Beauty everywhere. Metal, paint, wood, paper.

Exhibits

 Visual Verse, 2008, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Another Day in Paradise, 2007, Step One Gallery, Carpinteria, California—award
Step One Gallery, 2007, Carpinteria, California
Student Show, 2007, Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California—awards Visual Verse, 2006, Lewis Clark State College. Lewiston, Idaho Visual Verse, 2006, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado Student Show, 2006, Atkinson Gallery at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California—award Visual Verse, 2006, La Conner Quilt Museum, La Conner, Washington Visual Verse, 2005, University Place Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska Visual Verse, 2004, Hoffman Gallery at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Oregon Seventh Northwest Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational, 2003, American Art Co. Tacoma, Washington Sixth Northwest Contemporary Art Quilt Invitational, 2001, American Art Co. Tacoma, Washington Fifth Northwest Contemporary Quilt Invitational, 1999, American Art Co. Tacoma, Washington Reflections, 1997, Gilmartin Gallery, Seattle, Washington


Private Sales


A number of individuals have bought my work, including eight commissioned pieces. Private collections include the
Brakensiek Collection of Contemporary Quilts in Los Angeles, California.
 

Press and Awards


  • August 2007, Third Place, Another Day in Paradise at Step One Gallery, Carpinteria, California,
    for a mixed media pencil drawing on canvas.
  • May 2007, President’s Purchase Award and second place in its category, Atkinson Gallery (SBCC President John Romos) for a non-representational acrylic/fabric/paper triptych, untitled.
  • May 2006, President’s Purchase Award, Atkinson Gallery (SBCC President John Romos) for a portrait in pencil titled “Sarah.”
  • FiberArts magazine,  2005 article on the Visual Verse project. The article devoted a page to “Girl Dreams,” a mixed media textile incorporating an acrylic painting and photos transferred to fabric. 


Education


3-Design and Sculpture, Santa Barbara, CA, 2006-2007
Classical portrait painting and figure drawing, Santa Barbara, CA, 2004-2006
Summer Session, Rome, Italy, Rhode Island School of Design, 2000
University of California, Berkeley, 1981 BA in French.