Portfolio > Beyond the Backdoor 2020


Zinnia 4
Oil on wrapped canvas
50x40"
2020
Cactus Blossom
oil on board
10x10"
2020
Big Bend Cactus
oil on board
16x20"
Tua Tua
0il on canvas
33x43
2020
French Knots
oil on board
2019
Growing Yellow
oil on board
10x10"
2018
Morning Crinum
0il on canvas
40x50"
2019
Garden Dream
oil on board
10x10"
2019
Zinnia
oil on board
10x10"
2019

One-person exhibit at the Nave Museum in Victoria, Texas
November 5 -December 20 2020.

BEYOND THE BACKDOOR features new paintings about adaption and growth.

My backyard, next to my studio, is my enclosed inspiration. This tranquil space under a canopy of oak tree leaves became a sun-drenched lawn after Hurricane Harvey. It did not take long for the altered environment to inspire entirely new gardening ideas. As I revise my garden, I am also revising my painting style. I'm reminded of how a gardener experiments where to plant and how the soil, light, and fertilizer affect the end results.

During the years of preparation for this exhibit I also had the privilege and visiting and becoming inspired by many gardens in the South Texas area.