I was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. Interested in art and music, I spent my childhood playing sports, making art and making music. After moving around a bit I came back to East Texas and married my best friend, James. We have 3 children, Joseph is 5 and Pearl is 3 and Sam is almost 6 months.

I've been painting and making collages my whole life and decided that nothing would make me happier as a career. I teach art at Tyler Junior College and work regularly in my studio at my house. Over the last 10 years I have lived and been involved in the art scene in New Orleans, Austin and New York City. Throughout the years I have produced art shows for artists and participated in various types of shows. I have started designing interiors and structures over the last few years and have found my love for beautiful objects translates easily from the canvas to the home.

My love for color drives every piece and whether it is multicolored or black and white, mark making and color must work harmoniously for the piece to be successful. I work on each piece until that magic moment happens when I know it is finished.

I hope you enjoy the work as much as I do making it! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me as I can help design your space and make a custom piece for it as well.

A. Slaughter