Drawings

Bill Megenhardt

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Houston, Texas

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Medium:  Illustrator

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by Bill Megenhardt

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by Bill Megenhardt

Bio:  Bill has always been drawn to storytelling in art via comic strips, comic books, and children’s picture books. He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in graphic design/ illustration. Working at ad agencies and doing commercial art didn’t achieve the satisfaction that he was looking for in his art career so Bill ventured into creating children’s books.

At this date he has illustrated over 30 picture books. Bill also teaches after school art at CityArtworks in Houston and conducts workshops on how to create picture books for children.

Artist Statement : I enjoy telling stories through pictures. Children’s books give me the flexibility and creativity to explore many subjects and styles in creating work that will be enjoyed by children and adults.

Ashley Banfield

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Ashley Banfield

Richmond Texas

Medium:  Student Artist- Multiple Mediums

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by Ashley Banfield

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by Ashley Banfield

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by Ashley Banfield

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My name is Ashley Banfield. This is my junior year at Lamar High School.  Art is my number one passion. I have been drawing since elementary school. There were you-tubers I watched to draw cartoon animals in Junior High. We work with many different mediums in class. This includes acrylics, colored pencils, pastels, charcoal, pen and ink, and water colors. My favorite is water colors.  This summer a group of us along with my art teacher are going to Europe.  We will travel to Paris, Rome, and Italy. I cannot wait to see all of the things we have been studying in person. I am so excited.  My mother has always encouraged me to follow my dreams and not let others discourage me. She is giving me the chance to do just that this summer.

Alleh Seya Hawk

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Alleh Seya Hawk

Richmond, Texas

Medium: Portraits in Charcoal, Pastel and Watercolor

Custom Portraits available

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Artist Bio

Born in South Dakota and raised as a global citizen (Air Force brat), Alleh Seya Hawk studied at Syracuse University, School of Visual and Performing Arts. She has spent over 20 years traveling and working as a Teaching Artist and Community Arts Advocate. The proud mother of one child, she is currently residing with family in Texas where she is very active in the local community; misses the state of Oregon and continues to refine her work as an illustrator, portrait artist and freelance graphic designer.

Artist Statement-I very much enjoy excavating and revitalizing the essence of my latest muse – whether that’s a person, place or thing. I want to hear the story, reflect the spirit, record the existence, celebrate the revival and be a part of the regeneration process.

In my work with kids, we explore the role of art in history, while developing an artistic “voice” to tell our stories, reflect our imagination and future dreams. In my work as a community arts advocate, it’s very similar. In both cases, Art becomes a bridge between the past, present and future; the real and unreal — expressing and reflecting the stories that would otherwise remain silent or risk being forgotten.

Sometimes my role as an artist or advocate is nothing more than to bear witness, listen and record; while other times it’s more active: to encourage, question and engage. In all cases, the story being told, taking shape or emerging is always at the center, being explored, discovered and shared.

I am moved by the communication of those stories around me; by history and creative narratives hidden everywhere, awaiting discovery and birth.

As an artist, that’s what hooked me — and why I continue to work, live and play in the field of “Visual Communication”.