I received my first oil painting commission at the age of thirteen in eighth grade. After that recognition, I enjoyed art Immensely, because I felt like my work was not only appreciated but in some small way, it made the world a better place.
Fast forward to Sam Houston State University, where I attended graduate school. I was awarded two teaching fellowships in the prestigious art department teaching Basic Drawing, and Introduction to Composition. I also won the prestigious Clem-Ottis oil painting scholarship by a
I studied with Mr. Gene Eastman of the Chicago art institute, Mr. Stanley Lea of the Tamarind Institute, and the late Internationally acclaimed sculptor Mr. Charles Pebworth. I found that during the course of my graduate studies I fell in love with three-dimensional works of all types, in particularly carving Colorado Alabaster and Jewelry making.
After graduating, I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where shortly after arriving I became a galleried artist at the Concetta D. Gallery. My work was extremely popular, but I was unable to support
myself and my family on the proceeds.
I make art mainly because I have a burning desire to create things, and so that there will be a little part of me in the form of my unique work left behind long after I am gone.
The icing on the cake is if these pieces, in some way put a smile on their owners’ face, and helps In some tiny way to lighten their spirit and forget their woes, even for a moment, that for me will be mission accomplished and Cheers!