There are many levels of thought to this painting entitled “Cheers”; it draws you in while you observe this woman in a coat and hat, drinking a glass of wine alone, her image reflected in a mirror. The painting measure 17 1/2” x 11 ½”, and it is professionally framed and tripled matted to the size of 25 ¾” x 19 ½”. Even though it isn’t visibly signed, there was a “sticky note” attached that said it was done by the ex-wife of a prominent citizen of Wichita Falls, TX. We haven’t taken the painting out of its frame to see if there is a signature hidden under the matting, but through research, we found that it was done by Gloria Wellman, who, in 1978, after her divorce, moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and became very involved in its art scene. She was known as a sculptor, artist painter, and poet. This painting was probably done in her earlier years, because from 1999-2007, she became very involved in abstract and surrealist art. Wellman was born in Graham, TX in 1930, and grew up in Wichita Falls, TX, where she studied art at Midwestern State University. She died in 2016. In her online obituary notice, there are several pieces of her art included, and this piece is one of them. The painting is in excellent condition and the frame has no nicks are scratches.
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Interesting Painting by Texas/New Mexico Artist Gloria Wellman