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As a painter, I have worked primarily with oil, gouache, watercolor, and acrylic.  I love experimenting with unfamiliar mediums. As of late, these mediums have been spray paint, marker, encaustic (painting with heated bees wax, damar resin, and colored pigments), and jewelry making. I have also really been getting into drawing with charcoal and watercoloring on top.

One of my latest bodies of work has been creating a series of hybrid insect hand sculptures out of copper, brass, and sterling silver.

I’m a native New Mexican and have a passionate love for the southwest. The vibrant colors and light in my work reflect the enchanting environment I grew up in. I graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in French. I am a certified secondary school art teacher.

If you have any thoughts or ideas, please share them with me. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, email me at breathingincolor@yahoo.com.

Self Portrait, 24x32, oil on canvas, 2010

Self Portrait, 24×32, oil on canvas, 2010

Past Exhibitions:

Travelers Cafe. Las Vegas, NM.

Breathing in Color,” Solo Show. January 2014.

Burris Hall, Las Vegas, NM.

Student Show,” November 2013.

Burris Hall, Las Vegas, NM.

      “Dia De Los Muertos,” Group Show. October 2013.

JC’s Pizza, Las Vegas, NM.

     “The Vibe,” Group Show. August 2013.

Burris Hall, Las Vegas, NM.

      “Strike Hang/End Date,”  Group Show. May 2013.

Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

New Voices, Artists Speak from the HeART,” Group Show. March 2013.

Historic Sunrise Bank of Albuquerque, in Albuquerque, NM.

       “Xtreme Sports Art Show Three,” Group Show. July 2012.

BoRo Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
       “NAKED,” University of New Mexico Honors Thesis Solo Exhibition. May 2012.

Pieces in a publication:

Conceptions Southwest, Vol. XXXV, The Fine Arts and Literature Magazine of the University of New Mexico. 2012.

Mom in Mexico, gouache on paper, 8×10, 2010, p.31

Summer Bliss, oil on canvas, 2010, 26×34, p. 51- Staff choice award


in progress: painting on a guitar

White Chameleon, gouache on watercolor paper, 8″x 10″,  2014

Field of Flowers, acrylic on wooden board, 2′ x 6′, 2014

Speedle IV, ring , silver and copper, 2o14

Restoration of eyes on mannequin head, acrylic, 2013

Jessiegouache on paper, 16″x35″, 2012


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