After my career in Dental Hygiene and 18 years of Cattle Ranching: My Watercolor adventure began. Since my degree was in science- my are education comes from Workshops at the Scottsdale Artists School, From respected artists in watercolor and drawing. Seminars on Art History. Books, DVD's and on line learning opportunities as technology evolves.
Years on the ranch helped me develop my love of the land and all of God's creatures. My artwork subjects drawn from my experience with the cattle, sense of being grounded to the land and trusting in God when things are difficult.
Time outdoors is important to me thus Plein Air Painting has become a regular endeavor. Painting onsite offers so much more that just working from photos. I feel that emotion and energy are reflected into my paintings.
Rewarding -- sums up my experiences. Looking forward to all the future holds.
Matt Tommy Mentoring Program - Art Marketing/ Business Program, read 2 of his books "Healing the Heart of the Artist" and "Created to Thrive"
Milan Art Institute - Mastery Program (1 year certificate course, in progress,) Oil Essentials and Mixed Media courses.
Scottsdale Artists School with Frank Eber & Antonio Masi. Yosemite Art Conservancy with John Hewitt & Frank Eber. Locally with Marie Siegrist & Rick Rotante.
P.A.C.E. 2018 Watercolor Series & Art Marketing. (Brienne M. Brown, Barbara Tapp, Michael Holter & Keiko Tanabe. Eric Rhodes' Art Marketing Bootcamp)
Jason Horejs - Art Marketing - 4 hour video workshop. Read 2 of his books.
2021 Sun Bowl Show at the International Museum of Art El Paso
2021 Plein Air Santa Cruz Event - Show at the Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
2021 International Museum of Art El Paso - Flowers Show - Won Honorable Mention, El Paso, TX
2020 Plein Air Santa Cruz Event - Show at Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
2019 Plein Air Santa Cruz Event - Won 2nd Place Award - Tubac, AZ
2019 Wild Rivers Plein Air Event - Questa, NM. Hosted by the Town of Red River, NM!
2019 Taos Plein Air Event - Taos, NM -Hosted by the local Museums. Painting hanging at the Blumenschein Museum
2019 NMWS Spring Show in Las Cruces, NM
2019 NMWS Spring Show in Albuquerque, NM
2018 NMWS Fall National Show in Albuquerque, NM
2017 PAPNM Fall National Show in Santa Fe, NM
2017 NMWS Fall National Show in Albuquerque, NM
2017 NMWS Spring Show in Albuquerque, NM
Achieved Signature Status with NMWS - April 2019. A process by which you are Juried into 5 Sanctioned shows within 5 years; additional requirements that it is one per show, 2 per year.
Presentation at the Rio Bravo Watercolor Society - September 2019. I did a presentation about marketing your art with handouts and a demo on texturing a painting.
Signature Member of the NMWS
Plein Air Painters of NM - PAPNM - Member
ArtForms of New Mexico - Past Member
Dona Ana Arts Council - Past Member
Edward Jones office of Tony Liska— Boulder CO
Patti Havistad—NMSU Las Cruces, NM
David Sudimack DDS—Las Cruces
Alpine Lodge—Red River, NM - Buyer at the Wild Rivers Event
Jerry & Rose Donahue - Donahue Surveying, Mesilla Park, NM
Karin Madson— Ft. Collins, CO
Barbara L. Bush—Ruidoso, NM
Michele Rasch—Mesilla, NM
Dave & Marina Moeller—Las Cruces, NM
Tim & Bonnie Wollin - Green Valley, AZ
Dana Sekich - Kersey, CO
Patsy Amador - Las Cruces, NM
Diane Lee - Las Cruces, NM
Beverly Pirtle - Las Cruces, NM
Julie Fitzsimmons—Las Cruces, NM
Joy Sherlock—Ft. Collins, CO
George Bone—Santa Fe Springs, CA
Kathleen Key—La Mesa, NM
Helen & Chuck Booth - Las Cruces, NM
Ysela Gonzalez—El Paso, TX
Donna Stryker—Las Cruces, NM
Ken Ruble—Buyer at Wild Rivers Event
- Unknown - Buyer at Santa Cruz Plein Air Event
Diana Bolsinger - Las Cruces, NM
Lani Davis - Las Cruces, NM
Dr. Patricia Shaw - Las Cruces, NM
Nancy Tipton—Las Cruces, NM
Dan Vurpillat—Mesa, AZ
Nancy Redshaw - Mesilla, NM
Pam Howard - Las Cruce, NM
Diane Baker - Medina, OH
Glynis & Marty Racine - Las Cruces, NM
Debbie Greco - Las Cruces, NM
Johnny Kehoe - Las Cruces, NM
Chelsea Merrihew—Angles Landing, Zion NP, Window to the Sky
Kathleen Key - My interpretation of Monet's "La Heve at Low Tide"
Marilyn Watson - Grape Custer paintings (2)
Justina Wojahn - Abbie's Smile