In my intuitive painting process I walked through an old faded door
allowing it to close behind me, and then opened a new door to the unknown.
To step across the threshold, I needed to let go of my plans and goals-
- simply to walk up to a canvas and begin painting. This radical departure
from my former approach was exciting at first. But in the middle,
it felt like I was being deluged by chaos. I wanted to flee from the painting.
There was a need to find the courage and faith to continue.
Color and shapes lost their former roles as descriptors of objects
and took on new life as flow and expressiveness.
The development of my art echoes my spiritual journey through life.
If I trust the goodness of life, it has always led me to a to a place of resolution and contentment.
Lately my muse took another twist and is prompting me to release the work to complete itself
in an open ended synergy with all of life where mystery is still intact.
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art,
and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mastercard, New York, New York
The Palacio Del Rio Hilton Hotel,San Antonio, TX
The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX
The Bexar County Justice Center, San Antonio, TX
The Soberina Westin Hotel, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
The Marina Hotel at St. John's Place, Jacksonville, Florida
Alvin Robinson, Spur
Red McCombs, San Antonio, TX
Curtis Gunn, San Antonio, TX
2017- Somerset Studio- Art Journaling magazine- July
2012- Seed Package Designs. Seed packages available through www.jardinseeds.com
2012- Book: Contemporary Painters, by Danijela Dracun & Charles McFadden
Published by Schiffer. Avaliable through www.amazon.com
2017- Twin Sisters Restaurant, San Antonio, TX- August
2016-2017-Cappy's Restaurant, San Antonio, TX,
Opening December, for one month
2014- GAGA show the Rainbow Quilt, Southwest School of Art,
2012- GAGA show at The Bright Shawl, San Antonio . August
2012- GAGA show Rockport Center for the Arts. July
2008- Bhil Haus Invitational- Yellow Roses Show
2008- Del Rio Firehouse Gallery- One Person Show
2009-San Antonio Watercolor Group Show- Equal Merit Award
2007- Texas Watercolor Society Show- Camellia Artists' Materials Award
2007-Coppinni Art Academy- First Place, Artist of the Month Award
1989 ,1971- San Antonio Art League Awards
The Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Ft. Worth, TX, 1993
The San Antonio Botanical Gardens, 1993 and 1996
The Wesley Community Centers, San Antonio, TX 1994
Lesta Frankcell: 210-316-3687