Bio/Resume/Statement

2 pair cats and birds

“It is not only a wild nature that we need as human beings; it is the untamed open space of our imaginations.” –Jeannette Winterson

I am currently at work in my studio, swilling coffee, plugging in, painting, drawing, imagining stories and inventing characters with reckless abandon. I love the lines of pen and ink, the brilliance of watercolor, the endless variation of mark-making, and the challenge of creating painterly digital art. My sketchbook habit has extended to multiple books in process, and a very sweet little kit that goes with me on my bike rides. I’m a pretty happy camper with my partner, my cats, the bees and the birds out here in West Seattle near the Salish Sea.

Education
BA, MA, post-graduate studies: Universities of Washington and Wisconsin, literature and writing
Art: Gage Academy, Art Institute, Pratt Fine Arts
Press
Artist Taps in Hard-Wired Impulse, by Lisa Pollman
Birds with Plans, Lost Children, and Degrees of Separation, by Jen Graves
Gallery affiliations (click on links)
Shift Gallery, Seattle
Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham
Alki Arts Gallery
Room 104 Gallery
Workshop offerings
Mixed media sketchbook (The Creative Sketchbook — DIY version!)
Social media for artists
Writing and imaging
Shows and exhibits
2014
Ex-Libris: 100 Artists, 100 Books, Axis Gallery, Seattle, WA, Reception March 6th, 6-9pm
Room 104 Group Shows, June and July 2014, Pioneer Square Seattle, WA
2013
Release, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA, April 4th Reception
Secret Life of Birds, Room 104 Gallery, Seattle, WA, June 6 Reception
Peak Shift, group show, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA
2012
Shift in Perspective (Installation), curated with Ted Hiebert, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA
Group Show, Room 104 Gallery, Seattle, WA
Bringing it Home: new works, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA
Shift Considered: group show, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA
3 Artists: exhibit, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham WA
Pratt Fine Arts Annual Auction, Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle
2011
New members’ show, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA
A Contemporary Art Exhibit, One Eighty Foundation, Seattle WA
Maps: the nature of change, solo show, Carco Theatre, Renton WA
Birds, Bees and Buds, group show, Confluence Gallery, Twisp WA
TPN Gallery Walls, group show, Seattle
Unplugged Challenge, group show, ArtsWest Artists Association, Seattle WA
Ongoing collection Alki Arts, Seattle WA
Time Enough, Shift Collaborative Studio, Seattle WA
2010
No Trace, juried group show, Seattle
Maps: the nature of change, solo show, Northwest Encaustic, Seattle
Publications
The Creative SketchbookBeeHaven Studio Publication, 2014
The Forum, ongoing illustration, quarterly journal on psychoanalysis and creativity
Commercial Breaks, Women on Women 2
Floating, Parting Gifts, Vol 7, #1
Even more stuff…
Art blog
Living on this planet blog
LinkedIn