I can’t imagine painting something that doesn’t come from my roots.  By roots, I mean my feet being planted firmly on the soil of where I grew up in Missouri, to the murky bottom of Yellow Creek Lake in northern Indiana, where I spent my childhood summers, to the black-topped roads of my current home in Speedway, Indiana.  These are the places which inspire me to pick up a brush and share them with everyone else.


Hoosier Salon

  • First porcelain artist/china painter to be juried into the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit.   2011

  • First Place New Harmony Hoosier Salon member exhibit “Good Ole Summertime”       2012

  • Three Person Gallery Show Broad Ripple Hoosier Salon Gallery                                       2012

  • Best Sculpture (painted vase - 3D category) “Hollyhocks in Moonlight”                               Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit                                                                                                  2014

  • Hoosier Salon Signature Member                                                                               2017-present

World Organization of China Painters

  • Awarded 3rd place and selected artist for Vice President’s Residence                             Permanent Collection                                                                                                              2018

  • Indiana World Organization of China Painters Honored Artist                                          2017

  • Artist for two presentation bowls for  Indiana First Lady’s Luncheon                                2014                                          

  • “Sea Turtle” Bowl selected for International Museum 1 year exhibit                                   2007        

Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens

  • Selected artist for Naturally Inspired Paint Out                                           2011-2015, 2017. 2018     

Judging and Jury

  • Indiana State Museum Art Show                                                                                      2015-2017       

  • Broad Ripple Art Show - Indianapolis Art Center                                                                2016

  • Hendricks County Fair - China Painting                                                                         2015-2017                                                                                        

Speedway Arts council president and Director of Speedway Centre for the Arts — 2010 - 2017

  • Conceptualize and Implement Speedway Centre for the Arts

  • Schedule, manage, and oversee the development of the Speedway Centre for the Arts


Speedway Parks Department — 2005- Current

  • Create and Direct Fine Arts Program including Speedway Art Camp, Speedway Theatre Guild, Young Actor’s Workshop

  • Developed and implemented Speedway Market in the Park

Educator — 1996-2014

Wheeler Elementary


  • Educate and assist students with diverse backgrounds and learning skills. 

  • Formulated lesson plans in order to help students better understand concepts.


The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN                                                                 2007-2008

Gallery Facilitator 

  • Facilitated education based programs for international traveling exhibits. 

  • Created and implemented programs Spymaker and Chihully: Garden of Glass exhibits.


Central Catholic School, Indianapolis, IN.                                                                                         1996-2003         


  • Taught speech communications and theatre to kindergarten through eighth grade. 

  • Primarily taught third grade while producing and implementing educational programs for year round school.


Bachelor of Arts Speech Communications and Theatre        Missouri Valley College

Teaching Certification Secondary Education            Indiana University

Certificate of Completion                     Barbizon School of Modeling