Growing up in New Orleans, I was inspired by the artists in the French Quarter and dreamed of being an one too. I took group lessons for a few years in high school and even had the opportunity to paint in Jackson Square. Although time passed and life took a different direction, I never forgot that dream. After my husband passed away unexpectedly from alcoholism, I started painting again. My uncle, Aris Koutroulis, a successful artist in New York, became a new source of inspiration and encouragement. When he passed away on the same day I got my first award, I knew I had to keep painting and continue the Koutroulis legacy.

My favorite subject has always been people, and children in particular, but my paintings strive to capture more than just a likeness. I look for what is unique and try to reflect that very essence or emotion. My play of light against dark is a expression of what is hidden coming to light. In many ways, the paintings are a reflection of who I am. 

I have been accepted into multiple juried exhibitions and have won several awards. I am an active member of Visual Arts Alliance in addition to serving on the board. First and foremost, though, I am a Child of God and through my art I seek to glorify Him.


  • 2021 – Conroe Art League, CAL National 2021
  • 2020 – Visual Arts Alliance, 37th Juries Membership Exhibition
  • 2017 – Visual Arts Alliance, 11th Juried Invitational Exhibition
  • 2015 – Louisiana Arts & Artists’ Guild 46th Annual River Road Show
  • 2015 – Visual Arts Alliance, 8th Juried Membership Exhibition
  • 2015 – Visual Arts Alliance, 7th Juried Membership Exhibition
  • 2013 – Visual Arts Alliance, 31st Juried Membership Exhibition


  • 2017 – Visual Arts Alliance, Third Place, Juror Lester Marks
  • 2015 – Livingston Art League, Best of Show
  • 2015 – Visual Arts Alliance, Honorable Mention. Juror Chris Highman
  • 2014 – Tomball Art League, Best of Show
  • 2013 – Visual Arts Alliance, Honorable Mention, Juror Harwood Taylor


  • Private Collections, New York, NY
  • Private Collection, Atlanta, GA
  • Private Collections, Houston, TX

Professional Affiliations:

  • Visual Arts Alliance
  • Conroe Art League
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Oil Painters of America
  • Artists of Texas

Offices Held

  • Vice President, Visual Arts Alliance (2021 – present)
  • Member-at Large, Visual Arts Alliance (2018 – 2021)
  • Chairman, Publicity + Community Relations, Visual Arts Alliance (2014 – 2018)
  • Exhibition Chair, Lone Star Art Guild (2015 – 2016)
  • Exhibition Chair, Tomball Art League (2012 – 2016)