My love of art began when I was in junior high. My art teacher pointed out that I had a real talent and inspired me to attend a college that would allow me to develop my skills as a visual artist. . One of my biggest accomplishments was being accepted into Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma and receiving a scholarship for the arts program. I have been teaching since 1998, and am still an active teacher in Texas schools. I enjoy guiding my students to improve their artistic skills and reach the goals they set for themselves. Some of my favorite things to teach are portraiture, landscape, figure drawing, still life, and the use of mixed media. I joined the CFMA team because I wanted to be on the faculty of this wonderful music and arts institution in order to share my passion for creativity with students. When my students are in their element, it makes me happy to see them feel accomplished and confident . This experience is priceless for both students and their parents.