ABOUT THE ARTIST
Turning a dream into reality…
Art is my passion, and it has been from a very young age. I always dreamed about becoming an artist, all the while being fascinated with the development and progress of art in society through the years. Today, Realism and "en plein air,” meaning painting outside like the impressionists of the 19th century, are making a comeback. Fortunately for me, this brings great joy!
I earned my Art History degree from Baylor University in 1995. I'll never forget sitting in a summer school class focused only on Michelangelo, being moved to tears by his sculpture, the Pieta, and the Sistine Chapel ceiling…I can't wait to actually see both in person.
I began a career as a Realtor for 20 years after college, but painting has been a hobby for most of my life. I have my mother to thank for the initial inspiration. A gifted artist, she paints “en plein air,” and we have been to several plein air conventions and workshops over the years in New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona. Those experiences, coupled with my love for art, made me yearn for more, and I was determined to make my dream become a reality.
To that end, I retired from real estate and began studying in 2018 at a full-time atelier-style school for 2 years where I had classical art training. I then had a private teacher, Danny Grant, for a year to work on improving and developing my own style. I continue to attend workshops of artists I admire greatly. I will forever be learning and that's one of the things I love about art! You can always improve! I love every moment so much that I can’t wait to get up in the morning to go paint!
I am working daily on building and increasing my portfolio to share more of my work with new and seasoned collectors and galleries. Please contact me if you are interested in any available works or prints. I have many prints available of my sold work as well. I have several paintings available at the “Uniquely Salado Gallery” in Salado, Texas. I have also begun taking commissions and doing pet portraits.
Thank you for allowing me to share my passion for art with you! Please call me if you have any inquiries on available works, commissions and pet portrait commissions.