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ARTIST STATEMENT

My work parallels my life. Sometimes it begins with a plan and other times the process is untethered. I always embrace the unpredictability and work towards a resolution, a simple solution. Applied in many layers, experimentation, experience and questioning are a part of my process. Relationships exist between shapes, which may be people, textures derived from nature, and lines which could be words, equations, or figurative gestures. I always anticipate the unexpected as the painting develops and the elements of line, shape, texture and color interact, sometimes avoiding one another and sometimes balancing one another. The outside edges of the painting form an ambiguous boundary for whatever is contained within, similar to boundaries we encounter or create in life. For me, my work is play, a subtle puzzle to be completed, an ambiguous equation to be manipulated, a life of its own with each layer, mark or erasure. It is addition and subtraction, just another equation to be solved, or not!


SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS/AWARDS

2018
Artist's Showplace Gallery, "Where Fashion Meets Art" (three artist show)
Invitational Group Show curated by Michael O'Keefe "Convergence" 
Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Show, Honorable Mention
Artists Showplace Gallery, "New Beginnings" (three artist show)
Plano Art Association 125 Show, 2D Merit Award
Visual Artist Society of Texas, Jack Richeson Merchandise Award

2017
ISEA International Show
Southwest Watercolor Society, Signature Award
Visual Artist Society of Texas, Second Place Award Plano 125 Mile Exhibition
Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Show
Visual Artist Society of Texas, Second Place Award
atercolor Art Society of Houston International Show

2016
Texas Visual Arts Association, First Place People Show
outhwest Watercolor Society, Merchandise Award
International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Open
ichardson Civic Art Society Regional Show, Merchandise Award
Southwest Watercolor Association, Juror's Award
Plano 125 Mile Exhibition
Gallery at Round Top, Texas
Irving Art Association Texas and Neighbors
atercolor Art Society of Houston International Show
Visual Artist Society of Texas, Fourth Place Award

2015
Southwest Watercolor Society, Holbein Award
Visual Artist Society of Texas, Prismacolor Merchandise Award
Encaustic Art Institute, 5th Annual National Encaustic/Wax Exhibition Juried Show
International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Open, Merchandise Award, Jerry's Arterama
Irving Art Association Texas and Neighbors, First Place Acrylic
Plano Art Association 125 Mile Show
Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Show, Second Place Mixed Media
Visual Arts Society of Texas 125-Mile Show
Texas Visual Arts Association Citation  
Two Artist Show, Forney Arts Council, January –February

2014
International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Open On-Line, Fourth Place
International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Open, Richeson Award, 
International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Open On-Line
Richardson Civic Art Society Membership Show, Third Place
Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Show
Plano Art Association 125 Mile Show
Texas Visual Arts Association “Driven to Abstraction”, Best of Show
International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA)
Southwest Watercolor Society Membership Show
Texas Visual Arts Association Citation  
Forney Arts Council Top 40

2013
Visual Arts Society of Texas -125 Mile Show, First Place            
Forney Arts Council Top 40, Second Place
Visual Arts Society of Texas Annual Juried Membership Show, Golden Merchandise Award
International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Open, Erosion, Richeson Award, 
Richardson Civic Art Society Regional Show, Third Place Mixed Media

2012
National Watercolor Society – All Member Show

2011
Richardson Civic Art Society Membership Show, Merchandise Award
Southwest Watercolor Society Membership Show