Born into a family of artists, Angeline has a natural instinct for good design and artistic ability. Beginning at the age of sixteen, she interned summers in the art department at her mother's work preparing artwork for printing on styrofoam products. After high school she studied Visual Communications at the Art Institute of Dallas. She's held many positions over the years from Graphic Artist to Art Director in Dallas, Denver, and the West Texas area of Lubbock. In 2004 she set out on her own as Halo Creative which she still operates today, designing print and web collateral for clients. In recent years, she's been focusing more on fine art with the goal to significantly advance this area of her career.
Angeline's fine art focus is on acrylic and scratchboard and frequently has commissioned projects. She was an owner at Mesquite Queen Art Gallery located in Silent Night Village, as well as a featured artist at J Childs Gallery artist co-op, both located in Post, Texas. For four straight years just prior to relocating to Frisco, she was chosen to participate in the annual Sit A Spell promotion held by the Caprock Cultural Association of Post. This is an event for 12 area artists to paint an adirondack chair which is then displayed for a month along Main Street. Also just before relocation, she completed two years serving as the Post Art Guild President managing the annual art show and leading community art classes for youth and adults. She has won several art show awards, including Best of Show at the Llano Estacado Art Association annual fall show in Hobbs, NM, as well as several purchase awards. She has also illustrated two children's books.
As President of the Post Art Guild, an organization founded in 1960, Angeline worked diligently to improve operations of the annual spring show beginning with the quality of the promotional materials and efficiency of creating awareness. From there, she investigated and implemented a cost effective option for a new hanging system. This allowed the show to be hung quickly with less risk of harming artwork or personnel. Next, she ran a survey for previous entrants and had the organization vote on set categories streamlining the art submission process. Finally, she worked with other art clubs in the area and utilized the Lubbock Arts Alliance to tap a resource of diverse art judges. All of this resulted in an overall increase of submissions and successful shows above previous years.
Angeline began using acrylic many years ago after using oils. She prefers acrylics because of the quick dry time, easy clean up, and less odor. She believes, given her experience so far, that acrylic will stand the test of time in maintaining color vibrancy and structural integrity through the aging process. She enjoys incorporating various background textures into her pieces. Her family members are often subjects of her paintings and she likes to experiment with light and shadow.
Angeline discovered scratchboard as a gift years ago. She enjoys the challenge of working in reverse, removing the black background to reveal the final image. She strives to try different removal techniques and often experiments with the addition of different kinds of colored mediums.