The Student’s Corner is a dedicated space in the gallery that showcases artwork from local high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.
Jackie Hanson: Belmont High School
November 12- December 18, 2016
I am a 17-year senior at Belmont High School. Art has always been my biggest passion in life. I’ve taken art classes throughout my high school career and plan on studying illustration, painting, drawing, or graphic design in an arts-focused college. I enjoy making realistic or semi-realistic, two-dimensional artwork, especially portraits and detailed observational drawings. My favorite mediums to work in are graphite, chalk pastel, and watercolor. I am currently exploring digital artwork and a more illustrative style.
The biggest influence to me as an artist is my mom. She has always driven me and supported me in my artwork. I look up to her as an artist. My high school art teacher, Joe Cilley, has also brought me leaps and bounds ahead of what I thought possible in the quality of my work. The artists I look to for inspiration include Alphonse Mucha, Cindy Rizza, Meghan Howland, Sean Beavers, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, and Andrew Salgado.
I’m so grateful and honored to be included in this show at Twiggs Gallery. I hope you enjoy the show!
If you have questions about the Student’s Corner, please contact Laura Morrison, Twiggs Gallery Manager at 603-975-0015.