Tools of the trade

knifes, gouges, wood, paper, ink


me - the artist


•Scholarship to the Columbus College of Art & Design            

•BS Ohio State University               

•MA San Jose State University

•Clark College

•Lower Columbia College

•Numerous workshops and classes on printmaking, watercolor, paper arts, pastels, etc.


•15 years teaching graphics at Clark College in Vancouver, WA

•Currently teaching fine arts at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA since 1997.

•I have taught at the Creative Arts Community residential
        summer arts workshops at Menucha several times since 2003.

•I teach numerous workshops in schools and galleries that
        include kids art, adult art, computer skills, paper arts, and printmaking.


•I make my living as a fine artist by selling my artwork at shows, juried competitions, art
        festivals, gallery sales, etc.

•I was part of a group that had continuous shows for four years. We created an
         exhibit called Water Marks that expressed how living on the Columbia River has affected
         the art we do. The group consisted of 6 women artists whose work included photography,
         ceramics, mixed media, woodcuts, turned wood, and raku. Each exhibit location showed
         from 3 weeks to 3 months.

•I was commissioned by the Columbia Land Trust seven times to create special woodcuts
        used in their fund raising drives. The resulting profits were very impressive.

  1.     Willapa Hills Audubon Society commissioned me to paint 13 bird portraits to use on a bird
        identification sign at Lake Sacagawea in Longview, Wa. The sign was installed in early 2010.