Iíve been practicing all my life and Iím still learning. I received my Bachelor of Arts from East Texas State University in 1969. Yet, over the years I have taken several workshops to further enhance my skill level. I enjoy experimenting with different mediums, but it seems I continue to be drawn to the water mediums. I never run out of ideas because they are all around me.
I created a series of twelve watercolors depicting Sugar Land Town Square in 2005, and I am continually working on a series of Sugar Land Parks with a few scenes from Brazos River State Park. In 2007, I painted a series of twelve small watercolors titled ďCircle Your WagonsĒ for the Sugar Land Garden Club show and sale.
I love doing special commissions, and local businesses are showing an interest in my watercolor renderings of their buildings and businesses. Many of my original watercolors and acrylics are in private collections. Every project is a learning experience and an opportunity to make new friends.
New to me is book illustrating. It is an exciting new adventure. Ideas are coming fast and furious.
My art will be the book cover and several of my watercolor illustrations will be published within a book being written this year.
Another client commissioned watercolor paintings of thirteen historical buildings her mom made her lifeís work through the years along with a portrait of her mother. Those watercolors will be bound into a large leather historical book for presentation during a Historical Society event in 2010.
I teach at Artistsí Alliance of Sugar Land, and I have had a studio there since Artistsí Alliance Sugar Land Area Artists, a local art organization opened in 2003.