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.
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.