All her life, she has always been involved with art in some form. Growing up in, and around the Lawton, Oklahoma area. She and her mother took oil painting classes for one year together, until her husband’s job moved them to Houston. She painted a few pieces at home, but life kept getting in the way. Yet, the desire to paint never left. She has gotten inspiration from several professionals such as: Tina Szajko, Alan Flattman, Chuck Rawles, etc. by taking classes and workshops.
Her mediums are pastels and oils. Her passion is portraits. She finds the human face or body so rewarding. To capture the exactness and finding a likeness is a very exciting part of the painting. Whether it be the face of a human, animal or flower. Working with pastels shows immediate results, and the colors stay brilliant and last for centuries. Landscapes and seascapes are much more forgiving than portraits. Painting with Pastels and oils versus acrylic, allows her more freedom and you can go at your own pace.
Painting for her is so rewarding and yet challenging at the same time. It offers the opportunity to create, and to allow others to see how she perceives life around her, and to totally escape from the real world for a while.
Honors: She has received several awards, including “Best of Show” for portrait of “Shelby” in 2011.
She is a member of: Pastel Society of Southeast Texas; Art League of Fort Ben; Artists of Texas.