I find it ironic that the focus of my art is on the design and beauty of the natural world, yet, because I can be so distracted by all of nature’s happenings, I must be in a studio away from the outside world in order to create my work.
My art developed late in life at the time I become a nature interpreter and bird bander at the Heard Museum in McKinney, both of which immersed me in hours spent in the prairies, woodlands and wetlands of north Texas.
The resulting etchings and linoleum cuts are not absolute reality, but instead portray the energy and beauty of wild birds and plants. In contrast, my water media works and drawings are gentle portrayals of the world as I perceive it. It is my hope that viewers will get a glimpse of these perceptions.
My work has been seen in many venues and has won awards in art shows in the area and can be seen in the book “Translating the Prairie” published by the City of Plano. “There’s Gold in the Wetlands” is a children’s book I wrote and illustrated telling a true story of wetlands and prothonotary warblers in Collin County
Door prize: Printmaking, Mixed Media, Note Cards and a Children's Nature Book.