It’s time to introduce our final featured artist for the almost-upon-us Spring 2012 GallaRE Art Show!
Glenda Jeffcoat Laird
Read on to learn about where Glenda grew up, what influences her art, and about her passion for art history. Then be sure to join us on June 1st to meet Glenda in person!
Click here for all the GallaRE Art Show event details, and here for the Facebook invitation.
HCM: Where did you grow up?
Glenda: I was born in Springhill, LA and Grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, north Louisiana and Houston.
HCM: How does living in Louisiana inspire your art?
Glenda: I love painting nature–landscapes/birds(quail-mallard ducks,etc.), sunsets and beaches.
HCM: When did you start making art? Have you always worked in the medium you do now?
Glenda: I began studying art my junior year of high school in TX. I served as President of the art club my senior year and took an advanced art/art history class where we experimented in many different media. The art club was responsible for the backgrounds for all theatre performances and other presentations at our school. (There were approximately 900 students in my senior class). I then studied art, design and drawing at San Jacinto College in Texas. I enjoy different media but love acrylics.
HCM: Are you inspired by the work of any other artists? If so, who?
Glenda: Art history is a passion. I have many favorite artists and they vary greatly. The impressionists – Van Gough and Monet as well as Dali and Picasso I admire them all for the very fact they are so different. I feel that by studying as many different artists as possible, only then can the true artist within yourself be found.
HCM: What do you hope viewers take away from your art?
Glenda: It’s ok to be unique.
HCM: What has been the highlight of your artistic career?
Glenda: The most recent brush stroke.