Escapism series

AVM is very honored to have participated in the prestigious John Ross Palmer’s Escapist Mentorship Program in 2018. The Escapist Mentorship Program is a nine-month, artist / business mentorship program consisting of free artist studios and gallery space, along with one-on-one business coaching from 20 year, full-time artist, John Ross Palmer and gallery owner, Ryan Lindsay.

This program has produced some of AVM’s top favorite artists in Houston, Texas, who continue to inspire her, along with artist John Ross Palmer as she continues forging her career as a full-time artist. AVM is very grateful to have received the highly coveted Escapist of the Year Award. AVM’s final graduation from the program, was a group show with three other Escapist Artists, debuting her works at the Art Launch’s Annual Gala, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

The following works of art featured are currently available.



The one thing we are in control of is our attitude, our mindset and our personal energy. Laughter displays an essence of liberation as one embraces their most natural state: joy.



“Kismet” is AVM’s free spirited exploration into her inner world through experimentation with oil, oil pastels, along with acrylic paint. AVM allowed herself to ‘let go’ boldly and unapologetically in divine synchronicity.



“Femme” is a sister painting to “Kismet.” It was named by AVM’s husband, Mark, who saw several female faces within the painting. “Femme” is mystical and mysterious all while exuding a playful, exuberance.


Escapism Paper Series

Part of John Ross Palmer’s Escapism Program, AVM was given the challenge to create a series of 12 original works of art on paper in four hours. AVM accepted the challenge and created 14 works on paper. Here are the remaining works available from this series.