I am a Texas native, but as an Army Brat, I spend most of my youth growing up near Ft Rucker in Alabama. I attended grade school, high school, and college in Alabama with a short stint in Colorado.. Aside from being a practicing artist I am an art history subject matter expert with a focus in Asian Art, a high school visual arts and film educator, and a college art history professor for TAMIU and Trident Universities. I have been an educator for almost 15 yrs. My artwork is influenced by my love of the macabre, human anatomy, animals, the power of color, and Mexican Folk Art.
- I am trying to visit a new tropical beach/island outside the US every summer. So far I have been to the British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, and Puerto Rico. So many, many, more to go! The ultimate goal is to make it to the Maldives and Bora Bora!
- I love to collect skulls and bones. Day of the Dead is my favorite holiday along with Halloween.
Examples of my art: