My husband, Steven, and I moved to Florida in 2014 from Iowa. He had an opportunity to transfer to Florida and leave the snow behind so we did. Currently, we reside in Bradenton, FL. We enjoy traveling around the world.
Growing up was always doing crafts with my mom and drawing. Art and music were my favorites in high school. I would draw the album covers from my moms collection which were portraits for the most part. I have no idea why now, but portraits aren't my favorite to do, landscapes and still life are.
It wasn’t until my move to Florida and the friends I met at the Harrison Ranch Arts Guild did I get back into the drawing and painting, previously I had done mostly greeting cards and scrapbooking. In 2015 I picked up a paint brush again and started working art projects in my free time. I prefer to work with colored pencil and watercolor now. My inspirations are often memories of where we've traveled and experiences. Whether I'm drawing or painting, it is my form of relaxation.
I am involved with the The Parrish Arts Council and Harrison Ranch ArtsGuild. Currently I am serving as a Board Member, President and Event Planner for The Parrish Arts Council.
My artwork has been accepted into Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Hidden Treasures and the Annual Color Magazine Membership Show. I have shown my work in J & J Gallery, Art Center Manatee, Rocky Bluff Library and at the Manatee County Fair.
I accept commission request.
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ComCenter in Lakewood Ranch - 2019
Rocky Bluff Library & Parrish Arts Council's Juried "Duo's" - 2021
Rocky Bluff Library & Parrish Arts Council's Juried 'Manatee County - 2019
ArtCenter Manatee's Open Juried Show with 'Oceans Wonder' - 2018
Rocky Bluff Library & Parrish Arts Council's Juried 'Animals' - 2018
2022 - Ol' Rusty in Colored Pencil @ the Manatee County Fair - red rosette
2020 - Camellia Tea Rose in Colored Pencil @ the Manatee County Fair - red rosette
2019 - Ann Kullberg's Colored Pencil Hidden Treasurer's, volume 5 with the Camellia Tea Rose
2018 - 19th Annual color Magazine Membership Show
2018 - Key West Sunset at Parrish Arts Council's Juried Photography Competition- 3rd place
2018 - Red Rose in Oil Pastel @ the Manatee County Fair - blue ribbon
2018 - Garden Shed in Watercolor @ the Manatee County Fair - red ribbon
2018 - Under the Sea II in Colored Pencil @ the Manatee County Fair - red ribbon
2017 - Callie II in Colored Pencil @ the Manatee County Fair - red ribbon
2017- Yellow Rose @ the Manatee County Fair - red ribbon
Parrish Arts Council's East2West Art Market - 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017
Manatee County Fair - 2022, 2019, 2018. 2017
Colony Cove Art Club Show - 2019, 2018, 2017
Colony Cove Holiday Art Show - 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Art Memberships -
Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia Inc. - 2018 to 2020
The Parrish Arts Council - 2016 to present
Board Member - 2016 to present
Event Planner - 2016 to present
President - 2018 - to present
Vice President - 2018
Treasurer - 2016 - 2018
Secretary - 2016 - 2018
Colony Cove Art Club - 2016 to 2019
President - 2016 to 2019
Event Planner - 2016 to 2019
Harrison Ranch Arts Guild - 2014 to present
Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island - 2018 to 2019