I have always been driven to create something. Whether it was painting,sculpture, leathercraft, gardening, crochet… I had to learn how to make something new, or make something beautiful that wasn’t before. I constantly look for new skills and techniques to expand my abilities because there is always that look or that feeling I want to capture but haven’t yet. Whether anyone likes what I do or not, I have to touch that creative process somehow on a daily basis or I myself stop growing. I have also recently discovered my art as a way to express ideas and concepts in a way that I believe works better than words. I look around and see possible subjects and everywhere, but I mainly rely on my family history and my memories, with occasional mythological or Biblical imagery thrown in. I love to recreate the incredible color and beauty of outdoor scenes from the Louisiana outdoors where I have spent many happy hours. And most recently, I have begun to experiment with color combinations inspired by the calendar (both seasons and holidays) in abstract creations.
Painted guitar featured in “The Decorative Painter” magazine 2013 Issue #1, p. 11
Member Society of Decorative Painters
Past secretary/webmaster of The Loaded Brush
Member of Creative Art Connection
Discipline Exhibit: Creative Art Connection at the Bossier Parish Library, summer 2019
Teacher of decorative painting
Participant in Shreveport Maker’s Fair, Bossier Maker’s Fair, Highland Jazz Festival, Minden Maker’s Fair, and many Downtown Shreveport Artwalks.
Painted piece (prayer totem) permanently in place in Noel Methodist Church’s Prayer Garden
Discipline Exhibit:. “Contained Again”, Bossier Arts Council gallery, June 2020
Graduate of SRAC Artist UP! 2020
Discipline Exhibit: “Faces of Shreveport Common”, Shreveport Regional Arts Council Central Art Station, summer 2020
Contributed four painted chairs to Shreveport Little Theater’s “Chair-ity” auction summer 2020
Member of National Society of Decorative Painters Social Media Committee
Currently organizing local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters
Member Shreveport Art Club
Board member Kaleidoscope Decorative Artists
Discipline Exhibit:. Shreveport Art Club annual juried art show, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, summer 2021
Discipline exhibit: Shreveport Regional Arts Council (Artist Up graduation) summer 2021, Central Art Station.
Discipline Exhibit: “Contained 3”, Bossier Arts Council, September 2021
Discipline Exhibit: “Nyctophilia”, Bossier Arts Council, September 2021
Discipline exhibit: “Celebrating Louisiane” (traveling statewide exhibit) September, 2021