Artist Statement

I am a visual artist living in remote West Texas. Our community is full of vibrant and diverse people who have settled in the high plains desert.  We are immersed in epic beauty from the starlit skies down to the minutiae of high desert flora and fauna. 

Working in oil, watercolor and mixed media, I use abstract and figurative painting as a means of expressing metaphorical ideas.  I have been an amateur naturalist since my childhood, collecting insects, bones and plants  to study their structure and fineness of materials. 

The best way to learn is to teach. I studied visual art and criticism at VCU in Richmond, VA and earned an MFA from USD in Vermillion, SD, where I taught drawing. I currently teach art history and maintain a studio practice here in Alpine.