What & Why?

My work celebrates the spirit of human imagination in paintings and drawings that bring a smile; vivid with color, rich in detail. I paint to call attention to magic and mystery of all kinds in a world where joy is often in short supply.

Education

MFA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
BFA, Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected Exhibitions

2016 “Small Works” group show, Dendroica Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Pentecost” solo show, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
“Twixt” solo show, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2015 “Bemis Biannual Fall Exhibit”, Bemis Studios, Seattle, WA
“Art Collision” Invitational Exhibit, Praxis Gallery, Seattle, WA
“Incoming” New Members Exhibit, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA
2014 “Four Islanders” group show, Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, AK
2013 “Sidelines”, solo show, Clausen Museum, Petersburg, AK
2012 “Magic Hour”, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery, Juneau, AK
“New Work” solo show, Mielle Gallery, Petersburg, AK
2011 “New Work in Fiber” solo show, Mielle Gallery, Petersburg, AK
2010 “Birds of A Feather & Fish Together” two-person show, Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, AK
2009 “Seven Women, Seven Lives” invitational group show, Main Street Gallery, Ketchikan, AK
2008 “Midway” solo show, Clausen Museum, Petersburg, AK
2007 “Pretty Journey” solo show, Grant Hall Gallery, Anchorage, AK

Selected Awards & Community Projects

2013 1% for Art Public Art Commission ‘Tidal River’ for the Petersburg Public Library, Petersburg, AK

2012 Rasmuson Purchase Award, Clausen Memorial Museum permanent collection, Petersburg, AK

2011 – 2013 Member, Alaska State Council on the Arts Visual Acquisition Committee

2010 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant

2009 Curator, “Wanderings”, a solo art show by Don Cornelius, Clausen Museum, Petersburg, AK

2008 Mayor’s Award for the Arts, Petersburg, Alaska

2007 1% for Art Petersburg Aquatic Center Project award for fiber sculptures in lobby

2006 Juror’s Choice Award, Alaska Fiber Festival, Anchorage, AK

2001 Purchase Award, Alaska State Council on the Arts Contemporary Art Bank