CAROLYN HANCOCK ...
Carolyn Hancock is a pastels only, portrait and figurative artist. Her portraits focus attention on the most natural point in portraiture, the eyes. She says, “My paintings tell a story of a moment in time, but what is most important to me, throughout the whole process, is the emotion and personality of the person I am painting. I want to translate what I see and feel to the viewer.”
Her color choices are intuitive, but grounded in color harmony and influenced by travel to other countries. She paints the light and surrounds it with both rich and muted colors, using different techniques to create both glowing luminosity and thick impasto effects. Her style is painterly, with visible strokes of color and texture.
Hancock has studied with master pastelists Daniel Greene, Bob Rohm, Doug Dawson, Bob Gerbracht, Anatoly Dverin, William Schneider, Alain Picard, Cuong Nguyen, and Jeanne Rosier Smith. Her international exhibitions have placed her work in collections throughout the world.
She has been awarded Associate Member status with the Pastel Society of America, and was President of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas in 2014 and 2015. She designed and maintains the PSST website. Hancock is also a member of the Portrait Society of America, the American Impressionistic Society, figurative artist.org, and the Art League of Fort Bend.