ABOUT THE ARTIST
My work is a confluence of two elements, abstraction and intuition. Acrylics offer a flexibility allowing me to use quick, spontaneous gestures, wide color choices as well as a variety of textural surfaces. Favoring the palette knife, I apply strong, unconstrained and unpredictable paint strokes constantly adding, subtracting, scratching and smoothing, giving rise to the emerging image. This dance and visual dialogue is both exhilarating and sobering. It is inherent to my practice and my development. It is this act of creation I wish to share with my audience.
While primarily a self taught artist, I have attended classes and workshops of several national, international and local artists to whom I am indebted. I am also inspired and influenced by many painters past and present. However, the aesthetic of key artists from around the turn of the 20th Century have influenced me greatly. Among them are Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Sonya Delaunay, Henry Matisse and others. I exhibit my work in group exhibitions in San Antonio and throughout southern Texas.
EDUCATION AND ART TRAINING
Université de Toulouse-Le-Mirail, Toulouse, France:
BA Applied Foreign Languages - French/English/Spanish - Minor in Business and Economics.
Diploma of Translation and Consecutive/Simultaneous Interpretation.
"Cypress Studio" Art Class with Laurence Karasek, Lakehills, Texas: Strengthening Drawing Skills, Composition, Perspective, Spatial Understanding, April 2013.
Private painting classes with Seth Camm, 2014.
Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas: Studied Studio Art, Landscape Painting and Intensified Abstraction with Jeannette McDougall, Sylvia Benitez and Chris Sauter, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Semmes Studio at the San Antonio Art League and Museum: "Inspired Abstraction", a Studio Workshop with Marguerite Moreau McCarthy, 2018.
New York Foundation For the Arts - Learning/Professional Development - Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program with Mentor Kim Bishop, 2019.
Color Theory and Studio Workshops with Roberta Buckles, Summer and Fall 2019.
San Antonio Art League and Museum: "Non-Objective Painting", a Studio Workshop with Lyn Belisle, 2020.
On-going Collaborative Critique Group with fellow-artists, 2018-Present
LANGUAGES: French, English, Spanish