Spotlight on the Arts: Alice Vickers, Mixed Media Artist
Opening Reception Saturday, August 12, 2017 2 PM to 4 PM
Free and Open to the Public – Drinks and Refreshments
Exhibit will be up through August 12 – August 31, 2017
Hallet Oak Gallery is spotlighting Alice Vickers for her imaginative works of art. Alice’s mixed media paintings are either in watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils or pastels and are described as imaginative and very colorful.
Collectors of Alice Vickers’s work have said that her paintings give them “a feeling of happiness.” Inspired by modernist artist John Marin and abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning, Alice has always been enchanted by intense color and at times completely ignores local color to express an emotion or mood. Most of Alice’s paintings are abstract as she explains, “I have no desire to be a slave to reality. I use design and shape in ways that I can never predict precisely how a painting will turn out. I can only plan as carefully as possible and then let my unconscious impulses take over.”
Alice grew up in Galveston and was always interested in sketching and painting from a very early age. She attended Sam Houston State Teachers College and studied Art and Business. Throughout her thirty-three year career with Exxon Company, USA, she exhibited in many juried shows and won many awards.
Alice and her husband Bob moved from Houston in 2001 to live in Vsetin. Alice is on the Hallet Oak Gallery Board and is a Founder of Hallet Oak Foundation. She volunteers at the United Methodist Church and is an Auxiliary Member at the Lavaca Medical Center.
Alice Vickers will be at the Gallery to share insights about her art from 2 to 4 PM on August 12 for for an opening reception. Her contemporary artworks will be for sale and on display through August 31, 2017.
The Hallet Oak Gallery is located at 115 N. Main St. on the Downtown Courthouse Square in Hallettsville in the historic Kahn and Stanzel Building. For more information visit www.halletoakgallery.com or call 361-217-7030.