BIO AND RESUME
I thought I loved black and white, and then I found color. Color is the ultimate expression of creative love and of feeling and emotion. Yes, even greys and neutrals tell a story in the way they can express a point of view, or a critical point in one’s life. I love layering and scraping, finding the hidden treasure that lies just below the surface - from under the obvious comes the truth. I don’t claim to understand what is happening when I paint, it is intuitive, surprising, and always evolving. Pattern, texture, and color are the tools of my creative experience. I interpret what I see and feel on the canvas with a non literal expression of that moment in time. I find joy in the process. My intention is to allow the viewer to bring themselves into the work and find what it is they need, or desire, in the elements therein. From representational to abstract, there is always the underlying connectedness to something natural; the true essence of nature appears. The subject is the least important part of the composition, more important is how that subject is expressed through color and process. It may be unrecognizable as an object or scene, but is intricately represented in essence. Through this process, pieces may seem outwardly, uniquely different in style, but are inwardly speaking the same language.
SHOWS and EXHIBITS:
Reno Tahoe International Art Show 2023
Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, Juried, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2018
Salt Lake Community College, President’s Art Show, SLC, Juried, 2022
Utah Women Artists Exhibition, SLC, Juried, 2022, 2021
Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, Juried, 2022, 2021, 2018
Summit County Winter Arts Showcase, Park City, Juried, 2022, 2019
Red Butte Gardens Spring Exhibition, SLC, Juried, 2022, 2019
PCAA Exhibition, Park City Library, 2021, 2018
In-situ/Ex-Situ Exhibition, Prospect Executive Suites, Park City, Juried, 2021
Creative Journeys, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Juried, Nov/Dec. 2019
A Collective Tapestry - Individual show with guest artist, Downtown Artist Collective, SLC, 2019
A Sense of Place - Prospect Executive Suites, Pop Up Gallery, Park City, Juried, 2019
Hidden Voices - Utah Valley University, Woodbury Art Museum, Juried, 2019
Dreamscapes - Kimball Art Center, Park City, 2018
Evolution - Downtown Artists Collective - 2 person exhibit, SLC, 2018
DAC Anniversary Exhibit, SLC, Oct. 2018, 2017
AWARDS and MEMBERSHIPS:
People's Choice Award - Cottonwood Heights Art Show 2018 and 2016
Board Member/Secretary: Park City Professional Artists Association
Board Member and Artist - Downtown Artists Collective, SLC
IN THE NEWS
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So Excited to be part of this year's
KIMBALL ARTS FESTIVAL
AUGUST 4 - 6, 2023
In Beautiful Old Town Park City
Utah's premier arts festival hosts approximately 200 artists from Utah and around the world. Enjoy great music from Mountain Town Music, and lots of food and fun!
I'm so excited to share my ABSTRACTION collection at this year's festival. You can check it out on this website to get a preview!
Come on down, enjoy great art, and say HI!
So excited to be part of the 2nd annual Reno Tahoe International Art Show. I will be part of the Art City Park City exhibit among other fabulous artists and galleries from Park City. This is such an amazing opportunity!
ARTS COUNCIL X KIMBALL ART CENTER
SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2023!
@ KIMBALL ART CENTER | 1251 KEARNS BLVD, PARK CITY, UT
A partnership program between The Arts Council of Park City | Summit County and the Kimball Art Center. Building on a model developed by Southern Exposure in San Francisco, the sixth annual Park City Monster Drawing Rally is planned for Saturday, September 9th, 2023. It’s a live drawing event and party that allows spectators to spy on the creative process, build relationships with local artists, and grow their art collections.
Making space for new work! All paintings in the plant collection: I Am Not Simply Green are now 25% off. Other, older works, 30% off!! Check it out int the "SHOP". If you are local to the Park City area, we can arrange for drop off or pick up.
January - February, 2022
Through Spring 2022
In collaboration with metalsmith, Kelly Gallagher
New gallery at 825 Main, Park City
Done virtually in the age of Covid-19