Wife. Mother. Artist. Teacher.
The above four words describe me most and to my core. I value family above anything else. Next to family, art is my second love. I graduated from UT Tyler in 2012 with my BFA in Fine Art with an emphasis in sculpture and drawing. From there I attended Texas State Technical College to obtain my certificate in Graphic Design and Web Development. I began working as a graphic designer and web developer right away and loved getting to be create in my job. I sat behind a desk creating for over 4 years, and still smile as I see my design work out in the real world (Buc-cee's and On The Border Salsa label art to name a few!) I however missed the fine arts and decided to get certified to teach k-12 Art. Since, I have been blessed enough to teach art for 7 years in the k-12 classroom and have be given the incredible opportunity to return to school my self in pursuit of my MFA. I obtained my MA in December 2021 and my MFA in December 2022. I have been a TA in both beginning and advanced sculpture classes for the University of Texas at Tyler for one of my mentors and have really enjoyed getting the chance to work in a college classroom. Some of my art influences are: Chris Burden, Marcel Duchamp, Janine Antoni, Tara Donovan, and Louise Nevelson. There are so many artists I find inspiration from, but these are the few I am currently obsessed with. As a viewer, I appreciate conceptual work and really enjoy installation and performance art.
Self Portrait - 18 in x 24 in. Charcoal. 2022
Bereft of Self (on display at UTT Department of Art and Art History October 2021). Filmed by Wade McCullin and edited and produced by Heather McCullin.
Kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade were spotlighted in the local news for their art exhibition in the University of Texas at Tyler's Department of Art and Art History FAC Gallery.
Interview for UT Tyler's College of Art and Sciences and College of Education and Psychology for a crossover article about my role as student and educator at the University of Texas at Tyler.
Read full interview here.