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My artworks are influenced by my environment – what I see and hear and how I feel.  For example, my winter paintings are often shades of grey and the wheat color of dormant zoysia while spring paintings bare the soft pastels of dyed Easter eggs.

I work primarily with oil on hand-stretched linen and I usually work on several bodies of work at the same time.  I have been playing with the idea of trusting one’s intuition, hence, the theme of the third eye, deciphering the truth that lies between one’s spoken and unspoken words and flying above the clutter of everyday life. I am also continuing to visit the theme of joblessness as I feel it is important as an artist to document history and our Great Recession.  Other areas of interest include the study of aerial views of the Earth in abstract form and interiors or the spaces where we spend our private lives.  

I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember.  I vividly recall painting murals on my bedroom wall when I was a young child and thankfully, my parents didn’t seem to mind too much.  Skipping forward many years, I’m grateful to have the time to devote my energies to painting full time.  It’s really a meditation.  Time stands still and living in the moment now has meaning.  

My formal education includes a Master of Business Administration and years of art study at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Arkansas Arts Center and workshops with notable artists. I teach classes at the Arkansas Arts Center and at Rancho la Puerta Resort and Spa in Tecate, Mexico.

Cathy closeup