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Houston, TX
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Artist’s Statement:

When I begin a painting, I draw inspiration from something I have seen recently or from a memory. As I paint, I move deeper into myself until I am somewhere between memory and imagination. By the time I have finished, the line between reality, memory, and imagination has totally disappeared. I want each of my paintings to depict a place that feels real and evokes a fond memory, without being specific or photographic.

I begin each painting with water-based paint, frequently acrylic. I love the way it responds to my intention and my brush. As I paint, I intuitively reach for various additional materials to express what I am feeling. My work originates from a deep desire to explore, appreciate, and enjoy the world around me...and to play with paint.

Resume of Exhibitions:

November 12, 2011 Art Square Studios 12th annual Open Studios

June 1-July 14, 2011 The Jung Center, Houston "Presence" a group show of works by members, students and staff at The Jung Center

April, 2011 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

November 13, 2010 Art Square Studios 11th annual Open Studios

August, 2010 Museum of Printing History: "Oasis" a group show of works by members of WiVLA, Women in the Visual & Literary Arts

June 12-July 14, 2010 The Jung Center, Houston "Anthologie" a group show of works by members, students and staff at The Jung Center

April, 2010 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

November 14, 2009 Art Square Studios 10th annual Open Studios

November, 2009 Avenue CDC Art Auction

June 25 - Sept. 19, 2009 WIVLA "Body Language" at Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay, Houston, Tx 77019

May 11- June 5, 2009 Visual Arts Alliance Twenty-sixth Juried Open Exhibition, J.P. Morgan Chase Bldg, 707 Travis St. Houston, TX

April 18, 2009 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

Sept 2007 - Jan 2010: Darke Gallery, Houston, TX Non-objective Works on Paper

February 8-March 15, 2009 Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1900 Bering Dr., Houston; One Person Show: 21 recent mixed-media paintings from my  series Beyond Boundaries: Paintings Inspired by Travel, Memories and Dreams.

November 8, 2008 noon until 5 PM Open Studio: 2711 Main St. #114

November, 2008 Avenue CDC Art Auction

October4-October 24, 2008 Visual Arts Alliance, 26th Annual Juried Membership Exhibition, Bank of America Building, 700 Louisiana St., Houston, TX, 3 paintings accepted. "House of the Sun" received first honorable mention award.

July 31- October 18, 2008 WIVLA Print & Photography Show "Unabridged Editions" at Museum of Printing History.

April, 2008 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

March, 2008 Perfecting Process, HCCS Annex Gallery, Stafford: for appointment, please phone 713-718-6370

February, 2008 Darke Gallery, Houston, TX Three person exhibition

November, 2007 Avenue CDC Art Auction

October, 2007 Visual Arts Alliance, 25th Juried Membership Exhibition, One Allen Center

Sept. 29, 2007 HCAA Fall Open Juried Art Competition: "Treetops" received Honorable Mention in Professional Watercolor Category

June 14-July 29, 2007 Women in the Visual and Literary Arts Print & Photography Show "Earth Visions" at Museum of Printing History

April, 2007 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

November, 2006 Avenue CDC Art Auction

October, 2006 University of Houston Friends of Women's Studies Gala, participated with WIVLA

Sept. 30, 2006 HCAA Fall Open Juried Art Competition: "Waiting" received Honorable Mention in Professional Abstract/Mixed Media Category

July-Sept, 2006 Highlights of the Watercolor Society, Travis Tower Lobby 1301 Travis organized by Kinzelman Art Consulting in conjunction with Watercolor Art Society-Houston

June, 2006 WAS-H June Show: "Seeking" received Honorable Mention Award.

June & July, 2006 Museum of Printing History WIVLA Print Exhibition

May, 2006 WAS-H Grand Opening Exhibition to celebrate the new WAS-H building

April, 2006 WAS-H Ampersand Claybord Fundraiser

April 22, 2006 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

April, 2006 Historic Houston Heights Fire Station Art Show

March 2006 WAS-H March Show: "Treetops" received Honorable Mention Award.

February 2006 WAS-H February Show: "Flight at Woods’ Edge received Honorable Mention Award

January 2006 WAS-H January Show: "Spring Squall" received Third Place Award

November, 2005 Avenue CDC Art Auction

November 12, 2005 Art Square Studios annual Open Studio

October 2005 Watercolor Art Society--Houston 36th Annual Membership Show: "Forgotten" received Honorable Mention Award

September 2005 WAS-H September Show: "Waterlily Wonder" received Second Place Award.

Summer, 2005 Museum of Printing History WIVLA Print Exhibition

August, 2005 American Society of Interior Design Bazaar: Participated as ASID Industry Partner.

April, 2005 Historic Houston Heights Fire Station Art Show

April 9, 2005 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

March, 2005 Dunbar Galleries: 3 person show

February, 2005 Mind Puddles Gallery WIVLA Membership Exhibition

December, 2004 California Watercolor Association accepted "Breakthrough" into 37th National Exhibition, April 2005, Academy of Art University Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

November, 2004 Art Square Studios annual Open Studio

November, 2004 Avenue CDC Art Auction

October 2004 Watercolor Art Society--Houston 35th Annual Membership Show

April, 2004 Bradford Street Art Gallery, Kemah, TX   Spring Mix, a group show

March 27, 2004 Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour

November 8, 2003 Art Square Studios annual Open Studio

October 2003 Watercolor Art Society--Houston  34th Annual Membership Show: 2 paintings accepted. "Breakthrough" received Honorable Mention Award.

August 2003 Gallery 101 Houston, TX Aspiration: Fresh Paint, a group show

1993-2006 Watercolor Art Society--Houston various monthly membership shows

1972-1980 Bell Gallery locations in Westbury Square, Briargrove Plaza & Carillon West.

AFFILIATIONS:   Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, Visual Arts Alliance,   The Jung Center.  

Earlier Affiliations:  Watercolor Art Society-Houston (served as President: June 2004-May 2006), SWAPEN, Memorial Women's Business Network

                               

        

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