Oil Painters of America --- American Women Artists --- Omaha Artist, Inc.
Art Teacher at Boystown Residential Treatment Center – February 2015 thru the Present
Artist in Residence
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, IN, September 2018
Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY, July 2005
Coin of Excellence 2009 55th Wing, Chief Master Sergeant, Offutt Air force Base, Omaha, NE
For "Defenders of Our Freedom" Commission
Award of Excellence 2006-2007 Art Space 2000
Artist of the Month 2006 World of Froud
Silver Medal 2006 Artabus
Bronze Dragon Award 2005 Tuxedo Studios
Sci-Fi Best of 2004 2004 New Masters of Fantasy 2004,
A collection of the year's best Science Fiction & Fantasy Artwork
Mayor’s Choice Award1997 July Jamm, Juried Art Festival, Lincoln, NE
3rd in Category 1995 Artigras, Juried Art Festival, Palm Beach Gardens FL
Merchandise Award 1993 Lake Worth Art League, National Juried Exhibition, FL
Honorable Mention 1993 Annual River’s Edge Village Art Festival, FL
Current Licenses Include:
Pacific Trading Giftware International – Figurines of my Masquerade Fairies Collection
All My Walls - Decorative Metal Wall Art
Zazzle.com - Mugs, Binders, Prints, Cards, etc.
Allposters.com - Fine Art Prints & Posters -San Francisco, CA
PODgallery.com - Fine Art Prints on Paper and Canvas, Greeting Cards and Note Cards, New York, NY
Heaven and Earth Designs - Unique Counted Cross Stitch Designs, Willmar, MN
Crane Coffee Gallery, Cass St. Location, Solo Exhibition, Omaha, NE 2014
Omaha Body, Mind, Spirit Expo, CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE 2014
Fall Mystic Festival, Annual Festival, Holiday Inn Central, Omaha, NE, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Contagion Outbreak - Pop-Culture Expo, Qwest Center, Omaha, NE, 2011
Omaha Body, Mind & Spirit Expo, Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE, 2010 & 2011
Art & Soup, 11th Annual, Regional Juried Exhibition, Holiday Inn Central, Omaha, NE, 2008
Faith Westwood, 2nd Annual Art Exhibition, Omaha, NE, 2007
Michael Phipps Gallery, Omaha Public Library-Main Branch, Solo Exhibition, NE, 2006
Echo Gallery Ltd., Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2005
Temenos Art Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Omaha, NE 2002
Temenos Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Omaha, NE 2000
20 Talents Art Gallery, Featured Artist Exhibition, Omaha, NE 1998
July Jamm, Juried Art Festival, Lincoln, NE, 1997
Rockbrook’s Annual Arts Festival, Juried Art Festival, Omaha, NE, 1996 & 1997
Tribal & Western Art of the Great Plains, Oscar Howe Art Center, Mitchell, South Dakota, 1996
Annual Creative Arts Exhibition, Regional Juried Exhibition, Noyes Gallery, Lincoln, NE, 1996 & 1997
North Valley Art League, 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Redding, California, 1995
Community Arts Asso., National Juried Exhibition, Nabisco Foods Group Hdqtrs., Allendale, NJ, 1995
Northern Arts Council, National Juried Exhibition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 1993
Oil Painters of America Representational, 1st National Juried Exhibition, Long Grove, Illinois, 1993
Lake Worth Art League, National Juried Exhibition, Lake Worth, Florida, 1993
Artigras, Juried Art Festival, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 1994 & 1995
Annual Las Olas Blvd. Art Festival, Juried Art Fait, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1994 & 1995
Annual Weston Art Festival, Juried Art Festival, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1993 & 1994
Annual Downtown Boca Festival of the Arts, Juried Art Festival, Boca Raton, Florida, 1993 & 1994
Annual Plantation Art Festival, Juried Art Festival, Plantation, Florida, 1994
Annual River’s Edge Village Art Festival, Juried Art Festival, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1993
I'm a Nebraska based artist who's paintings have graced the walls of corporate, government and private collectors alike. Working in a realistic style, I have translated my visions into works that inspire conversation, pride, inner thought and sometimes simply a serenity of place.
I grew up in NYC and spent most of my childhood and young adult life around and in the world's largest and most amazing museums. I spent many a Sunday afternoon in the company of Rembrandt, Monet, and Van Gogh, among others, in the vast rooms of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My love of and admiration for the Old Masters began then. And even though I came of age in the Pop Art and Abstract Art era, Traditional Realism is the approach I am most passionate about and within which I create my images.
I have studied and researched the methods of oil painting which the old masters used. The use of successive layers of paint, each with more oil content, gives a painting depth that I think is unsurpassed in any 2D medium. I've incorporated these techniques within my work. In addition, to make my work more durable, I again use a tried and true method of painting on primed, wood panels and finishing them off with a protective layer of retouch varnish.
I have also incorporated 21st Century technology within my process. My website, along with my Facebook Fan Page, contains a Work-in-Progress Gallery where I have posted regular updates for many of my artworks. This allows for an interaction with my “fans” that I believe results in artworks that are better than they would have been otherwise.
It is my hope to be able to continue to create work that inspires and touches the lives of people.