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Artist Statement

I explore the diversity of the natural world through my work. Bits of life are translated into a new perspective with layers of color and texture.

The hundreds of objects in my studio become elements, capturing the “voice” of the work. The compositions are woven together producing art that is tapestry-like in its richness.

With an extensive background in both graphic and fine art, and degrees in Art History and Art Education, I possess a wide perspective from which to draw. I tend to pull inspiration from each, so that my work has references to various art styles and techniques that blend into one image.

 

 

 

 

A Brief Curriculum Vitae

Education

1996 M.A. Art Education, University of South Florida
1992 B.A. Art History, Cum Laude, University of South Florida

Awards and Exhibitions

  Award Artist for Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts
  Individual Artists Grant, Hillsborough County Arts Council
  Tampa General Hospital, Commissioned and Purchased art for
        Bayshore Pavilion and Jennifer Leigh Muma Neonatal Unit
  Literacy Grant Workshop, Childrens Board of Hillsborough Co.
  National Museum of Women in the Arts, Juried, Carrollwood Cultural Center
  Art of Recycling, Tampa Museum of Art
  Special Connnections, Adults with Special Needs Workshop, Tampa, FL
  City of Clearwater Banner Project
  Wine Harvest Abstract Show
  Artful Gardens Juried Show, Zephryhills, FL
  Brandon League of Fine Arts, Juried Show
  First Place, Rocker, Juried Summer Show, North Tampa Arts League
  Expose' Westshore Banner, Westshore Alliance, Tampa
  Honorable Mention, Glorious, Tampa Regional Library
  Art of Love, Frame by Frame Gallery, Tampa
  Triptych Commission for Belle Decor, Wesley Chapel, FL
  Themed Commission for St. James United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL
  The Golden Show, MacArthur Galleries, Tampa, FL
  Lost and Found, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, FL
  Children's Saturday Workshop, Tampa Museum of Art
  Award of Merit, Strawberry Festival Art Show
  Golden Image Award, Florida Public Relations Association
, International Association of Business Communicators

Private and Corporate Collections

Childrens Board of Hillsborough County, Tampa, FL
Tampa General Hospital, Jennifer Leigh Muma Intensive Care Unit, and the   Bayshore Pavilion, Tampa, FL
City of Clearwater, FL
African Mural, Crosswinds at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Lisa, Lisa Diketch
Grandfather, Arthur Ramsdell, Brandon, FL
The Gates, Patina Ripkey, Tampa, FL
Santorini, The Gunthers, Tampa, FL
The Beck Group
Ellis Van-Pelt
Northern Trust Bank
Thornton Donoghue & Associates
Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts
Cornelia Corbett
Robin Gonzalez
Chuck Levin
Jay B Starkey
Orchid Bloom, Gen. and Mrs. Frank Moore, Tampa, FL
Little Geisha, Private collection, VA
Jane, Mrs. Wilson, Riverview, FL
Brandi, Private Collection, Bradenton, FL
CJ's Place, Private Collection, Ft. Myers, FL
Snowbirds, Private collection, California
HD Rocker, Jamie Klingman, Tampa, FL
The Promise, St. James UMC, Tampa, FL
Neuschwanstein, Gere Bass, GA
The Tourists, Richard & Melanie Washabaugh, Wesley Chapel, FL
Triptych Commission for Belle Decor, Wesley Chapel, FL
African Face, YoungLife of South Tampa, FL
Jane, The Wilsons, Riverview, FL
The Promise, St. James United Methodist Church , Tampa, FL
Wisteria Mural, Ms. Tingen, Lutz, FL
Under the Banyan Tree, Legacy Mortgage, Tampa, FL
Emma, Joe Youmans, Plant City, FL
LoveBirds, Mr. and Mrs, Youmans, Plant City, FL
Yellow Orchid and Purple Graphic, Lesley Zajac, Tampa, FL