Alice Well (Lauren M. Hancock)
My name is Lauren M. Hancock, also known as Alice Well. My pen name is a play on words of how when I am in zone of creation, ‘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.
I love to create joyous images, bright and bold, to allow others to smile or giggle. My love of words allows me to share a background, or link, if you will, between the backstory of an image’s character or characters, what their stories are, a glimpse into their world. There is happiness and joy all around us, after all. All we need to do is just open our eyes to them…
I’ve always been interested in creative writing and illustration, from a very young age. I have always wanted to be an author, and when I was a young girl in Year 6, aged 12, one of my future aspirations was to become a children’s book author and illustrator.
One of my biggest artistic achievements was receiving a subject score of 50/50 for Studio Arts statewide in my final year of secondary school education. I had painted three large thematically linked images – a triptych – with oil paint on large pieces of plywood, in which I explored society’s effect upon the individual and its pressure upon a person for conformity of image.
What I love is sitting down and creating art. I can get lost in the process so easily. This is my release, and the words that accompany them make me smile, laugh, or feel positive that I’m creating something with a message for my viewers and readers. My target audience ranges from young to old – I feel there is always a little something for everyone in my work.