My work is non-representational. I chose to work abstractly because this allows me to focus on what I most enjoy – shapes and the spaces between them.  I am concerned with the size and shape of the objects, the repetition and variation of patterns, the tension created by the nearness or distance among objects, the emotional impact of the colors I use, and the sense of freedom in a piece.  I aim to make art that is interesting from a distance and up close.

Printmaking is my most current obsession.  I like to draw with graphite and markers in addition to painting on pieces of plexi.  I then combine into one piece by stacking three layers of plexi together.

Representation

  • Gold Country Artist Gallery, Placerville, CA
  • San Francisco Women Artists Gallery
  • The Island Gallery, Bainbridge, WA
  • Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art, West Port, Connecticut

Solo and Small Group Exhibitions

  • 2017   Between the Lines, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • 2015   Thought Patterns, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • 2015   Patterns on Plexi, Solo Show, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • 2014   Western Landscapes Invitational, The Island Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • 2013   Pacific Regent Invitational Show, Bellevue, WA
  • 2012   Edmonds Art Commission solo exhibit, Edmonds, WA
  • 2009/2010   Woodward Canyon Winery; “The Palouse” was the Artists Series 2009 wine label – Walla Walla, WA
  • 2005   Northwind Arts Center – Port Townsend, WA
  • 2003   Deniz Askerli Musesi – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2002   Morgan Stanley – Santa Fe, NM

Juried Group Exhibitions

  • 2018   10th National Juried Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, NY
  • 2018   World of Abstractions, San Francisco Women Artist Gallery, CA
  • 2017   Brand 45 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Glendale, CA
  • 2017   The Bowery Gallery Annual Juried Competition, Chelsea, NYC, NY
  • 2017   4rd Annual Living Mark Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2017   Women Artists Coast to Coast – East, Prince Street Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, NY
  • 2016   Women Artists Coast to Coast – West, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
  • 2016   Expressions Northwest, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
  • 2016   3rd Annual Living Mark Exhibition, Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR
  • 2016   The Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition,Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • 2015   The Printmaker’s Hand lll, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
  • 2015   Visual Voices, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA
  • 2015   The Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA First Place Award in Painting
  • 2014   The Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • 2013   5th Annual ISAP Online International Open show
  • 2012   15th Annual Open ISAP International Exhibition, Paso Robles, CA, Juror: Katherine Chang Liu, Black Horse Materials Award.
  • 2012   Scott Milo Summer Show, Anacortes, WA, Materials Award
  • 2012   25th Annual Women’s Works Exhibition, Woodstock, IL
  • 2011   EAFA’s 36th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • 2011   California Open, Tag Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2011   14th Annual Open ISAP (Internat’l Society of Acrylic Painters) International Exhibition, Santa Cruz, CA, Black Horse Materials Award
  • 2011   Women Painters of Washington Spring Member Show, Teresa Asia Award, Juror Juliette Aristides, Director of the Classical Atelier at Gage Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA
  • 2011   The Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA
  • 2010   Women Painters of Washington Fall Members Show, First Place; Juror Barbara Shaiman Director of SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2009   “Bel Conte” WPW Members Show, Bellevue, WA, Second Place
  • 2008   Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
  • 2008   Sequim Arts Juried Show, Sequim, WA
  • 2007/2006/2004/2003 Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA
  • 2005   Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
  • 2004   Gallery International, 2004, Alder Gallery, Cobury, Baltimore, MD
  • 2004   Red Dot Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2004   MOCA/Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 2003   The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2000   Joseph Gierek Fine Art, Tulsa, OK
  • 1999   Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM
  • 1998   Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 1996   SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1984   Textile Museum, Washington, DC

Publications

  • 2011   “Taking a Different View” the Palette #39, September/October
  • 1984   “Country of Origin, USA” Review, Fiberarts, May/June
  • 1984   “Country of Origin, USA” Review, The New York Times, June 21
  • 1983   Fiberarts Design Book II
  • 1980   “Workspaces” Fiberarts, September/October

Corporate Collections

  • Pacific Regent, Bellevue, WA
  • Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, WA
  • Swedish Hospital in Redmond, Mill Creek & Issaquah, WA
  • Woodward Canyon Winery, Walla Walla, WA
  • Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City, Arlington, VA

Education

  • BS – Arizona State University
  • MFA in Printmaking – Arizona State University
  • MA in Education – Harvard University