Thank you for viewing my art, photos and writing! I live near Austin, Texas, USA and am glad to be here. Austin is a growing (sadly) and eclectic (gladly) city where I have lived for the most part since 1975.
~ I enjoy creating art in a variety of mediums, including pencil, watercolors and pastels. My mother – an artist – took me with her to an art class on Guam when I was ten. In Michigan, I went to a high school so small that no art classes were even offered. I received a B.S. degree in Textiles with a minor in Art from Michigan State University. Over the years, I have studied drawing, oil and water color painting, calligraphy, stone sculpture, weaving, computer art and computer animation, while making a living as a geologic drafter and then as an architectural stone drafter. For the latter, two of the larger projects on which I worked were the plaza at Williams Square at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas and Canary Wharf in London.
My first studies in pastel were with Wanda Gamble in Smithville, Texas who was often accompanied in her instruction by Glenn Whitehead – they are both wonderful and generous teachers. I have attended workshops with Cara Reische, Will Klemm, Susan Carlin, Richard McKinley, and Bob Rohm, and have learned a great deal from my friend and painting cohort, Jo Castillo .
Since 1998, I have enjoyed being a member of several art guilds, and am past president of the Bastrop Fine Arts Guild and the Carolina Artists Guild, and am currently Secretary of the Creative Arts Society in Austin, and a member of the Austin Pastel Society.
My new favorite place -Thank you, Larry! You put so much thought and work into this great space . . .