Artist Info


BFA 2012 Studio Art University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
BA 2012 Spanish (Teaching Certification)

Group Exhibition:
2010 Annual Art Student Competition University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX*
Thiel-Silcox Fine Art Competition Killeen Civic Art Guild, Killeen, TX
Central Texas Art Competition Altrusa International of Temple and Temple South Rotary Club, Temple, TX
Verbosity University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX
2011 Annual Art Student Competition University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX*

Honors and Scholarships:
Lucille Land Lacy Art Scholarship
Mildred Wiseman Endowed Spanish Scholarship
Sigma Delta Pi National Society of Spanish 2010-present
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society 2011-present

*Denotes Honorable Mention Award


Whether it was building paper mache stairs for my kittens, painting and wallpapering my bathroom or gluing random object together to make a sculpture, I have always loved making art. Growing up, I was always the happiest while I was working.
I took a drawing class for six years spanning from elementary to high school. This class provided me with a lot of the foundations of good technique and started my development in art. During my Sophomore year of high school I took a sculpture and ceramics class. That class gave me a new outlook on art and how fine art can be more than drawing and colored pencils. It expanded my horizons tremendously.
I entered the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Fall of 2008 as an art major, but quickly added Spanish to the mix. I am so blessed to be a student at UMHB, where all the professors have given of their time and efforts to encourage, push and teach me so that I can in turn push myself to fulfill my potential as an artist. There has been lots of laughter and tears along the way, and it is making me a better person.
At this point, I will graduate in December 2012 with a Bachelors of Fine Art emphasis in Studio Art and a Bachelors of Art in Spanish emphasis in Teaching. After graduation, my hope is to pursue art at the graduate level in order to earn a Masters of Fine Arts. I love teaching, but at this point I am not sure at what level or what subject I will teach.
I have found a lot of inspiration from Leonardo Da Vinci when he said, "I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have."
I hope that I can push myself to my full potential and use the gifts that God has given me to serve Him and spread His light in the world.


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful blog, Ellen! Congratulations! I especially like your pointillist work.