I document moments in time, to preserve those images that are here today and may be gone tomorrow. Trees, leaves, animals, wild and domestic are the focus of my work. As each season regenerates and every animal prepares for the season ahead I try to capture the feeling of that event. I create works that reflect a feeling of environment, along with the realistic images that represent nature. Embedding, these works in handmade paper as two-dimensional wall pieces or creating artist made books taken to a sculptural level. Many of the, paper-pieces, are created using acid free recycled papers.
The, bases of all my work, pastels, oils, mixed medium, illustrations, is seen through drawing. I use graphite, pastels, charcoal, watercolor, and oils to create mixed medium pieces. My, illustrations of trees reflect the detail of the textural bark and the fine lines of the leaves. I am, drawn to detail, as seen in the illustrations of the animals I portray. I want the feathers or the fur of the animals to make you want to reach out and touch them. As my work grows, I feel I am more of a mixed medium artist. Combining painting, drawings and paper making to accomplish not only the technical results but to reflect my beliefs of protecting the environment.
Exhibitions & Organizations: EDUCATION: GeorgeWashingtonUniversity, Master of Fine Arts, 1994 Maryland Institute, College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1990 MontgomeryCountyCommunity College, Fine Arts, 1988
ORGANIZATIONS: 2010 - 2017 Arizona Art Alliance - Juried Member 2010 - 2017 AZ Artists Pastel Society - Juried Member 2008 - 2012 MD Pastel Society - Signature Member 2008 - 2017 Scottsdale Artist League 2000 - 2010 Frederick CountyArts Association 2000 - 2010 Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center 1990 - 2006 MD State Arts Council AIE Program 1999 - 2006 Pyramid Atlantic, Paper making & Printmaking Organization 1991 - 1999 Southern Graphics Council, Officer Treasurer
1989 - 2006 Maryland Printmakers, Inc. Charter Member, Treasurer, Vice President and President. 1988 - 1989 Docent National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
2017 - Willow Oaks Art Space, Middletown, MD
2015 to 2016 NOMA Gallery, Frederick, MD
2013 to date Manheim Gallery, Cottonwood, AZ
2014 to 2016 Biltmore Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2012 to 2014 108 Gallery, Roanoke, VA
2010 to 2011 Main Lee Gallery, Blacksburg, VA 2009to 2011 Thistle Fine Art Lewes, DE 2009 to date Blossom and Basket Boutique, Mt. Airy, MD 2006 to 2007 Art on the Wild Side Gallery, Wilmington, N.C. 2006 to 2011 12 West Main Gallery, New Market, MD 2002to dateMatrix Gallery, Blacksburg, VA 2002 to 2005 The Red Door Gallery, Frederick, MD 2000 to 2002Wye Creek Gallery, Frederick, MD 1994 to 2000The Artists Gallery, Frederick, MD 1990 to 1993Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, D.C. EXHIBITIONS: Ironwood Gallery, Desert Harmony Pastel Show, Tucson, AZ 2017
The Artists Gallery, Anniversary Invitational, Frederick, MD 2017
Appaliachia Pastel Society, Asheville, NC 2012
Flora & Fiona Show, Mt. Airy, MD 2012
Fine Arts in the Valley, Middletown, MD 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Az Pastel Artists Association Spring & Fall Show, Scottsdale, AZ 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Richeson 75 Wildlife & Animals Show - meritouis award - published 2012 abd 2016
AAA Gallery Winter & Spring Show 2012 IAPS Web Show, 2011 Kentlands Gallery, Gaithersburg, MD 2011 Desert Foothills Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ 2011 Juried Exhibit Veterinary Medicine Celebration 250th Anniversary, Scottsdale, AZ 2011 Merit Award "By My Side" AZ Arts Alliance Spring Show, Scottsdale, AZ Merit Award "Reflections" Second Place "feather" The Artists Gallery, Salon Frederique, MD 2010 MD Pastel Society Signature Members, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 2010 Mountain Laurel Invitational Art Show, Frederick, MD 2009, 2010 & 2011 Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ Juried Show AZ Pastel Society, 2010 & 2011 AZ Artists Pastel Society, "Cottonwood Leaves" Artists of the Month, April, 2010 MD Pastel Society Web Show, 2010 Best In Show for "A Soft Place" Arizona Art Alliance, The Scottsdale Spring Show, AZ, 2010 & 2011 Scottsdale Artists League, Paint out & Show at the Desert Botanical Gardens, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014,2016 Artists of Scottsdale Ranch, Group Show, Scottsdale, AZ, 2010, 2011 & 2012 MD Pastel Society, WashingtonArtGallery, MD 2009 Juried Illustration Exhibit, Desert Botanical Gardens Gallery, Phoenix, AZ 2008 Juried Exhibit, It Figures, BrioArtCenter, Scottsdale, AZ 2008 Cultural Arts Center, FCAA Group Exhibit, Frederick, MD 2008 Sheep & Wool Festival, HowardCounty, MD 2008, 2009 Art on the Avenue, BenjaminArtGallery, Hagerstown, MD 2008
Solo Shows: Matrix Gallery, Blacksburg, VA "Tree Sounds"
Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
The Artists Gallery, Frederick, MD "Touched by Nature" Gaithersburg City Hall Gallery, MD "Every Picture Tells a Story" Wineberg Gallery, Frederick, MD "Naturally"
Two Woman Shows: NOMA Gallery, Frederick, MD "Find Your Park - art inspired by National Parks 100th anniversary"2016
NCTC "The Art of Nature" 2010 NCTC "Secrets of Trees" 2008 "In Honor of Trees" Mt. Airy, MD 2009 12 West Main Gallery, MD "Alaska: Into the Wild" 2009 Art on the Wildside Gallery, NC "Call of the Wild" 2007 12 W. Main Gallery, MD "African Heat" 2007 The Artists Gallery, Frederick, MD "Sticks & Stones"
Art at The Mill, Burnell-Morgan Mill, juried exhibit, Millwood, VA 2006 - 2017 Urbana Library, Grant Opening, Juried exhibit, Frederick, MD 2006 Rive Gauche, Invitational, DVAEC, Frederick, MD 2006, 2008 Fine Arts in the Valley, Middletown, MD 2001, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 & 08 The Artists Gallery, Invitational, Frederick, MD 2005 In The Garden, Frederick, MD 2005 Maryland Printmakers, GlenViewMansion, Rockville, MD 2005 The Gallery at Flights, Grand Opening Invitational, 2004 Red Door Gallery, Frederick, MD "Little Treasures" 2002, 2003, 2004 MarylandPrintmakersKentlandMansion, Gaithersburg, MD July - September 2003 Memorial Portfolio Traveling Exhibition: AL, GA, MA & www.PrintAlliance.org9-11-02 Frederick County Arts Association, Members Show 2002 Best in Show, 2003 First Place, 2004 Second Place, 05, 07 Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Regional Juried Exhibit 1998, 99, 2000,2001 Third Place, 03, 04, 05, 06 Festival of the Arts, Juried Exhibit, Frederick, MD 1998, 1999, 2000, 01 & 02 Kentland Gallery, Gaithersburg, MD "Wild at heart" Rockville Arts Place, co-organized 10th Anniversary Exhibit for MD Printmakers "Edges & Interfaces" Traveling Exhibit, Museum of Paper making, GA, Agnes Scott College, Dalton Gallery,GA, New World Gallery, Miami, FL, Le Centre intercult Strahearn, Ville de Montral, Canada, University Gallery, Morgantown, WV, University of Hawaii Gallery, Honolulu, HI Maryland Printmakers: Print Folio Exhibits, Brazil, South America&Cheltenham, England