My formal training began in 1972 at the El Paso Art Academy under the sole direction of the late Mr. Robert Hedley, a noted El Paso artist.
I continued my art work and training over the years and since 2015 have been a student at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts Glassell School of Art. My focus is oil painting and figurative drawing with a variety of media.
Having grown up in El Paso Texas, the beauty of the landscapes and peoples of the Northern Chihuahua Desert is ingrained in me. The art works of native El Paso artist Tom Lea have been a strong influence on me throughout my life.
Figurative drawing, capturing the life of the human form as a studio model or in their natural experience and rendering with a variety of media, is a challenge I continue to explore.
Featured in Exhibitions
2019 36th VAA Juried Open Exhibition
My portrait of my son Joey, which I have titled “Houston’s Finest”, has been selected for the Houston Visual Arts Alliance 36th Juried Open Exhibition. 407 artworks were entered and the Juror selected 55.
The exhibition will be held at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street from June 17th to July 13th, 2019.
Kinder Morgan Exhibition, summer 2019
Infinite Blue, has been selected by Jurors of the Glassell School, for exhibition in the Lobby of the Kinder Morgan Energy building 1001 Louisiana @ McKinney in downtown Houston, June 14 thru August 30.
2018 Kinder Morgan Exhibit - Burros
Several times a year, the Kinder Morgan Energy Company and the Glassell School have an Art Exhibition in the lobby of the Kinder Morgan building located at 1001 Louisiana in downtown Houston. This summer's theme is "Creatures".
"Burros" has been selected by Jury, for the exhibition to start June 8th and run until August 31st.
2017 VAA 35th Juried Exhibition - El Mason
Featured in the visual arts alliance 35th juried exhibition at the BLUEorange gallery at 1200 West Grey in Houston Tx.
Glassell School of Art - Self Portrait 2018
Chosen by Jury to be in the art exhibition celebrating the opening of the new school building. Through July 2018.