I work in watercolor, acrylic, and a variety of other media to make art that represents the world and how I see it: expressionist landscapes, fanciful imaginary scenes, social commentary, faith, and subjects of parenting are all topics which repeatedly emerge in my work. I continue to strive to connect and develop these themes in new and different ways. Even while my subjects may be diverse, color and form remain central; dramatic color contrasts and vibrant hues are the constant in my paintings. The idea of beauty (labeled by philosopher Nicholas Wolterstorff as "aesthetic contemplation") interests me as I follow these themes because my aim in making art is to produce something new and worthy of aesthetic contemplation.
Awards include placements in local art competitions and inclusion in New York's Museum and Design exhibition, "The Art of the Paper Plate." I have been a member of two different art co-op galleries in Colorado and am currently a member of the newly formed Christus Collective out of Denver, Colorado. I live in Northern Colorado with my supportive husband and four busy children.
Accomplishments / CV
University of Missouri-Columbia BFA, Painting, Printmaking 1992 – 1997