Southwest Art

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How would you describe your style? Whether it’s pastel, oil, or pen and ink, my work is often recognized by a quiet sense of tranquil serenity and exquisite colors.

How did youEarly on, I studied interior design; I began my artistic journey painting murals and sculpting in stone and bronze. I entered a national sculpture show and was astonished to have three pieces juried in on my first attempt. Later I set my art aside while raising my children and caring for my parents. But 10 years ago, a cancer diagnosis stopped me in my tracks. I suffered some complications and, while I was hospitalized, I began to escape into a pencil drawing I’d never had time to complete. I promised myself that, if I got through this challenge, I would pursue my art dreams.

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