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Education, Awards & Instruction



1989-1992 - Illinois State University, Bachelor's of Science in Graphic Design & Art: Cum Laude, graduated Dean's List with honors

2007-2010 - Inaugural member, Fine Arts Workshop & Atelier led by Michael David and Thomas Swanson

2010-2011- Montserrat Encaustic Conference, BOSTON MA

4th & 5th Annual Conference of Encaustic Painting

2011-present - Consistently attend & study abstract and encaustic techniques with masters such as Helen DeRamus + Lisa Pressman


Blink Design Magazine 2015-2020

10/2017- Studio Visit Magazine

Volumes 37 & 38, pgs 201-211



2019 - Emerging Female Artist of the Year, awarded during Art Comes Alive Gala

Art Design Consultants, ADC inc/Blink, CINCINNATI OH

2019 - Awarded Gallery Representation at Buckhead Art & Company 

via juried panel - ADC inc/Blink

2011 Decatur Market and Gallery, DECATUR GA

Group show and competition, Best of Show- "Dark Self"

Judged by world renowned art critic, Bill Arnett

2009- AAC Atlanta Artists Center, ATLANTA GA

7th National Juried Art Exhibition

Juried by Michael David

MERIT AWARD- "Self Portrait-Rising" series


PaintLove Nonprofit, Connecting artists with nonprofits

Fountainhead Art Center- Lead Instructor

Women's Art Caucus of Georgia- Member

MOCA GA- Member

F.A.W.S Fine Arts Workshop & Atelier- Member & Instructor

AAC Atlanta Artists Center- Member

SEA Southeastern Encaustic Artists- Member

Homegrown Art Co-op- Artist

Decatur Market & Gallery Co-op- Artist


Callanwolde Art Center GA

Red Deer College CANADA

Spruill Art Center GA

Fountainhead Art Center GA

Open Art Retreats GA & CA

Art Healing Sessions GA & IL

PaintLove Volunteering & Leading GA

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