Saturday, August 15, 2009

From Texas, it's Wanda and Hannah

Grace. Acrylic on illustration board, by Wanda Wilkins of Fort Worth, Texas.

Above, Hannah Wilkins, 14, with her portrait, "Cat Nap," shown below.
Hannah and her grandmother, Wanda Wilkins, are donating the portraits to the Humane Society of North Texas.

Wanda Wilkins, of Fort Worth, Texas, called last week to ask about the Art for Shelter Animals Project. She and her granddaughter, Hannah, were interested in participating.

True to their word, Wanda and Hannah made beautiful portraits of animals, and will donate them soon to the Humane Society of North Texas.

Wanda says she usually paints abstracts, so this is a departure for her. But what a lovely, soulful painting of Grace! I can feel her coat, just by looking at the painting. I also love Hannah's "Cat Nap," which really captures the bliss of the snoozing feline.

Wanda has a really cool-looking place to paint, the Tree House Studio, and her work is luscious and colorful and rich. Check out her work and her website.

Welcome, Wanda and Hannah, and many thanks.

- Carrie


  1. Carrie - congratulations on being in the latest issue of Art Calendar! Made me so happy to see your article there.


  2. Wow... Talent runs in the family. I love how Wanda captured Grace's joy and Hannah's cat nap is wonderful! Hannah's unique composition really makes this painting a stand-out. I hope we see more!

  3. Oh, great! I haven't gotten my Art Calendar yet... exciting!

  4. Sheila, aren't the grandmother and granddaughter paintings wonderful? They really do seem related.