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Artist Statement

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

exploring the wild landscapes and national parks of the Rocky Monuntains and Desert Southwest is where you’ll find me!

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

 

Education

University of Denver  • BFA - Painting and Drawing 1985

Winchester School of Art • England • Study Abroad 1983

Graphic Design • Northern Arizona University 1994-1995

Drawing Workshop • Grand Canyon Association 2014

 

Work

Artist 1985 - Present

Wildflower Photography & Prayer Flags – Photography and Seamstress - Self Employed 2014 –2022

House Building – Self Employed / Family – Office Management 2000’s - 2022

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

Art Supply – Sales 1980’s

 

Events - Galleries - Shows

2022

14th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Grand Canyon Conservancy

https://issuu.com/gcconservancy/docs/gcc_artcatalog_2022

https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/

Plein Air Event and Show - Kolb Studio • GCNP • September 2022 - January 2023

Colorado National Monument Plein Air Event 2022

https://coloradonma.org/plein-air/

October 2022

18th Sedona Plein Air Festival

https://sedonaartscenter.org/event/18th-annual-sedona-plein-air-festival/

Sedona, Arizona

October 21-29, 2022

 

Sedona Art Center

https://sedonaartscenter.org/event/tailgate-paint-out/

June 2022

 

2021

 

Colorado National Monument Plein Air Event

https://coloradonma.org/plein-air/

September 26 - October 3, 2021

Opening reception will be on Friday, October 1st, 2021 at Carlson Vineyards Tasting Room in downtown Grand Junction.

 

Taos Plein Air Event 

https://www.papnm.org/2021-Taos-Plein-Air-Juried-Paint-Out-and-Show

September 20-23

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery September 25 - October 12, 2021

13th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Grand Canyon Conservancy

https://www.grandcanyon.org/events/celebration-of-art/

   Plein Air Event and Show - Kolb Studio • GCNP • September 2021 - February 2022

 

2020 -2018

 

12th Grand Canyon Celebration of Art - Grand Canyon Conservancy

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

 

 

 

 

 

2004-1986

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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