McCool creates your spitting image! ( with a lot of help from the GREAT SPIRIT IN THE SKY)

- intuitively knowing and revealing your spirit or character

charcoal, pastel, oil, acrylic or mixed media..


Portraits drawn or painted from life or photo. McCool creates your image in a charcoal, pastel, acrylic, oil or mixed media portrait. "It has always fascinated me how character shines in peoples faces! In a portrait, the artist's challenge is to capture that elusive 'personality' as well as the physical attributes.", McCool, a portrait artist for over 30 years, explains.

Formal portraits are popular but this artist's favorites are more casual, catching the individual or group with a certain look or expression that is somehow definitive of their nature.

A vintage family picture, once a damaged fading memento, can become a priceless heirloom portrait.

Sitting for your portrait is the ideal. However, travel expenses would add to the cost, not to mention your time. A viable alternative is a portrait photo shoot (dress and pose as you would for sitting).

An original oil or acrylic painting of the bride or couple makes a unique, unusual, one-of-a-kind wedding or anniversary gift!

 7X World Champion Roper OilAcrylic Pastel Charcoal

When you capture those once in a lifetime moments in a work of art, you turn memories into a cherished family keepsake. Tell McCool about your idea for a Drawing or Painting. She will produce the image you have in mind.

McCool is also a graphic artist, often working freelance. The logo for the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, designed over 25 years ago, has stood the test of time.

You have found a Logo or Signature & Website Designer at a reasonable price! McCool's your answer!!!

Paintings, sketches, graphics, web design to order. All for the lowest prices and satisfaction guaranteed! McCool says, "I'm happy if you're happy!"She asks for $25 earnest money (upfront and nonrefundable) but you are under no obligation for the balance, if you are not satisfied. Most problems can be solved so you'll be pleased!.

A highlight of McCool's career in advertising sales was selling time for KTXS television in the '84 Olympics. McCool's advertising production work was published in THE HOUSTON POST, THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, TEXAS FLYER & SOUTHWEST AIRLINES magazines and more. PORTFOLIO shown on request





Bonnie Colleen McCool Data or Life Facts in case you may be a long lost friend or acquaintance who wants to get back in touch.

Bonnie Colleen Henry - maiden name, Reisinger - first marriage name, Minter - now married name. Once lived in or around :

Texas:: Abilene, (Born: Balinger), Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Donna, Evant attending EHS, Ft Worth, Houston, Huntsville attending Sam Houston, Stephenville, Sweetwater, McCamey, Pearland, Wingate, Winters

North Dakota: New Salem, Mandan, when a baby.

New York: Ogdensburg, attended OFA

Alabama: Dothan, Ft. Rucker, in WAC

Pennsylvania: Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Wila

Virginia: Norfolk, Williamsburg

Louisiana: Lake Charles


We have lived in Wild Wood Hollow N of Stephenville, TX (Timber Hills Addition ) since Christmas of '92. Mint and I built our home with our own hands, every board, nail, rock and bit of mortar, all the plumbing and wiring. It is still a work in progress. We built above the flood line, as a bridge over A Walk To Remember Creek. Our livingroom spans the creek and becomes a greenhouse on the E bank. We lived off grid with only solar and wind power until 2009. Our place is one of the most humble in the area but it does have some nice features. Here are some photos of our cross creek retreat and some of our animals.

Portrait ArtistAll work hand draw or painted by the artist --- nothing computer generated or enhanced here!
Poetry of the Spirit and  Gallery
36"x24" Oil Portrait
36"x24" Oil "The Platform"
Baby's First Portrait 11"x14" charcoal
Pastel Portrait
Uncle Sam SUCKS American Blood & Liberty
Commissioned Art
Children's Portrait
Wedding or Anniversary Portrait
Splendor in the Grass on Bald Mountain!
Same as below, footbridge under water at flood.
Our view from our front porch.  Mostly creek is dry and a great nature walk.
A Walk To Remember Creek
The greenhouse end of our living room
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