wins art award
October 12, 2023
Tricia Faulkner, Pharmacist at Jones Hometown Healthmart Pharmacy, has been recognized for her award winning art!
Faulkner recently entered a hand-painted portrait called SUN JOY for consideration to be included in the HMVC Gallery New York, an artist co-founded and managed online art gallery.
"Sun Joy" was selected for "The Sweet Life" online exhibit, which runs October 1st through 31st. The piece of art was also awarded First Prize of the Show.
"Tricia Faulkner is a self-taught artist who began at around age 5. Perhaps her greatest childhood influence was living in New Orleans where she first experienced many art cultures. When not moving about from city to city with her family, her time was spent on a farm in North Alabama. Tricia sketched from books for entertainment, relaxation, and as her greatest coping mechanism. However, she never truly believed in her abilities. As the years passed Tricia earned a Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy while raising two children. In April of 2020, Tricia left everything behind and took an online painting course in Bold Color Art.
Her heart drove her to a passion for portraying strong emotions in faces. In her first 18 months of painting, she finished over 60 commissions. Although grateful for the work, her soul felt suffocated from the lack of her own inner voice and put commissions on hold. She then began painting from photographs she had taken over the years from serving as a missionary pharmacist in Central America. She also had a strong Spiritual upbringing and began portraying the visions of Angels she often had in her dreams (works that are still in development). The feeling of good versus evil plays a big role in her concept artworks; an art form she sketched out during some of her most passionate struggles.
Tricia has been advertised in Vanity Fair Magazine UK Editions for Artist to Watch, Interviewed on Bold Art Podcast December 2021, Featured in Nashville (TN) Voyager Magazine in the Inspiring Stories Segment, won Best In Show, and 1st place in a Regional Juried Exhibit, 3 National Juried Exhibitions, 3 International Juried Exhibitions, and awarded the Certificate of Artistic Achievement by the Pinacothe'que Museum in Luxembourg for the Angel portrayal "Breaker of Chains"."
To see the color photo within the exhibit, you may go to http://www.hmvcgallery.com/product/sun-joy/