Graceworks > About the artist

In 2020 I had the honor of leading other painters to find joy in their various media. I taught in Round Rock and Austin, TX at Cordovan Arts. Also, the workshops I got to host at The Round Rock Downtowner Gallery were a lot of fun!

After April’s COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown, I went back to the healthcare industry. I miss all my painter friends and students but am making new friends at the Nursing Home where I now work. I like to say I am the ‘rear guard’ in the fight against this horrible illness. So far, all my new friends are well and the home has had no cases of COVID-19 in their resident population. Thank God!

May you all continue to enjoy and create for each other a beautiful new world each day.

Working in many media keeps me on my toes. I love making images by hand. It’s a craft that keeps me learning. Weekly painting sessions with other artists are always fun, and I have had the privilege of painting the model from life with others for many many years. People are fascinating, landscapes are lovely. Oil paints are great, acrylics are quick. Watercolor was my focus in college. Oil and acrylic had been shown to me previously. Having gotten to study with Bill Wyman, noteworthy Texas Artist and professor at UT (not the Rolling Stones bass player) was a blast. I still love working with watercolors but tend to have more oil paintings turn out of my studio these days. Oil paintings are more durable for collectors.

Honors Graduate College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin 2001

Affiliated with:

Round Rock Arts Downtowner Gallery

Austin Visual Arts Association

Port Aransas Art Center

Plein Air Austin

Plein Air Round Rock

Buda Market in The Park

Numerous exhibits in galleries and alternative spaces reflect decades of work:

*2020 coming- Solo Exhibit Austin’s First Presbyterian Church- July

2020 Austin Palette Club Painting Demonstration- February

2020 Bee Cave Arts painting demonstration during the Plein Air Inspirations exhibit- January

2019 Juried exhibit ’12 Buy 12″ Austin Artspace Gallery Austin, TX – December

2019 Port Aransas Art Center regular gallery contributor, Port Aransas, TX

2019 PAA Art in the Park painting demonstration and exhibit, Elisabet Ney Museum , Austin, TX

2019 PAA Arboretum Show and Sale, Austin, TX

2019 Juried exhibit ‘Love’ Austin Artspace Gallery Austin, TX – February

2018 Mural Commission Beachgate Condosuites and Hotel, Port Aransas, TX

2014 Juried exhibit UP Collective Gallery Austin, TX

2007 Commissioned work sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006-2020 Octopus Club annual art exhibit and auction Austin, TX

2006 Solo Exhibit and lecture Huston Tillotson College, Austin TX

2005 Solo exhibit ‘Shorelines’ Gallery Austin, TX

2004 UT Austin School of Social Work auction piece-Cocolithophores

2003 Wright House Wellness Center exhibit and auction

2002 Solo exhibit ‘Love’ Gallery in Austin, TX

2001 Juried exhibit at the ‘Period Gallery’ in Omaha, NE

2000 ‘Love Texas’ Gallery regular contributor San Antonio, TX

1999 Solo exhibit Flood Gallery Austin, TX

1996 Star Seeds Cafe solo exhibit, Austin, TX

1996 Lunatic Feast exhibit Trenton St. Art Gallery Monroe, LA

1995 Star Seeds Cafe mural commission Austin, TX

1994 Solo exhibit Empanada Parlor, Austin, TX

1993 Solo Student Exhibit, UT Austin Visual Arts Center Austin, TX

1993 Solo exhibit Stars Inn Coffeehouse, Austin, TX

1992 Solo exhibit, Trudy’s Tex-Mex, Austin, TX

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 
Pablo Picasso