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I loved to draw before I could talk. The love expanded to include paint, clay, printmaking and almost any medium I could get my hands on. Eventually clay sculpture became my primary medium with painting being my second love.
I grew up in Texas which is reflected in my art. The animals, plant life and color of the Southwest prevail in most of my work. I am also drawn to world mythology and religious figures and often use them in paintings and sculptures.
I studied art at Southern Methodist University/Dallas, the University of Texas/Austin, Texas A&M/Corpus Christi and Sul Ross State University/Alpine.
I taught art at the secondary level in Texas for 24 years and loved it. When it came time to retire, I satisfied a long time desire to move to New Mexico. Though I love Texas, the mountains, deep blue skies and crisp air of New Mexico had been calling me for years. I enjoyed living in the beautiful East Mountains outside of Albuquerque for several years and I am now happily settled in Taos.
Taos has always attracted me. The physical beauty of the landscape, the art and culture that abound here, and the community spirit make Taos a unique and wonderful place to live.
I hike every day with my three fine dogs - through the sagebrush and pinons, by rivers and streams, under aspen and cottonwoods - enjoying the rich diversity in nature here.
My work is an expression of the love I feel for what I see ; it's as simple as that. I want folks to see how it feels to love what I love and to honor the beauty I see in my subject matter.
The joy of the creative process itself is part of what drives me. Thank you for taking the time to view my work and hopefully to get a glimpse of the world through my eyes.