About me


“Despite her fears she found,
The secret to an outstanding life,
Is risking the fall,
For the possibility of flight.”

– Kyra Jackson

Welcome! I am an artist. Every one of my paintings is part of my story – whom I meet, where I am, a book I read or a museum I visit. Sometimes it’s a line of scripture I hear on Sunday morning. It’s dreams and prayers, time spent hiking in the sunlight. Encouragement from friends and strangers. I take all this into the studio and trust the process. And if it works, if I let go enough, I come away with a painting that breathes on its own and even inspires.

I have been a gallery artist for 10 years. My training has a foundation of traditional methods. I enjoy the challenge of using traditional painting methods to create contemporary works. I have studied at the University of Texas at Austin, The Art League of Houston, and the Konigs Schule in the Hague, the Netherlands.

What makes my life complete – my husband, my family, Jesus, Mexican mules, all the chocolate, the wind, stars and wide open spaces.

Gallery Representation: Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX 77005

Selected Exhibitions:

  • 2019 CES The Art of Love auction, Jackson, WY
  • 2018 Group Show, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2018 CES The Art of Love auction, Jackson, WY
  • 2017 National Museum of Wildlife Art Plein Air Fest, Jackson, WY
  • 2017 Community Entry Services The Art of Love auction, Jackson, WY
  • 2016 Solo Show, Cloister Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2014 Assistance League of Houston, Texas Celebrates Art 2014, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas
  • 2014 Small Works Show, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2014 Amuse Bouche, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
  • 2013 AIS 14th Annual International Salon, Charleston, SC
  • 2012 AIS 13th Annual International Salon Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011 Greenhouse Gallery Salon International Show, San Antonio, TX
  • 2011 American Impressionist Society, 12th Annual International Salon, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • 2011 Emerging Artists Show, Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
  • 2010 17th Nat’l Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
  • 2009 Jack Meier Gallery Group Show, Houston, TX
  • 2008 Houston Arts Alliance Exhibition, City Hall, Houston, TX
  • 2008 Museum without Walls Exhibition, New York, NY

CONTACT: abreck@swbell.net

Paintings: My original paintings are painted in oil. I offer small paintings here on my website. Larger works can be found at the Jack Meier Gallery located at 2310 Bissonnet St. in Houston, Texas.