Biography

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I have been a professional artist for fourteen years after receiving my B.A. in Art from Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont, but in reality, I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember.
I turned to colored pencil after trying practically every other medium and have fallen in love with the detail and depth that I can achieve with them. I am drawn to images of animals, nature and birds bathed in sunlight and shadows.
I work on commission, exclusively from photographs to create my vibrant, realistic images. I can work from a previously taken photograph or one I take myself. I prefer to take my own but obviously that will not always be possible online. I can create beautiful portraits from photographs that are mailed to me.
I also accept commissions for animals other than your own pets, such as wildlife, birds, marine life and so on. In addition to commissions my site has a number of paintings that are already complete and available for purchase. I also offer art lessons to both children and adults.

 

ART EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Art, Johnson State College, 1997

 

PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS:

2012 – Front Cover of The Prophecy of the Sacred Cross, book #1 in the Parables of the 24th Elder Trilogy by Peter Silas.

2004 – May –  Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT – 3rd  place winner for “Into the Dawn” 

 

FUNDRAISERS AND DONATIONS:

2012 – Pet Portrait donation to Springfield High School music group Quebec trip.

2011 – June – Hand Painted Bird House to “Springfield on the Move” Fundraiser Auction.

2004 – “Husky” portrait donation to “Springfield Mom’s Group.”

2002 – “Great Blue Heron” donation to Black River Action Team Fundraiser.

2000 – Pet Portrait donation to the Springfield Humane Society Fundraiser.

 

EXHIBITIONS – SOLO:

2005 – April – August – Exhibit at Local Restaurant, Chester, VT

2002 – October – Springfield Art and Historical Society, Springfield VT 

2001 – February – Black River Used Bookstore, Springfield, VT 

 

EXHIBITIONS – GROUP:

2013 – April – The Gallery at the Vault, Open Wall “Country Roads” Exhibit, Springfield, VT

2010 – April – The Gallery at the Vault, Open Wall Exhibit, Springfield, VT

2009 – May – Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT 

2005 – May – Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT 

2004 – May – Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT   

2003 – May – Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT 

2002 – July – First Annual Springfield Street Festival, Springfield, VT – July 2002

2001 – May – Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT 

2000 – May – Springfield Art & Historical Society, Yearly Spring Art Exhibit, Springfield VT 

WORKSHOPS, CLASSES and ACTIVITIES:

2011 – November – December – Children’s Chinese Dragon Puppet Art Group Project

2010 – Children’s “Starry Night” Van Gogh Mural Art Group Project

2006 – Judge for Annual Vermont Society for Women in the Arts State-wide Student Art Exhibit

2005 – 2009 – Children’s Art Lessons

2003 – September – Teaching & Demonstrations: “Colored Pencil Cat on Black” demonstration Chester, VT 

2003 -November – “Introduction to Colored Pencil” workshop, Chester, VT

 

GALLERIES AND AFFILIATIONS:

2014 – Represented by The Gallery at the Vault, Springfield, VT

2004 – Represented by the Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts, Rutland, VT

2003 – Represented by small local gallery, Chester, VT

2004 – Affiliations: The Colored Pencil Society of America

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