Marcelle Hooks is a full-time artist and art instructor living in Raleigh, NC. She has had a lifelong passion for art of all kinds and has concentrated in the art of oil portraiture for the past 15 years.
Her oil portraits are by commission and are appealingly true to life, rendered in the Classical Renaissance style of the Old Masters. The true fascination of her portraiture, however, is in her capturing of the spirit and personality of her subject.
She is currently teaching classes in General Oil Painting Techniques for the beginner and intermediate levels, and Advanced Painting Techniques which includes portraiture in the classical style of the Italian Old Masters and Griselle Underpainting and Glazing as used by the French Old Masters for Wake Technical Community College.
She also teaches monthly classes and regional workshops in Virginia, South Carolina and Eastern North Carolina areas. She has also taught classes at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC. and Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC.
In addition she teaches a limited number of students privately in her studio. Her work hangs in collections of persons both in the US and abroad.
Commissions are gladly accepted and pricing information is available upon request. Please contact Marcelle Hooks by email at Artgirl1440@bellsouth.net or phone at (919) 906-2636.