I've been painting all my life. The early working years were spent in the corporate world. I founded my graphic design company, Brannan Design, in Dallas, Texas, in 1985, working with a wide range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Brannan Design’s client list included Neiman Marcus (for 25 years, even worked directly with Mr. Stanley on many projects), DFW International Airport, Alliance Development Company, Mary Kay, Penson Worldwide, and Mobil Oil Corporation. Prior to that time, I worked as a senior art director at Hill and Knowlton on accounts that included Republican National Convention, DART, and Dr Pepper. While there I produced annual reports, corporate identity campaigns, and corporate publications. I also worked as an art director at Ogilvy & Mather. I received plenty of professional awards from Mead Top 60, the International Association of Business Communicators, Potlatch, the Texas Public Relations Association, Matrix, TOPS, the Printing Industry Association, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
In 2008, I went back to my first love, painting. I am presently a fine artist and teacher. I work in acrylic on large scale installations. My paintings are in homes in the Dallas Highland Park and Preston Hollow areas. They also are spread across the U.S. and even Ireland, France and Italy. CowBelle, is my muse who I created in 2014, and her popularity has exploded. I teach adult classes and corporate events in my studio and on location. I adore (totally adore!) teaching kids. I hold classes in private homes and painting camps at the Episcopal School of Dallas and Parish Episcopal.
I am a native Louisianian and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University. I love the country, horses and sunsets. I live by White Rock Lake in Dallas with my black cat, Trouble, and my son's black dog, Rebel. Rebel loves her cousin, Odie, a very handsome German Shepherd. All were rescue animals. Spare time is spent at my ranch in Aubrey, Texas. I try to grow tomatoes every year. After 25 years of tomato-less plants, we've finally had huge harvest. Never say never.