- Primary Mediums: Monotype prints made with acrylic paint, hand-embellished with gold ink, gold leaf, interference and iridescent pigments and other artist-quality materials
- Acrylic Monotype Printmaker producing images with abstract figurative, landscape or nature influences
- Digital Art: Photocollage using vintage, found and archival photos and ephemera along with decorative elements found in the public domain. I hand-draw and digitally paint on embellishments using iPad apps like Procreate and ArtRage.
- Paintings: Mixed-media acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel
I am an artist and writer who lives in Dallas, Texas, originally from the “pine curtains” of East Texas. My work is based around vintage personal, found and public domain images, or iconic scenes from cities and small towns. My pieces capture an intangible sense of connection with the past through slightly abstract images of people, places and scenes, creatively documenting history and family legacies.
Born and raised in a small unincorporated community just outside of Lufkin, Texas, I am a self-taught artist who did not begin my artistic journey until 2016, when I was 40. My art career followed a long and varied professional path through journalism, marketing and corporate IT. While visual art may not seem like a logical next step from there, I find myself using skills from nearly all of those jobs in order to be successful in the work that I am doing today, from researching and creating pieces to business communications, customer success and project management.
My main creative focus, the Pine Curtain Project, documents East Texas History and Folklore. I also create commissions, wholesale programs and other work on areas outside of Texas.
I live in Dallas with my husband and two cats, where I read a lot, watch too much TV and started a company called K.Co, which allows me to travel as often as possible and make books about it (among other things.)
I am an artist and writer who lives in Dallas, Texas, originally from the “pine curtains” of East Texas. My work is based on vintage personal, found and public domain images, or iconic scenes from cities and small towns. My pieces capture an intangible sense of connection with the past through people, places and scenes, giving context to the past and creatively documenting history and family legacies.
My main creative focus, the Pine Curtain Project, documents East Texas History and Folklore. I am hired for commissions, wholesale programs and other work depicting subject matter outside of Texas.
In the News:
Folklore in the Archives, KERA Art & Seek, August 2021
2021 Folklore in the Archives Presentation
IMPRINT ATX. Contracommon Austin, Texas
Where to find my work:
Gift Shop: Texas Forestry Museum, Lufkin, Texas
Fall 2022, Evergreen: Art from the Pine Curtain Project (Solo Show), Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, J Erik Jonsson Central Library, Dallas, TX
Jan. 15-Feb. 15 2022, Contracommon x PrintAustin exhibition, IMPRINT ATX. Contracommon, Austin, Texas
Podcast: Pine Curtain Confidential
May 2022, Kilgore Geekend, Kilgore, Texas
Sept. 2021 “Folklore in the Archives,” UNT Libraries
Relevant Professional Experience:
2016-present, Owner-Publisher, K.Co Press
2021-present, Podcast Host, Folklore Channel – New Books Network
2022 – present, Data Researcher, Curator (Freelance/Consultant), The Dallas Morning News
Please e-mail me for professional, hi-res imagery of my art, studio and other photos.