The artist of the month for November is Teri Hicks. Her artwork with be displayed at Greenwood City Hall. She is best known for her wonderful watercolor paintings of nostalgic scenes of our local past. She has been working on a series of Greenwood scenes from the past in watercolor. A print of the "Williams Market" was recently donated to the Chamber of Commerce banquet. One was also donated to the Bell Park Fundraiser Dinner.
Mrs. Hicks says she loves to paint old scenes including interesting buildings, mostly in watercolor. She has completed some commissioned portraits in acrylic for the Longhorn Salon in Fort Smith. While living in Alaska, Mrs. Hicks, painted mountain scenes and wildlife on Gold Pans.
Mrs. Hicks was born in Ozark, Arkansas and graduated from Greenwood in 1978. She always loved drawing and painting as a child. She enjoyed her art classes at Greenwood High School, going out on location to places like Bell Park.
After graduation, she joined the Air Force to "see the world." She has lived on the coast of Maine, with its beautiful lighthouses, Anchorage Alaska, with the magnificent mountains and wildlife and the coast of the Mediterranean in Naples, Italy. She enjoyed places like Rome and Florence, Mount Vesuvius, the Amalfi coast, the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. She loved drawing and painting from early childhood, so the beautiful places where she lived enhanced her love of art. Mrs. Hicks has her own art website at www.terihicksart.com.
Julie Mayser, well known for her pastel paintings with have her artwork displayed at Bancorp South Bank for the month of November. She will display a sampling of her art that is displayed in many galleries across the area.
The Greenwood Art Guild will have their next meeting after the holidays, beginning a new year in January. The Guild next meets on January 23, 2012 in the community room at Farmers Bank at 6pm. For more information about the Guild, check the website at www.greenwoodartguild.com.