Clara Spencer, Beaumont Jefferson County Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement I have been interested in art for several years. I painted my first portrait when I was 12 years old.
In first grade, my elementary teacher always asked me to do artwork. However, it was my
5th and 6th grade art teacher, Ms. McAnthony, who motivated me to really pursue my painting and art talents.
For the most part, I studied art at Virginia State University, Petersburrg, VA., and I also studied painting from
The Petersburg Area Art League Studio, that were private studios.
In 1991- 1993, I served as the Cultural Enrichment Director for the Boys & Girls Club, in Ft Worth, TX . Two (2) of the art students there won the National Art Competition under my instruction as the Cultural Enrichment Director.
I have done art shows for Federal Aviation Administration - Black History Week
Fort Worth, Texas. 1986
General Services Administration - Black History Week
Fort Worth, Texas. 1988
Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church - Black History Week
Beaumont, Texas. 2004
St. Luke’s Baptist Church, - Black History Week
Humble, Texas. 2004
2005 U. S. Postal Inspection Service 2005 Wall Calendar - Contributor for
the month of February 2005. "Visiting Inspectors"
2008 Dallas Total Home and Gift Show - Market Center, Dallas, TX
Art Shows featuring my Still Life, Abstract and Portraiture Art. I have also
done Diversity Art Shows as well.
I am currently writing an inspirational book which will include my own artwork and illustrations.
My art has been displayed on musical recordings and calendars.