I am a mother of three, and a grandmother, and a grandmother. I have been interested in art since the first grade when I learned about Van Gogh's ear. I grew up in Texas and graduated from The University of North Texas in Denton, TX. I received a Bachelor's in Fine Arts with a double major in sculpture and education. My family and I moved to the Ozark Mountains in 1999. After growing up on 20 acres it was great getting back to nature. I have been working with stained glass since 1994. In 2002 I was inspired to add stained glass to the unique tree roots I had layed around the yard.
A body of work is displayed monthly at Art Ventures in Fayetteville, AR. I have a studio there. I am also have a permanent display at The Bluebird of Happiness in Durham, AR. My work is also displayed at Eurekan art in Eureka Springs,AR, I also have work at the Bultler Center in Little Rock, AR.I have also displayed my work in the Art Expo's in New York and Las Vegas. A body of my mobiles was displayed at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. I have also displayed in Chicago, Texas and of course Arkansas.
I am a certified art teacher in Arkansas, but my passion is sculpture. I have recently been featured as one of five people annually to be in the Fayetteville Insiders Guide. I have had many write ups in the local papers in Northwest AR as well as from my hometown and college town in TX. I won " best in sculpture" at the ANA annual competition. I am also featured in the Visual Arts Guide for Fayetteville.
I give the tree respect and preserve it's beauty. The hearts of the tree, the roots are rarely seen. Like the human spirit, these masterpieces are often overlooked. After being introduced to Andy Goldsworthy's work in 1997 he has been a major influence in my work. My sculptures express the communion we need to have with nature, to work as one.
I recycle dead tree roots that would normally be burnt or rot away. As an artist, I surrender most of the design principles to the root. The natural designs in the wood are so amazing. My work continues to evolve. My passion for art continues to grow. The work expresses the fusion between humans and nature.