Shirley Hughes Blackman is a lifetime artist. She won her first art award for drawing at just six years of age and, as Miss New Mexico, was the first contestant to name art as her talent in the Miss America Pageant. She graduated from Baylor University, going on to do advanced studio work in Paris with Reynold and Marthe Arnould.

Shirley has been a full time artist since 1970, exhibiting in numerous solo shows and being recognized in both national and international exhibitions. Her work is in many private and public collections in the United States, Central America and France.

Shirley was named Rockport Art Festival Poster Artist in 2010. She and her husband Clint owned and operated the Austin Street Gallery in downtown Rockport, Texas for seven years, exhibiting the work of many nationally renowned artists.

Shirley continues to paint, exhibit and commission her work. For more information contact Shirley at




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