ABOUT

Artist Statement

The amazing thing to me about art is in the idea of the visual as a shared experience. It is communication across cultures, time and experiences. There  is magic in art, inviting all to look, and yet allowing each individual to interpret that image in their mind’s eye. Both the artist and the viewer can learn from each other, and that sharing leads to discovery on both sides. It is that communication that inspires me to keep painting and sharing my work.

Curriculum Vitae

Juried Exhibitions

California Art Club Quintessential California 2017
Strokes of Genius 9 2017
Finalist Art Renewal Center Salon International 2016
Oil Painters of America Juried Salon 2016
American Women Artists 2016 National Exhibition
Strokes of Genius 8 2016
Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show 2015 National Exhibition
American Women Artists 2015 National Exhibition
Bay Area Women Artists 2015, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA
American Women Artists Online Show 2015
American Women Artists Online Show 2014
American Women Artists 17th Annual National Juried Competition 2014, Orleans, MA
Expressions West Regional Art Show 2013, Coos Bay, OR
Ekphrasis Art Exhibition 2013, Calistoga, CA
Open Studios 2012, Napa, CA
American Women Artists Members Exhibition, Tubac, AZ
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition 2012, Evergreen, CO

Awards

American Women Artists Best of Show, 2015
American Women Artists Honorable Mention, 2014
Ekphrasis Art Exhibition, First Place Award, 2013
Rogue Guirey Simpson Memorial Award American Women Artists, 2012
Inclusion in the Southwest Art Magazine, October 2012 edition
Two Awards of Excellence, Mother Lode National Art Exhibition 2010, CA

Children’s Books

The Baby Bear book series (various authors)
Did You Hear That? by Caroline Arnold
The Christopher Counts series by Judy Bradbury
Raccoon at Clear Creek Road by Caroline Otto

Memberships

California Art Club
American Women Artists Signature Member
Art Renewal Center
International Guild of Realism
Oil Painters of America