A hopeless optimist covered in paint...and a little adhesive
I am a mixed media artist residing in Houston, Texas and have painted and created since I was a kid. My happy spot is my art shed in my back yard. I believe energy is contagious and celebrate the human spirit by extending a colorful show through the end of my paintbrush. I want you to leave my visuals with a “WOW” or the need to beat your metaphorical drum.
I was raised by a single mom who taught by example to serve others and to be grateful for this life. My influences are the great outdoors and books, but most importantly, my previous career as a high school English teacher. I delighted in teaching the “have nots” with classrooms full of students from immigrant families, students from impoverished backgrounds, or students that had lost their life compass. Along with teaching the writing process, I was able to witness hundreds of underdogs survive the odds in terrible situations yet move on to become successful human beings. It is those inspiring stories of character that lead to my goals as an artist: Experiencing joy through pops of color with a focus on motivational themes. I want you to greet another day on this side of the dirt with two thumbs up with visuals using found objects and old papers. Sometimes I paint and other times I assemble, but a consistent theme is that I want to ignite your spirit. I will forever be a hopeless optimist covered in paint (and a little adhesive).
My work has been featured in Voyage Houston, The Leader News in Houston, and Artsy Shark. I am a proud member of the Houston Art Society, Bike Houston, and my local book club. I am also one of the juried artists of the First Saturday Arts Market and The Market at Sawyer Yards in Houston. Online you can find me on my Facebook page InfraRedHead Art and Gallery 1111 - The Pollinator Project.