Artist Bio

My first painting was created using craft paints I had on hand, and I can still remember those first brush strokes on a 4x6 piece of card stock. It was an unexpected release after struggling to cope with death of my beloved cat, Libbey, who had been the one constant in my life for 20 years. That first painting grew into a collection of abstract paintings on canvas that led to my first solo art show. As I continued to explore my artistry, each new painting proved to be a personal expression that created a need to reconnect with myself, my past, and my roots. This led me back to my roots in the rural Midwest, where I saw the beauty of the landscape for the first time. I took photos and ultimately developed an art process that incorporated those images into original mixed media paintings. From there, I continued to create a growing database of photos while creating new works as a painter. 

I consider myself as an abstract painter who experiments with unique mediums and combinations that evolve into something rustic and rich in texture. I'm also known for incorporating repurposed objects and/or Swarovski crystals into my paintings.  


2013 - Repurposed fashion cork rings featured on
2011 - Green Cube House/Parade of Homes, Featured Artist, Denver, CO
2011 - Repurposed abstract art featured on
2010 - Featured on
2010 - Brooklyn Art Library, Self-Portrait Exhibit, Brooklyn, NY
 Self Portrait
  2009 - Vain Salon, Solo Show, Denver, CO
2008 - Art House Co-op, Exhibit Artist, Atlanta, GA
2007 - Apartment 19 Salon, 2nd Saturday Artist, Sacramento, CA
2005/6/7 - Urban Fitness, Solo Show & Featured Artist, Sacramento, CA
2006 - 9th Annual Coldwell Banker Fine Art Exhibit, Sacramento, CA
2006 - Transmissions Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2005 - Infusion Cafe, 2nd Saturday Artist, Sacramento, CA
2005 - Starbucks, Featured Artist, Sacramento, CA
2005 - Phoenix Gallery, 2nd Saturday Artist, Sacramento, CA
2004 - Republic Plaza Arts Festival, Denver, CO
2004 - Core Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Denver, CO
2003/4 - MAC, Exhibit Artist, Mesa, AZ
2003 - Starbucks, Featured Artist, Mesa, AZ
2002 - Xanadu Gallery, Solo Show, Scottsdale, AZ
2002 - New Earth Gallery, Solo Show, Fairbury, NE
2001/2 - ArtOne Gallery, Local Artist, Scottsdale, AZ


Blessings in Disguise
2016 - "Blessings in Disguise," The Denver Mask Project, The Denver Hospice, Denver, CO
 2015 - "Celebration" original painting, Dine & D'art, ArtReach Denver, Denver, CO
2015 - "Night at the Derby" Auction benefiting MSD, Denver, CO

True North
2014 - "True North," The Denver Mask Project, The Denver Hospice, Denver, CO

Dine & D'art
2014 - "Destiny," Dine & D'art, ArtReach Denver, Denver, CO

Nailed to the Wall
2013 - "Nailed to the Wall," Dine & D'art, ArtReach Denver, Denver, CO
2010 - Contributing Photographer, Images Without Borders
2009 - "Homemade Sunshine" signed print for The Conflict Center Art Auction, Denver, CO 
2008 - "Imagine," The Special E Fundraiser Paint Can Project, Ritz Carlton, Denver, CO
2006 - Coldwell Banker Art Exhibit, Sacramento, CA (limited edition print)
2006 - "An Evening with Oscar," Capital City Aids Fund, Sacramento, CA (original art)
2005 - "Happy Hour," Northern California WTC Fundraiser, Sacramento, CA

A sampling of my original works over the years: 
Spring SnowBlue By You
AutumnAugust Moon
Vineyard DriveA Walk in Madrid
 Finding ZenHarvest
SpellboundUrban Landscape
Letting Go
Swept Away
Vintage Window Experiment
Deep Within My HeartIgnite
Modern Redwood
EquilibriumMidnight Sun
Hidden TreasuresFirst Calm
 Ocean Blue
Where There's Smoke
Love Washes OverWindfall