By Karolyn Gephart
Two new murals are in Stevenson Park and both were accomplished by talented artist Diane Fifer.
Fifer created a new splash pad mural and the compass that is on the Friendswood Fairy Trail.
She was asked for a splash pad mural that was whimsical and that was just what she delivered. The lively and colorful mural is filled with children playing, fairies, birds, animals, butterflies, a park squirrel and more. It is all part of what is in and about Stevenson Park.
Fifer taught art for more than 20 years She also is a sculptor, jeweler, stained glass artist, printmaker, potter, chalk artist, muralist, painter, interior designer and seamstress.
Fifer is involved with Art Friends of Downtown who annually hosts the Chalk Walk in the Captain’s Corner shopping center in Friendswood. She and other members of this group raised funds for and presented the city with two sculptures: 4 People in Stevenson Park, and Dog and Cat metal sculpture at the Friendswood Animal Control building on FM 528.
Many in the area are familiar with her work through her business, Art Dwellers. Her artwork is posted for sale and buyers can peruse through paintings of dogs, cows, horses, goats, sheep, llamas, pigs and wild animals.
Her next project for the city decorating all the electrical boxes at Stevenson Park with cute animal paintings. Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department honored Fifer recently by showcasing her and her work on their Facebook page.
To see Fifer’s work, visit www.artdwellers.com or visit the Splash Pad and compass at Stevenson Park.