I was raised in South Texas and am one of four artists in my family. I hold an MFA in Painting from UC Berkeley earned my BFA in Communication Design from Baylor University.
As a painter I love to express myself through still-lifes. The everyday objects of our ‘domestic landscapes’ often establish connections to time, place and experience that can be uniquely individual and oddly universal at the same time. My pieces have received awards and been included in regional & national exhibitions since 1986, including such venues as The Women’s Museum of Dallas, the former Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Berkeley Arts Center, San Antonio Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts Rental Gallery. In addition, my paintings reside in numerous private collections throughout the United States.
I have taught at the college level since the early nineties. I love interaction with students, encouraging their creative process through the development of techniques & self-expression.
I currently teach Drawing, Painting & Design at Collin College where I have received the Vision Award and Outstanding Associate Professor of the Year.
My passions include hiking, nurturing native Texas plants on my ‘little’ acre, family gatherings & days in the studio with my three dogs.