2015 Represented at Samara Gallery
2011-present Teaching: The Women’s Institute, Studio Classes
2008-2011 Teacher-MFAH, Houston
1979-1984 Mentoring, Dorothy Hood
1970-1973 Studio instruction and critique-painting- Robin Curtis, instructor Glassell School
1963-1969 Teaching second and third grades, St. Louis Missouri
1963-1964 Drawing, painting-School of Fine Art Washington University
1963 B.A. Washington University, Elementary Education
Making abstract art is an ongoing skill for me which has been acquired over a prolonged period of time. Each canvas is a unique experience with each part of it painted or drawn to relate to the other parts of the composition and working until all of the parts work together to form one piece of art. Much of what evolves on the canvas results from personal experiences and thoughts on a subconscious level.
I love color and design and develop my art by working alla prima, working the colors wet into wet, blending as I go along to build up layers of paint and/or filling out shapes and sections of a painting. First working only with acrylic paint, I then discovered oil sticks, charcoal, graphite and collage and began to incorporate these media into many of my paintings. During the forty years or so that I have been making abstract art, many different effects (styles) of painting have emerged. I enjoy discovery and challenge myself to go beyond what I have already achieved. Some of my paintings begin with a preset idea of what I want to accomplish while others are developed spontaneously.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
1985 DuBose Gallery; Houston, TX
1982 Davis McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Paintings in many private and corporate collections. Corporate collections: Vince and Elkins Law offices, Marathon Oil, Trammel Crow