Who I am:
I am an artist and writer who lives in Dallas, Texas, originally from the “pine curtains” of East Texas. I’m also an emerging historian, and most of my work is based around vintage personal, found and public domain images, or iconic scenes from cities and small towns. Creative work has been a sustaining element in my life, not only in the fun of producing it, but also in exploring art communities at home and away. In 2022, I founded K.Co Press in order to publish books about the interesting things I see and experience on my many road trips.
When I began my creative journey in 2016, I was inspired by the late, great Molly, or the “Muse who Mews.” Now I have Bluebonnet and Bosque Beans aka. the “Mewses times Two-ses.” So, I’m also a cat lady, and they show up in my work from time to time!
ExhibitionS & Speaking engagements:
2017 Group Exhibition, The Basement Gallery, Knoxville, Tenn.
2017 Festival of Trees, Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, Texas.
2018 Art Conspiracy, Art Auction, Dallas, Texas.
2018 Private Fundraiser Auction, Los Angeles, Calif.
August 2021 Feast in the Forest auction and fundraiser, (Invited Artist) Texas Forestry Museum, Lufkin, Texas.
August-September 2021 Thrift Studio benefiting Dwell with Dignity, Maestri Gallery and Thrift Studio Pop-up, (Selected Artist) Dallas, Texas
September 2021, “Ghost Story, Ghost Town” presentation, Folklore in the Archives Symposium, UNT Libraries
January 15 to February 15, 2022: Contracommon x PrintAustin exhibition, IMPRINT ATX.
May 2022, “Creative Heritage” presentation and exhibit, Kilgore Geekend, Kilgore, Texas
Sept. 9 – Oct. 21, 2022, Evergreen: Art from the Pine Curtain Project (Solo Show), Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas
“Ten Texas Towns And Places In-Between, Field Notes From The Back Roads” 2022, K.Co Press
“Sunwashed” 2022, K.Co Press
“Howdy, Neighbor!” 2022, K.Co Press
“The Lives They Loved,” The New York Times Interactive, 2016
Folklore Podcast Host, New Books Network
Click here for my publications archive.
How to work with me:
My work is well-suited for commissioned brand collaborations or licensed art with cities, destinations, or businesses who want to highlight their heritage and tell their story in a creative way. I offer original art for sale in Dallas, Texas and elsewhere, including custom commissions.
I also write, speak and consult on East Texas History and Folklore; Creative Heritage Projects, and other topics.
Please contact me for my 2023 schedule, presentation topic options and creative project structure for private commissions and B2B custom art pieces.