Each month I will be spotlighting one of my students – past or present, and their artistic ventures! I work with students of all ages and abilities and you’ll get to learn a little bit about these amazing artists and their work!
Our September spotlight is on:
My name is Guinevere Cockey, I am 12 years old, and I have been taking art with Ms. Jenell for 10 years. I started taking lessons in about 2012. My siblings had been taking art with Ms. Jenell before I started, and I was so excited when I was allowed to start! Other artists’ works as well as animals—domestic and wild—inspire me to create art. I enjoy painting with acrylics and watercolor, but I enjoy fabric arts like knitting, crocheting, and sewing, equally. I also love riding horses.
What is your favorite thing you’ve ever created and why? “My favorite thing I’ve ever created is a roof slate on which I painted a Christmas scene. I enjoyed creating it because the focus was on the trees, but, beyond them, is a small snowman, smiling in a winter storm. Also, the slate had been used for many years on the roof of a house and, itself, had seen many Christmas storms. Now it was being turned into a work of art about a Christmas storm!”
Besides visual arts are you into any other art forms? “Besides visual arts, I dance, act in community theater, and play many different instruments in my family band.”
Do you have a favorite color? “My favorite color is probably light turquoise. Light turquoise is my favorite color because it reminds me of the water in a beautiful beach in Pensacola, Florida my family and I went to on our summer vacation.”
Is there an aspect of art that you don’t like, and why? “I don’t like modern art. Not like Andy Warhol, but other types of modern art. Like the kinds that just are, for example, a blank yellow page that represents all the rain in the clouds.”
Do you plan to have a career in the arts? “When I go to college I might double-major in Equestrian Studies and Photography or Performing Arts.”
Guin is always excited and cheerful when taking on projects, trying new mediums, subjects, & styles! She’s open to new ideas and thoughts – and never goes into any project thinking she can’t do it! Being able to enjoy the process of making and creating along with her positive outlook, makes her a successful artist who spreads happy qualities through her art; inspiring others!
Check out our other student spotlights here!