"Art has been the driving force of my life since I was a child. After high school I began my formal training at the University of Kentucky where I graduated in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. I married a fellow art student and moved to Austin, Texas shortly after graduating.
I have always loved anything to do with the creative process, and I have worked in many mediums. My real passionate creative outlet has always been drawing and painting. While raising two children, I pursued mainly watercolor but moved into pastels when I developed an interest in portrait painting in the 80’s.
After 20 years in Texas, my husband’s job moved us to New York for two years. During that time, I attended the Woodstock School of Art. This opportunity was unlike any other I had experienced. For the first time, I found myself in a structured learning environment that was a perfect fit for me. I believe going to school in Woodstock made a significant difference in my development as an artist. Being able to study with such excellent teachers and skilled artists in an extremely creative environment helped me expand my love for landscape painting, particularly plein-air, and significantly improve my skills in both oil and pastel painting.
We moved back to Texas in 2001 and I continued to travel and attend workshops to grow as an artist. In 2006 my husband and I moved to my hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky to help with my parents where I spent as much time as I could either working in my studio or painting plein-air. I was part of a painting group call “The Six Painted Ladies”. We painted critiqued, attended workshops and exhibited together. We moved back to Texas in Aug of 2015 to be with our daughters and their families."
Join us for the Artist Reception
At our Ross Gallery
Saturday, April 27th
For the first time, two Fayette County organizations have joined forces to create one art filled weekend.
ARTWALK, a project of Arts for Rural Texas, is located on the historical town square in Fayetteville, and the Round Top Arts Festival is held inside the event barns at The Compound located at 2550 S. State Highway 237 in Round Top. These two juried shows are just a few miles apart and feature 100+ artists, overall. The collaboration
has blended two, historically fine shows into one big art filled weekend, creating the opportunity for visitors from further afield to stay in Fayette County over the weekend, taking advantage of not only the art, but all that is offered throughout the countryside from quaint and sophisticated B&Bs to fine art galleries, fine and countrified dining options and top notch music, performed in any number of venues from Round Top and Fayetteville to La Grange.
ARTWALK on Fayetteville’s historic town square and THE ROUND TOP ARTS FESTIVAL at The Compound With over 100 artists participating in both juried shows.
Friday May 3 Ticketed Preview at The Compound 5-8 pm Both Shows:
*Under tents on Fayetteville’s historic Town Square *In the big barns of The Compound located at 2550 S. State Highway 237 2 mi. South of Round Top
ARTWALK: Free-will donations at the Information booths
Round Top Arts Festival: $10 Adults, children under 12 free.
Both shows benefit the projects and programs for children by Arts for Rural Texas.