Artist Statement

‘I love to sketch, draw & paint images gathered from my outdoor adventures…

exploring the wild landscapes and national parks of the southwest is where you’ll find me!

My painting style is graphic with bold lines and colors.’

 

Education

Drawing Workshop • Grand Canyon Association 2014

Graphic Design • Northern Arizona University 1994-1995

BFA University of Denver  • Painting and Drawing 1985

Winchester School of Art • England • Study Abroad 1983

 

Work

Artist 1985 - Present

Wildflower Photography & Prayer Flags – Photography and Seamstress - Self Employed 2014 –

House Building – Self Employed / Family – Office Management 2000’s -

Outdoor Adventure Retail – Window display, Murals and Merchandising 1990’s

Art Supply – Sales 1980’s

 

Galleries and Shows

 

• 12th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art • Grand Canyon Conservancy

   Plein Air Event and Show • Kolb Studio • GCNP • September 2020 - January 2021

 

• Flagstaff Arts Council • 10” x 10” Art Fundraiser Show • Flagstaff, Az 2019

 

• Mountain Sports 1% Give Back • Grand Canyon 100th Painting & Prints • July 2018 • Proceeds to GCC

 

• Open Studios • Flagstaff, Arizona • Coconino Center for the Arts Preview Show 2002

 

• Arizona Handmade Gallery • Flagstaff, Arizona 1997- 2004

 

• Artist Gallery • CO-OP • Flagstaff, Arizona 1993-1997

 

• Café Espresso Gallery • Flagstaff, Arizona • Show 1986

 

• 2 Women Artist Show • Loyola Marymount • Denver 1986

 

ADVENTURES…in search of artistic inspiration

John Muir Trail • San Francisco Peaks • Sedona • Grand Canyon Backpacking  

Escalante River Canyons Solo 1985 • Buckskin / Paria Canyon 2016

Desolation/Gray River Trip • San Juan River Trips • Grand Canyon River Trips • Yampa River Trip

International Trips: Ireland • Iceland • England • Scotland • France

 

Family

2 adult children • 1 partner • 2 brothers • 1 aussie shepherd dog

Lives in Log Home on Gold Creek which flows into Quartz & Tomichi Creeks that confluences with

Gunnison River that merges with Colorado River eventually flowing thru 

Grand Canyon National Park...Just outside of Gunnison, Colorado @ 9000’

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