University of South Florida,  B.A. 1995

St. Petersburg College

Ringling School of Art, Wild Acres

                Studies with Cassandra James

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

                Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art

                Studies with various visual artists from the PBS Series, “Art 21”

Private studios:

                Studio 1212 - William Pachner

                Russell R. Robinson




2000- 2013

            Art Educator: Palm Harbor University High School, Fl. (9-12, AP, IB art)

1995- 2000

            Art Educator: Forsyth Public Schools, Forsyth, Mt.

            Art Coordinator and Educator, Custer County Art Center, Mt.



Oil Painters of America

Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance

Plein Air Painters of Idaho



TVAA “#NoFilter”, Nampa Civic Center, Nampa, Id

5th Annual Living Mark Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, Or.

TVAA Annual Juried Exhibition at Boise Public Radio, Boise, Id- 2018, 2019

Idaho Falls Annual National Juried Exhibiiton at the Willard Arts Center, Id -2018, 2019

 TVAA ““Red, Green” Exhibition at Boise Public Radio, Boise, Id

Previous Affiliations:

NAEA, FAEA, PAEA, Florida Artists Group, National Association of Women Artists, Studio 1212

Former Galleries:

            Joan Hodgell- St. Petersburg, Fl.

            Anderson-Marsh- St. Petersburg, Fl.

            Joan Ling- Gainesville, Fl.

            Russell B.  Hicken- Tampa, Fl.

            L. Hackworth- Clearwater, Fl.


I visualize my surroundings by limiting my viewpoint: boundless stimuli are examined through the analysis of light, color, ambience and form –a perceptual, spiritual and emotional response to environment. 

My work may begin with a plein air sketch, drawing, or color study and a photograph.  The composition is analyzed in my studio and then as I paint, my approach becomes an expressive formalist statement of my original inspiration.  The process is revealed in my work through multiple layering of washes, pigment and glazes and also in alla prima style.

My work throughout time includes several subjects, but my love of nature is revealed in my periodic return to the topic of landscape.  I am fascinated with observing intimate aspects of wilderness, which has become my “focus” series. ”  As I experience the broad vistas in Idaho, these views are in my present paintings.