Rapid City, MI
My desire to bring awareness to personal, psychological and social issues within community settings serves as both theme and underlying catalyst of my work. Life experiences, books and dreams become the influence driving the images I create. Imagination, playfulness and satire threads through my work, which represents a combination of personal stories created to evoke commentary.
After receiving a BA in Art from Michigan State University, I attended print classes at Grand Valley State University. In 2006, I received my MFA in printmaking and was awarded a fellowship scholarship. I have been honored to have received numerous awards at the local, national and international level. Also, I have been in shows in several states and Japan and South Korea. For seventeen years I was an adjunct in printmaking at Kendall School of Art and Design. Recently I moved to our cottage and I’m devoting my time to being a fulltime printmaker.