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Biography

I have been painting in watercolors and oils for 20 years with an emphasis on light, nature and the human personality.  .  In addition to painting, I’m an illustrator working mostly in a variety of media: ink, watercolor, oils, gouache, pencil and digital.  I’ve also been an art teacher with over 30 years' experience teaching art to students in elementary and secondary schools.  I'm a member  of  the  Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and have online portfolios on www.behance.net and www.scbwi.org

Illustrations of children’s books:

2017: Illustrated “Merry Tilda - A Winter Fairy Tale” written by Jodi Heaton Hurst and  published by 4RV Publishing.

2017: Illustrated “Kindertransport-A Child’s Journey” written by Kena Sosa and published by 4RV Publishing. 

2017: Illustrated and wrote “Diego, One Lonesome Cat” in Spanish and English.  It is the story of an abandoned cat named Diego and his journey to find his family and home.

2016: Illustrated and wrote “Clickity’s Clock”, a children’s picture book about time and children who do not want to grow up.

2016: Illustrated and wrote “Serena’s Special Day”, a children’s picture book about a young African American girl and her grandfather visiting the home where their ancestors had been slaves during the Civil War.  Serena’s grandfather tells her the story of an ancestor, Thomas, a slave, and his life-long and heroic friendship with his master’s son.

2015: Illustrated “Harold and the Legend of the Singing Turtles” by Kathleen J. Mackin, Ph.D., a children’s picture book about a turtle’s dream and quest to learn to sing.

2015: Illustrated “A, B, See the Beatles” by Jill Davis, an ABC children’s picture book based on the British band, The Beatles.

2013: Illustrated "The Storm" by Dina Anastasio, published by Pearson Digital Library.  A children’s early reader  telling about a young girl’s fear of storms and how her family helps her to overcome her fears.

 Exhibitions:

2016: St. Charles Community College Gallery: Portraits

2015: The Foundry, Paint Your Park Competition, St. Charles, MO

2015: St. Louis Watercolor Society Show, awarded Signature Member status

2014: Solo show at Wine Merchant’s Gallery, Clayton, MO.

2014: "Artists as Teachers" Soulard Art Center, St. Louis, MO

2014: "Liar, Liar" exhibit, Fontbonne University Fine Art Gallery

2013: Annual St. Louis Watercolor Society Exhibit, Ober Andersson Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013: Annual Missouri Watercolor Society Exhibit:  Jack Richardson Award 

2013: "Fluid:Exploring Watercolor", Framations Gallery, St Charles, MO - June and July,  2013

2013:  Solo show -Art at the Station in Kirkwood, MO, June 2013

2012/2013: "Watercolor II: Paper & Pigment", Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO. December 2012-February 2013

2012: "Lay of the Land" exhibit, The St. Louis  Artists' Guild. August 24 - October 21, 2012

2012:  The Artist’s Guild, St. Louis, Mo. Plein Air Painters Along the Katy Trail Exhibit -10th Anniversary show.  April 2012.

2011: “A Family of Artists” at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves, MO

2010: “Seeing Red” Exhibition, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009: 25th Annual Exhibit, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2005: Artist’s Guild Exhibit, Prize for best sport painting

2003: Missouri Athletic Club, St. Louis MO. Annual art exhibition

2002: Missouri Athletic Club, St Louis, MO, solo exhibit

1999: Solo exhibit, Ethical Society of St. Louis

1999: 9th Street Abbey, St. Louis, Group Exhibition

1998: Patty Long Café, St. Louis, MO. Group Exhibition