjoy viewing her work. This is a blessing in return and she is looking forward to a new and exciting time to accomplish creating art within herself.
Darlyne Hartman -My art is diverse and unique in its expression. I utilize a variety of mediums, starting with an idea or image. For the most part I am a self-taught artist, “an artist in progress.” I have great appreciation of all art and its creative process. Recently I’ve begun to see the world through the lens of a camera. Photography has become my passion. It is another form of art and captures a moment in time.
Barbara Haviland- I have been creating fine art for over 39 years. I am mostly a self-taught, raw artist who draws inspiration from the world around me. I create in oils and usually paint on a canvas. I stretch my own canvas. Winsor & Newton paints are my personal preference. Everything about painting just makes my day. I never get bored. Now that I am retired, I paint every day. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and must get it sketched on a canvas. I start with a vision and go from there. It just flows. Painting fills me with joy.