I’m a studio artist who exhibits work in galleries and shows in the United States and Canada. I hold a BS in education with teacher certification in art and general education for grades one through eight.
My work is mixed media. Over the years, I’ve worked with a lot of different materials, and I incorporate that diversity into each new piece. Currently I’m creating unusual assemblages of wood, clay, metal and reclaimed objects; and collages that include vintage, print, and digital ephemera.
My childhood in southern Louisiana, worldwide travels, and life in the Texas hill country influence my work. Mystery and a nod to traditional and urban folklore keep it personally and historically evocative.
In my high-energy workshops you’ll use everyday objects, icons, urban trash, personal mementos, and traditional art materials to construct your visual narrative. You’ll turn your ideas, dreams and feelings into three-dimensional sculpture or two-dimensional collage. Each workshop emphasizes the basic use of tools, joinery techniques and bold self-expression.
I also collaborate with my husband, ceramic artist Billy Ray Mangham. After more than twenty years together, Eye of the Dog Art Center is our most ambitious joint project. I hope you’ll join us in it.