This piece depicts the Texas State Flag along with icons of Texas Bluebonnets, Longhorn Cattle and the beautiful red sunsets, all that make Texans proud.
The Pacific Coast is a fairy tale dream to me. As a child during my family’s many trips to the West coast, I played in the surf. I was actually afraid of it, but I never told anyone. The big black rocks seemed like monsters to me. And the crashing waves were scary things that chased me back to the shore.
In the late 1960s I wanted to paint snow scenes, but living in Texas we seldom had much snow and I had not seen any in a number of years. Woke up one Dallas morning with 6 inches of snow all over. I got to see what the weight of it did to various trees, plants and other things.
In my childhood my Mom would collect some really clean show… add vanilla, sugar and a little milk for an ice cream treat midwinter.