Size: 14"W x 14"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
I explore paint as material, while recycling previous work into something new. I build a heavy surface on the canvas by pouring, splashing, layering, and removing paint. Then I press chunks of dried paint, scraps of paper, and old drawings into the paintings. I continue the process until I am satisfied with the compelling mixture of form, color, and texture.
I was born in the small town of Brenham, Texas. I drew animals, both real (my menagerie of pets), and fantastic (dragons and such). With this obsession with drawing nature, I studied drawing, painting, printmaking, and art history at Baylor University. I lived for five months in Florence, Italy. There I took classes in cooking, Italian, and Renaissance art. Upon my return the States, I attended an intensive drawing “marathon” at the New York Studio School. I then moved to Baltimore (I was a Texas girl eager to see the East Coast) attended MICA as a Post-Baccalaureate student. After that, I moved to Houston, TX, to earn my Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. I worked in DYI art spaces, such as The Skydive, and helped organize community shows. I currently work, teach, and make art in Denver.