Forney High School Art Teacher Carol Adair has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Sargent Art Brighter World Teachers’ On-line Art Contest.
Adair will receive $2,000 worth of school art supplies from Sargent Art for her accomplishment.
Sargent Art is a supplier of art materials to the educational and retail markets. All of the company’s products are certified non-toxic for the safety of students.
Adair stated that the winning artwork is an oil painting of her grandson when he was just a year old. The painting is 18 x 24 and her grandson is life size in the artwork.
“I wanted to be able to picture him the actual size and how cuddly he was when I looked at it later," Adair noted. “Children grow so quickly and it's difficult to recall details. When I do commission portraits, I like to paint the actual size so parents have that memory as well as the likeness.”