Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma, BFA
My favorite Stories
I remember, when I was a child hearing my dad embellish every story. Some part of me was always attracted to his ability to have a story line and improve upon it with creativity and visual symbolism to the point , the story became more than it was. I suppose in some way, I am continuing that legacy.
I have always loved books, the illustrations as well as the words. My work is a combination of that form of art as well as arts that I have studied and seen, especially cave art, surrealism and expressionism. I love to draw and to paint.
I am now creating my own story. Sometimes my image is a play, an opera or a comedy. Each story takes a life of its own combining visual and free thought. I believe that narration is the core of both literal as well as visual arts, whether abstract or realism. All artists, I believe, are trying to tell a story.
I have loved cave painting, abstract expressionism, Degas, Kahlo, The Garden of Earthly Delight, Kathe Kollwitz, Max Beckmann, Vincent Van Gogh, and Susan Rothenberg.