I began drawing and painting as a child in Weatherford,
Okla. and continued formal art studies at Okla. University, Scripps
Institute of Art
and the Ft. Worth Art Center.
Numerous honors and awards have been presented to me nationally
and internationally. Some of these are: Best Oil Trophy, T.P.P.A.
Original Art Showcase 1989, Prestige Gallery, Toronto, Ontario;
One Man Show, World Trade Center, Dallas 1990; Featured Artist
Products Show in the Okla. State Capital Rotunda, 1991.
I have been featured in "Artists of Texas", Vol. II; "Wildlife
Art News Profile "1988-1989; "American Artist Survey
of Leading Contemporaries" by
Teaching Art at Tarrant County College. workshops and classes
has blessed me with many student friends. After the loss of my
36 years I met Tom Phillips, also a professional artist, from my
hometown where we had taken art lessons from the same teacher as
some 55 years earlier. We got married and formed "Tom and
Loretta's Art of the West".
I love the varieties of life, the ever-changing beauty in God's
Creation. I seek to communicate on canvas these moments of joy
of hope to others in the midst of todays world of perplexities