About the Artist
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, I attended Texas Christian University, receiving a B.A. in Art History in 1974. I have been creating works of art and studying with Bonny Leibowitz for the past several years. I have also enjoyed and learned much from classes and consultations with Michael O’Keefe, and, more recently, working with Michael David
The iterative process began early with me, drawing picture after picture—mostly of my father and occasionally of other select family members or friends—on a small white pad of paper with a pencil or pen. There were many similar renderings, but now and then, something different happened. It may have been significant or insignificant, better or worse, but still, different, which led to a new process of observing and drawing. “The results of one iteration are used for the starting point of the next iteration.” Cut to today, and the processes may be more complex, but the similarities remain; repetitions and evolution within those repetitions lead to new ideas and creations. Unanswered questions, mysteries, imponderables and underlying meanings are a few of the concepts that are evoked through the work. As always, materials mark the beginning of my artistic endeavors. Oil paint, acrylic paint, papers, markers, inks and glues work together to become physical expressions of the quandaries of existence. Whether I literally scrape away to reveal the underlying layers, create unfamiliar shapes or symbols, or utilize mixed media in an unexpected way, the viewer is called upon to help complete the work through their own interpretation, to look for the answers (or the questions) and hopefully be moved to find the metaphors that tie into meaningful experience.