demonstrated my painting techniques for many area art associations including: Conroe Art
League (demo & 2 workshops), Katy@Work, Livingston Art Association, Northwest Art
League, Pasadena Art League, Southwest Artisans Society, Sugar Land Art League, Baytown
Art League, and HCAA.
I've taught my Business of Art class in Bryan, Tx,
for the Brazos Valley Art League, in Sugar Land at the Artists' Alliance of Sugar Land, in
Bellaire for Houston Civic Arts Association, and in Conroe for the Conroe Art League..
My art education, which will continue throughout my
life, has been focused on water-media since the mid 1980's. In addition to classes at
Glassell School of Art, Rice University and Art League of Hoston, I have studied with over
forty-five nationally known instructors, including such legends as Janet Walsh, Edgar
Whitney, Milford Zornes. Judy Morris, Judi Betts, Carla O'Connor and others. I have
traveled to England, France, Germany, Ireland, Holland, and Mexico, as well as more than a
dozen states. In 2007 I was priviledged to study with Anne Bagby, whom I have admired for
years. I work in watercolor, acrylic, mixed-media and collage.
I love sharing what I have learned with other
artists, primarily during one-day workshops in my studio..
I teach private painting classes to introduce
aspiring creatives to the joys of painting. See my blog post on my teaching philosophy.
I teach some of my own
favorite art techniques to small groups of artists in my studio. I also share my business knowledge.
I am an active member of WIVLA (Women in the Visual
and Literary Arts), where I served 4 years on the Board of Directors, 2 years as Publicity
Chair. I am an active member of Visual Arts Alliance.
I served 3 years on the Board of Directors of the
Watercolor Art Society-Houston. I was President for two years (June 2004--May 2006).
During this period, WAS-H constructed a new building, which was completed in March, 2006.
I taught my "Experimental Surfaces in Watercolor" class at WAS-H that
fall. Now I teach my classes in my own studio.
I was an active member of American Business Women
Association--Galleria chapter. I speak to business groups on the topics of creativity and
"Five Ways Art Can Improve your Business." My favorite talk is "How to Be a
Right-Brain Genius in a Left-Brain World."
I am also a member of WIVLA (Women in the Visual
& Literary Arts), VAA (Visual Arts Alliance), and The Jung Center.
My formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in
Math & German from Rice University.