As a painter, I have been influenced by my thirty five year career as a mental health professional and psychiatric nurse. This career explains some of my interest in dreaming, symbols and emotions in paintings. Singing and listening to music is another strong interest. I am drawn to harmony, texture, rhythm and emotion in music and in visual art.
I have always loved making art and in 1993 completed a bachelor of arts degree in drawing and painting at Elmhurst College. Five years later I completed my bachelor of fine arts degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Galleries and Shows
January 1995: Blue Moon Studio and Gallery, Skokie, Illinois.
June 1995: Contemporary Art Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
June 1997: Fine Arts Building, Chicago, Illinois.
February 1998: TLD Design Center and Gallery, Westmont, Illinois.
December 2002, October 2003 and December 2004: Lee Tracy Studio, Chicago, Illinois.
March 2003: Five person show, Frick Center, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois.
November 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Accelerator Gallery, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois.
August 2004: Northwestern Memorial Hospital Galter Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois.
September 2004 and 2008: Later Impressions, Renaissance Court, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois.
October 2005 and 2006: Chicago Art Open, Chicago, Illinois.
August 2005 to March 2006: member Open Door Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, participating in five shows.
October 2006: Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
March 2007: Rosalind Franklin University, five artist show, North Chicago, Illinois.
March 2008: National Art Premier 2008, Elmhurst Artist Guild Gallery, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, Illinois.
April 2010: Member artist Marion Street Gallery, Oak Park, Illinois
One Person Shows and Competitions
January 2002: Theosophical Society in America, Olcott Gallery, Wheaton, Illinois.
January 2002: Ferguson Gallery, Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois.
August 2003: Duo Show, two artist show. Competition sponsored by the Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, Illinois.
February 2004 and March 2005: Transitions Bookplace, Chicago, Illinois.
July 2004: Nadine’s Festival of the Arts, LaGrange Park, Illinois: best of show.
November 2006: Accelerator Gallery, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois: Best of show, alumni exhibit.
February 2010: Oak Park Art League, Oak Park Illinois: Special Recognition Award, group show.
September 2010: Harrison Street, individual show: Birdlife, Oak park, Illinois