2020 art sale and exhibition
I am thrilled to be included in this prestigious show at my Alma Mater! I majored in Fine Art and Interior Design at Texas Tech University graduating in 1965. After a 30 year career in interior design and moving to Fredericksburg to retire, I have seriously pursued my passion for painting for the last 20 years. I am currently represented by RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
My focus is on landscape and animal art incorporating them in the Texas and Colorado landscape. I live on a ranch with numerous longhorns, horses, donkeys, sheep and dogs for subject matter. Photographing ranch life, and wildlife makes it possible to incorporate these into my pastel paintings and has been an exciting experience. When painting an animal I sometimes find myself absorbed into the spirit of this creature. It can be a very moving experience. Painting in “plein air” is a wonderful way to see the atmosphere at that time of day and bring it to the painting. The colors are never captured as well with a photo lens.
Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Interior Design/Art (double major)1965
Licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Design and member of ASID Workshop and influenced by John Fawcett, Bob Rohm, Kim English, Albert Handell, Richard McKinley, Dawn Emerson, Denise Mahlke.
International Pastel Society
Pastel Society of America Associate
Austin Pastel Society
Die Kunstler Von Fredericksburg (The Artists of Fredericksburg)
2018 The 33rd Annual Bosque Art Classic
2012-2017 1st Place,2nd place, 2nd in show in Animal/Wildlife Austin Pastel Society
2015 and 2016 UArt Online Juried Show
2014 Women Artists Of America Online show
2014 Western Trappings Juried Show
2011-2013 1st place People’s Choice and 1st Place Artists Choice awards at Die Kunstler Membership Show.
2013 Western Trappings Juried Show
2012 Art Guild juried show Honorable Mention,
Represented by RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, Texas www.rshannagallery.com