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
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
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
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
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
August, 2005 American Society of Interior Design Bazaar: Participated as ASID Industry
December, 2004 California Watercolor Association accepted "Breakthrough" into
37th National Exhibition, April 2005, Academy of Art University Gallery, San Francisco,
April, 2004 Bradford Street Art Gallery, Kemah, TX Spring Mix, a group show
October 2003 Watercolor Art Society--Houston 34th Annual Membership Show: 2
paintings accepted. "Breakthrough" received Honorable Mention Award.
1972-1980 Bell Gallery locations in Westbury Square, Briargrove Plaza & Carillon
AFFILIATIONS: Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, Visual Arts Alliance,
The Jung Center.