I am an artist and art educator currently residing in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
I consider myself, at this juncture, to be a visual journalist, creating visual records of what I have seen and experienced while traveling. As an artist who has expressed myself for four decades through a landscape space for my visual syntax, my goal is to capture the texture and the spirit of a place. I am enjoying creating my 'England series' and 'Mexico series', with a fascination for Neolithic sites and incredible landscapes in the southern UK, as well as megalithic Mayan sites and the ever-changeable characteristics of Caribbean water. I have worked with pen & ink since the 1970's, while I have used acrylic paints since the early 1980's. I usually establish the design of each image in contour lines, before I build on the texture to capture nuances of each scene. Currently, I work from photos I have taken. Sometimes though, I break away from that approach to work from life and from my imagination, or 'inner spectrum'.
SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCE
Drawing & Painting Instructor, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN. 2016-17
Drawing & Painting Instructor, White Bear Center For The Arts, White Bear Lake MN.
Instructor, Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis. 1998-2015
Instructor, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington MN; Edina Art Center, 1986-1997
Edina MN; Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley MN.
Adult Education Specialist, Minnesota Museum of American Art. 1991-1993
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (*Awards)
Two-Person Show, Inver Hills Community College, Inver Grove Heights, MN 2018
Best Of Show. Drawing(pen & ink). 22nd Annual Extremely Minnesota 2017
Juried Show, Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale MN.
Collective Wisdom, Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley MN.
Seeing Red, Arc Gallery, Chicago IL.
Faculty Show, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN.
Faculty Show, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN. 2016
A Sense Of Place, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN.
Healing Arts Exhibitions, The Phipps Center For The Arts, Hudson WI.
17th All Media Online International Juried Exhibition, Upstream People
Gallery, Omaha NE.
NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis MN.
The Landscape Today And Tomorrow, Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, 2014
SUNY, Geneseo NY.
37th Annual Art On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Maryland
Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD.
Art-A-Whirl, NEMAA, Solar Arts Building , Minneapolis MN.
Faculty Focus, Art Institutes International, Minneapolis MN. 2012
A Sense Of Place, Minnetonka Center For The Arts, Wayzata MN. 2011
*Special Recognition Award. 13th Annual International Landscape
Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
*First Place, Drawing. 99th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota 2010
State Fair, St. Paul.
Art On Paper National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art,
Circle Gallery, Annapolis MD.
Sometimes Y, Faculty Exhibition, Art Institutes International, Minneapolis MN.
*Special Recognition Award. 8th Annual Summer All Media International 2009
Online Juried Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha NE.
21st National Juried Show, Warehouse Living Arts Center, Corsicana TX. 2004
Invitational Group Show, Athena Gallery, Omaha NE. 2000
Solo Exhibitions, Banfill-Locke Center For The Arts, Fridley MN, and The 1997
Phipps Center For the Arts, Hudson WI.
*Honorable Mention. 9th National Exhibition, Mable Cultural Center, 1996
Paradise Revisited, Swann Gallery, Detroit MI.
Gallery Artists, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR. 1995
Solo Exhibition. Above And Below, University of Dayton, Dayton OH. 1994
The Land Knows No Boundaries, Ohio State University, Mansfield.
Landscapes, A Personal View, Sunbird Gallery, Bend OR. 1993
Realms of Reality/Realms of Fantasy, The Art Center of Battle Creek, MI.
Solo Traveling Exhibition. Inner Life Landscapes, North Dakota Art Galleries
Association (Five Venues)
Ana 21, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT. 1992
Solo Show, Works On Paper, University of Minnesota, Morris.
War And Peace, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis MN. 1991
Greater Midwest International VI, Central Missouri State University,
Contemporary Landscapes, Weir Gallery, Berkeley CA.
Fresh Currency, Artifex Alternative Museum, Minneapolis MN.
Special Achievement Award. Landscapes And Beyond, Clary-Miner Gallery, 1990
Miami Expo/89, Latin Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Miami FL. 1989
Best of Show & Purchase Award. Hoyt National Drawing & Painting Show, 1988
New Castle, PA.
Printmakers 33: New Talent, Galerie Triangle, Washington D.C. 1985
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle PA.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN.
North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park MN.
University of California, Berkeley CA.
Dominion National Bank, Bristol VA
M.F.A., West Virginia University, Morgantown WV., Painting.
Awarded Teaching and Gallery Assistantships.
B.A., Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville IL, Studio Art and English.
Graduated with Honors.