Starting in 2002, I have been producing watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylic paintings for exhibition, along with public and private commissions around the United States, Canada, and Australia. Born in New York in The United States and educated in The Liberal Arts, I discovered my love for art following a scuba diving accident in 2000 when I took my first watercolor class to help my brain adjust to eye-hand coordination. By 2008 while continuing with my artistic studies, I found my real passion in art as soon as I was exposed to the relationship between art, science, and nature through scientific botanical illustration. I began scientific botanical illustration studies at the Sarasota Florida School of Botanical Art, with courses at The Ringling College of Art and Design, all in Sarasota, Florida. I completed my Botanical studies at The Minnesota School of Botanical Art, where I was able to participate in and be accepted into The Florilegium at The Eloise Butler Garden, the oldest Public Wildflower Garden in The United States, I was honored to participate in civic art, chosen to design the 130 feet x 30 feet Botanical Painting on the Jungle Theater Building in downtown Minneapolis. Minnesota. I am enjoying a recent interest in Narrative painting.
Exhibitions and Awards:
2003 Longboat Key Center for the Arts juried Exhibition, Florida USA
2004 Longboat Key Center for The Arts juried Exhibition, Florida USA
Ojibway Art Show Exhibition Ontario Canada Sold 20 Paintings
2005 Longboat Key Center for The Arts Juried Exhibition, Won Best of Show Sarasota Florida USA
Ojibway Art Show Exhibition, Ontario Canada Sold 26 paintings
2005 Longboat Key Center for The Arts Exhibition, USA
2010-2012 6 botanical drawings were accepted into The Eloise Butler Forilegium, Minnesota USA These paintings are in a permanent collection and can be chosen to travel around the world.
2011 Two Drawings accepted into, Margaret Flockton Award juried Exhibition, Sydney, Australia (Under Elizabeth B. Cole)
2011 Civic Art Botanical mural measuring 39.5 meters x 9 meters for The Jungle Theater Building in Minneapolis Minnesota, USA
2011- 2023 Various annual Local exhibits with the Society of Botanical Art in Sarasota Fl.
2012 Eloise Butler Florilegium Exhibition in Mpls Public Library US
2013 Eloise Butler Florilegium Exhibition McCalester College St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
2015 Two Botanical Drawings published in Minnesota Volunteer Magazine Minneapolis Minnesota USA
2017 Audubon Celery Fields Exhibition for Botanical Art with Birds Florida USA
2018 Two Drawings accepted into, Margaret Flockton Award juried Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2020 Cover and Article in the Annual Publication Of The Islanders Association Magazine in Ontario Canada.
2022 New England Society Botanical Art From Solstice to Equinox Juried Exhibition
2023 Manatee Art Center Bradenton Florida, Juried exhibition