I am a multi-media artist working and living in Oro Valley, Arizona. I graduated from Texas Woman's University in spring of 1992 with a BFA in illustration and design. I taught for a few years shortly after my graduation and was inspired to go back to school to receive a Master’s in Bilingual Education from Southern Methodist University in Fall of 1996. I decided to go back into the art world and leave teaching in 2000. Creating art was ultimately the only career that was truly satisfying and fulfilling for me at the time. As an artist I see myself as a story teller creating slices of life through my art work. My art work is an ongoing narrative of my observations of life, people, and feelings. I have always been fascinated with finding new ways of depicting emotions through my use of line and movement. Line, movement, and color allow me to express feelings that sometimes are even difficult for me to understand. The expressive use of line through out my extensive body of artwork is a main element of cohesion throughout. I work fast and sometimes I have several pieces developing at the same time. My favorite media is acrylic because it dries fast and allows me to work at a pace I’m comfortable with. Creating art work is like a puzzle that I am constantly trying to solve. The moment I complete “the piece of the puzzle” and finish an artwork is exhilarating and undeniably a key reason I keep creating.
Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas.
M.A. in Bilingual Education from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
*8-22 of March 2020: ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0 COMPETITION and EXHIBITION- 1 of the 100 semi-finalists for the ARTBOX.PROJECT in Barcelona, Spain.
*2nd - 8th of December 2019-ARTBOX.PROJECT MIAMI 2.0 COMPETITION and EXHIBITION exhibiting at Art Basel Miami. 1 of the 100 semi-finalists for the ARTBOX.PROJECT MIAMI 2.0
* August 2019: Exhibited art work at the Swiss Art Expo.
* August 2019: Featured artist in The Fantastic Figures Collection on Saatchi. August 2019.
* May-June 16, 2016: Featured in UK Vogue 100th Anniversary Edition/ London, United Kingdom.
* July 2015: Featured artist in a collection on Saatchi -New Drawings $500 and Under Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.
*8-22 of March 2020
ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0 COMPETITION and EXHIBITION
(1 of the 100 semi-finalists for the ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona
Exhibiting 18-22 of March 2020, Barcelona, Spain).
*2nd - 8th of December 2019-ARTBOX.PROJECT MIAMI 2.0
Exhibited at Art Basel Miami.
1 of the 100 semi-finalists for the ARTBOX.PROJECT MIAMI 2.0.
*August 2019: Exhibited Work at the Swiss Art Expo in Zürich, Switzerland.
*May- July 2001: Exhibited at Red Sky, Tucson, Az.
* March 2000: Solo exhibit in Vail, Arizona
* October 1988: Exhibited at UT in Brownsville, Texas.