Nelda Columbo-I’m a native Texan and my artistic ability is inherited. All my family members on my dad’s side of the family paint and some teach painting. I couldn’t tell you when I started painting because I’ve always had a craft or painting project, like painting furniture. Since I’ve retired my favorite subject is still life that I paint in oils on canvas. Several of my paintings have won ribbons in our art shows at TAM. I am a member of Texas Art Museum, Nederland Art Guild, and Port Arthur Art Association and enjoy the weekly classes they offer with wonderful, helpful teachers.
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
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.