My love of art led me to study through many books and accomplished instructors.  I seemed to find my niche when I received excellent instruction for portraits in oil from Irby Brown.  In 1976 I found the medium of pastel, 

which  excited me with its vibrancy and flexibility.                                     

As one of the original members of the Pastel Society of the Southwest in Dallas Texas I was able to study with some of the leading pastelist of our

time.   I have also been fortunate in winning top awards in many fine art shows,  and received the distinction of being elected into the

Pastel Society of America located at Gramercy Park in New York City in 1983.  Through all of my years of selling to the public I have developed

my own style of painting that is different from most pastelists.

           My hope is that  I have created a piece of art that will last for many

years and reminds people of a special time or person in their life.

           For examples of my work please click on the slideshow below.....