New Works My passion for painting the figure is because I find that you can capture so much beauty and emotions. Always seeking ways of using color and texture, sometimes takes me in different directions. In the words of Henri Matisse, “Color was not given to us to imitate nature. It was given to us to express our own emotions.” I love that statement and find it so true.
Water Media Artist Cookie Wells Wells' aqua media are striking and bold. Color is the most important thing to her and it draws you into her work. She paints from the heart - her emotions. She strives to make a statement that elicits an emotional response from the viewer.
Wells was accepted in 2005, 2007 and 2009 to the prestigious Watercolor U.S.A. competition at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Missouri. After winning a prize for one of her pieces, she was invited to become a member of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society. Wells is also an active member of the Watercolor Art Society, Houston where she recently won a First Place and an Honorable Mention in two monthly shows. She has been a member of WiVLA (Women in the Visual and Literary Arts) for 15 years and has served on the board under four presidents. Wells worked for more than 30 years in the commercial graphic world. In the 1980’s, she chose to paint in watercolor for its loose and flowing qualities. She fell in love with the medium and continues to find it challenging and exciting. The works in this medium has grown in many directions, as the artist employs collage, inks and acrylics in her works. Wells is always seeking ways of using color and texture.
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