I am interested in the power of essential beauty. In each Painting and Drawing, the sensibilities of nuanced color, touch and quiet space compel me. The purity and harmony of nature inspire me, particularly the freshness of air, water and sunlight, and the character of gentle, peaceful animals.
I thrive on editing and reworking a piece until I feel a sense of harmony...the ideas of my heart and soul marrying with the essence of the image on the page.
Some artistic inspirations are Modern and Renaissance Masters, Rothko, Matisse, Da Vinci and Fra Angelico. I am also drawn to the simplicity of Japanese prints and the truth of heart in children's art.
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelor of Fine Art: Painting & Drawing
The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Bachelor of Science: Visual Communications, Minor: Art History
Tate Modern, London England: Semester of Study Abroad
Rhode Island School of Design: Seminar with Thomas Ockerse on Applied Semiotics
SELECT COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS
The Beverly Hilton Aqua Spa, Beverly Hills, CA
The Museum Shop of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Private Collections, New York, Chicago and Dallas
2002 Gallery 2, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2003 Transitions, Solo Show, Chicago, IL
2003 Red Door with Willie Bo Richardson, Chicago, IL
2003-2005 Represented by MG Gallery,Chicago, IL
2005 Caroline S. Mark Gallery, Group Show, Wausau, WI
2011 Nicolet College Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI
2013 New Visions, "Ideasthesia" with Sculptor Patrick Plunkett, Marshfield, WI