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About the Artist

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One of my passions in life is watercolor painting.  Through my paintings I seek to paint from my personal experiences, to capture scenes and events as I see them and to share with others the beauty and variations of the subjects as I see them.

I grew up in Northeast Texas on a farm and I have been in Arizona for twelve years.  Art and creativity have been a passion of mine from an early age.  As long as I can remember, I have always loved to create things through color and different textures—even spending all my Christmas, birthday, and babysitting money on art supplies when I was growing up.

Although, I did not begin painting until I was an adult.  I have taken several classes for painting, reading, learning new techniques, and just creating.  I am finally able to devote one hundred percent of my time to be a full-time artist, which I strive to learn something new every day and practice to be the best I can be. 

I love both Arizona and Texas, a lot of my inspiration comes from the beautiful surroundings of the southwest, my home state and animals.  With the beauty of the Southwest all around me, I have recaptured my passion for painting.   It is my goal as an artist to examine ordinary things and presenting them in a unique way of looking at my subject matter. While my artwork subjects vary, I find myself repeatedly drawn to landscapes, desert botanicals, animals and objects from the past such as old carriages, churches and barns.

Watercolor painting is the medium of my choice.   I love bold and vivid colors.  I love the transparency of the colors that comes through while creating each layer of my paintings.  I hope when people see my paintings that they too will be inspired by them. 

I am a juried member of the Wickenburg Art Center and the Arizona Art Alliance.  I currently volunteer at Wickenburg Art Club.  My paintings are currently displayed at the Wickenburg Art Club.  I have also displayed my artwork at the fine art show for the Artisan Fair at Gold Rush Days, West of Center Art Exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Arizona State Fair, Avondale Worldfest Exhibit, and the Home and Garden Show. 

2019    First Place, Artist of the Month, February, Wickenburg Art Club, Wickenburg, AZ
2019    Third Place, Fine Art Show, 54th Annual Wickenburg Art Club Artisans’ Fair, Gold Rush Days, Wickenburg, AZ
2019    Honorable Mention, Fine Art Show, 54th Annual Wickenburg Art Club Artisans’ Fair, Gold Rush Days, Wickenburg, AZ
2019    Third Place, Artist of the Month, January, Wickenburg Art Club, Wickenburg, AZ
2018    Third Place, Artist of the Month, November, Wickenburg Art Club, Wickenburg, AZ
2018    Second Place, Artist of the Month, October, Wickenburg Art Club, Wickenburg, AZ
2008    Honorable Mention, Fine Art Exhibit, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ

2019   A League of Their Own, Arizona Art alliance fine Art Exhibit, Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2019   8th Annual West of Center Exhibit, Desert Caballeros Western Museum's Learning Center, Wickenburg, AZ

2019   Display at Wickenburg Library, Wickenburg, AZ

2019   Fine Art Show, 54th Annual Wickenburg Art Club Artisans’ Fair, Gold Rush Days, Wickenburg, AZ 

2019   Double Takes IV Exhibit, Wickenburg Art Club, Wickenburg, AZ

2018   Home Tour Show, Wickenburg Community Center, Wickenburg, AZ
2018   Artist At Work, Wickenburg Art Club, Wickenburg, AZ
2018   Artists Supporting Art Premier Benefit Auction, Wickenburg AZ
2018    7th Annual West of Center Exhibit, Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s Learning Center, Wickenburg, AZ
2018    Display at Flying E Ranch, Wickenburg, AZ
2018    Display at UMB Bank, Wickenburg, AZ
2018    Display at The Secretary, Wickenburg, AZ
2008    World Fest Art Exhibit, City Hall, Avondale, AZ
2008    The Home Show Art Exhibit, Peoria, AZ
2008    Fine Art Exhibit, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
2007    Fine Art Exhibit, Arizona State Fair, Phoenix, AZ
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