A little about me...

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My work is inspired by a life-long love of history. When I was a teenager, my grandfather became interested in genealogy and traced our family back hundreds of years. The rich story of my heritage fascinated me, but what really turned me into a history junkie was seeing copies of old family documents. It was through these preserved remnants of everyday life, such as the sale of a cow, or the record of a death, that I felt a connection to those that came before me and to my grandfather.

I am a mixed-media artist working primarily with collage, encaustic beeswax, and paint.  I use color, texture, and mark-making to create multi-layered pieces, working in the studio with a general concept, but substantially informed by intuition. I love the process of cutting and pasting papers, brushing wax or paint onto the substrate, scraping back to earlier layers, incising, and doing it all over again. I think about the passage of time as expressed in the layers of my work, with each choice covering over the past but still leaving it faintly visible. It is in this way that the history of the piece is created.

Originally from South Louisiana, I now live in San Antonio, Texas in a century-old fixer-upper with my husband, 2 children, one loud beagle, and a sneaky chihuahua.