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2017    BFA                Studio Art       The University of Texas at Tyler (Specialization: Painting)

2009    Associates       Studio Art       Tyler Junior College

Professional Experience

2013-current                                                                                          VASE Juror for East Texas

2011-current                                                                                                       Private Art Teacher

2009-current                                                                            Owner of Artful Soles (online shop)

2008-current                                                                                                             Freelance Artist

2013- 2014                                                     Art Academy Teacher at Brook Hill Lower Campus

Solo Shows

2016    Remixed Intuitions, University Center at UT Tyler, Tyler TX

2008    Solo Artist Show at Tyler Junior College, Tyler Tx

Juried Shows/Exhibitions

2004, 2015, 2016        UT Tyler Juried Student Showcase, Tyler TX

2016    Beauty and the Box covered eclectic box contest, Tyler TX

2014, 2015      Art of Peace at the Tyler Museum of Art , Tyler TX

2009-2014       Juried Exhibit at Gallery Main Street, Tyler TX

2003, 2004      Fall-Tyler Junior College  Juried Student Showcases, Tyler TX

2002    Tyler Junior College  High School Juried Scholarship Show, Tyler TX


Group Shows

2016    Student Show, Sam Houston University, Huntsville TX

2015    Live painting at #LiveLikeArt- Fundraiser & Silent Auction at Random Art, Dallas TX

2013    Kitsch and Flow, with Arthash at Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth Tx

2011, 2012, 2013        Art in the Park at the Goodman Museum, Tyler Tx

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013          Art Walk with Gallery Main Street, Tyler Tx

2012   Open Salonwith Arthash at Kettle Art, Dallas TX

2011, 2012      6×6 Show at Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

2010    Art Around Every Corner, noon-5pm at the Tyler Public Library, Tyler Tx

2010 Group show at Gold Leaf Gallery, Tyler Tx

2008, 2009      Group Show with the Foox Collective, Tyler Tx

2003, 2004      Student Scholarship Show at Tyler Junior College, Tyler Tx

Volunteer work/Donated art


Vice President of Artist Association of UT Tyler

Co-Founder of the Artist Association of UT Tyler

President of the UT Tyler Art Club


Fall-UT Tyler Art Club President, Tyler Tx

Cattle Barrens Auction for the American Cancer Society (it raised $8000), Tyler Tx

2012    Mother Francis Heart Hospital, Heart Hospital Auction , Tyler TX

2003    President and co-founder of the Tyler Junior College Art Club, Tyler TX

2002    Art Club Secretary for Robert E Lee High School, Tyler TX


2016    Chosen to be supported by Einstein Bagels of Tyler TX

Chris Lyons Scholarship Award at UT Tyler

Ben & Maytee Fisch Foundation Scholarship at UT Tyler

Honorable Mention at UT Tyler Juried Student Showcase, Tyler TX

2015    Art Excellence Scholarship Award at UT Tyler

2012    Artist of the year for Mayor Barbra Bass

2005    Art Scholarship at Savannah College of Art and Design for my art portfolio

2003    Performance Grant / Showcase Artist Scholarship Award for Tyler Junior College

2002    Tyler Junior College Area High School Scholarship Award

2002    earned 3 on 2 AP art portfolios (credited 2 college courses)

2000    4th place in the contest for the Art Youth of Texas Flag, Austin TX


2015    Interview by E Guide Magazine

2013    Artist interview by BSCENE Magazine, P.86

2013    Video interview by RAW artist

2012    Video interview by Mother Francis Hospital

2012    Video interview by Mayor Barbra Bass, about my art for Mother Francis Hospital

2011    Arthash artist interview

Piney Woods Live artist interview

Winner of the Facebook contest with Pinny Woods Live for the front cover

2004    Tyler Morning Telegraph artist interview


Commissions and Purchased art

2016    Glowing Frond and Submerged Luster, Purchased by Target Distribution Center

permanent collection

Siren’s Gift, purchased by Einstein Bagels and McKinney Family