Cathy McManus

After graduating in 1977 from the  University  of Texas in Austin with a BS in Advertising and design,  I began my career 36 years ago as a merchandiser/ designer in apparel.  My  career evolved into retail in the Homewares and Furniture Industries. I exercised my creative skills in store design,  merchandising and advertising  which ultimately led  me to design and manage an Internet E commerce website.  Website creation as well as writing blogs  became so sophisticated and in some ways not real or honest  anymore.  So, I said goodbye to the corporate world.

About  a year ago, I asked for my crayons back, I started painting which I had not done for 36 years. Now I get my life’s pleasures through painting .  My sources for creative ideas are all around me in my Cedar Grove  mountain landscape, desert landscapes, my horses  and just living the good life here in New Mexico.  I hope to be able continue to paint and learn from the  many great artists that reside in this land of Enchantment.