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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


Art Shows 

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


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