I started painting in 2016 after a serious illness, and something inside me just took off. My brushstrokes and palette knife work indicate the range of emotions contained in my subject, the differing levels of thickness and transparency of paints and glazes reveal the complexity of life’s journey, and the range of colors in my collection reveals the delight I take in momentary glimpses of beauty. Having spent much of my childhood and my adult career in churches, I take inspiration from stained glass and how they transfigure their subject when light reflects through them from different angles and perspectives. Like these sacred windows, my paintings attempt to reveal both the intended subject and a deeper universal story that I hope viewers will connect with.
Member of Louisiana Crafts Guild, a juried organization of Fine Crafts Artisans throughout the state of Louisiana and the South.
Represented by 318 Art and Garden in Shreveport, Sans Souci Gallery in Lafayette, and La GUILD in New Orleans.
Art Ability – 25th International Juried Exhibition for disabled artists, November 8, 2020-January 31, 2021, Mainline Health, Malvern, PA
Quarantime – group show with Shreveport Regional Arts Council, July- September 2020, ArtSpace, Shreveport, LA
Artist Up! Graduate group show with Shreveport Regional Arts Council, July-September 2020, Central ArtStation, Shreveport, LA
Bloom! Juried Exhibition, March 27-May 3, 2020, R. W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport LA
Critical Mass 8 – group show with Shreveport Regional Arts Council, March 13-May 18, 2020, ArtSpace, Shreveport LA
Shreveport Art Club Spring Show, February 8-February 28, 2020, Louisiana State University Shreveport Gallery, Shreveport, LA
The Olive Tree Mural at Martin Luther King Health Center and Pharmacy – community project in collaboration with Cindy Magee, supported with grant funding from the Martin Luther King Jr Health Center and Pharmacy, the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, the City of Shreveport, and the Highland Restoration Association, Shreveport, LA October 2019
Art Ability – 24th Annual International Juried Exhibition for Disabled Artists, November 2, 2019 – January 26, 2020, Mainline Health, Malvern PA
Community Foundation of Northwest Louisiana 2019 G. Scott Griffin Award Winner – Awarded annually to an artist who has overcome adversity in creation of artwork, September 2019
Faces of Shreveport Common – group show July 30-September 7, 2019, Central ArtStation, Shreveport LA
690 Jordan Street Mural – community artist rehabilitation of an abandoned building in collaboration with Cindy Magee, Dan Wasserman and Aline Donnelly, June 2019, Shreveport LA
Artist Up! – Graduate Exhibition group show April 17-May 24, 2019, Central ArtStation, Shreveport LA
Transfigurations – Solo Exhibit, April 2019, Red River Brewing, Shreveport LA
Artist Studio Tours – In conjunction with Shreveport Regional Arts Council’s Culture Crush Week, March 2019, Woman’s Department Club, Shreveport LA
Critical Mass 7 – Shreveport Regional Arts Council group exhibit, March 8-May 18, 2019, ArtSpace, Shreveport LA
Transfigurations – Solo Exhibit, February – March 2019, Woman’s Department Club, Shreveport LA
Art of the Dog – juried exhibit, March-April 2019, Marlene Yu Museum, Shreveport
Show Me Something Mister – Bossier Arts Council group exhibit, February-April 2019,1800 Prime Steakhouse, Bossier City, LA
Manifestations of Color – a Mother Daughter Exhibition – with Caroline Cobb, December 2018-January 2019, Artisan Bar and Cafe, New Orleans, LA
Contained – Bossier Arts Council 12”x12” group exhibit, October – November 2018, East Bank Gallery, Bossier City, La
Fall Exhibition – Shreveport Art Club group exhibit, August 2018, Louisiana State Exhibit Museum
In the Clouds – A Gallery Exhibition – Bossier Arts Council group exhibit, June-July 2018, East Bank Gallery. Bossier City, La
Critical Mass 6 – Shreveport Regional Arts Council group exhibit, March 2018, ArtSpace, Shreveport, LA
Human Beings and Being Human: A Self-Portraiture Show – Bossier Arts Council group exhibit, October 2017, East Bank Gallery, Bossier City, LA
Link to Interview on KTBS ArkLaTex In-Depth, July 10, 2019 https://youtu.be/rHqswZem8xY.
Link to Interview on KTAL Living Local, April 10, 2019 https://www.arklatexhomepage.com/living-local/srac-presents-entrepreneurial-artists-exhibition/1914543686.
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Twelve Oaks Mural
Time Lapse of a recent mural…or else I paint really fast!