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”
Studio 1212 - William Pachner
Russell R. Robinson
Art Educator: Palm Harbor University High School, Fl. (9-12, AP, IB art)
Art Educator: Forsyth Public Schools, Forsyth, Mt.
Art Coordinator and Educator, Custer County Art Center, Mt.
Oil Painters of America
Treasure Valley Artists' Alliance
NAEA, FAEA, PAEA, Florida Artists Group, National Association of Women Artists, Studio 1212
Joan Hodgell- St. Petersburg, Fl.
Anderson-Marsh- St. Petersburg, Fl.
Joan Ling- Gainesville, Fl.
Russell B. Hicken- Tampa, Fl.
L. Hackworth- Clearwater, Fl.
TVAA Annual Juried Exhibition at Boise Public Radio
Idaho Falls Annual National Juried Exhibiiton at the Willard Arts Center
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.