My love of color, pattern, texture, and nature inspires me to create small to large scale paintings on paper and canvas. The materials I use are acrylic, pastel, oil sticks, and paper. My process of layering color allows me to create unexpected, beautiful shapes while adding value and transformation. I go back and forth between abstract painting, painting cactus, creating pattern-like artwork, and most recently I have been experimenting with dresses and people. My experimenting with the abstract gives me energy and ideas for new work and new color palettes. I am also inspired by the color of the Texas landscape that is surrounded by the cactus plants, which symbolize endurance and stability.