My work is influenced by my deep appreciation of and fascination with nature. My work is constantly evolving, and I never cease to be curious. This is enhanced by my teaching Art and Art History and working with many students, styles of art and art making methods.
Miniatures for sale at the Cascadia Art Museum, Edmonds, WA .
Mid-November through December 2017, Stocking Stuffer Show at the Gallery at Town Center, Shoreline, WA.
2018 Master in Teaching, Visual Arts Endorsement, Western Washington University
2002 Certificate in Natural Science Illustration, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris,
1996 Masters in Health Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1992 Bachelor of Arts, Art and Art History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
2014, 2015, & 2016 Visual Arts Idea Grant, Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds, WA
Developed original classroom curriculum integrating Science, Social Studies and Art (STEAM) for 4th-6th grade.
Interview with images, "Edmonds Art Studio Tour connects artists with art lovers." Everett Herald, September 14, 2017
Full page image and interview, North End Metro Magazine, October, 2016, page 75
Article on STEAM in the classroom, The Western Front, "Steam Adds Art into the Mix of Stem", May 17, 2016
Article on teaching Scientific Illustration in Anacortes, Anacortes American, "Program Brings Together Science, Art", Oct 19, 2016
New show at Shoreline Gallery at Town Center, Shoreline Area News, July 2, 2016
Image and description of show, "Call of the Clouds" at artEast, Issaquah, December 2015
"Teaching fine arts of living", Seattle Times. December 31, 2003.
2016- Museum Education Liaison, Western Gallery, Bellingham, WA
Created original educational materials for students and museum visitors for several exhibits. Coordinated and conducted tours for school children, trained student tour guides
2009- Art Teacher, Edmonds, Anacortes, Bellingham, WA
Developed original Studio Art curriculum based in Art History and Science/ Scientific Illustration for students aged 6-16. Taught art at public and private schools in Edmonds, Anacortes, Bellingham, Shannon Point Marine Center, and Odyssey of Science and Art at WWU.
2016 Brochure Designer, Edmonds Art Studio Tour, Edmonds, WA
Volunteer, created brochure for EAST in InDesign, coordinated printing of 10,000 brochures and aided distribution.
2004-2016 Art Docent, Edmonds School District, WA
Volunteer art teacher in elementary schools in Edmonds. Worked with teachers to create an art lesson that fit the curriculum, taught students, trained parents and teachers.
2002-2003 President, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators-PNW, Seattle
Volunteer, arranged speakers and fieldtrips, coordinated exhibits and booth at the PNW Flower and Garden Show.
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