I work in oil, reflecting relationships, communication and emotion (or attitude) as simply as possible. Dogs and cats, rabbits, and goats (sometimes a bear) often form my subjects; but, if not the subject, animals seem to interject into a window or landscape, no matter how hard I try to keep them out. I feel my work has succeeded when viewers light up with a smile or laugh of recognition.
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I was born in Austin, and travelled the world with my family, living six years in Denmark and France. My family returned to Austin and I the University of Texas, where I was selected an Outstanding Student, Bluebonnet Belle, and for membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.
After college, I taught honors high school English in Kanaohe, Hawaii for two years. I returned to Austin and completed a career with state government in environmental regulation.
I’ve drawn all my life and started painting in 2007.
Since then, I have participated in several juried exhibitions, as well as showings in the homes of artist and collector friends and as a guest artist in several locations during the East Austin Studio Tour. I host the West Austin Studio Tour each year at my home, and have displayed my work at local galleries and restaurants. I currently have pieces in Sugar and Paris, a south Congress art shop, and in The Ginger Root, a central Austin art and boutique shop. I also do pet portraits.