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I reside in Austin, Texas and my entire family lives 225 miles away in Portland, Texas. I was raised next to snow-white cotton fields, conspicuous cemeteries and empty open skies. The barren horizon line spans 360˚. The sun is almost always present and the wind is a powerful sound in your ears. I have driven the back roads between Portland and Austin for over a decade, not really sure where my home really is. My parents picked those cotton fields, family members who lived their whole lives on that land, and never went further than 100 miles, are buried there. I paint looking to explore, understand, and share the significance of these themes that resonate so heavily within me. My primary goal is the re-creation of this world that I am a part of. I create imagery that believably references reality and in doing so I have begun to invoke my own symbolic language. Sprawling landscapes, lonely cemeteries and dark interiors fill my canvases and panels. I am driven to create an image that is readable, believable and evocative while at the same time being open to exploring color, mark and gesture with paint.


Education

MA, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX
Instructional Technology
May 2006

BA, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi TX
Television/Film
May 1999

AA, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi TX
Radio/Television
May 1997


Selected Group Exhibitions

May 2014 – WEST: West Austin Studio Tour, Austin Art Space, Austin, Texas
April 2014 – 38th Annual ACC Student Art Exhibition, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas
April 2014 – DUE WEST! Group Show, West Austin Studio Tour, Austin, Texas
November 2013 – EAST: East Austin Studio Tour, Pine Street Station, Austin, Texas
November 2013 – 2013 Art Majors Exhibition, Austin, Texas
November 2013 – Art in the Airport with Austin Visual Artists Association, Austin Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, Texas
November 2013 - Dia De Los Muertos, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas
September 2013 – Austin Visual Artists Association Members Show, Austin Artspace, Austin, Texas
July 2013 – Where Shall We Go?, Gallery Black Lagoon, Austin, Texas
June 2013 – BYOBeard, Urban Skep Art Collective, Austin, Texas
April 2013 – W.E.S.T Austin Studio Tour, Austin Artspace, Austin, Texas
February 2013 – For the Love of Art, Austin Artspace, Austin, Texas
November 2012 – Dia De Los Muertos, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas
October 2012 – Austin Visual Artists Association Fall Show, Austin Artspace, Austin, Texas – Featured on Postcard
April 2012 – Austin Figurative Show, Austin Artspace, Austin, Texas
February 2012 – Featured on the Art By Latina Artists website (February – March)
February 2012 – 35th Anniversary Austin Visual Artists Association Show, Dougherty Art Center, Austin, Texas – Featured on Postcard
December 2011 – 12×12, Austin Artspace, Austin, Texas
September 2011 – Faces, The Art Institute of Austin, Austin, Texas
February 2011 – Faculty Show, The Art Institute of Austin, Austin, Texas
December 2009 – Holiday Showcase, The Art Institute of Austin, Austin, Texas
November 2005 – Chalk Art Festival, Austin, Texas


Personal Interests

Recreational Roller Derby with TXRG
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
Playing banjo and fiddle