Artist Statement

The writer James Joyce believed that the best art was that which ‘grabs the viewer and arrests them and turns their focus outward from themselves.'

It is my hope that others see that my painting can focus their attention outward and become moved by the expansive beauty of both the natural environment and the painted surface.

Selected Exhibitions and Awards
2015 Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL
2015 Solo Studio Show, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
2012 Urban Intersections, Quidley & Company, Boston, MA
2012 Solo Exhibition, Pioneer Bluffs Foundation Gallery, Matfield Green, KS
2011 But Then Again Not, Kendall College of Art & Design Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2011 Art Chicago, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Couples, Long Island Beach Foundation, LI Beach, NY
2011 Artist's Book Show, the Paper Crane, Chicago, IL
2009 New Paintings/Work on Paper, Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL
2008 Nature Interpreted, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008 Mary Etherington Gallery, Martha's Vineyard
2007 The Landscape Laurel Tracey Gallery, Atlanta GA
2006 Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, IL

Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Michigan Governors Award in the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Education
M.F.A. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.F.A. Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI