Size: 40"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2011
Ready to Hang
This is an oil painting done over a thin layer of textured gels. My process for this particular painting involved a lot more memory than what I typically rely on. I sketched out the figure using only direct observation as a reference. I took so much time with this first stage, my model actually fell asleep while I worked. Then from that drawing, I was able to transfer that interpretation onto a large canvas using paint stix and basic oils.
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I started getting a lot more serious around high school entering a few of my works into contests and little exhibitions. I was even lucky enough to have one of my pieces displayed in a gallery downtown and my picture taken for the city newspaper. I also had my first piece sold during that time and ever since then, I have considered myself a ‘working artist’. I am a Drawing and Painting major at the University of North Texas. Thanks to one of the exhibitions I took part in, I was offered to display one of my works in a lounge in Arlington for consignment. Currently I am a stay at home mom so my work towards an art degree has been paused. I have sold many works since high school and occasionally get commission requests. I have been told my work tends to revolve around more of a darker theme. I have a very expressive linear style which give a lot of energy towards my subject matter. Most of my portfolio consists of close-up portraits and animals from which I render through photographs. I also am drawn to bold colors and high contrast. I have so much more to learn and experiment with in terms of subject matter and mediums. With that being said, I do not have a specific art style yet and am willing to take on any challenge. I want everyone to find their own enjoyment out of my work just as much as I have by making it.