The West and the history of the Indians, cowboys, and cowgirls have always been of interest to me, and continue to be a source of inspiration for my paintings. The love of the land and the people of the West have been the objective of my work, and also to capture the romance of the spirit of the old west. Cowgirls are now the focus, and it has been such joy to study the history of these remarkable early cowgirls and their great accomplishments. The admiration of vintage western photos, 1930-40’s western paintings and old rodeo posters have influenced my interpretation of the early cowgirls and how I hope to represent them in my paintings. I thank God for the gift of painting, and may he always receive the glory.
In 2009, my painting of the famous Fort Worth cowgirl and trick rider, “Mitzi Lucas”, won the “Lowry Award in Memory of Bill Bomar”. The award was given as the “Preservation is the Art of the City” exhibition held at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center,
Born in 1950 and a sixth generation Texan raised in Fort Worth, my husband and I now live in Aledo, Texas where my studio is on a ridge overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River valley.