My art embraces the beauty and rhythm of life. I am inspired by the vibrations of color and how that translates into capturing the spirit of my subject.
My process is a dance with the painting. Layers and colors are added repeatedly on top of one another as the composition develops organically.
Fluid, gestural marks emphasize the subject's liveliness.
Silky’s art journey began in the Fall of 2011 when she took an en plein air workshop with Jill Steenhuis in Aix-en-Provence. Although mostly self-taught, she continued her art studies with classes at Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas and various workshops with artists such as Anne Blair Brown and Tracy Verdugo. She completed a three-term long distance course with Jemma Derbyshire of Edinburgh, Scotland and continues to take life-drawing classes with Ellen Soderquist in Richardson, Texas.
Silky was selected to be an Artist in Residence at the Elephant Butte Lake Artist Residency in New Mexico for the month February 2017.
Silky has a BFA in Dance from Texas Christian University and a Master’s Degree in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management. For many years, she worked in marketing and public relations while also teaching creativity workshops. Then, Silky became a Certified Expressive Arts Facilitator and worked with a variety of populations including psychiatric patients, women in shelters, youth-at-risk, people with cancer and young adults with learning disabilities.
Deeply involved in the McKinney art scene, Silky is a co-founder of the McKinney Creative Community and is member of The Cove, a local art cooperative. Silky also organizes the annual Holiday Art Bazaar at Tupps Brewery.
Silky keeps an art studio in the historical district of McKinney, Texas where she lives with her husband, dog and two cats.
current and upcoming exhibitions
April 7 - 28, 2018 • Unique by Nature Juried Art Show • Group Show • McKinney, Texas
April 6 - 28, 2018 • Thrift Studio Pop Up Shop • Group Show • Dallas, Texas
January - April, 2018 • Group Exhibition, McKinney Public Library, McKinney, Texas
September 21 - 23, 2018 • Solo Show, The Cove, McKinney, Texas
December 1, 2017-January 13, 2018 • TAC Small Works Show, Juried Group Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
September 15-17, 2017 • In My Own Backyard, Solo Show, The Cove, McKinney, Texas
June 10-30, 2017 • New Mexico Dreamscapes, Solo Show, The Martin Place, McKinney, Texas
April 5 - May 6, 2017 • Dwell with Dignity Pop Up Art Gallery, Group Show, Dallas, Texas
April 1 - 22, 2017 • UNIQUE BY NATURE Juried Art Show • Group Show • McKinney, Texas
February – April, 2017 • Group Show, McKinney Public Library, McKinney, Texas
February 11-28, 2017 • Group Show: EBLAR Artists in Residence
Rio Bravo Fine Art Gallery, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
July 23, 2016 • Urban Art Scene: Architecture, Art & Culture, Pop-Up Gallery, Dallas, Texas
February 2016 • Invitational Group Show, Orison’s Fine Art Gallery, McKinney, Texas
October 2015 • Emerging Artist Competition, First Place
Group Show, Orison’s Fine Art Gallery, McKinney, Texas