Alice Well (Lauren M. Hancock)
Artist, Illustrator and Writer
Hi! Welcome to my website, it’s nice to meet you. Thanks for taking the time to visit! My name is Lauren M. Hancock, also known as ‘Alice Well’, of Alice Well Art. I’m an artist, illustrator, and writer. When I create art and write, I am in my zone; ‘All is well’ within me. Think of Alice as being my extrovert, online self, and myself, Lauren, as being careful and articulate, yet still retaining my humorousness and hidden flamboyance.
- Story: Daydreaming About A Better Life – 24/08/19She lamented for what she didn’t have, in life she was seemingly missing everything, including love. The feeling of emptiness experienced was a paining from deep within, nothing could alter it, not even a power from above. She had been taught of the concept of self love, but what could she understand of this, when she had no feeling of positivity, nor happiness about herself? … Read More
- Story: Crystal Ball Tells Charlie-Sue What She Needs – Or Wants – To Know – 24/08/19“Gaze into me,” telepathically called Crystal Ball, “View into your future, where I will tell all.” The calls lured Charlie-Sue, toward the table where Crystal Ball sat upon her holder, ready to be viewed. She knew this was the working room of Esmeralda the Gypsy, who told fortunes for a living, to men and women seeking assistance in their lives that seemed unclear and needing … Read More
- Story: Patricia the Snow Bunny With A Hidden Agenda – 23/08/19Patricia the Snow Bunny’s company was in great demand. She was eloquent, witty, sophisticated, gentle, she knew she was highly requested to be at functions, intimate dinners, group gatherings, parties, wherever she could be, mixing with women bunnies and men. With her presence the room was lit up, the others almost star struck, and with her flirtatious banter, her witty charm on the hour, she … Read More
About My Work
I love to create bright, bold artworks that have a fun, whimsical feel about them. My aim is to cause a smile, a sense of delight, a moment of happiness within the viewer. The majority of my images are accompanied by short stories which I have written, and together, I have them work side-by-side to complement one another. Sometimes though, the meaning or sense of feeling is a little darker, when I wish to place a certain emphasis on a more serious learning point or measure.
Generally, I like to share my sense of humour through my artwork and words, creating a feeling of amusement, and also allowing my readers to relate to the characters’ back stories. I certainly enjoy making interesting of the mundane, pairing characters with certain quirky stories, or unexpected objects within their drawings that could cause a sense of hilarity or joy to be drawn forth from the reader and viewers. I have a particular, peculiar sense of humour and imagination that I find amusing to share with my target audience through my art and words.
My stories though, are not merely for creating a sense of amusement or delight. Within most of these, I carefully embed messages on how to live better, or to display a certain moral lesson to follow or learn. Some tales may not be as delightful or happy as others, but they still have an intent behind them to share a message.
My target audiences are for both young and old and in between, and with my work, lessons can be learned while reading a little story.
Why Chalk Pastel?
My favourite medium to work with is chalk pastel, for the vibrancy really appeals to me, and they are so malleable to use. The ease that chalk pastels has appeals greatly to me, for my aim is create artwork that almost, quite literally, pops off the page. While I do occasionally dabble with oil and acrylic paints on canvas, this is rare for me nowadays. I prefer to stay with the pastel, for it is a medium I am most comfortable with.
Some examples for my artwork and stories/poems can be viewed in ‘All Posts’ and ‘More Examples of My Artwork’ in the menu above.
Examples of my artwork can be viewed on Instagram @alicewellart. I can be reached via Direct Message through the app, or by posting your questions, comments or suggestions to me by filling out this form.
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