Welcome to my Blog. My adventure in 21st century. - Melanie Hickerson

Monday, November 16, 2020

Geraldine's Place at the Austin Studio Tour

 Art84.org is having

Two Special Events on Zoom:

1: Geraldine’s Place: On the Path to a Virtual Mobile Home
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020  5 pm

 The Life and Times of Geraldine Hickerson
Thursday, Nov 19, 2020  5 pm

Go to their website and register to attend these events. 

After Rousseau by Geraldine Hickerson

 This is a painting from one of the walls of Geraldine's mobile home. It's destroyed, now. Just photographs and bits left

Sunday, November 15, 2020


I am so proud to be part of this virtual tour but it is strange. A virtual art exhibit and tour! Here are some paintings from my living room. I plan a Zoom tour sometime this coming week-end. Probably Nov. 15, Sunday.

This painting is a memory painting - sledding in north Texas. I'm wrapped up, warm against the cold. Snow Angel courtesy of cousins.

This is a painting of a wash near Bastrop, Texas. It really is experimenting with a texture on a canvas and practicing from some drawings and watercolors done plein aire (outdoors) near my sister's house.

This was done after my visit to New York City then the butterflies came through in great numbers and I was thinking about migrants. The monarchs from Mexico and our Statue of Liberty from France.

From a demo for my online drawing class, demonstrating how to take rubbings from various objects to get texture and add "happy accidents", to add emotion to artworks. That led to this painting of George Floyd about something so horrific and complicated that it is difficult to express in words. Here is a link about making the drawing for this artwork.



Wednesday, January 29, 2020


This painting has been accepted into an exhibit scheduled for this summer at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island NY just a hop skip and a jump from the ferry to Manhattan!!!  Hooray!!   It is going to be a feminist them exhibit titled DON'T SHUT UP!" This painting I named "ME, TOO" in honor of the recent upsurge in people objecting to being objectified!

The exhibit DON'T SHUT UP got postponed by the pandemic until the fall of 2021. There is an online version of the exhibit that is quite beautiful and striking/startling.


#MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp #TimesUp