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I am primarily inspired by the natural world in my artwork.

I enjoy wandering in the woods, looking for a weathered tree full of character, a unique view, or a light effect that fascinates me.

Having drawn all of my life, I began doing illustration work in the 1990s. I contributed art for many children's non-fiction educational books among other types of clients. In recent years I have studied drawing and painting more traditionally and intensely, working from the figure and still life setups. I love painting and drawing outdoors (en plein air).

I paint and draw daily, study art books, and visit galleries as much as possible. I have a great appreciation for nineteenth through early twentieth century art, including landscapes and portrait paintings. I work in oils, acrylics, gouache, watercolor, pen & ink, pastel, and pencil.

Artists I admire include: Sargent, Moran, Sorolla, Kollwitz, Zorn, Trost-Richards, Kensett, Inness, Rembrandt, Fantin-Latour, Rousseau, Daubigny, and Watteau.


BFA Columbia College, Chicago 2001


Drawing & Painting Classes at Morton Arboretum, 2023—present

Drawing and Painting Classes at North Shore Art League, 2020—present

Drawing and Painting Classes at LillStreet Art Center, 2018—present

Drawing & Painting Classes at Evanston Art Center, 2017—present

Exhibition Record

April 2023, "Inspired By..." Exhibition, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL

January 2022, "EAC Faculty Exhibition," Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

January 2022, "In View," The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

January 2022, "A Fresh Start," North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL

December 2021, "Inchworks," North Shore Art League Winnetka, IL

June 2017, Duo Show (with Anita Miller), Danon Gallery, Evanston, IL

May 2016, Duo Show (with Erdmut Lerner), Danon Gallery, Evanston, IL

October 2015, Birds in Jeopardy Exhibition, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

October 2015, Skokie Art Guild Fall Member's Show, Skokie, IL

December 2014, Branching Out show, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Evanston, IL

November 2014, Skokie Art Guild Brush with Nature show, Skokie, IL

January, 2014, Biennial Student Exhibition Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

November, 2000, Student Show, Columbia College, Chicago, IL


Oil Painters of America, Associate Member

Plein Air Painters of Chicago, Member