I am a visual artist living in Austin, Texas. I moved to Austin in 1971 and although I have roamed in and out of the capital area a few times throughout the years, I always felt compelled to return to my beloved City and its numerous sources of inspiration.
Art has always been a part of my life. I grew up watching my Grandmother create beautiful watercolor and oil paintings on her farm in Marlin, Texas. It amazed me to see beautiful, peaceful images flow from her hand, and appear, as if by magic, on the stark white canvas before her. This seedling of an idea was nurtured by my Father, who, when I was 5, gave me a warm smile and proudly praised my pastel finger painting. To this day I am not sure if he knew I used my sister's eye shadow pallets for my medium.
My studies have been in Art and Psychology, and although I was in the healing arts field for more than 15 years, I can now joyfully say I am a full-time visual artist. My husband has encouraged me to continue my love of art, and I can tell you that support from the people around you means a great deal to a creative soul.
I like to use different mediums such as glass, stones, oils, crystals, wood, vintage jewelry, watercolors and found objects. I love to bring life back to something that has lost its purpose along the way. From finger painting to portraits I've never been limited by format or boundaries. I am most often in my home-studio creating by pouring my imagination into something tangible. I colorfully and whimsically create on canvas, walls, furniture, wood, jewelry, boxes, and more.
I think my Grandmother would have been proud.