The first animal I remember painting is Smokey the Bear for a contest in First Grade. Smokey in his overalls, shovel in hand, standing next to a smoldering tree.
I paint with the goal of stirring stewardship within the viewer.
My paintings are a contemporary manifestation of an ancient muse.
The images are portraits created to recognize oneself in another form. They are an exploration of color, texture, and light.
My wish is to bring the viewer into the present moment of reflection and peace.
Brickworks Gallery, GA., Goldenstein Gallery, Sedona, AZ., Gallery Wild, Jackson, WY., Going To The Sun Gallery, Whitefish, MT.
Artist For Conservation, Signature Member * American Woman Artists, Associate with Distingtion* Oil Painters Of America * Daily Painters Of Pennsylvania * Society of Animal Artists * Lehigh Valley Art Alliance
Allentown Art Museum,PA * Booth Western Art Museum, GA. * Dutot Museum, PA * Everhart Museum, PA * Greater Plains Art Museum, NB * International Museum of Art,TX * Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ * Monmouth Museum, NJ * New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, NM * Old West Museum,WY * State Museum of Pennsylvania, PA * Women’s Museum Of California, CA
Graduate of Moore College Of Art And Design 1989, BFA, Drawing
In 2004, I acquired the Wesley Church, a 1900’s brick building whose rafters house one of the largest brown bat maternity colonies in Northeastern PA. The protection of this particular bat species is significant, as they only have one or two pups a year. The church’s peaked roof and rafters, and hot summer temperatures, act as an incubator for hundreds of developing pups. The colony at Wesley Church can consume more than three quarters of a million mosquitoes each night. Students from both Pennsylvania State University and East Stroudsburg University research and collect data on site.
2011 - Publishers Award of Excellence
Given by Art of the West Magazine for "Golden Arches'' at the New Mexico Farm and ranch Heritage Museum