Painting contemporary landscapes opens up new ways for me to interpret nature. My goal is to take the innate beauty of nature and turn it over, change it, make it more thought provoking, make it more my memory of the place I've visited.
For me, a big part of painting the landscape is the freedom to alter local color and develop interesting color relationships that enhance and change the viewers' perception of what the landscape looks like.
Currently, I am is a resident artist at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, MO. I am also also a member of the Gateway Gallery in Clayton, MO. I studied studied with Doug Dawson at the Art Students League in Denver, CO. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Michigan State University in 1974 and am a native of Detroit, Michigan.
Group Exhibitions 2010Gallery II Resident Artists Exhibition, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO Art St. Louis Off-site solo Exhibition, World Trade Center, Clayton, MO Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO 2009Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO 2008Foundry Art Centre, Ameristar Gallery, St. Charles, MO Gateway Gallery, Clayton, MO Argonne Gallery, Kirkwood, MO Art Saint Louis Off-site solo exhibition, St. Louis RCGA, St. Louis, MO Firehouse Gallery, Webster Groves, MO 2007 Lapis Gallery: Fons & Fons Recent works - Oil Pastel / Raku Vessels, Denver, CO 2005Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 19th Annual Art Market Exhibition, Arvada, CO 2004Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 18th Annual Art Market Exhibition, Arvada, CO Lapis Gallery: Fons & Fons Oil Pastels / Raku Vessels, Denver, CO 2003Kirk Norlin Gallery: West Highland Artists Cooperative December Show, Denver, CO
Selected Juried Exhibitions 2010Metzger Memorial All Media National Exhibit, St. Louis, MO 2008Jacoby Arts Center 4th Annual Juried Show, Alton, IL 2007-8Metzger Memorial All Media Exhibition, St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO 2005Oil Pastel Society Beginnings National Show - Honorable Mention 2004Rocky Mountain Biennial 2004, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO Northern Colorado Artists Assoc. 13th National Exhibit, Fort Collins, CO - Honorable Mention Colorado Visions Art Exhibit, Westminster Community Artist Series, Westminster, CO 2003Viewpoint 2003 National Juried Art Exhibition, Cincinnati Art Club, Cincinnati, OH National Society of Artists 21st National Juried Show, Alvin, TX Women Artists of the West 5th International Juried Exhibition, Dubois, WY Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show 2003, Museum of Outdoor Art, Englewood, CO Northern Colorado Artists Assoc. 12th Annual National Art Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO Boulder Artists Association 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Boulder, CO Spring Salon V.2, Limner Gallery, New York, NY Viridian Artists XIVth Annual Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists@Chelsea, New York, NY Annual Tri-State Plus National Juried Exhibit, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX
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