I am a native Texan, wife, mother, and born again artist.  I have always had an appreciation for art, a colorful imagination and busy hands that like getting dirty and creating.  I started painting once I stopped driving carpool and had more time on my hands.  I’m always happiest when I’m creating!  I received my B.A. in studio art from Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia.

Encouraged by family and friends, and inspired by a host of teaching artists ( Jill Steenhuis, Lynn Whipple, Rebecca Crowell), I love working with oils and mixed media. I love the freedom that abstract painting allows and also enjoy painting in a more traditional way. My style is always evolving.  My desire is to create pieces with images and colors that grab the viewer’s eyes and make them discover something different in them each time they look.

So many things inspire me…. color (lots of it!), animals, the ocean, mountains and desert, my dogs, spring flowers, my mom’s rose bed, a sunset after a storm, a new tube of paint….nothing complicated….just everyday things that grab my attention and make me thankful for the world around me.

Thank you for looking at my site.  I hope you enjoy!!!

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