Time and location create the experiences that filter into the work of an artist.
To be able to bring that time and experience to celebrate my home location in New Mexico through my art has been a gift.
Over the years working with many different media and gaining the knowledge of materials has led me to productive space where I can enjoy the texture of clay and the fluid motion of paint.
My career began at an early age. Though it was a humble beginning as a floral designer, for a young high school girl in the 1970's I was fortunate to fall under the tutelage of a woman who was willing to share a great deal of knowledge about design. Those elements of line, color, shape and texture served me well as I progressed through graphic design and printmaking at NMSU. I continued to exhibit my work in museum shows and group events. As my work began to sell and become a full time job I traveled the southwest where I garnered many booth design awards and admittance to some of the nation's top shows.
In 2020 I opened a small studio showroom in Old Town Albuquerque and was able to continue my work during the pandemic as well as sell the works of other artists. I have recently closed that venue and am embarking on some of the most rewarding works of my life.
Past awards and projects include but are not limited to-
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals (Albuquerque, NM)
Fountain Hills Festivals of Fine Arts (Fountain Hills, AZ)
Mill Avenue Arts (Tempe, AZ)
New Mexico Arts and Crafts Festival (Albuquerque)
The Harvest Festivals (California-multiple cities)
Holloman Air Force Base Training Center Artworks
Branigan Cultural Center Foundation Board
Laughing Spirits Gallery - Old Town Albuquerque
Mountain Arts Gallery- Ruidoso, NM
Galleria Tamaya – Bernalillo, NM
Las Comadres Gallery, Taos, NM