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, having gotten to study with Bill Wyman, noteworthy Texas Artist and professor at UT (not the Rolling Stones bass player.) I still love working with watercolors. It’s time for me to accept my fate and enjoy painting forevermore.
After a long break, it’s time to paint again. New galleries and new friends are exciting to have. It’s a wonderful time to be an artist.
On again, off again, I have displayed my work in Austin, TX and elsewhere since I was sixteen.
Honors Graduate College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin 2001
Austin Visual Arts Association
Port Aransas Art Center
Plein Air Austin
Plein Air Round Rock
Numerous exhibits in galleries and alternative spaces reflect decades of work:
1992 Solo exhibit, Trudy’s Tex-Mex, Austin, TX
1993 Student Exhibit, UT Austin Visual Arts Center Austin, TX
1993 Solo exhibit Stars Inn Coffeehouse, Austin, TX
1994 Solo exhibit Empanada Parlor, Austin, TX
1995 Star Seeds Cafe mural commission Austin, TX
1996 Star Seeds Cafe solo exhibit, Austin, TX
1996 Lunatic Feast exhibit Trenton St. Art Gallery Monroe, LA
1999 Solo exhibit Flood Gallery Austin, TX
2000 ‘Love Texas’ Gallery regular contributor San Antonio, TX
2001 Juried exhibit at the ‘Period Gallery’ in Omaha, NE
2002 Solo exhibit ‘Wheatgrass’-‘Love’ Gallery in Austin, TX
2004 UT Austin School of Social Work auction piece-Cocolithophores
2005 Solo exhibit ‘Shorelines’ Gallery Austin, TX
2006 Exhibit and lecture Huston Tillotson College, Austin TX
2007 Commissioned work sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina
2006-2019 Octopus Club annual art exhibit and auction Austin, TX
2014 Juried exhibit UP Collective Gallery Austin, TX
2018 Mural Commission Beachgate Condosuites and Hotel, Port Aransas, TX
2019 Juried exhibit ‘Love’ Austin Artspace Gallery Austin, TX
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
So, if you want to check out my work in person, give me a call, text, or email. I would love to hear from you!
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”