I believe the art experience is both my quest and reward. It is what I choose to do to be a better me. When working with paint and materials, I get inspired and enjoy the emotional interaction. Art teaches me to listen, be responsive, and lets me practice both intuition and creativity. I explore techniques, skills, and thoughts.
” Achievements include: two-time Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship grantee; five-time-winner of the Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant; Clowes Fellowship; Lafayette Art Museum Fellowship; one of twelve women artists representing the state of Indiana at the National Museum for Women in the Arts; Gallery 84 member, New York City; Woman Made Gallery International Exhibitor & member, Chicago; North Adams Contemporary Artist Center Grant, and numerous art competitions, awards, & solo exhibitions. I recently showed in Chicago at the Stola Gallery, and Arc Gallery. I recently exhibited in the National Purdue small print show, 60 Square Inches.
I have loved making artwork since I was four years old when a significant event challenged my coloring ability. My artwork was often recognized by classroom teachers and art teachers. In high school, I joined the artclub and made A’s in art. At Purdue University, I received a BA and MA in the arts, specifically in painting and photography. I began exhibiting my work while in college. I became a high school art teacher in West Lafayette, Indiana, to make a living, and not be forced to do art for money to survive. I was a single parent with a child and could not risk it. I retired after 34 years of teaching. I work in my studio in the town of Brookston, In, where I live.
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