Vicki McMillan of The Woodlands, and local artist and Lamar State College-Port Arthur art professor Albert Faggard, will share an exhibit in a celebration of fur, feathers and scales with a special focus on environmental issues concerning creatures that share our world at Museum of the Gulf Coast. As part of this exhibition, the Museum will host the 2nd Annual Children’s Art Competition – with a theme of – you guessed it! – wild animals. Vickie McMillan will be giving a gallery talk at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8.
Faggard was born in Beaumont and raised on the Gulf Coast.
“One of my greatest joys is to paint. It’s not so much about the subject, but about the paint, and what the artist does with it,” Faggard said. “Many paintings have thousands of brush strokes in them and each one has to be correct. It’s like a huge mathematical puzzle. It can go on and on.”
Vickie McMillan, of The Woodlands, creates breathtaking wildlife and nature paintings that advance global conservation causes. Drawing upon her extensive field study and award-winning photography McMillan’s paintings are both accurate yet stylistic. Her work was featured in the prestigious Birds in Art collection in 2014, and displayed at the Museum.
Vickie recently completed two 65-foot murals for the new Texas Children’s Hospital located in The Woodlands.