About the Artist

Nature’s vibrant colors and radiant light call me to paint. I concentrate on composition and use a loose, painterly approach, which allows the viewer to engage with the painting. My mediums of choice are both oil and ink with watercolor.

After receiving an Economics degree from Denison University, I continued my studies at Cleveland State University to develop my interest in art. More recently, I have advanced my technique with mentors including Joe Lombardo, Fred Fochtman and Steven Walker.

I am a member of The Worthington Area Art League, Central Ohio Plein Air, Ohio Plein Air Society, Dublin Area Art League, Urban Sketchers of Columbus and Rick Dziak’s “The Group”.

My husband and I currently live in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Awards:

  • 2018 Ohio State Fair, William & Sheila Riat Award
  • 2018 Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside Award
  • 2018 UAAL Spring Group Show, First place Award, Oils
  • 2018 DAAL Paint out, Honorable Mention
  • 2018 DAAL Spring Group Show, Honorable Mention
  • 2017 DAAL Fall Group Show, Dublin Rec Center, Dublin, Ohio, First Place Award
  • 2017 Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside, Ohio, Lakeside Award
  • 2017 Bryn Du Art Show, Granville, Ohio, Third Place Non-Professional Award
  • 2016 WAAL Fall Group Show, Hilliard, Ohio, Best of Show Award

Exhibitions:

2018

  • Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio, juried exhibit
  • Lakeside Plein Air Festival, Lakeside, Ohio
  • Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside, Ohio
  • DAAL Art Stroll, Dublin, Ohio
  • Vine and Canvas, Marblehead, Ohio
  • DAAL Paint out, Dublin, Ohio
  • UAAL Spring Group Show, Hilliard, Ohio
  • DAAL Spring Group Show, Dublin, Ohio
  • Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA, juried exhibit
  • Spring Arts Show, Gateway Arts Council, Sidney, Ohio, juried exhibit
  • Bryn Du Art Exhibit – Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio, juried exhibit
  • DAAL Winter Group Show – Upper Arlington Library, Upper Arlington, Ohio

2017

  • DAAL Winter Group Show, Upper Arlington Library, Upper Arlington, Ohio
  • DAAL Fall Group Show, Dublin Rec Center, Dublin, Ohio
  • WAAL Fall Group Show, Church at Mill Run, Hilliard, Ohio
  • “The Group” Show, Rockport Winery, Marblehead, Ohio
  • MAC Faculty/Student Show, Worthington, Ohio, juried exhibit
  • “Seeing With New Eyes” Group Show, High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio
  • COPA Group Show, Worthington, Ohio
  • Schiller Park Group Show, Columbus, Ohio
  • Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside, Ohio
  • Spring Arts Show, Gateway Arts Council, Sidney, Ohio, juried exhibit
  • Bryn Du Art Show, Granville, Ohio, juried exhibit

2016

  • WAAL Fall Group Show, Worthington Rec Center, Worthington, Ohio
  • COPA Group Show, Worthington, Ohio
  • WAAL Group Show, Church at Mill Run,Hilliard, Ohio
  • MAC Faculty/Student Show, Worthington, Ohio, juried in
  • Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside, Ohio
  • WAAL Group Show, High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio
  • Spring Fling, Gateway Arts Council, Sidney, Ohio, juried in

2015

  • MAC Faculty/Student Show, Worthington, Ohio, juried in
  • Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside, Ohio
  • Spring Fling, Gateway Arts Council, Sidney, Ohio juried in

2014

  • Lakeside Art Show, Lakeside, Ohio

Affiliations:

  • Worthington Area Art League (WAAL)
  • Central Ohio Plein Air (COPA)
  • Ohio Plein Air Society (OPAS)
  • Dublin Area Art League (DAAL)
  • Urban Sketchers of Columbus
  • Rick Dziak’s “The Group”
  • Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center (MAC)

Gallery Representation: