Before relocating to Austin, I created for 14 years in my Fulton Beach Road Studio and was an active member of the art colony, Rockport Center for the Arts and galleries. This natural environment provided the inspiration for my earthly, textural and symbolic art works. The environment, travel and change have always been the catalyst for my expression since growing up in a military family. After graduation from Incarnate Word University, I did graduate work at Corpus Christi State University and Texas A&I University. I look forward to meeting and greeting new and old friends during this year’s Coast
“I’d love to see the world through your eyes,” is a comment I’ve heard more than once.
I am excited by color. I use vivid colors, (that I like), and bold shapes to create intriguing compositions of places known and unknown. I enjoy going “there” and taking viewers to places I want to be.
My entire existence in Rockport has Revolved around paining. It can be said that I paint to Live and I live to paint. I have been fortunate enough to follow that path.
Art has always been a part of my life. It is my means of expression, of sharing my spirit, of celebrating my world and the wonder I find within it. I work intuitively, responding to a time, a place, a memory, a dream, while relying on a rich tapestry of experience in art and life. Nature infuses my work; it is the one constant, whether realistically or abstractly portrayed. I work primarily in aqua-media reveling in its spontaneous possibilities; often adding textural components of rice-paper and collage.
My art is an wonderful journey of never ending exploration. I find joy in each endeavor and delight when the viewer finds something in my work that reaches out to them. Enjoy!