I am a painter exploring themes of memory, vulnerability and psychology through a lens of abstraction, for at its essence is a language of emotion. Working with luminous colors in a style that refers to different passages throughout western art history, I’m using myself as a model so what I have to say becomes universal.

 

CV

2022 Lesley University of Art+Design, MFA (C), Cambridge MA

2019 Gage Academy of Art/Studied Painting Abstraction with Eric Elliot

2002 Cuyahoga Valley Art Center, Akron OH

2001 Flux Metal Arts School, Mentor OH

2000 University of Akron, Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, Akron OH

1998 Kent State University (BA), Literature and Poetry, Kent OH

1994 Columbus College of Art and Design, Painting and Drawing, Columbus OH

 

PUBLICATIONS

2020 Presence Journal: December Issue Cover, image of “Just Like You”

 

AWARDS

1994 Regional Art Student of the Year, Rotary Club, Canton OH

 

PROFESSIONAL ROLES

2007-2008 “Art Club” Teacher, Bellingham WA

2013-2014 Guest Art Teacher, Lowell Elementary School, Bellingham WA

2014-2017 Chairperson, St. Joseph Hospital Art Committee

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Lucia Douglas Gallery Group Show, Bellingham WA

2018 Whatcom Art Museum, Art Gala Auction, Bellingham WA

2018 Old Town Café, Solo Show, Bellingham WA

2017 Allied Arts, Point of Reference Group Show, Bellingham WA

2017 Lucia Douglas Gallery Group Show, Bellingham WA

2017 Old Town Café, Solo Show, Bellingham WA

2016 Lucia Douglas Gallery Group Show, Bellingham WA

2016 Confluence Gallery Group Show, Winthrop WA

2015 Whatcom Art Museum, Art of the Senses Auction, Bellingham WA

2015 Lynden Art Museum Group Show, Lynden WA

2009-2015 Gallery West – Representation, Bellingham WA

2009 Frameworks Gallery Group Show, Bellingham WA

2008 Oh! Brothers Gallery, Vancouver BC

2004 Elements Gallery Group Show, Peninsula OH

2004 Artists Collective Gallery Group Show, Akron OH

2000 University of Akron Mary Schiller Myers School of Art Fall Art Exhibit, Akron OH