Who Am I?
After spending 20+ years in healthcare, the decision was relatively easy to return to school. Sometimes you have to listen to that inner voice that guides you to happiness.
Proud graduate! I did it - Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Two-Dimensional Studio Art from the University of Arizona. Graduated Academic Distinction/Cum Laude, May 2018
I paint from my heart. I photograph what catches my eye.
I am an artist.
Now that I've graduated, I'm thinking about Graduate School! I've learned that while the heart longs to paint and create, one must have some form of income (so back to work full time for me). I still would like to participate in the Artist in Residency programs throughout the National Park Service. I would also like to explore Residency programs in Europe as well (Italy, Ireland, England and France). There's a Graduate program in Florence Italy that I have my eye on. As you can tell, I am not limiting myself in dreams or possible future endeavors!
I am always in the process of having my work placed in galleries and shows too.
Please see my page regarding Commission Work!
Awards & Shows
Currently: My work is on display at University of Arizona, RLSS Office and Occupational Health Clinic in the Babcock Building (1717 E. Speedway Blvd, Suites 1201 & 1128)
"The Cactus Series" - Personal Reflections Pop-up Art Show, April 21st
BFA Show - Lionel Rombach Gallery (University of Arizona)
Academic Year - Academic Distinction (2016-2017)
Dean's List - Spring Semester (University of Arizona)
"Tufted Friend" - 2017 Illustration and Design Awards, February 24-March 2 Lionel Romback Gallery (University of Arizona)
"Strutin' Joe" - 2D Exhibition, February 7-16 Lionel Romback Gallery (University of Arizona)
University of Arizona: Faculty Women's Club: Helen Schaefer Scholarship (2016-17)
Dean's List - Fall Semester (University of Arizona)
"An Artist's Journey - Part One" December 2016-January 2017, Solo Show (Caffe' Luce', Tucson AZ)
"Unfinished Dream" - September-December 2016 Fine Arts Building (University of Arizona)
College of Fine Arts: Samuel Latta Kingan Scholarship - 2D (University of Arizona 2016-17)
"The Dream" - 2D Exhibition, February 16-26 Lionel Romback Gallery (University of Arizona)
"The Barrio Door Series" - Bernal Scholarship Work, February 17 - March 25 Student Gallery (Pima Community College)
Sandscript Art Journal - Visual Art Finalist (Pima Community College)
"The University Series" - Fall, Student Gallery (Pima Community College)
Bernal Photography Scholarship (Pima Community College)
Sandscript Art Journal - Visual Art Finalist, Second Place Award (Pima Community College)
Frances Frye Memorial Scholarship (Pima Community College 2014-15)