I started in the arts as early as 1969 as a portrait artist and clay sculpture. I have owned businesses thru the years and have been in many juried fine art and International shows throughout New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Arizona and California. I am mostly self taught, but also have taken courses with the Columbus art and Design of Ohio and Foothill College in California. While living in another state, I painted the legendry figures of the Old West, capturing the essence of the outlaws, like Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, who lived so large in our history. After moving to New Mexico, the history and stories of everyday life, colorful cultures of Native American and Mexican people took hold of my brush. My style of art had finally found the right home.
My work has been displayed:
Crossland Gallery – El Paso, N.M.
Unsettled Gallery – Las Cruces, N.M.
Dunn-Mueller Gallery – Half Moon Bay, CA.
Moonstones Gallery – Cambria, CA.
Cobalt Gallery – Tubac, AZ.
Folk Art International – Menlo, CA.
Earthworks – Los Altos, CA.
Fine Art Shows
Las Cruces Fine Art – Las Cruces, N.M.
Los Artistas Fine Art – El Paso, TX.
El Paso International – El Paso, TX.
Marin Fine Art Show – Marin, CA.
KBF Art Show – San Francisco, CA.
International Museum of Art – El Paso, TX.
I have had many commissions and in collectors homes throughout the USA. I am a member of the Black Range Artists, Inc., El Paso Art Association, National Association of Professional Women, and past member of the American Academy of Women Artists.
Photography by Richard Orona