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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Butterfly with Geraniums
Gallery Wrap 11 x 14″
Acrylic on Wood
“I was inspired to paint this simple little butterfly after visiting a conservatory where a multitude of butterflies were living among flowers and lush foliage. At a special event they would be released into the outdoors.”
Dragonfly in Field of Flowers
Gallery Wrap 20 x 20”
As a little girl I loved to catch dragonflies and hold their wings between my thumb and forefinger. There were blue, green and orange dragonflies. I thought their colors were beautiful and they were cute little creatures. After awhile I would let them fly away.
Gallery Wrap 24 x 36”
My inspiration for this painting came when I read this scripture: “Above Him Stood the Seraphim; each had six wings; with two he covered his face; and with two he covered his feet; and with two he flew” Isaiah 6:2
Gallery Wrap 36 x 24”
Acrylic on canvas
“My inspiration for this painting came from my grandson who is involved in preparing satellites for rocket launches. Recently, it was exciting to watch a video on my computer of the rocket launch, on its way to the International Space Station satellite. The result is my abstract interpretation of a rocket ‘Lift Off’.”
Higher and Higher
Gallery Wrap 24 x 30”
Acrylic on canvas
“As I was in the kitchen preparing meals, I could look out the window and see my youngest daughter trying to fly a kite. She struggled but was unable to get the kite to fly. Disappointed, she eventually came home with the kite dragging behind her. In the painting I wanted to show her successfully flying a kite.”
Gotta have Roots
Gallery Wrap 18 x 24″
Acrylic on Canvas
Winter and summer the geraniums continually grew in my garden. For years I knew that I had to paint them in a different way when I saw the older stems twisting in interesting shapes.
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.”
The Emergence of Orbs
Framed 16 x 20″
Acrylic on Canvas
I painted colorful shapes and decided the painting needed something more dominate added. As my work is intuitive and never planned, I envisioned circles emerging out of the colors.