My process may be complex but my images are simple. They are a slice of life past and present that tell a story. As I develop a montage of images a story emerges which invites the viewer to experience the tale. I use vintage images and my own photos always choosing images that I connect with. I hope the viewer finds a connection that either evokes a feeling or thought. I often use images of women to give a voice and sense of empowerment.
My art is a metaphor for life, the complexity of everyday life reveals that we are all simply human.
I earned a BS from the University of Vermont in Social Work and then continued my studies at Plymouth State University in NH where I studied Graphic Design and Fine Art.
I have lived in many places, Norway, Germany, ST. John USVI, Grand Cayman, onboard a Cruise Ship, and grew up in Vermont. I grew up in the ski industry and taught skiing and snowboarding. I also taught swimming and diving and for the last 10 years my husband and I live in Montana in the summer. All these experiences have shaped my work and have helped me in my creative process creating a very unique style.
A total reflection of ME!
Under The Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, FL. Second Place Mixed Media, March 2016
Judges Choice Award, Whitefish, MT. July 2015
Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, FL. Selected For Judging- March 2014
Under The Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, FL. March 2014- Best in Show in Mixed Media, Photograhpy and Digital Art
Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL. February 2014- Award of Distinction
Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, FL. January 2014. - Best in Show in Mixed Media Cover Artist
Whitefish Montana Arts Festival, Whitefish, MT. July 2011- Peoples Choice Award
Winers Circle Award Silver, Arts Council South West, FL. April 2007- Placed Silver
Bonita Beach Arts League, Bonita Springs, FL. Members Show, 2007- Best in Show
Artscape, Naples, FL. 2004 - Best In Show