I have been drawing and painting since I was very young. I was fortunate to have parents and grandparents who encouraged me artistically and allowed me to pursue this interest. In high school, my Art teacher coordinated a trip to Europe to see the historic and monumental Art museums of the world, which was a pivotal point for me. I studied art in college and earned my BFA in Studio Art with emphasis on printmaking and painting from UT Arlington in 2002. I had been working with children since high school, and found that teaching was something I loved, so I earned my certification in Art Education in 2007 and I have been teaching art for about 10 years.
I have shown and sold my work at various locations around Texas, including The Upstairs Gallery of Arlington, Binary Space, The Frame Gallery, The Brazos Center, the Bryan Visual Arts Center, Living Water Pottery Studio, and others. I have also hosted workshops in watercolor and drawing for adult students since 2010. I am a member of the Brazos Valley Art League. In my spare time I also contribute dinnerware and textile designs for MDesign Studio out of Austin, TX.
People and faces are my main inspirations. I choose subjects for different reasons, but if I could identify a goal that I am often pursuing in painting, it would be a sense of introspection. Like many figurative painters, I am drawn to inconsequential moments in life. I work to try to capture what might be otherwise unnoticed, momentary beauty.