Category Archives: West Texas Artists

Marie Blazek, author, potter

I recently traveled to Marfa to interview the author, potter Marie Blazek, before she left on a trip taking a truck down the Baja. She has published her book, Let Go Of The Rope, a memoir, in part, but also an experiential observation of life and death. In Marie’s metaphor,...

Carol Fairlie, artist

  Carol Fairlie is a nationally recognized artist for her watercolors of glass reflections with striking colors. I interviewed her recently in her studio in Alpine but had previously viewed her hotel presentation at the Ellen Noel Art Museum, in Odessa. The presentation at the Ellen Noel, entitled “They Practice...

Harry Nutter, songwriter

I have observed that good songwriters, both of lyric and music, somehow touch the emotional beat of life, both in word and note, both in joy and sorrow. Harry Nutter is such a creator. Born in Big Lake, Texas, raised in Midland, Harry bought his first guitar about the third...

Nina Noel, ArtiZen

Excited!! That’s the word that immediately came to mind when I met Nina Noel. And it’s no wonder why she is so excited about her new venture. She and her husband, Charles Noel, have opened the ArtiZen Outlet across Loop 250 from the mall at 3404 W. Loop 250 North....

Barbara Noll, artist

“It’s easier if you are surrounded by it. You begin to think ‘I can do that!'” These are the words of the gifted Barbara Noll about growing up in an artistic family. Born in Denton, Texas, and growing up in the Dallas Metroplex, both her mother and her mother’s mother...