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After graduating from Herron School of Art, I became an advertising and editorial illustrator. I spent almost 20 years working for local and national agencies before my passion for painting influenced me to rethink my artistic direction. I now consider myself equally divided between illustration and painting. I enjoy the challenge of retelling an author’s story visually, but relish having total creative control in my fine art. I have had eight children’s books published and hope to add
I work in acrylics and oils on canvas and paper. When I work in acrylic I use a dry-brush technique with
a sanded texture, in oils I tend to prefer a smooth canvas surface. I describe my fine art imagery as being
predominantly contemporary landscape. As a children’s book illustrator, the imagery follows the narrative
of course, but I try to ‘inject’ landscape wherever I can. My work is characterized by soft tones and shapes
for the most part. The landscape is my focus, however within that subject matter I try to create painting
themes such as ‘Cloud-Scapes’, ‘Wind-Blown’, ‘Heart-Art’ and ‘Circular’ series.
Indiana Artists Club annual exhibition at the IMA lower level gallery through June 7th, 2015.
Hoosier Salon ‘Whimsy’ group show opening June 13th at the Carmel gallery on Rangeline Road.
BFA from Indiana University, Herron
Member of the Hoosier Salon, the Indiana Artists Club and the Stutz Gallery Artists Association
Merit Award Indiana Artists Club Annual Exhibition 2015
Best Contemporary Painting Hoosier Salon 2014
Best of Show Carmel International Arts Festival 2013
Best Emerging Artist Art Comes Alive Cinncinnati 2013
Honorable Mention Indiana Artists Club Member Show 2008
Gold Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards 2008
Second Place Indiana Artists Club Show IMA 2008
Honorable Mention Renditions of Nature Exhibition 2006
Governor’s Choice Award Indiana State Fair 2003
Award of Distinction Indiana Artists Club 2004
Best Contemporary Work Hoosier Salon 2003
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