Sometimes God lets you discover new gifts at just the right season of life. Rhodema raised four children and moved to west Texas with her husband before discovering her artistic passion. With more time on her hands, she began taking workshops in different art mediums she had always wanted to try.

By accident she attended a local pastel workshop with a gifted teacher from Scotland, Margaret Evans, Pastels have become Rhodema’s favorite art medium.

From hobbyist to artist, Rhodema now paints and sells her work to individuals and in shows. She creates pet portraits and loves painting flowers, birds and wildlife.

Painting from her travel photos is another favorite art subject. With more time to travel now that her children are grown, she loves recreating her favorite travle sites and selling them…. IF her husband lets her take them off their wall.

Awards and Highlights

Juried Exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest - 2019 Sponsored by the Midland Arts Association - two pieces accepted: “Mommy Sheep and Baby” and “Blue Bunny” both in pastel.

Odessa Arts Association 2018 Juried Competition at The Ellen Noel Art Museum of the Permian Basin - Placed in top four with an Honorable Mention for “Magical Morning Light”. Two other pieces accepted: “Pray for Myanmar” in pastel and “Angel of Central Park” mixed media encaustic.

Central Texas Pastel Society - 15th Annual Member Exhibition

Midland Arts Association Annual Fall 2018 Juried Art Exhibit held at Midland College - One piece accepted in landscape, “Pray for Myanmar” in pastel

Odessa Arts Association 2017 Juried Competition at The Ellen Noel Art Museium of the Permian Basin - Honorable Mention “Midnight Garden Dance” - pastel

Midland Arts Association Annual Fall 2016 Juried Art Exhibition held at Midland College- 0ne piece accepted, “Fruit Basket” - pastel

My Work