The daily art demonstrations held in conjunction with the Stars of Texas Juried Exhibit, at the Depot, resume today with three new artists. The demonstrations are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday.
Tommy Munster is a self taught artist from Bangs. He has been creating since 1982, inspired by the strange disappearance of his cupcakes by an unknown monster. Munster says he has spent the last 6 years traveling down the dirtiest alleys and forgotten roads, "searching for the scariest and cutest monsters unknown to mankind." He has been able to document his findings through art from Texas to Boston. Munster said,"My adventures will continue 'til the notorious cupcake bandit has been documented for the world to see."
Munster will demonstrate techniques in stencil drawing.
Brownwood artist, Kathryn Jones, will demonstrate "Easy marbleizing with watercolors," for the second year.
"Marbelizing watercolors is a favorite hands-on activity with the school aged visitors," Jones said, "and brings out the young at heart from the more mature."
Jones says she is honored to have the opportunity to share with "young future aspiring artists a new appreciation and love of art."
She describes having discovered a hidden talent and love for art later in life than most artists, when she began volunteering to help her daughter's schools by drawing pictures for bulletins and creating scenery for plays. She became more involved when she worked as a paraprofessional in a San Antonio charter school, where she taught art to high school students.
According to Jones, most of her work is inspired by her "faith and relationship as a true believer in Jesus Christ."
In addition to watercolors, Jones produces work in pencil/charcoal portrait drawings, acrylics, and pastels, for which is most well known. She is serving her second year as a board member of the Brownwood Art Assoc., having joined the group shortly after moving to Brownwood in 2009. She attributes her expanded interest and variety of media to the influences of the the "very talented artists" in the BAA, who have encouraged her to try new things.
Jacquie McMullen is a self taught Dublin artist, who has a long history of winning awards for her pastels. Originally painting with oils, she began using pastels about 20 years ago, after having been introduced to the medium by a friend.
"It was love at first stroke," McMullen said.
She won Best of Show at the 2013 Art and Conservation Show and Sale, at the Cibolo Nature Center, where artists submitted entires based on a year of observing the scenery of 19 Hill County ranches. McMullen also won the Award of Excellence at the 2013 LGAA Fall Festival of Art in Granbury.
McMullen is a member of the Artists of Texas, is a past president of the Seguin Art League, and has been involved with the Austin Pastel Assoc., as well as the New Braunfels Art League.