To create the paintings for my Pow Wow Series, I attend various Pow Wows in the Southwest focusing mainly on Gathering of Nations held each April in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gathering of Nations is my favorite event because of its sheer size and number of dancers – as many as 4,000 over the weekend.

The colors, patterns and textures of these dancers blend into a kaleidoscope of abstract design. It is from this abstraction that I like to put a sharp focus on a face or an outfit that by its incredible uniqueness draws attention to itself above all others. Each of my paintings is not only a snapshot of time and place, but also records the blending of cultures and historical continuum.  Pow Wows are a vital catalyst for cultural renewal and celebration. I feel honored to be allowed this celebration in my life as well.

Gallery Representations

Santa Fe Art Collector, Santa Fe, NM
Main Street Gallery, Saint Jo, TX
Kinion Fine Art, Sedona, AZ
Mountain Trails Galleries, Sedona, AZ                                                          
Artisans Galleria, Sedona, AZ                                                                           
Art Buyers Gallery, Phoenix, AZ                                                                        
Hang Ups Art Enterprises, Orange, CA                                                         
California Auction Services, Mission Viejo, CA                                          

Bodies of Work

The Masks We Wear                
Leather Masks sculpted and painted
Culture in Motion                     
Portraits of Pow Wow Dancers in the American Southwest                       
Abstract Exploration             
Study of color and design on canvas
Color and Texture                     
Study of color and design on paper
American Industry                   
Documentary study of the American Trucking Industry
The Athens Series                      
From Athens to Delphi, studies of architecture and sculpture
The Classic Series                      
Crete, Italy and Mainland Greece, studies of architecture and sculpture

Exhibitions/ Shows

Sketchbook Project- 2011          
Brooklyn Art House Library, NY Traveling Tour: 9 cities
Grand Opening - 2010   
Santa Fe Art Collector, Santa Fe, NM                                                                  
Masks – 2011
Fort Collins Museum of Art                                     
Things I Dream Of  - 2010
Art House , Brooklyn, NY                                             
Grand Opening  - 2010
Davis & Blevins, The Main Street Gallery                 
Masks – 2010
Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art             
Miniature Show – 2008
Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM                             
Group Show – 2007
Mountain Trails Gallery, Sedona, AZ                       
One Woman Show – 2005
Kinion Fine Art, Sedona, AZ                                       
Grand Opening – 2002
Taracor Fine Art Studio, Sedona, AZ                         
Wildlife Etching Show – 1986
Ziegle Printers Gallery, Peoria, IL                             
Industrial Landscape – 1987
Ziegle Printers Gallery, Peoria, IL                             
Alumni Exhibit  -1985
Lindenwood Colleges, St. Charles, MO                     
Stone Lithography  - 1985
Oklahoma State University, Lawton, OK                 
One Woman Art Show – 1981
Lindenwood Colleges, St. Charles, MO                    

Education

MA – Art History,  University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign, IL
BFA – Studio Art;  BA – Art History (Summa Cum Laude), Lindenwood Colleges