Raised on a farm outside a small town in Northeast Texas, I found the inspiration of wide-open spaces and its inhabitants to be the catalyst for my work. Reflecting my interest in landscapes and the mythologies accompanying them, I begin with a dark underpainting and defines the form by applying layers of tonal values, allowing me to explore representation and abstraction while defining form. My works are best described as my interpretations of folklore and Americana.
I have been recognized in forums such as AcrylicWorks: The Best in Acrylic Painting, The Artists Magazine, Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists at Work, Fantasy Art Magazine (China), Incite 2: Color Passions, Strokes of Genius 4: Exploring Line and Strokes of Genius 5: Design and Composition. The May 2015 issue of Southwest Art Magazine profiled my work in its “Artists of Note” feature.
My work has been included in exhibitions hosted by the Bath House Cultural Center, Centraltrak, The Turner House, Mountain View College, The Women’s Museum, all in Dallas, Texas, J.M. Moudy Art Gallery, TCU, Fort Worth, Texas, Freestone County Historical Museum, Fairfield, Texas, Clermont College Art Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Gallery at the National Western Club in Denver, Colorado, The Showroom Gallery and The Museum of American Illustration, both in New York City. Since 2001 I have exhibited in eight one-person shows in five venues.
I am represented by Copper Moon Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, Ro2 Art, Dallas, Texas, and Tracy Miller Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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