Being a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio, has influenced my landscape paintings as well as my collages/assemblages. My Hispanic culture and a Southwestern lifestyle are evident in my life as well as in my art.
I attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a BFA in Art Education in 1973. I taught art in the public schools in Austin and San Antonio for 31 years at the middle and high school levels. My years as an art educator allowed me to explore many different art forms and directions with so many talented students which greatly influenced my work.
Upon retiring from education in 2004 I began working full time in my studio. I have balanced that with teaching at the Southwest School of Art as an adjunct instructor and serving on the Board of SaySi, and as an ad hoc committee member for SaySi. Also I presented art teacher workshops for Northside ISD, Judson ISD and San Antonio ISD.
My work has been shown in San Antonio at Hunt Gallery, Ortiz Contemporary Gallery,
Art SA, Southwest School of Art, Joan Grona Gallery, Say Si, and Art Incorporated. I have many collectors who have my work in cities such as Washington, New York, Chicago and Santa Fe. In San Antonio my work is in the collections of Ricardo and Harriet Romo, Liz and Bill Chiego, Phil Hardberger, UTSA, Beverly Schwartzman, Mike Schroeder, Dana and Ed Haverlah, Chris and Eric Johnson, Dr. Jaime Garza, Dr. Roger Macias and others.
The San Antonio Museum of Art has acquired two of my works for their permanent contemporary art collection.