The artistic process, for me, is more than employing various painting techniques; it is an expression of the spirit. My passion for creating art began as a small child and that passion continues to the present.
I was born in New Orleans and grew up sketching and painting in the French Quarter, parks bayous and plantation homes.
My inspiration comes from nature, things familiar in my environment and expressing myself while using my artistic imagination.
Since moving to Texas I have studied art at Tarrant County College and the University of Texas in Arlington. For 5 yrs I worked in an art studio located in the historic Ft. Worth Stockyards, where my art was sold to people from countries such as Japan, England, Italy and throughout the USA. In recent years I have had the pleasure of illustrating children’s books.
I thank God for the gift He has given me and it is my desire that my work will glorify Him. When I work I feel a closeness to God and hope that the viewer will in some way sense a spiritual connection in my art.
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White on Red
Gallery Wrap 24 x 36″
“Recently I have become interested in printing in my art work. So I have been looking around for things I could print. In this painting I used a fern to print. I painted white on one side of the fern then applied that side to the canvas. Once the White on the canvas was apparent I removed the fern.”
Acrylic on Canvas
When you see the bottle it will be filled with nothing discernible to the untrained eye except various shapes and colors. It is actually a lot of previously unnoticed imaginary jabberwocky.
Gallery Wrap 24 X 36”
After joyfully layering the colors and watching the shapes and colors emerge I was pleasantly satisfied noticing that the shapes brought to consciousness a somewhat gerrymandered map-like appearance.
Where The Red Fern Grows
Gallery Wrap 18 X 24”
As I was looking at the ferns growing in my garden I remembered the book Where The Red Ferns Grow. I thought about printing a few of the fern branches in red paint. Liking the result I added a few touches of gold leaf.
Gallery Wrap 16 X 20”
Poppies remind me of Poppy Day which was observed in my elementary school. Mother would give me a dime to buy a red paper poppy. The red poppy is a symbol of all the soldiers who sacrificed their lives since World War One. National poppy day in 2019 will be November 11th.
Angel of Music
Gallery Wrap 11 x 14”
Acrylic Collage on cradle board
“I work intuitively directly on the substrate. There are no plans other than I think I will paint an angel. After a few happy accidents the result is a composition I like. I am pleased with the curved lines of the background and in the curved lines in wings, clothing and face.”
In Flander’s Field
Gallery Wrap 16 x 20”
Throughout history, after a major war, red poppies seem to pop up in the battlefields and on soldier’s graves. Poppy seeds lay dormant in the soil and when the soil is heavily turned or dug up it causes them to sprout. The most detailed of this event took place in WWI “In Flanders Field”, Belgium. In the craters where bombs fell and on the mounds of rubble, “Poppies Galore” bloomed everywhere. The heavily churned earth and the high concentration of lime from the limestone buildings made the perfect catalyst for the poppies to grow.
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Gallery Wrap 9 x 12”
Acrylic Collage on cradle board
“Once I began painting these poppies I got more and more ideas of how to paint them differently. This time I wanted to paint a smaller substrate of poppies growing with the wind twisting and turning their fragile little stems and leaves. The composition became a picture of curves, gold leaf and the color red.”