Finding beauty in the unknown
2020, Mixed media on canvas-acrylic, spray paint, tissue paper, oil pastel, 30 x 40 x 2 in.
Summer time and the livin' is easy, or is it?
2020, Mixed media triptych on canvas-acrylic, paper, oil pastel, 30 x 45 x 2 in.
Do you dream in color?
2020, Mixed media diptych on canvas-acrylic, tissue paper, oil pastel, 36 x 48 x 2 in.
I was born and raised in the Hill Country of Texas. When I was 11 years old, I fell and broke my hip. Since that fall, I've had numerous surgeries on both my leg and hip, both as a child and as an adult. I graduated from Texas State University in 2003 with a BFA in painting. In the past there has been time spent away from my work as I received and healed from surgeries, but I've held on to my goals and have never given them up, and have since become an award winning artist.
Growing up on a ranch near Austin, I was surrounded by both nature and the experiences of the city. Colors and textures were always around me, and it was hard not to be inspired. The pain I've lived with though, since childhood is what tells my story. The texture in my work represents the bumps and the bruises along the way, and everything that I've had to overcome to get to where I am today. My current body of work explores all of the emotions I experience on a daily basis.