I am mostly a self-taught artist and I have lived and traveled all over the world, spending nearly seven years in Southeast Asia as a military wife. Having settled in the Dallas, Texas area, I love putting my memories and experiences into my work using paint, plaster, acrylic, ink, paper and metal.
In 2013, my family suffered a catastrophic house fire where we lost everything, including many of my original works and my studio. I focused on rebuilding my home and my family for nearly 2 years. After deep reflection and a period of personal growth, I have begun to reestablish my studio and have been creating new and exciting work, including flow paintings and altered mirrors.
Selected Recent Accomplishments
Red Bull Art of Can Finalist for “Red-Headed Bookkeeper”, sculpture made from recycled cardboard. Sculpture added to permanent collection.
Texas Visual Art Association 3rd prize for “Can-Can”, sculpture made from recycled cardboard.
Owner Become Fine Art, Inc. Fine art commissions and consulting.
Public art commission of kinetic sculpture for City of Plano, “Ripple Effect”.
Solo exhibition Marshall-McPhail Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Private commission and installation of “Reverie in Green”, 4'x12’ kinetic sculpture on MDF panel.
Omni Hotel, Dallas, Texas - 50 commisioned mixed media pieces, each 32x32” installed in rooms.
Owner CityArtCal, Inc. - Artist representative for 86 local artists in Greater Dallas Area.
Publisher of Fine Art in Dallas – Fine art engagement book, distributed in Dallas, TX.
Lecturer and public speaker – The Business Side of Art series, Marketing Strategies for Artists
Elected President of Plano Art Association
Public Art Commission, City of Dallas – Parade of Giants. Giant puppet sculpture, 13’ tall, opening ceremony for Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in West Dallas
Exhibition Dallas City Hall – Giant puppet, Rhoda Dragoo.
Director, Gallery at Midtown, Dallas, Texas. Established artist colony/businesses/arts academy in tandem with $2 billion North Dallas revitalization project.
Principal, Support the Arts. Arts non-profit in Dallas,Texas.
Exhibition Fort Worth Creative Arts Center
Curator, Slate Gallery. Richardson, Texas.