I enjoy making art and teaching at Tarrant County College in Hurst Texas. I am also an arts advocate. My BFA degree is in Painting and Art History and I took a Masters in Ceramics and Metals with a minor in Sculpture from Texas Woman’s University prior to earning a Texas State All Level Teaching Certificate. Teachers and friends, JohnBrough Miller, Ishmael Soto, Victor Baboo, June Kineko, Don Reitz, Robin Hopper, RimasVisGirda , are my most influential guides in creative process, and philosophy.
I like natural, durable materials, and in recent years I use mostly bronze and clay making functional and sculptural forms. The expressions are serious commentary, portraits, or whimsical interpretations, all usually experimental. I often feel as if I have been an emerging artist for more than forty years because I like to experiment in materials, form and process to explore where I have never been. The concept for me usually dictates the materials, which characteristically by their nature help to convey my message.