I always thought of myself as an artist, and when I noticed an Oil Painting class in the St. Louis Community College flyer, I took action towards my passion and signed up for the class. I continue to work in Studio 309 (class room 309), receiving professional instruction on techniques, creative encouragements, inspirations, and supportive criticism. It’s wonderful to work side by side with my fellow artists.
I have received “Best of Show” and honorable mention in the STLCC-Wildwood annual art exhibition. I have exhibited in Art Saint Louis venues and serve as the Coordinator of STLCC Wildwood Fine Arts Club Gallery program, where I have exhibited as well. I secure the outside exhibition venues, recruit the artists and artworks, prepare contracts and show tags and supervise installation of the shows.
I love to use brilliant colors to tell my stories. The intense colors bring me joy and further the narrative in my work.
Recently, I have started to use more broad and defined strokes.
Born in Wisconsin and having lived throughout the Midwest, my family moved to St. Louis in 1986. I have always enjoyed gardening, crafting, decorating, photography and painting.
2016 Stray Rescue Fund Raising Exhibition, St. Louis,MO
2015 Art St. Louis, Varsity Arts XIX Juried Show
2014 Arts Rolla, Broad Strokes – Studio 309, The Centre, Rolla, MO
2014 Art St. Louis, Picture of Health, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2014 Art St. Louis, Food Glorious Food Juried Show, St. Louis, MO
2012-2015 St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Fine Arts Gallery Program
2011-2014 St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Juried Student Art Show
HONORS AND AWARDS
2014 Innovation of the Year St. Louis Community College at Wildwood, Director Art Gallery Program
2013 First Place, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Juried Student Art Show
2013 Honorable Mention, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Juried Student Art Show
2012 Honorable Mention, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Juried Student Art Show
2012 Certificate of Appreciation, St. Louis Community College Board of Directors, Wildwood
2016 Sycamore, St Louis Community College, Wildwood
2016 Eco-Art Exhibit, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Cover Image
2015 Sycamore, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood
2013 Sycamore, St. Louis Community College, Wildwood, Cover Image
Brewer Science, Rolla, MO