|I first became interested in
painting while in college. During my 15
years as a professional model, it became ever so clear
that I had a brain that was sorely underused. So, at 30
something I went off to college with all the not-anywhere-near
30 something year olds. After several long commuting years
to East Texas State University, I enthusiastically developed
the talents of a Graphic Designer and the liberating expressions
of a painter.
After graduating from college, I found
a small painting studio, got a
job and started using my newly trained brain. My first
design job was working for Neiman Marcus and later moving
to David Carter Design Studio in Dallas. All the while
keeping my painting studio and painting during my free
time, and desperately wanting to find out how to make
a living as a painter. Well...I'm still working on that
one, but it is closer than it has ever been.
Ten years after I first held an artist
paintbrush in my hands I now
work for myself. I have quality time in my painting
studio often and I do a little less graphic design work.
For now, it feels like a pretty good mix of both worlds.
For me, painting is a personal allegory
and somewhat difficult to put
into words. Painting has always been a form of self
discovery and a form of personal expression. My emotional
state, along with my muse, always
manifests itself on canvas. My latest works express
some of the happiest
days I've known for sometime and I have discovered that
people like what I have to say. In the process of painting
I have found my true self, my blessing and patrons that
support my creativity.