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I am an oil painter, primary using birch plywood as my surface.  

Influenced by lavish painters such as John Singer Sargent and WayneThiebaud,  I enjoy the physical quality of thick paint. I am equally influenced by painters that incorporate pattern in their work such as Gustav Klimt and William Utermohlen.  Creating lush passes of flat planes and pattern in my landscape and figure paintings has been the impetus behind recent work.

 Professional Achievement

  Corporate Collection

  • 2018  Barnstable Brown Center for Diabetes, Lexington, 4 paintings from Bird Series

  • 2016  U of K Art in Healthcare, 2 paintings: Magnolia Blooms, Ginkgo with Peonies

  • 2016  The Center for Women and Families, 3 paintings from Expressive Arms Series
  • 2015  University of Kentucky Art in Healthcare, Lexington, 3 paintings, Ensconce, Adhere, Fountain

  • 2014  Bluegrass Eye Center, Crestwood, 2 paintings, Verge, Inclination

  • 2014  Commonwealth Bank and Trust, Louisville, 2 paintings, Unoccupied Chair #10, Unoccupied Chair # 3

  • 2013  Time Warner, Louisville, 2 paintings: Waterfront Park Hill, Garden Court

  • 2012  Waterfront Park Place Club Room, Louisville, 2 paintings: Wheels, Follow

  • 2012  St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington  2 paintings: Inquisitive Pinwheel, Grounded Triangle

  • 2009  Woodward, Hobson and Fulton, Louisville, 3 paintings: Unoccupied Chair #7, Unoccupied Chair #9, Unoccupied Chair # 11

  • 2008  Brown Forman Corporation, Louisville  2 paintings: And Again, Yellow Stripes

  • 2008  Summit One Partners, Louisville, Shadow Man

  • 2007  Square One, Judy Axelrod Office, Louisville, Yellow Flag  

  • 2007  Cobalt Bravura Lofts, Louisville, 3 paintings: Seth, Hensley, Three Spears   

  • 2006  Waterfront Park Place Lobby, Louisville, Yellow Couch

  • 2005  Caritas Medical Center, Louisville , 2 paintings, Weekday Interior, Paper Star

  • 2005  Ventas, INC, Louisville  2 paintings: Fountain Waterfront Park, Scenic

  • Loop Cherokee Park


Private Collections and Commissions

  • My work has been bought by private collectors and by commission.



  Awards

·        2000  Al Smith,  Emerging Artist Award

·        2000  People’s Choice Award, Arts on Main

·        1999  Winthrop Allen Award Recipient, Studio Art,  University of Louisville


  Press Coverage

  • I've received press coverage form Leo Magazine, Louisville Magazine, Velocity Magazine, the Courier-Journal, KET, The Lexington Herald Leader and Pure Uncut Candy

Exhibitions

  • 2018  Reflections of the Commonwealth, Rotunda, State Capitol, Frankfort, KY

  • 2017  New Editions Gallery, Landscape Show, Lexington, KY

  • 2017  Ann Tower, Tribute,  Group Show of Ann Tower Artists, Lexington, KY

  • 2016  Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI

  • 2015  Ann Tower Gallery, The Dog Show and other Animals. Lexington, KY

  • 2013  Zephyr Gallery, Closing Member Show, Louisville, KY

  •  2012  Zephyr Gallery with artist Deborah Thomas, 1st floor gallery, Louisville

  •  2009  Zephyr Gallery with artist Todd Smith, 1st floor gallery, Louisville

·   2007  Zephyr Gallery with artist Michael Ratterman 2nd floor gallery, Louisville

·    2006  Zephyr Gallery, entire gallery 1st and 2nd floor,  Louisville  

·     2005  Arts on Main,  juried show, Shelbyville. KY

·     2004  Zephyr Gallery with artist Joel Pinkerton, 1st floor gallery, Louisville

·     2004  Zephyr Gallery with 4 new artist members, Louisville

·     2004  Ann Tower Gallery, “Celebration of Women Artists”, Lexington

·     2002  Artswatch Gallery, “Spaces”, 5 women artists, Louisville. Lou, KY

·     2002  Carnagie Center for Art and History, juried show, New Albany, IN 

·     2002  Governor’s Mansion, “Kentucky Visions”,  juried show, Frankfort, KY   


   2017-  Represented by New Editions Gallery

   2014-2017- Represented by Ann Tower Gallery

  2003-2013- Represented by Zephyr Gallery and Ann Tower Gallery

  Work Experience

  • 2001-18 Walden School middle & high school art instructor, Louisville

  • 2009  Governor’s School for the Arts instructor, Lexington

  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013  Governor School for the Arts workshop instructor and adjudicator, Louisville


Before 2002, my paintings were shown locally at Artemisia Gallery in Louisville, the Mazin Art Exhibit in Louisville, Arts on Main in Shelbyville, Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany and National Juried Exhibition at Finer Things Gallery in Nashville.  My work was also shown in two international shows, Septemberfest International at Period Gallery in Omaha, NA and Across the Atlantic in Dublin, Ireland.

Education

1999        B.F.A., Concentration in Painting, University of Louisville, Magna cum Laude         

 

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