studied art at the University of Texas, and then, following graduation, I worked for an online print company building frames. The seeds of my “little”
idea started in college but wouldn’t mature until I moved to the northeast. While living in Philadelphia for two years, I not only started my miniature series, but I also worked for a 150 year old art gallery as well as a local art supply shop.
A brief return to Texas gave me the great opportunity to work with elementary kids as a mentor for AmeriCorps for a year. Together, with teachers, coworkers, local residents and students, the entire community was able to build an outdoor mural and fix up an overgrown garden area where the students could learn and enjoy the fresh air.
Charlottesville, Virginia welcomed me in 2011 into one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited. Here, I started my animal silhouette paintings and opened my online shop. My heart will always be in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Next up is El Paso Texas then back home to Houston, Texas – close to friends, family, and my beloved Mexican food. So far on my journey, I’ve painted murals, designed cakes, and been lucky enough to receive international awards for my work. The greatest feeling has been hearing the stories from people who have enjoyed my art and were able to relate to it.