I became obsessed with learning to paint as a young mother. It took me 20 years of painting at every spare moment and many workshops before I went back to school. After I finished earning a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A. – the terminal graduate degree in visual art production), I taught college art courses for nine years. I really enjoyed working with students but I didn’t like living in a small town in East Texas and wanted to try something different.
After I left teaching, I earned an MBA and began providing marketing services, first to small businesses and now for a large corporation; since I went into marketing, I rarely created paintings but began teaching watercolor about five years ago at the Dallas Creative Center one evening a week.
Now I am beginning to paint again and plan to resume the other art activities I abandoned almost a decade ago. My goals will be to make art, work with other artists, and provide some commentary about art and the art world.