I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas near the museum district. As a child I was fortunate enough to be exposed to all the arts – visual arts, theater, literary arts and music of all genres. It was at a very early age that I knew I would be an artist and I was blessed with a mother who shared my vision and encouraged me to paint, draw and write poetry. While still in junior high I began to show and sell my paintings, prints and drawings at local art fairs. In high school I won a scholarship to study oil painting at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art. After graduating from high school I attended the University of Texas before moving to the artist mecca of Taos, New Mexico.
During my first years in Taos I designed and made jewelry, studied tapestry weaving, created fiber sculpture, wrote poetry and continued to hone my drawing skills. It was also during those years that I also began to teach art. By the late seventies I decide to return to painting. I studied the French Impressionists and the Fauves, the Cubists and then finally the Abstract Expressionists. By the late eighties I was ready to return to school.
In 1990 I moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico. By that time I had already been showing my work nationally and had exhibited with several of my professors. My main goal in getting a BFA was to fill in the gaps in my knowledge of Art History. I graduated with honors in 1993. I I applied for the Masters of Art Education program and graduated, again with honors in 2003.
I have painted the South West for over forty years. My work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in numerous public, private and corporate collections.
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