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grew up on a beautiful ranch outside of Dripping Springs, Texas
whose landscapes made an enormous impression on me. My obsession
with art began at a very young age. I can remember occasionally
pretending to be sick so I could stay home and spend the entire day
drawing and coloring. I briefly attended St. Edward's University
where I quickly changed my major to fine arts and studied under
professor, Walle Conoly. Though he does not know it, I
affectionately blame him for changing the way I view my environment.
In fact, one of my first paintings in his class was of that ranch
and my mother still has it hanging to this day, though that ranch is
no longer a part of our family.
style and voice have changed quite a lot since then. The style of
collage that I do today was started when I lived in New York City. I
move there as a newly wed to pursue a career as a model. It was a
very difficult period for me personally. Having very little money
for paints, I began making "art" for my painfully blank
brick walls using cereal boxes, shoe polish and Vogue magazines left
over from the previous tenant. These are basically the same
materials I use today. I am inspired first by music but also by the
LP cover art and poster art that I encounter daily while enjoying
working at Waterloo Records. I am currently reflecting on ideas of
the American West as well as religious iconography predominantly
that of the Catholic faith. I hope that they affect you.