My artwork is all about capturing emotion and involving the viewer. There are always subtle messages in my work - I want a reaction! Since I am a communicator, my art communicates through visual expression.
I have been juried into numerous one-woman and group exhibits while receiving national and regional awards. A juror of art competitions, I was also technical advisor for Grumbacher and Prismacolor working with national artists and art programs. I also developed a national training program for Blick Art Supplies. Involved in many artistic activities as an exhibiting artist, my work has been juried and accepted by national and international artists, educators, museum curators and gallery owners including: Gary Freeburg (Professor and Director of Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art at James Madison University); Dr. Amanda C. Burdan (Associate Curator of the Brandywine River Museum in PA); Christiane Paul (Director of Media Studies at New School, NY and Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art); Malcolm Daniel (Curator of Photographs – Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC); Kenneth Baker (Art Critic, San Francisco Chronicle); William Lieberman, Director of Zolla/Lieberman Gallery – Chicago; Annette Carlozzi (Sr. Curator at Blanton Museum of Art); Dr. Jefferson Harrison (Chief Curator Chrysler Museum of Art); Charlotta Kotik (Curator of Contemporary Art Brooklyn Museum of Art); David Houston (Chief Curator –Ogden Museum of Southern Art); Siri Engberg (Walker Art Center); Dorothy Simpson Krause (Educator and Authority on digital art); Stephen Phillips (Phillips Collection – Washington DC); and Sam Gilliam (artist). A Ragdale Foundation Residency Fellow, I was also juried into the Illinois Arts Council’s Arts-In-Education Roster. My artwork is in corporate, university and private art collections in North America and Europe.