Medium: Oil on Canvas / Realism
I started painting in 2009 and it all began as a journey to redefine myself after my kids left for college. I love realism and started out to paint realistically. Through the journey I tried various styles but always found myself drawn to realism in museums and art books where I would linger and try to evaluate the process to achieve such rich color and detail. After several years I finally decided to be true to myself and paint realistic, detailed paintings. I find inspiration from the Old Masters and love taking my time to get the drawing correct, apply multiply glazes to achieve richness of color and depth while fine tuning details. I have won two Best of Show at the Brenham Fine Arts competition, Mayor’s Choice at the Art League of Fort Bend, and many 1st place ribbons. I have been President of the Art League of Fort Bend for the past 6 years and I am currently serving as President. I have artwork in the Downtown Brenham Art Gallery, Vogelsang’s Gallery, 5th Street Gallery and various stores in downtown Rosenberg.