ABOUT THE ARTIST

Inspired by the horizons of the Texas Hill Country

My art is the intersection of my inner creative spirit and the vast Texas Hill Country skies. I face driving rain, wind, scorching sun and moonlit skies to capture what I am seeing in the moment. 

Survival, destruction and renewal are part of everyday life in the Hill Country. They’re part of everyday life as an entrepreneur and artist, as well. 

I have had my share of each during my career in the advertising industry, but throughout it all, I never abandoned my passion for painting. In fact, I credit my business acumen to training as an artist and draw most of my inspiration from another passion of mine: our family’s Texas Longhorn ranch which serves as my studio and a retreat for creative thinking on Double Heart Ranch. 

In painting all my landscapes, I start from the top of the canvas and cascade down to the horizon. I pour my heart into each one. When I’m finished, I want observers to experience what it’s like to take in the magnificence of Double Heart Ranch.

As an advocate for the arts, I am a proud board member of the Texas Cultural Trust, a member of Texas Women for the Arts and on the College of Fine Arts Advisory Council at The University of Texas, where I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art.

CV: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, The University of Texas, 1977; Sky Descending, New York, New York, 2016; Big Texas Skies, Austin, Texas, 2017; Deep In The Heart, Houston, Texas, 2018; Wide Open Spaces, Austin, Texas, 2018; Violet Crown, Fossil Ridge Creative Center, Burnet, Texas, 2019.

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