Artist Statement: When asked to describe my work, the best answer is that I paint in
"designed realism" or a "readable abstract" style. While my techniques tend to reflect
the rationality and objectivity of my architectural and color theory background, I fully
enjoy painting both representationally and abstractly; responding to the qualities of
both. The challenge is making a new whole by manipulating elements and materials to
give a sense of subject in terms of design and composition rather than realistic
description. I'm consistently inspired by the endless substance and variety to be
found in pattern, super-imposed shapes and color relationships. Inspiration for
subject matter varies with each new body of work. Currently I am exploring complex
color relationships, abstract line and flat-shape patterns, and mixed media textural
elements in my paintings. The result is most often a combination of representational
and abstract images.
Artist Background: Thanks to the perception of a second grade teacher, who recognized a potential for art ability, my art career was launched at an early age. I received a Bachelor Degree in Art Education from Abilene Christian University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from University of North Texas. After several years as an active artist and teacher, fine art was side-lined for a period of time as I focused on my work as an Interior Designer, licensed by the State of Texas. After reaching retirement, fine art once again became my main focus.