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.
- Poem: Disbelieving – 23/09/19“Come to me,” he says, beckoning to the crowd. A creature with wide ears, open arms and dreadfully hairy legs dressed in an Aztec-inspired poncho. “I have the answers to all your problems,” he promises. With a wave of his arms around the scene his eyes implore beg them to take it in. “See this land upon which we stand? My creator, your … Read More
- Poem: Bounce! – 22/09/19Bouncing here and bouncing there, With no degree or level of concern or care. Flying high into a welcoming sky, Falling to a potentially grim reality below. The creaking trampoline springs could catch him, end his life as it is known. But how does he do it? Land completely on the ‘X’? The perfect bouncing area his aim is nothing amiss; No disappointed … Read More
- Poem: Our Broken World – 21/09/19She came from afar, many generations ahead, many light years away. Her eyes saddened beyond belief, because of what she was sent to witness, but couldn’t, didn’t have the ability to save. She was a wandering explorer of the galaxy, sent to worlds of dystopian views, Burning balls of gas, reigning down with future fire, as the worlds exploded with their blooming … 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. However, generally speaking, stories here are more geared towards intermediate, young adults, and adult readers.
Why Soft Pastel?
My favourite medium to work with is soft pastel, for the vibrancy really appeals to me, and they are so malleable to use. The ease that soft 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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