Many Parts of One Person I've had a varied work experience from nursing to teaching. In my nursing career I was exposed to numerous settings, including rehabilitation and home hospice care. But the desire to create was always a thread in my life. I took classes on and off, went to workshops and then the universe gave me the push. They laid off all nurses who did not have a four year degree. It was the force that sent me back to school. Nothing like a crisis to move a person in a new direction!
So, after having completed a Graphic Design degree and a Masters in Visual Arts, and with a deep spiritual understanding for others and an understanding of how art is a steeping stone, I became an artist. It has been a very eclectic journey. All of it has enhanced and given depth to my art and my expression.
Fine Arts Exhibits Participating in a variety of individual & groups shows since 1997. Exhibit a wide range of distinctive oil, watercolor and book arts.
Most Recent showings: 2013 - 2019 ~ Waukesha Library - Floral Show ~ St. John's on the Lake Milwaukee Showing with the Rogues Group ~ White Stone Gallery & Crain University Pittsburg, PA ~ 10plus1 Marion Gallery Book Art show ~ London Book Arts Show ~ Paint Box Gallery Miniature Show ~ Cupola House Gallery Egg Harbor WI - for Season ~ LMA - Unitarian Gallery Show Schauer Gallery ~ Charlene’s Gallery 10 Ellison Bay WI - for season ~ Binder’s Guild Book Show Marion Gallery Mount Mary University Lake Country Gallery ~ United Methodist Church Gallery ~ Rock Paper Scissors Gallery - variety of distinctive work and Featured Artist ~ Wauwatosa Library ~ A6 Studio and Gallery, Oregon Book Arts Show ~ St John’s Gallery Miniature Show
Artist in Residence, Cedarburg Cultural Center November 2015 ~ Live Painting Event at Cedarburg Culture Center May 2016 ~ St. John’s Cathedral Fall 2015 ~ Anderson Art Center/WVA Show, Kenosha WI Fall 2016 ~ Villa Terrace Museum 2017 ~ Anderson Art Center and Gallery 2018 - Current ~ Winter Show Anderson ~ Art Center & Gallery ~ Cupola House Fine Art and Gifts ~ GT Coffee/Gallery
League of Milwaukee Artist: 1998 to present Juried Member into the American Impressionist Society ~ 2019 Board of Directors 2000 - 2006 Designed newsletter for 6 years. Juried new members, assisted in the organization of shows the organization of meeting and providing technical support. Wisconsin Visual Artist’s: 2005 to present
~ Awards ~ 2019 St. John's Gallery Best of Show for Artist Book ~ 2013 Alverno College Gallery 2nd place for charcoal drawing. ~ 2008 Anderson Art Center Honor’s for oil painting.
Project management and organization of events President - Binder’s Guild - Original ~ Handmade books (2006 - 2018) Gallery show - Books Unbound: Fall - 2010. Books Unbound II: November - 2014. ~ Gallery Night; Original Art: Divna’s Apparel - 2007- Organized gallery show with the Milwaukee Sketch Club for Gallery night opening.
~ Downer Business Group Conceptual design for: Plain Air Event Original designs of logo, mailers, flier, posters and banners. Consulted and organized marketing, vendors, copy writers, publication relations team and mediator between the Downer Business Group and the art organizations.
Education & Professional Credentials Masters in Visual Arts - Cardinal Stretch University - May 2005 Concentration of study - Fundamentals of fine art with current application of technology. Focus for thesis - physics of light, motion through the medium of oil painting.
BA in Graphic Arts: Mount Mary University: 1990 Graduate Level Study: UWM: 1998 - 2000
License Practical Nurse:(L.P.N.) Sacred Heart School Of Practical Nursing Expansive background in Rehabilitation of neurology injuries, medical and surgical units, and extensive work with hospice care.
Professional Study Participate in a variety of workshops, seminars and groups to further my experience in fine art, technology and writing. Create a variety of content driven, handmade books, achieving certificates in advanced study in per-press, color, word of mouth marketing and the adaptation of design to fine art techniques.