The story behind our name
H2o Hue Art Studio
I never thought that I'd give up my pediatric oncologist dreams behind to pursue a career in the visual arts. I started college as unorthodox pre-med student that wanted to major in art instead of biology or chemistry.
For two years, I played the role of a microbiologist, physicist & chemist during the day and painter at night. Although I enjoyed science and wanted to be a doctor, I had more interest in staying up painting than reading my textbooks.
After attending my first mission trip to Mexico, I couldn't ignore the call I felt to become an educator. It didn't take long for me to drop my pre-med status and change my major to Visual Art Studies.
Later that year, I took my first watercolor class in order to fulfill my painting requirements. Little did I know, I'd become head over heels over the medium. I loved the way water was a catalyst in the process of painting & how every layer build on the previous one. After going back and forth I decided to become a double major in Watercolor.
H2o Hue Studio (H2o = water + Hue = color) was the name of the painting studio where the advanced watercolor majors worked in. Millie Giles, our Watercolor Professor was our greatest advocate and one of the main reasons I stayed in the program. With her help and the constructive criticism of my peers I saw tremendous growth in my studio work. I loved painting in the studio, especially when I had the opportunity to paint alone. There was something magical about being in such a creative space. After graduating in 2012, the Watercolor studio shortly closed as the University of North Texas combined the Watercolor Program into the Drawing & Painting Department.
Our art classes started organically in our cozy home in the Winter of 2016 after several friends expressed their desire to learn creative outlets. I asked my Professor if I could name our art studio after the place that unlocked, equipped, and encouraged the creative within me.......she said YES!
I love how the name encompasses my love for science and art.
Hope to see you soon!