A Little About Me

Art is My Addiction!

 

Just like many sports there are characteristics of being in front of the easel that draw me back again & again.  

1.  It is a time of "staying present"

     Cares and worries of the day fall away.  I am alone in my studio listening to        music and focusing on how I can make the image have an emotional impact      on the viewer.

2.  It is challenging

     There is always room for growth, always one new thing I want to try. 

      Learning is an on-going process through easel time, workshops, and                   reading.

3.  Practice Makes Perfect

     Not all paintings are destined for framing but each painting teaches me and

     brings me closer to a higher level of work.

4.  The rewards are sporadic and always a suprise.

     Hitting a "home run" can happen with a small painting that comes easily or        a large painting worked on for months.  A painting might be rejected for one

     show and accepted for another.  But oh how good it feels when the                    successful piece is created!

 

My education background is a degree in Art Education from Miami University in Oxford Ohio along with many workshops from artists such as Lorenzo Chavez, Kim Lordier, Terri Ford, Richard McKinley and others.

 

Memberships:

Pastel Society of New Mexico, Signature Member

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico

Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association

 

 

 Juried Shows:

 

       2021

       Pastel Society of New Mexico National Show, Taos, NM

       Douglas Land Conserancy Plein Air Event & Exhibition, Castle Rock, CO

       23rd Annual MasterWorks of NM Fine Art Show, on-line

       2020

       Balloon Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM

       Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape, and Architeture Competition, on-line

       Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe, NM

       Pastel Society of New Mexico National Exhibition, on-line

       "Six of One" Fuller Lodge Invitational Exhibition, Los Alamos, NM

       2018

       Arizona Pastel Artists Assoc. National Exhibition, Sedona AZ

       Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Members Show, Santa Fe NM

       2017

Mile High International Pastel Exhibition, Denver, CO

Plein Air Painters of NM Members Show,  Santa Fe NM

2016

Mile High International Pastel Exhibition, Denver, CO

Pastel Society of New Mexico National Show,  Albuquerque, NM

Santa Fe Plein Air Festival, Santa Fe, NM

Pastel National 2016,   Wichita KS

Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Members Show, Santa Fe, NM

2014, 2013, 212

Pastel Society of New Mexico National Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM