Education

 

 

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


Professional

 

EMPLOYMENT

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.

 

AFFILIATIONS

Oil Painters of America

Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance

Plein Air Painters of Idaho

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

“Curating Curiosities” solo exhibition, JUMP, Boise, Id

3 person exhibition, Initial Point Gallery, Meridian, Id

32nd Narional Juried Exhibition, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Austell, Ga.

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.


Statement

My art uses observation based subjects as a way to stay intimately connected to life in each moment. Whether or not I have access to art materials, I am constantly observing my world as a subject.

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

My preliminary processes include drawings in my sketchbook, usually a watercolor study, and possibly a photograph. The compositions are analyzed in the studio, or immediately for the plein air works. As I paint, the experience of applying paint to the ground becomes intensely focused and all encompassing. An evolution of the original subjects occur with my painting style and become more expressive statements filtered through my ingrained sensibility of formalism. The methods of paint application are revealed in my work through careful observation by the viewer and may include multiple layering of washes, glazes, or direct “alla prima” style of painting.

My work throughout time includes several subjects including people and pets. But my love of the outdoors is revealed in my periodic return to the topic of landscape.  A former series of works focused on intimate aspects of nature. As I experience the broad vistas in Idaho a wider view can be seen in the majority of my present paintings.