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: When The Wind Changes – 18/08/19Nana playfully grabbed my nose as I made a cheeky face. “You know, Alice, if you continue doing this, your face will stay the same when the wind will change!” “Nonsense,” I replied emphatically. “That is nothing of the truth. I’ve made faces for years now, and there is nothing to show that what you say is proof.” Nana shrugged now, with a wise expression in her … Read More
- Story: Will Steve the Super Thief ‘Come Good’? – 17/08/19Steve was skilled, but he was questioning the morality of his practices… Of his craft he was superbly skilled, Super Thief knew every emergency evacuation and drill. What would occur from the moment security was called, to cease the activities which Super Thief had honed since he was not so old. If the manager came racing to the safe, Super Thief knew which precautions to … Read More
- Story: Miss Veronica the Piggie Goes To Market – 17/08/19Miss Veronica liked to look her best. Miss Veronica was a showy piggie. She loved to dress up in ostentatious outfits, so pretty. Her little blue hat atop her porky head, her frilly neck collar around her neck, her dainty bow around her tail so curly, why, she was as gorgeous as she could be. With a slick of red lipstick upon her smackers, 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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