I am a painter/illustrator working in The Austin metro area. I grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, on the Texas/Mexico border, where I was exposed to a vibrant culture that influences much of my art today. In 2005, I graduated from Parsons School of Design, New York, with a BFA in illustration and then settled in Austin, TX. In 2016, after a long break and growing my family, I picked up my brush again to establish a career as a fine artist. Since, I have displayed my art in local galleries, juried competitions, and was selected for a billboard display in Austin, TX by Save Art Space, a non profit based in New York.
When I’m not painting or drawing you can find me in search of flowers, chasing butterflies, birds and the perfect sunset. Exploring all that nature offers in central Texas with my children. It is life with them that has inspired me most to embark and continue on this creative journey.
I work mostly in acrylics, acrylic inks and metal leaf. However from time to time I like to mix it up and use other mediums such as oils, gouache and digital.
Nature metaphors are a continual theme in my work. I’m interested in how people identify with it, particularly spiritually. I tend to lean more towards the optimistic in my themes, as each piece speaks to my soul throughout my creative process, as well. It is my response to weeding out the negative and bringing light and joy to my life and yours.