Brief Biography

Now for the obligatory “qualifications” and resume information:
My pastel paintings convey the clear brilliance and intensity of New Mexico's tones. As an ardent colorist, I love to play with saturated hues to produce vibrant visual effects. My style and bold compositions are influenced by a solid background in design from Texas Tech University where I received both a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Design Communication) and Master of Arts (Museum Science, emphasis in Modern Art History) degree. There, I later became an art instructor, teaching several upper level design classes while employed as a graphic designer at Texas Instruments. I’ve hung my work in galleries in New York City, Taos, Albuquerque, and Rockwall, Texas. When my kids were young I coordinated the "Art in the Schools" program at Onate elementary school for several years while voluntarily teaching in the classrooms. In more recent years I've designed publications for St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Christ the King Anglican Church (along with their logo). I also provided the artwork for two Lowercase Noises CD's. I'm an Albuquerque native and love to practice yoga, garden, read, and fly fish when I can.

"There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice."
-John Calvin


"The visible world is actually colorless unless light is reflecting on it, which provides a trope for the notion that we are essentially colorless until we reflect the light of God."
-Karen Mulder


"Colour has me. That is the meaning of this happy hour. I and colour are one. I am a painter."
-Paul Klee


Of all of God's gifts to the sighted man, color is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn."
-John Ruskin


"You painted because you caught glimpses of Heaven in the earthly landscape."
-C.S. Lewis


"When I get to heaven, I expect orange and vermillion will be the dullest of the celestial colors."
-Winston Churchill


"By means of all created things, without exception, the divine assails us, penetrates us, and molds us. We imagine it as distant and inaccessible, whereas in fact we live steeped in its burning layers."
-Teilhard de Chardin