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About me

EDUCATION

BA in Psychology, Portland State University,

MST in Education and Psychology, Portland State University.

Post Graduate Education in Fine Art, Portland State University, Portland Community College, Oregon Art Institute, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Crow’s Shadow Studio in Pendleton, Oregon.

I am a certified Creativity Counselor and work with clients on-line and in person.

EXPERIENCE

Prior to becoming a full-time artist, I was a teacher. I’ve taught at various alternative schools and worked in programs for at risk students, many who have required specialized help to succeed and thrive. I worked with special needs teenagers for Multnomah County ESD, was the director of a high school program for learning disabled students on the campus of Jesuit High School in Portland. I finished my formal teaching career as an instructor in the GED program at Columbia Gorge Community College. I now teach art classes as often as can.

Art has always been a part of everything I do. I’ve been drawing and painting as far back as I can remember and taken classes in art, sculpture and printmaking every year since Kindergarten. I’ve shown at galleries and participated in fine art shows all over the United States and have experience making public art. I have paintings at Oregon Health Sciences Center (Percent for Art) and at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oregon own a life- sized painted papier mache cow (Moo-Lon-Rouge) that was on display in the City of Portland and then was auctioned off for charity.

 

  • Portland Community College art instructor 1992-1994

  • Columbia Gorge Community College Instructor GED/ABE 1997-98

  • Columbia Gorge Community College art instructor since 1995

  • Best Commemorative Poster, Pinnacle Awards, International Festival and Event Association, Orlando, Florida, 1996

  • Award in Water Media at Portland Arts Festival 1998, 1999, 2002.

  • Selected Speaker, juror and workshop instructor, Utah Watercolor Society, Salt Lake City, Utah 2005.

  • Poster Artist, Sonoran Arts Festival, Carefree, Arizona 2005

  • Poster Artist, Trout Lake Festival of the Arts, Trout Lake, Washington 2005

  • Helado, a children’s book, 2001

  • Images Used in Lady Tageboch und Kalender in Munich Germany 2006-the present

  • Designer for needlepoint patterns, Maggie and Company, San Francisco, California 2000-the present.