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Education

· Artist in Residence, Greece, Summer 2017

· Mastery student at the Milan Art Institute, Queen Creek, AZ, Sept. 2016- Aug. 2017

· Prophetic art workshop, Milan Art Institute, Queen Creek, AZ, Winter 2017

· Private pastel instruction from James Reynolds, Sebastopol, CA, Winter 2016

· Oil painting workshop from Nancy Medina, San Diego, CA, 2014

· Art classes at Mesa and Chandler/Gilbert Community Colleges in Arizona, 2000-2012

· B.S. Degree in Elementary Education with an Art Emphasis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, Spring 1990

Experience

· Private Commission for a Los Angeles, CA foundation’s top benefactors, Summer 2017

· Commissioned by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism to create a gift for a family that orchestrates and implements a mentorship program in memory of a loved one, Winter, 2016

Member of:

· Sonoran Artists League

· Arizona Watercolor Association

Exhibitions

· Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ, guest curator for “Unlikely Friends” exhibit, January 3-March 1, 2020

· Studio 51, Prescott Studio Art Tour, Prescott, AZ. Oct. 4-6, 2019

· Art2 Gallery, 120 W. Gurley St., Mezzanine, Prescott, AZ 86301, June 20-October 20, 2019

· Holland Gallery of Fine Art, “Make Me Laugh,” juried show, Scottsdale, AZ. April 13, 2019

· Hidden in the Hills Studio Art Tour, juried event, Scottsdale, AZ. Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 23-25, 2018

· Festival of the Arts, Phoenix, AZ, October 27, 2018

· Prescott Studio Art Tour, Prescott, AZ. Oct. 5-7, 2018

· Gallery at El Pedregal, Scottsdale, AZ, July-November 2018

· Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ, in the “Bloom” juried exhibit, June 6-July 30, 2018

· Sonoran Art League Juried Show, Cave Creek, AZ, April 13, 2018

·Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ, in the “Unplug” juried exhibit, March 2-April 30, 2018

· Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix, AZ, in the “Memories of October and November” juried exhibit, October 5 – November 27, 2017

· Redintegration Gallery, Chandler, Arizona 85225, “Revealed” August 11- September 11, 2017

International exhibit “Commonality” in the sister cities Tullamore, Ireland and Chandler, AZ, Fall 2017

· Chandler Arizona Chamber, March 2012-March 2013

· Northern Trust Bank Art Show, Chandler, Arizona, February 26, 2009

· Boston Street Gallery, Chandler, Arizona April-May 2007

· Chandler Arizona Art Walk, February-April 2007

· Gilbert Arizona Community Fine Art Show, Feb.-March 2005

· Chandler Arizona Studio Tour, November 2004

· Cortez Street Gallery, Prescott, Arizona, Fall 1993

· West Valley Fine Arts, Arizona, Holiday Sale, December 1992


 

My work expresses freedom and self-discovery and is based around those early memories of summer exploring the beauty of the outdoor world. I create mostly figurative art, with the subjects in nature and usually with a bird. The images are dreamy, almost surreal, with patterns and vivid colors.

I find peace while creating and viewing my art. It takes me to another place; it sets me free to dream.

Private collections in:

Austria       

Canada      

New Zealand

Australia                  

United Kingdom

British Colombia        

United States