Bio

EXHIBITIONS

2019 P!NK, a group show at McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2018 Teeny Tiny Trifecta, group exhibition and solo exhibit in the backroom at The Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2018 Arts Exchange Group Show at New City Arts’ Welcome Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

2018 Solo display at Random Row Brewing Company, Charlottesville, VA

2018 Show with Mary Jane Zander at Annie Gould Gallery, Gordonsville, VA

2016, Solo display at the Augusta Health Medical Center, Fishersville, VA

2015, Solo display at the office gallery of Piedmont Council for the Arts in Charlottesville, VA

2014, Solo display at the Writer’s House in Charlottesville, VA.

2013, Floral Expressions exhibition as featured artist at DéCOR, Design Center of Richmond, VA

2012, Spirit and Soul exhibition of paintings with Eddie Thiel at the Arts Center in Orange in Orange, VA

2010, Shaped By Time exhibition of paintings with Ande Lister at the Melrose Bay Art Gallery in Melrose, FL

2009, Reflections: Beyond Time and Space exhibition with glass artists Sarah Hinds and Sky Campbell at the Thomas Center Main Gallery in Gainesville, FL

2007, Painted Dreams solo exhibition at the Santa Fe Gallery in Gainesville, FL

SELECTED PUBLISHED WORKS

2019, Chestnut Oak Vineyard, art for four wine labels

2015, Chestnut Oak Vineyard, whimsical 30’ x 40’ foot mural

2012, Empowerment, 64 interior illustrations, book by Marcus Chacos published in Australia

2005, RU, the magazine of Radford University: an interior illustration for the article, Wireless

2004, Bicast Publishing, Inc.’s Dolphin Watch Books: Naya and the Haunted Shipwreck

2002, Bicast Publishing, Inc.’s Dolphin Watch Books: Naya and Nathan

interior illustrations

AWARDS

2016 Artist in New Watercolor: Annual Juried Contemporary Exhibit, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, John A. Hancock, curator and juror

2015 Award of Excellence, Central Virginia Watercolor Guild Annual Exhibition, Julia May, juror

2014 Honorable Mention in the South-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education

2012 Second Place in Quick Draw competition to benefit the charity, S.A.F.E., at Prince Michelle Winery

2010 Accepted into the Thomas Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition, juror: David Fithian

2009 Accepted into the Thomas Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition, juror: Michael Burban

2009 GFAA Florida Open Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention Ribbon 

juror: Jeffrey Smart Baisden

2008 First Place in the Garden Category of the Melrose Paint the Town Green 

2007 Acceptance in the International Society of Acrylic Painters

10th Annual Exhibition, San Luis Obispo Art Center, CA, 

juror: Bob Burridge.

2007 Award of Merit at the Oak Hall Art Festival

2006 Gold Addy for an interior magazine illustration from the Advertising Federation of the Roanoke Valley (AFRV)

2005 Award of Honor at the Art at the Oaks Show, FL

2003 Best of Show Award for the Gainesville Fine Art Association Members’ Winter Show

2003 Edith Moore Portrait Award for the Gainesville Fine Art Association Members’ Winter Show


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 – 2019, The Arts Center in Orange – Art class and workshop teacher 

2015, Community Outreach with the Arts Center in Orange, Orange, VA

2016 – 2017, Outreach teacher for Second Street Gallery

2014 – 2015, Locust Grove Elementary School in Locust Grove, VA – Long term art substitute

2012 – 2013, MADArts in Madison, VA

2009 – 2011, Art specialty teacher at Open Arms Child Development Center.

2007 – 2009, Adjunct professor at Santa Fe College’s graphic design department

EDUCATION

M.F.A. — Radford University, Radford, VA 

B.F.A. — James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA