Education

2009Workshop with Michael Workman
2003-2004Art Students League of Denver, studied under Ron Hicks and Kevin Weckbach
2000-2002Art Students League of Denver, studied under Mark Daily
1998-2002Art Students League of Denver, Quang Ho, Professional Studies Class
1980-1981Rocky Mountain School of Art and Design
1959-1979Studied under artist and illustrator Harold A. Wolfinbarger, Jr.

Selected Exhibitions: Solo/Group/Museum

2022Breaking Through: The Rise of American Women Artists, Customs House Museum & Cultural Center, Clarksville, TN
Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO
2021Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO
Clouds Are in the Air, The Helper Project, Anne Jespersen Fine Arts, Helper, UT
2020Playtime Fun! Solo Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
Making Their Mark: American Women Artists, Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George, UT
Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale, National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO
2019Looking West: An Exhibition Highlighting Works by American Women Artists, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition, Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL
2018American Masters Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
American Women Artists Rockwell Museum Exhibition: Perspectives of the American Experience, Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY
Three Person Show, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
2017Liquidus: Water, Rain and Fog, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
2016Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015American Women Artists National Exhibition, Bonner David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ
Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO
2014Miniatures & More, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Oil Painters of America 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
2013American Women Artists National Exhibition, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS
2012Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
Oil Painters of America 21st Anniversary National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Evergreen Gallery of Fine Art, Evergreen, CO
2011Oil Painters of America 20th Anniversary National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Devin Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2010Solo Show, Byers/Evans House Museum, Denver, CO
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Scottsdale, AZ
20093rd Annual Denver Plein Air Art Festival, Denver, CO
10th Annual American Impressionist Society Juried Exhibition, Denver, CO
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
2008Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Devin Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
2007Oil Painters of America Central Regional Exhibition, Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Oil Painters of America 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Fredericksburg, TX
Impact Exhibition, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
2006Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Missoula, NT
2005Oil Painters of America Central Regional Exhibition, Estes Park, CO
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Oil Painters of America 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Chicago, IL
2003Artists of Colorado Show, Denver, CO
Arts for the Parks National Competition, Jackson WY
Colorado Artist’s Guild 75th Anniversary Celebration Show & Sale, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO
Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Taos, NM
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
2002Legacy of Fine Art Exhibit, Colorado Artists Guild, Highlands Ranch, CO
Artists of Colorado Show, Denver, CO
Arts for the Parks National Competition, Jackson, WY
American Women Artists Fifth Annual Competition Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, TX
Oil Painters of America 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Chicago, IL
This is Colorado Exhibit, Denver, CO
2001Artists of Colorado Show, Denver, CO

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Awards & Honors

Western Art & Architecture Magazine Award of Excellence, 2021 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale

Cityscape Award of Excellence, 2020 Oil Painters of America

Award of Excellence, 2019 American Women Artists, Steamboat Springs Museum

Award of Excellence, 2018, American Women Artists, Rockwell Museum

Most Original Painting Honorable Mention, 2016 Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Realism Award of Excellence, 2014 Oil Painters of American 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Silver Medal Masters Category, 2013 American Women Artists National Exhibition

Award of Excellence, 2012 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition

Most Original Painting, 2011 Oil Painters of America 20th Anniversary National Exhibition of Traditional Oils

2010 Awarded Master Category member status, American Women Artists

Best of Show and First Place Masters Category, 2009 Third Annual Denver Plein Air Art Festival

Second Place Overall, 2009 10th Annual American Impressionist Society

Honorable Mention and Jurys Top 50, 2009 Salon International 

Best of Show, 2007 Oil Painters of America Central Regional Exhibition

Honorable Mention and Jury’s Top 50, 2007 Salon International

Second Place Overall, 2007 Oil Painters of America 16th National Juried Exhibit of Traditional Oils

2006 Awarded Signature Member status in Oil Painters of America

Hunter Editions Award of Excellence, 2006 Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils 

Award of Excellence, 2005 Oil Painters of America Central Regional Exhibition

Jury’s Top 50, 2005 Salon International 

Best of Show, 2003 Artists of Colorado

Top 100 Arts for the Parks, 2003 Arts for the Parks National Competition

First Place- Oil,  2003 Colorado Artist’s Guild 75th Anniversary Celebration Show and Sale

Savoir Faire: Sennelier & Isabey Award of Excellence, 2003 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils 

Honorable Mention and Jury’s Top 50, 2003 Salon International

Award of Excellence, 2002 Legacy of Fine Art Exhibit

Best of Show, 2002 Artists of Colorado Show

Top 200 Arts for the Parks, 2002 Arts for the Parks National Competition

Runner-Up Best of Show, 2002 American Women Artists Fifth Annual Competition Exhibition

Second Place- Oil, 2002 This is Colorado Exhibit

Charles Des Moineaux Memorial Award and Award of Excellence, 2001 Artists of Colorado Show

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