Parker County Today April 2017 - Page 34

our art: AUBREY CAYLOR Area painter recalls early lessons in love and art and BY MEL W RHODES enjoys her creative individuality A 32 s a little girl she learned at her grandmoth- er’s elbow, watching as she moved aque- ous colors across white textured paper. It was marvelous to see and inspiring beyond words, and she remembers vividly changing out the water for her “Mamaw.” Aubrey Caylor’s grandmother, Irene Davis, now 89 and living in Houston, then a member of the National Watercolor Society, widened her granddaugh- ter’s artistic horizons, cultivated the young girl’s affinity for hue, shade, tint and tone. “She taught art classes, traveling all over the United States,” Aubrey recalled. “And I would go with her to shows and galleries. So my grandmother is who really got me inter- ested in art.” Aubrey, 44, probably received a double dose of the art gene — her late grandfather “Flamingo”