My mother told me my first steps were to the living room window to look outdoors. When I began oil painting it was in deep appreciation for the colors, the inspiration I find in landscapes, and often distant horizons as well as the “landscapes” of light play against an interior wall. My traditional education was obtained through mentors, museums, observed light, while learning composition and the color pallet and it’s complex language of value, notes, hues, relationships and between this is a development of style. Early on I was accepted into national calls for art, the first was the Woman Artists of the West for two years in a row with both not yielding a judges award, but I was awarded with sales. In 1999 I received a M Graham Award for color at the National Oil and Acrylic Society with both works selling, from there providing paintings to regional galleries, institutions and exhibitions. I have continued to create and hear back how much my work is loved – and what pleases me the most is hearing people see the landscape differently, our Blue Arcadia.
* P3 Washington Pavilion Visual Arts CenterW
ashington Pavilion Sioux Falls SD with Paul Schiller Mary Groth and Dale C Lamphere
*National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society International
*South Dakota Art Museum “ Dakota Visions”
*Women Artists of the West International
* St. Louis Artist’s Guild International New Orleans Art Association International
*Center for Western Studies – “on paper and canvas”
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD –
“Siouxland Landscapes” “Take the Day”
South Dakota Arts Council Artists Grant
* M. Graham Oil Painters Award N.O.A.P.S.
* “Signature Artist” with the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society N.O.A.P.S.
*South Dakota Magazine
*Sioux Falls Woman
*Rapid City Journal
South Dakota Public Radio