Born in 1965 I have spent most of my life in the central Texas area. I won my first art contest in the 2nd grade and art has been a major part of my life since. In the early 90's I bought an art gallery which was doing quite well. During our 5th year of operation my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, this event forced me to close the business and put my art career hold. I have always maintained a studio and participated in several gallery shows since but had to focus on my work in retail management. Now I am in a position where my art can become a central focus again. I love the concept of this site which allows me access to a much wider audience for my art. I plan to add many paintings soon. I have worked in many different mediums over the years and acrylic/watercolors are one of my favorites.