About the Artist

Biography

American Artist, born 1958, Lubbock TX.

BBA Accounting 1980, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

BFA Painting 1990, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Master Art Ed 2002, Texas Tech Universtiy, Junction TX


Signature member Texas Watercolor Society

Signature member American Plains Artists Society


Exhibitions and Awards

Selected Exhibitions 

2017

  • “American Plains Artists 32nd Annual Juried Show”, NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, NM, Juror: Alfredo Rodriquez, Publisher’s Award, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
  • “Think Outside the Box”, Public Art Competition, Midland, Texas, Cash Award Recipient  
  • “Texas Watercolor Society 68th Annual National Exhibit”, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton Texas. Juror: Soon Warren
  • 2017 American Plains Artists Signature Show, Ole #1` Firehouse Art Center, Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  
  • “59th Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition”, Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, Texas, 1st Place Watercolor.  

2016

  • "39th Annual Fall Juried Exhibition", McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building, Midland, Texas. 2nd Place Mixed Media.
  •  "Roadside Colors", One Person Display, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas. 
  • "31st Annual American Plains Artists", Juried Group Exhibition, Fort Concho Historical Landmark, San Angelo, Texas.  Juror:  Garland A. Weeks.   
  • "58th Annual Odessa Art Association Juried Exhibition", Ellen Noel Art Museum, Odessa, Texas.  Juror: Carol Fairlie, MFA, Sul Ross University.  1st Place, Watercolor - cash award.   
  • Eighteenth ‘Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit’, Juried Group Exhibition, Brownwood, Texas. Juror: Warren Taylor, NWS, AWS. 'Watercolor Award' – Cash Award. 
  • Featured Artist, Lubbock Symphony and Choral, First Friday Artwork April/May, Lubbock, Texas.        
  • “Texas Native Wildflowers”, One Person Show, Sibley Nature Center, Midland, Texas.

 2015

  • “30th Annual American Plains Artists”, Juried Group Exhibition, Great Plains Art Museum, Lincoln, Nebraska. Juror: Tom Tierney, Editor, Western Art Magazine. Publisher’s Award, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. 

2014

  • “37th Annual Fall Juried Exhibition”, McCormick Gallery, Allison Fine Arts Building, Midland College, Midland, Texas. Juror: Dianalee Jones, Professor, Angelo State University.

2012

  • “27th Annual American Plains Artists: Juried Group Exhibition, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas.  Juror: John Coleman CA, Western Artist.  Arrowhead Award – Cash Award. 

2011          

  • “34th Annual Fall Juried Art Exhibition”, Regional Juried Show, Midland, Texas, 

2010

  • Texas Watercolor Society, “61st Annual Exhibit – 2010”, National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Janet Walsh, AWS, NWS 

2009

  • “32nd Annual Fall Juried Art Exhibition”, Regional Juried Show, Midland, Texas, Juror: Craig Varjabedian, MFA, Cash Merit Award - Mixed Media.       

2008      

  • “50th Annual Permian Basin Art Exhibition”, Regional Juried Show, Odessa, Texas,        

2007

  • “Mixed Media, Shrines, & Watercolors”, One Person Show, La Diosa Cellars, Lubbock, Texas. 

2006

  • “The Splendors of Spring”, Juried Group Exhibition, Eastman Gallery, Houston, Texas. 

2005

Faculty Exhibition, Cy-Fair College, Houston, Texas

2004

  • Faculty Exhibition, Cy-Fair College, Houston, Texas.
  • “17th Annual Dia de Los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. 

2003

  • “Beyond the Elvis Shrine”, Solo Exhibition, Studios on Second Street, Katy, Texas.
  • “16th Annual Dia de los Muertos, Lawndale  Art Center, Houston, Texas. 

2002

  • “15th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. 

2001

  • “14th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
  • “Cinco de Mayo”, One Person Exhibition, Moring Landscape and Gallery, Austin, TX.  
  • “Former Members’ Reunion”, Gallery 1114, Midland, Texas. 

2000

  • “13th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
  • “34th Annual Nat’l Drawing and Small Sculpture Show”, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas, National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Cesar A Martinez.
  • “Cinco Ranch Area Art League Spring Juried Exhibition”, George Memorial Library Gallery, Richmond, Texas, Juror:  A. J. Schexnayder, 2nd Place – Sculpture. 

1999

  • “12th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas
  • “Miniature Works Show”, Group Juried Exhibition, Bruce Mauldin Gallery, Houston, Texas.
  • “…is this a joke or what?”, O’Kane Gallery, U of H Downtown, Houston, Texas, State-wide juried exhibition, Jurors:  Don Bacigalupi, PhD., Mary Ross Taylor, Ann Trask. 

1998

  • “Ya Ya Reboot”, Interactive Art Exhibition on-line, World Wide Web. 
  • “11th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. 

1997

  • “Septemberfest ‘97”, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, National Juried Festival.
  • “10th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
  • “The King”, C.O.R.E. New Art Space, Denver, Colorado, National Juried Exhibition.
  • “Galveston Island Festival”, Art Colony Assoc., Houston, Texas, National Juried Art Festival.
  • “Founding Members Exhibition”, Cinco Ranch Area Art League, Katy, Texas. 

1996

  • “9th Annual Dia de los Muertos”, Lawndale Art & Performance Center, Houston, Texas.
  • "Altars as Art”, HWCA Fall Members Show, Firehouse Gallery, Houston, Texas.
  • Two person show with Christi Branum, Theatre Midland, Midland, Texas
  • “Zoobilee ‘96”, National Juried Art Festival, Cameron Park Zoo, Waco, Texas
  • “While in Pursuit of the Elvis Shrine”, One Person Show, Gallery 1114, Midland, Texas 

1995

  • Spring Juried Show, Hempstead Art League, Hempstead, Texas, Honorable Mention
  • “Houston Open Studios”, Lawndale Art & Performance Center, Houston, Texas 

1994

  • “Midland Arts Association Spring Show 1994”, Museum of Southwest, Midland, Texas, Juror:  Tom Ryan, Cash Awards – 2nd place drawing, 3rd place drawing 

1993

  • “Members’ Show”, Gallery 1114, Midland, Texas
  • “16th Annual Midland Arts Association Fall Show”, McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, Texas, Juror:  Greg Tipton, Curator, Museums of Abilene, Cash Award – Honorable Mention
  • “World Wonders”, 2 person show with Jack Hickman, Gallery 1114, Midland, Texas 

1991

  • 2 person show with David Layman, Theatre Midland, Midland, Texas
  • “Midland Arts Association Spring Show 1991”, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas 

1990

  • “13th Annual Juried Fall Art Exhibition”, McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, Texas, Juror:  Neil Wilson.  Honorable mention – watercolor. 

1989

  • “Things That Go Bump in the Night”, Student Juried Exhibition, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Jurors:  ASU Faculty 

1988

  • “MAA Spring Show”, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas, Juror:  Paul Milosevich, Lubbock, Texas.  2nd place – Watercolor

1987

  • “Midland Art Association – 10th Annual Regional Art Exhibition”, McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, Texas.  Juror:  Al Kocaka, Former director, Amarillo Arts Center, Amarillo, Texas. 
  • 2 person show with Jim Blakemore, Theatre Midland, “Knights of the White Magnolia”, Midland, Texas.
  • “Odessa Art Association - 29th Annual Permian Basin Art Exhibition”, Art Institute of the      Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas.  Juror:  Grace Knox, Artist, Carlsbad, New Mexico. Honorable mention. 

1986

  • “Sister City Art Exchange”, Dongying, China.  Invitation.
  • “Midland Artist Invitational”, Group Exhibition, Gallery 1114, Midland, Texas.  Invitation. 

1985

  • “Midland Art Association Eighth Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, McCormick Gallery, Midland College, Midland, Texas.  Juror:  Thomas Livesay, Director, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

1982

  • 2 person show with Leslie d’Allesandro-Hill, Theatre Midland, “Barefoot in the Park”, Midland, Texas

Inspiration

"Visit places that remind you of eternity when you can.  See the mountains.  See the stars.  

Walk among the ancient redwoods.  

Stand at the ocean's door. 

 Let nature and life remind you of eternity in ways that speak to your soul."

 

from 'Journey to the Heart' by Melody Beattie