I began painting over 30 years ago beginning in the fifth grade and have studied art at the Southwest Museum of Art, Midland, Tx; Baylor University, and workshops in Jackson, Mississippi and Tyler, Tx. The greatest influences of my painting style came from living in the Deep South for over fourteen years. Living in Jackson, Mississippi, gave me the chance to visit New Orleans frequently to study art. My passion for art began in the fifth grade under the tutelage of my grandmother, who was an accomplished artist in her own right.
I have worked with young people and adults of all ages. I regularly submit to juried art shows and am an active participant with Tyler’s Art Scene. As an Art Educator with The Brook Hill Upper School, from 2014 to 2015, I taught art for 6th through 12th grades. Currently I am also an art instructor with Tyler Junior College’s Continuing Studies.
I am the illustrator for Pet Fairy children’s book and currently illustrate art for nationwide church bulletins with Anchor Wallace Publications. I have been the Children’s Artist for Cattlebaron’s Little Wrangler’s. I worked with oncology children to create paintings to fundraise for the American Cancer Society.