I have been painting for the last 30 years, and have teaching for 16. I have a BA from Austin College in Biology, Art, and Environmental Studies. I am a member of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, and the Outdoor Painters Society. In my own art, I use light and color to bring out beauty in everyday life, whether that is a trail I have hiked 100 times, or my son hanging laundry on a line. In that way I use my art as a reminder of where to find beauty all around us, and to slow down in our daily lives so that we may see it. In my classes I strive to create a balance that allows enough freedom so that students can create their own art, and enough direction to ensure success. Aside from the end-goal of finished art, I think the process should be enjoyed, and I work hard to create an environment that allows for that. I teach classes in watercolor, oil, pastel, charcoal, acrylic, mixed media, and jewelry making. I enjoy teaching and learning from students age 5 to 95.
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