In 1996, I left the corporate world to be home with my children. After twenty-one years and two grown boys, I continue as a writer, illustrator and mixed-media artist. After being sidelined by breast cancer in 2015, I am grateful to have my energy, creativity, life (and hair) back! The act of making art everyday and the power of bold, vibrant colors is what helped me through it. I hope my work empowers others and brings joy and encouragement! I am currently represented by Hayley Gallery in New Albany, Ohio and I also accept commissions.
B.A., English, West Virginia University, 1990
Mixed-Media Artist with 20+ years of corporate and creative writing, design, illustration, marketing, and teaching experience.
Member: Ohio Art League (OAL); Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW).
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.
2018 Solo Exhibit, Varckette Family Chiropractic, Worthington, OH
2018 Bexley Living Magazine's Fine Art Show, Bexley, OH
2018 "Seasons of Our Lives" NLAPW Collaborative Exhibit, The Works, Newark, OH
2018 Solo Exhibit, Copius Restaurant, Columbus, OH
2018 Columbus Museum of Art's "An Evening with Art", Women's Board (Juried) Fundraiser
2017 Mansfield Art Center Annual Spring Exhibition, Mansfield, OH
2016 The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2016 Studios on High, Fall "Hit the Hop" Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2014 Bexley Public Library Solo Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2014 Studios on High Spring "Hit the Hop" Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2011 "The Art of Fiber & Fabric", M Gallery, Granville, Ohio
2010 Carnegie Gallery, Columbus Metropolitan Library's The Language of Art Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2007 "Nothing New" Exhibition, Minneapolis Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Winterfair Recycling Contest, Top Ten Winner, Columbus, OH
2005 Taught Workshop, Fabric Valentines, Ohio Craft Museum, Grandview, OH
2004 "Beauty and the Beads" Exhibition, High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH