Barksdale home-schoooler is library’s artist of the month

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

Autumn Wooten has a love for art that extends past her paintbrush and canvas to encompass theatre and music. A self proclaimed perfectionist, Wooten said she can spend hours getting lost in her paintings, which are on display at El Progreso Memorial Library.

Wooten is the library’s featured artist for May. She is the daughter of Marsha and Dudley Wooten. She is originally from Wharton but now resides in Barksdale, where her family cares for Charis Canyon Conference and Retreat Center.

At 17 years old, Wooten is experienced in various art mediums including acrylics, watercolors, pencil drawings, mixed media, pen and ink, and photography.

Wooten said she has been creating art since she was old enough to color but became serious when she was 11 years old. That year, she entered into formal studio lessons and continued until the family relocated to Barksdale in 2015.

“I picked up a few techniques from the classes,” Wooten said. “When doing shadowing you can add a dark blue to it and it helps the shadow look more realistic.”


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