Art is not something I produce, but my works are expressions that produce changes in me and my collectors, or you, the viewer. In art, as in life, there is a closely held tension between conception & completion where repeated patterns often capture our "moments in the middle," and stretch us to new discoveries.
I am a self-taught artist. While raising my children, I studied Fine Arts at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX with a major concentration in fibers and a painting minor. I have varied experience as a textile weaver and operated a weaving studio in Taos, NM in the mid-90's. Most of my warp-faced structures were double warp, silk ikats commissioned for site-specific installations.
In 1998, I began a quest for expressing my faith life through my art work. I no longer weave with my loom, but sometimes, I cut and hand weave my paintings and/or collages. I further alter my artmaking with multiple layers and textures in Photoshop. Today, I am still motivated by contrasts, colors, and textures no matter what medium I work with.
I am a woman of contrasts, a country girl living in the city, a mountain lover living by the ocean. My passion for color, shape and texture, and communicating spirituality both inspire and drive all forms of my collage, printmaking and altered photography. My newest exploration involves Acrylic Pour Painting using fluid acrylic paints and various additives. These are mounted on canvas or cradle board, then finished with an epoxy resin for a glass-like finish. I also use Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper.
My work is collected across America and as far away as Kyoto, Japan.
Thank you in advance for viewing my online portfolio. I pray God's richest blessings of creativity to your life's expression.
Mixed Media Collage
Art Inspired Apparel