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About Priscilla Wicker

Priscilla Wicker is a member of Waterloo Watercolor Group in Austin, Texas, where she's won several awards in shows. She has also shown with the Austin Visual Arts Association and the Creative Art Society, as well as showing watercolor art and landscape paintings at Austin Community College.

The Art of Nature

While many artists like to focus on portraiture, Priscilla enjoys finding the serenity of nature in her work. She paints a lot of flowers, plants, and occasionally pictures of people. The watercolors give a fresh, transparent look to the work and create an organic, interesting portrayal of the subject that's almost abstracted. Her limited palette keeps the landscape paintings interesting without becoming overwhelming and ensures a sense of beautiful cohesion in each painting.

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History

Priscilla has always been interested in art, and has a degree in the subject. After graduating school, she continued working in the industry as both a graphic designer and a teacher, and today finds beauty in natural forms. Of course, it helps that she enjoys being out in nature and in her garden, where she finds much of the inspiration for her watercolor art. She hopes that, through her work, she can help to bring ease to universal heartache by sharing the beauty, peace, and tranquility of nature through watercolors.

The Process

Every artist has their own unique process. Priscilla likes to let the process of her work show in the final product. Watercolors are a difficult medium to control, but she likes to let the painting "paint itself", which takes her in directions she doesn't quite plan. She lets the pencil and brush lines show, adding her own dimension to each painting she creates.


Priscilla's Artist Statement

"I look for beauty and inspiration in the natural forms around me. Flowers, shells, plants, fossils, and other objects from nature inspire me. I strive to create art that celebrates beauty, color, life, and tranquility. In my paintings I hope to share what I see that is genuine, insightful, and life-affirming.

Painting has helped me see more and appreciate more of the natural world. I have been drawn to watercolor as a medium of self-expression. I love the clarity, transparency, and subtlety of watercolor and its capacity to capture light.

My paintings are influenced by my many years working and teaching in graphic design. Composition, color, harmony, and balance work together with type and illustration to tell a story or convey a message in graphic design. The message must be conveyed directly and quickly. I try to give my paintings the directness and immediacy of good graphic design-but by using the muted tones and clear colors that can be achieved in watercolor.

I studied art, drawing, composition, and photography at the University of Dallas and at Allgemeine Gewerbeschule in Basel, Switzerland. The printmaker, Jurgen Strunk, was a major influence in my training.

After working as an illustrator and designer at Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Erwin Center of The University of Texas, I spent 30 years teaching in the Visual Communications Department at Austin Community College, where I served as chair and professor. The combination of art and teaching was natural for me. Art enriches our experience and education enables people to build a better life."


Price Ranges & Upcoming Shows

Prices for Priscilla's works range from as low as $50 for an unframed print to a starting price of $300 for small, original paintings or $1200 for larger original paintings. Most of her sales are originals, though some prints are available. You can find her work at the Waterloo Watercolor Group Spring Show, April through June, or at the Beauty Surrounds Nature Show at the Jewish Community Center in July and August.

Texas Watercolor Society
70th National Exhibition

May 29-August 15
Opening Reception 6-8, June 29

Kelso Art Center
Semmes and Condos Galleries
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78217

Waterloo Watercolor Group
41th
Spring Show

Corridor of Art Gallery
700 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701

April 29th - July 1st
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Reception May 23, 4:30pm

West Austin Studio Tour #269
AVAA Figurative Show

May 11-12 and May 18-19
11am- 6pm

3707 Home Lane
Austin TX 78705