MY STORY

 I am constantly inspired by the beauty of nature and the extraordinary and often times, fleeting moments when animals and wildlife interact with one another or the sun lights up the trees in a way that can’t be predicted, or imagined. I strive for what I call “close encounters” with the beauty of the world that surrounds us and photography is an important first step in my process. I find beauty in many different things and do not restrict myself to any particular subject matter, relying on my emotional response to what I see.

I work in Acrylics and describe the work as Contemporary Realism. Within that genre , a body of  work called Imaginative Realism is emerging that is still very recognizable as my work but is storytelling beyond the boundaries of reality.  I am a daily painter and enjoy painting miniatures to large scale pieces,  painting both the traditional and imaginative subjects and often switch from one to the other as a way of staying balanced and challenged.

  I am a member of the Corrales Society of Artists, the Rio Grande Art Association and NM Art League. I do shows primarily across New Mexico, and my work is on display in my Studio/Gallery,  located in my home.  I do two Open Studio Events each year and throughout the year, my studio is open by appointment.


 

Schedule of  Annual, Featured Artist  and Gallery Shows 

  • Alto Artists Studio Tour, Alto NM,   2004-6     (Coordinator in 2005)
  • Treasures of Sierra Blanca Convention Ctr. Art Show, Ruidoso, NM,   2005-6  
  • Annual Ruidoso Juried  Fine Art Festival at Convention Center,  2006 -15
  • The Lincoln County Art Loop 2006-12,   (Steering Committee 2007-12)
  • “Biennale Grande” Juried Show, The Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso  Downs, NM, 2010, 2012
  • Featured Artist at “The Gallery” in Roswell, NM, Sept. 2010
  • Hacienda De La Tranquilla”  Fine Art Show, Ruidoso, NM 2011  (Coordinator)
  • “From the Mountains to the Desert” featured artist at Deming Arts Gallery, Nov, 2011
  • International Society of Acrylic Painters 4th Annual Online Juried show
  • Featured Artist at Main Street Gallery, Sept. and Oct. 2012
  • “Beauty In the Beast”, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM  2012 (Best of Show)
  • “Celebration de Arte” Juried Show, The Hubbard Museum of the American West, Ruidoso  Downs, NM, May—July 2013
  • Eldorado Studio Tour , May, 2013-2014  ,Santa Fe, NM 
  • “Encantada”, Rio Grande Art Association, Expo in Albuquerque, NM, Nov. 2013 -2014,16
  • Solo Show at Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Fe, NM, 3/ 13- 4/ 29, 2014
  • New Mexico Masterworks Miniature Show, Albuquerque, NM, April, 2011 -2015
  • "Common Ground" City of Santa Fe Community Gallery,  Santa Fe, NM, Sept-Oct 2014
  • “Escape to the Great Outdoors”, Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Tx. May 17-July 12, 2014
  • New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, Albuquerque, NM , , 2014
  • Back Street Bistro, Santa Fe, NM Art Santa Fe Group Show,  2015
  • NMAL and The Portrait Society of America, "Face the Music", Albq. NM Oct 2014
  • Juried Fall and Spring Exhibits, The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Tx ,  2014-16
  • Rio Grande Spring Show (March) and Fall Show (Nov.), Albuquerque, NM 2015/16
  • NM Wine and Jazz Fest, Sept. Albuquerque, NM 2015
  •  Art For Apes, Endangered Species Art Show, Florida, 2015
  • “Pursuit of the Southwest” Exhibit, The Dutch Art Gallery, Dallas, Tx , Jan. 2015
  • Rio Grande Spring Show (March) and Fall Show (Nov.), Albuquerque, NM 2015/16/17/1
  • Lubbock Arts Festival, April 2017
  • Placitas Artists Series, Dec.2017
  • Corrales Center for the Arts, Three Person show, March 13-April 30, 2018
  • Holiday Open Studio, December of 2018
  • Masterworks of New Mexico, April, 2019
  •  Corrales Studio Tour, May 2018 and 2019. 

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