Roark’s paintings are subdued and intriguing portraits and oddly explored still life’s that engage the viewer. When asked about herself and her works she responded “I am a 31 year-old visual artist currently working in the film industry. Growing up in Mansfiled, Louisiana, I though making a viable living as an artist was as unattainable as a dream. I’ve had the great good luck to be taught by my mother, Helen May, a gifted artist, and many educators who encouraged me to make opportunities where none were apparent. Since those days I’ve worked as a caricaturist in Chicago and many cities in eastern United States, a scenic painter for theatrical productions, and a props assistant on film projects throughout the south. My husband and I now share a home with our four cats in the Highland neighborhood of Shreveport, Louisiana, where I hope we can become a part of the Shreveport/Bossier’s vibrant artistic community.”
The Emerging Artist Gallery is a project of the Bossier Arts Council is committed to promoting art work of regional artists. It is located in BAC headquarters at 630 Barksdale Blvd. right off of I-20. You can visit the gallery Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00am-6:00pm or by appointment.