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me-cholula-smallI’m an artist living in the ‘burbs of Dallas, TX. Most known for my vibrant ink paintings, I also enjoy pyrography (woodburning), printmaking, illustration, mixed media, and leather work.

I have been a graphic designer for over 20 years and feel that influences my style: despite my desire to work loose, I tend to be a perfectionist. However, creating with non-traditional and mixed media has helped me to appreciate and sometimes rely on “happy little accidents”.

One of my favorite quotes, “Not all those who wander are lost” (J.R.R. Tolkien) describes my approach to art. As one who constantly experiments in various media, I am not bound to one path or destination. It’s more about the journey: what I discover, how I explore, and who I become along the way. A beautiful work of art may be the desired destination, but it is the process itself – my wandering – that I adore most and that allows me to grow as an artist.

My work has been shown locally in the Bath House Cultural Center, Kettle Art Gallery, The Basement Gallery, WAAS Gallery, EVOL Society Gallery, White Space Gallery, SLANT, and the Janette Kennedy Gallery. I am a four-time participant in Art Con (8, 9, X and 11) and have enjoyed exhibiting and creating live in many events produced by ArtLoveMagic. I have had four solo exhibitions, including a two-month feature at the Warehouse Living Arts Center in my hometown of Corsicana, TX where I shared a collection that spanned three years of work. I am blessed to have sold original art to collectors in the US, Canada, and Europe.

I am a published (co-)author, having contributed to two art technique books: 101 More Mixed Media Techniques and The Art of Fashion Tangling.

In addition to creating visual art, I am passionate about music (particularly rock and roll). I am a wife and mother of two awesome humans, two dogs, and one cat. I dabble in photography and the occasional songwriting and music production. I love to sing. I make a mean French toast.

If you’ve read this far, it may not seem so, but I REALLY dislike talking about myself. I’m expected to have some sort of bio though…oh yeah, and an artist statement.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I love tacos.