"I work primarily in acrylics and mixed media/collage. My process begins when certain objects, experiences, words or phrases trigger an idea for a painting. That painting may start immediately or the idea may rest in the back of my mind for a long while until something brings it to the forefront again, and there the painting begins. Sometimes I have a clear idea of where I want the work to go, or I may also start applying texture, line, and color until the painting takes on a life of it's own. I am a member of the Ann Arbor Women Artists and The Brighton Art Guild. My work has been shown in juried and non-juried exhibits throughout Michigan."
RECENT EXHIBITS AND AWARDS
2005 - Awarded Solo Exhibition Fragmented Views at Pierpont Commons, U of M, Ann Arbor, Juried Competition
2005 - Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild All-Member Exhibit, Honorable Mention
2006 - Nativity Festival of the Arts, Bloomfield Township, Juried Exhibit
2006 - Kaleidoscope Brighton Art Guild All-Member Exhibit, 2nd Place
2006 - Eagle Crest Conference Center, Ypsilanti, Summertime Juried Exhibit
2006 - 2d Solo Exhibit at Brighton District Library, Juried Exhibit
2006 & 2007 - Our Town, Birmingham, MI, Juried Exhibit
2006 - Livingston County Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, Howell, MI, Juried Exhibit
2006/2007 - Tree Town Ann Arbor Art Center-Off the Wall Banner Exhibit, Ann Arbor, MI
2007 - Riverside Arts Center Gallery, Ypsilanti, AAWA Juried Exhibit
2007 - Nativity Festival of the Arts, Bloomfield Township, Juried Exhibit
2008 - Art on Main Gallery, Brighton, MI, Triangular Energy Solo Exhibit in Gallery Two
2008 & 2009 - Art Harvest Juried Exhibit, Howell Opera House
2009 - Art in Bloom, Northville Art House, Juried Exhibit
2009 - Ann Arbor Women Artists Spring Exhibit, Ann Arbor Library, Juried Exhibit
2009 - 2d Solo Exhibit at Brighton District Library, Juried Exhibit
2009 - Livonia Arts Commission 12th Annual Exhibition of Fine Arts, Juried Exhibit
OTHER INFORMATION AND RECENT ACTIVITIES
I have served as a judge in miscellaneous art fairs such as The Village Art Fair in Rochester, The Brighton Art Festival, and The Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair.
I painted one of 10 banners to hang downtown Brighton for summer of 2005.
I submitted a design and painted a 5-1/2 foot fiberglass bear, which was displayed at the Brighton Mill Pond for summer of 2005 and later auctioned at a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.
Brighton Art Guild
Ann Arbor Women Artists