In 1996, I left a position in marketing and business development for an architectural firm specializing in children's hospitals, to be at home raising my children. After twenty-one years and two grown boys, I continue as a freelance writer, illustrator and mixed-media artist. After being sidelined by breast cancer in 2015, I am happy to have my energy, creativity and life back! The act of making art everyday and the power of bold, vibrant colors is what helped me through. I hope my work empowers others and brings them joy! I am currently accepting art commissions and writing/illustration projects.
B.A., English, West Virginia University, 1990
Self-taught, Mixed-Media Artist with 20+ years of corporate and creative writing, design, illustration, marketing, and teaching experience.
Member: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW).
Publications: Uppercase Online Newsletter, Better Homes & Gardens, Parents, Belle Armoire, Columbus Monthly, Columbus Monthly Home & Garden, Columbus Weddings, Ohio State Alumni Magazine, GreenCraft and Northlight Books, Incite: The Best of Mixed Media 2013.
2017 Mansfield Art Center Annual Spring Exhibition
2016 The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition
2014 Bexley Public Library Solo Exhibition
2012 Studios on High Exhibition
2011 The Art of Fiber & Fabric M Gallery, Granville, Ohio
2010 Carnegie Gallery-Columbus Metropolitan Library's The Language of Art Exhibition
2007 Minneapolis Textile Center-Nothing New Exhibition
2006 Winterfair Recycling Contest Top Ten Winner
2004 High Road Gallery, Worthington, Ohio-Beauty and the Beads Exhibition