Bio

Woodring was born in 1977 in Houston, Texas. She was awarded an art scholarship to Notre Dame in 1996 but declined, choosing rather to go to Texas ATM University pursuing a BS in Biomedical Science. While working towards her undergrad degree, she studied art in 1998 and 2000 in Castiglion Fiorentino in Italy. Upon graduation in 2000, she went on to Baylor College of Dentistry and received her DDS in 2004. While Woodring is still a practicing dentist, these days she spends most of her time painting in her Winter Street Studio. Her paintings are known for their size, ample texture and incorporation of various outside elements. She comes alive when she paints and the process of creating art rivals nothing and supersedes everything.

 Statement

When I paint, I watch how color interacts and speaks with other colors as I lay them down on the canvas. The relationship that the colors have with each other fuels my paintings and is the emphasis of my composition. I look to Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings and appreciate her soft lines and vivid elements. I often think of a painting and have the image and title in my mind for weeks before it is put to canvas. It reminds me of Van Gogh's quote "I dream my painting and I paint my dream." I have created many series over ten years and feel that it will be hard to limit my style and subject matter moving forward. Van Gogh is noted saying" Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well." My subject matter is broad, for I find beauty in many things. My paintings are bold, with texture being an element that I use without boundaries.