I consider myself a contemporary surrealist. I like to work with colored Prismacolor pencils and ink on colored grounds. I often juxtaposition elements, experiment with planes and shapes. Most often there are natural elements in my work…plants…water… small insects….and almost all my work will have a moon or sun or planet in the images.
I have a B.S. and an M.A., in art education from Ball State University and I taught art at the elementary and high school levels for 23 years at Liberty Perry Schools. I received a fellowship from the Council on Basic Education, funded by the National Endowment for the arts and the Getty Foundation, and was an art educator delegate to China with 12 other National educators to visit several schools and universities in 3 major Chinese cities.
I was also a fellow for the Indiana Writing Project and a writing consultant for our school in writing across the curriculum. Other awards; several Bell Education awards, the National Wildlife Federation grant, and Ball State Alumni’s innovative teaching award.
Currently, I’m writing and illustrating and exhibiting my new work.
Childhood memories, 16" x 16" Prismacolor and Ink
Alpha & Omega
19" x 26" Prismacolor and Ink
2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
The Music Man
1st Place Drawing
Pulling the Curtain Back
2nd Place Drawing
Honorable Mention Drawing