Growing up in rural Wisconsin taught me to embrace the land. With trees, fields and prairies as my playground, early on I saw its beauty. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I was influenced by the spontaneity of renowned ceramic Professor Donald Reitz and the academic drawing precision of Professor Richard Lee Long. The opportunity to live and work across the country has been beneficial for me as an artist. I moved to New York City after graduation to pursue a Graphic Design career, where I worked in the graphic design industry. After many years in the graphics field, I returned to painting. I focus on modern landscapes, painting the landscape I hike through or trail ride on. Collectors of my work enjoy pastoral settings, steeped in personal significance and colorful expression.
I enjoy painting residential and commercial murals, having adorned homes and establishments throughout the Wisconsin. Check out my Blog!
CV, Exhibition Resume:
Professional member of Wisconsin Visual Artist, Professional Dimensions, Pewaukee Area Arts Council.
BFA University of Wisconsin Madison
Awards & Residencies
Sacagawea Artist Award 2020, by Professional Dimensions of Milwaukee
Best in Show, color and composition, The Big Exhibit 2019
Artist in Resident Grafton Arts Mill 2020
Summit School Memorial Mural, 2020
Oconomowoc all school mural, 2020
Multiple School Mural Residencies 2014 to present.
2019 Artful Women, UW Skylight Gallery November 4 -December 6
2019 "Collective Imagination" Founders Gallery, October 1-Nov. 30, 2019
2019 Waukesha County Land Conservancy, Plein Air Exhibition, Oct 5, 2019
2019 Four Women Group Show, Vino Etc. Gallery Night, Nov.1, 2019
2019 "Studies of Light & Form", Oct 2 - Nov. 25, 2019
2019 "Art of Water III", April 27-May 31, 2019
2019 "Small Works Show" Richeson Gallery, June 20-August 10, 2019
2019 "The Big EXHIBIT", May 3-June 22, 2019 Best in Show Award
2019 "A New Day", Wisconsin Visual Artist Show, March 9-April 27 Redline Studio
2019 "All Kinds of People", Oconomowoc Arts Center, Group Show, January 4,
2019 Angels Grace Gallery, Group Show, January 1-Febuary 1, 2019
2018 Founders Gallery, The Colors of Life, January - February
2018 Two Fish Gallery, Elkhart Lake "Opening" Exhibition, April 15th - June 3, 2018
2018 Bucky on Parade, Madison Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Concourse Hotel, Madison Wisconsin. Preview Party May 1, 2018, State Street Unveil May 7th.
2018 Dreams, May 5th , Waukesha Art Crawl, 732 Clinton Street Waukesha, WI
2018 James May Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin, May 3-May 30th "The Art of Water" Group Exhibit.
2018 Oconomowoc Arts Center, Americana "Then and Now" Sept 7- October 6, 2018
2018 Two Woman Show, Founders Gallery, January 1-February 28, 2018 The Colors of Life
30 Paintings/30 Days, Madison, 2018
2017 Artful Women, Skylight Gallery UW Madison November-December
2017 University of Wisconsin Madison Continuing Studies Gallery August -September
2017 Gallori Oconomowoc WI
2017 Oconomowoc Arts Center, 30 Year Retrospective September
2016 OAC Exhibit August-September 19 The Animal in our Midst
2016 The John Micheal Kohler Art Center, Points of Departure Exhibition October - January
2016 Founders Gallery, Oconomowoc, Solo Show Novermber -December
2016 The Gallori, Oconomowoc WI
2015 "Paris" February - April, The Gallori Gallery Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
2015 OAC September Exhibition "Wisconsin and Afar" reception TBA
2015 Young Space "Pop-Up" Exhibition Appleton, Wisconsin April 7-27, 2015
2015 Foundation Gallery Exhibition "Two Women" April 1-May 3, 2015 opening reception April 11, 11-1pm
2015 corporate and city sponsored public art sculpture design, 2 designs chosen and exhibited.
2014-2015 John Michael Kohler Arts Center, "Take Me With You" Exhibition.
2014-2015 Anderson Arts Center Winter Show November - January 2015
2014-2015 Gallori Art Gallery
2014 Delafield Arts Center "30 Paintings, 30 Days". February - April
2014 Solo Retrospective LaBelle Gallery, Oconomowoc Wisconsin. May - July
2014 Oconomowoc Arts Center, "Portraits and Panoramas" August - October
2014 Scintilla Boutique, ongoing.
2014 Avante Gardener Boutique, ongoing.
2014 Gallery Night Oconomowoc, November.
2013 Delafield Arts Center, "New Works", January - April
2013 Oconomowoc Arts Center "Regional Reflections", August - October
2013 Delafield Arts Center, "Mini Open Canvas" Event. November
2013 Oconomowoc Gallery Night, May
2012 Oconomowoc Arts Center "Painted Perceptions, Past and Present" August -
2012 Delafield Arts Center, "Works in the Woods", January - March
2012 Delafield Arts Center, "Recent Paintings", May - June
2012 Gallery Night, Oconomowoc
2011 Delafield Arts Center
2011 "Flower Power" AC Troyer Gallery
2011 "One Vision, A Fusion of Art and Poetry", Oconomowoc Arts Center
2011 "Not Enough Love Show" AC Troyer Gallery
2010 "A Charming Art Barn Show", Ottawa, WI
2010 "Lake Country Art Affair" Dousman, WI
2010 "Oconomowoc Artisan Fair"
2010 The Eisner Museum of Advertising and Design, America Scores fundraiser.
2009 Artful Bra, Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition and Fundraiser, North Lake Gallery.
2009 "Ten Artists,Ten Poets, One Vision, Raven Gallery Pewaukee, Wisconsin
2009 Oconomowoc Artisan Faire
2008 The Griffin Gallery, Pleine Aire Exihibtion
2007 Delafield Art Walk
2006-2009 Fine Arts Show Participant Lake Country Art Shows
1987 BFA Student Show Madison
1983 Neville Public Museum Toby Roth Congressional Art scholarship Exhibition Winner
2020 WRAP Judge Southeast Membership
2016 Festival of the Arts Oconomowoc Judge
2014 Oconomowoc Festival ZAPP judge
2013 Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts
2013 Wisconsin Regional Artist Program judge and presenter.
Oconomowoc Area Schools 2014 to present
Oconomowoc Public Library 2015
Lapham Peak, Hausmann Nature Center State Park 2013
Nortic Peak & Wheel and Sprocket at Lapham Peak 2014
Kurt's Steak House
Albanes's Roadside Restaurant
The Gathering at Hillside
Private Homes throughout Wisconsin and beyond.