Scenes of Devastation and Loss: the Ashes, 2018, encaustic on panel, 24” x 48”, private collection

My work is influenced by my deep appreciation of and fascination with nature. My art making methods are 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 a variety of media.

UPCOMING EVENTS

I have three pieces in Fifty Years: A Celebration of F&M’s Alumnae Artists, Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA Sept 3- Dec 6, 2019

Come visit my studio and see where I work, what supplies I use, and have a conversation about art on the Edmonds Art Studio Tour, Sept 21-22, 2019

RECENT EXHIBITS
Solo Show, Gather Kitchen and Bar, Ballard, Seattle, WA December 11 - January 31, 2019
Healing Nature, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA March 29- May 27, 2018
Abstraction at Large, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY April 11- May 6, 2018
Re: Acclimating, Kirkland Arts Center, WA January 2018
Edmonds Art Walk Artist, Edmonds, WA 2014- Present
Edmonds Art Studio Tour, Edmonds, WA. 2015- Present
Any Umbrellas / Call of the Clouds, artEAST, Issaquah, WA, 2016
Small Works Show, Twilight Gallery, West Seattle, WA 2015
Stocking Stuffer & Featured Artist Show, Town Center Gallery, Shoreline, WA 2015-2017
Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Honorable Mention, 2015
Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Edmonds, WA 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

AWARDS
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.

PRESS
Interview with images, "Artfully Edmonds: An artist guided by a love of nature." My Edmonds News, August 22, 2018
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.

EDUCATION
Master in Teaching, Visual Arts Endorsement, Western Washington University
Certificate in Natural Science Illustration, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Master in Health Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Art and Art History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

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