BIOGRAPHY



Born in WI, USA, currently living in Duluth, MN, am self-taught.
Much of my inspiration comes from the birds that live near me or are just passing through.

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The local connection:
My mother was born in Duluth.
My grandparents lived in Duluth for 46 years.
In preparation for WWII, my grandparents moved their family, including my Mom,
to Virginia, MN, because my grandfather was transferred by US Steel.

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Please do not ask me to negotiate my prices. My prices are the same,
whether at an art gallery, a show, or purchased directly through me.
It is common for galleries to take 40-50%, so you have a choice where you want your dollars to go.
Art galleries provide an important function of bringing art into their communities.
Those cities with art galleries have proven to facilititate vibrant and rich,
cultural experiences overall and are stronger for it.
Always purchase directly from the artist when you can.

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Juried Exhibits:
2015 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN; 2014 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN; 2013 Cedarburg Artists Guild Annual Juried Exhibit, Cedarburg, WI; 2013 Alive in the Arts, Plymouth, WI; 2013 Peep Show, Juried Exhibit of Fine Art Nudes, The Arts Mill, Grafton, WI; 2012 Cedarburg Artists Guild Annual Juried Exhibit, Cedarburg, WI; 2012 Fish and Ships, Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI; 2012 Winter White, The Arts Mill, Grafton, WI; 2011 Cedarburg Artist Guild Fall Show, Cedarburg, WI; 2011 Birds of a Different Feather, Gallery 224, Port Washington WI; 2011 Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Chapter Show, Cedarburg, WI; 2011 Interurban Inspiration, The Arts Mill Gallery, Grafton, WI; 2011 The Little Show Miniature Art Exhibit, Cedarburg, WI; 2010 Cedarburg Artists Guild Fall Show, Cedarburg, WI; 2010 Art Meets Ag, Harry and Laura Nohl Gallery, UW-Platteville, WI; 2010 Culture and Agriculture, New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI; 2010 The Little Show Miniature Art Exhibit, Cedarburg, WI; 2009 The Little Show Miniature Art Exhibit, Cedarburg, WI

Awards
2015 Wolf River Art League's Mid-Winter Art Show, New London, WI (1st Place); 2013....Moved to Duluth, MN - a bit of a transition, attending fewer shows; 2013 Cedarburg Artists Guild Annual Juried Exhibit, Cedarburg, WI (People's Choice); 2013 Alive in the Arts, Plymouth, WI (1st Place); 2013 Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg, WI (Blue Ribbon); 2013 Wolf River Art League's Mid-Winter Art Show, New London, WI (People's Choice); 2012 No Nude Herons, FineArtAmerica.com, curator Anne Kitzman, Wilder, KY. (Two honorable mentions); 2011 Richeson 75 Online Animals, Birds, and Wildlife (Meritorious); 2011 Protest International Online Art Contest, curator Dirk Ghys, Belgium. FineArtAmerica.com, (2nd Place); 2011 Wolf River Art League's Mid-Winter Art Show, New London, WI (3rd Place); 2011 The Little Show Miniature Art Exhibit, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI (2nd Place); 2009 Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg, WI (Meritorious)

Corporate Collection: Duluth Trading Company

Solo Show: 2011 At Home in Wisconsin, Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London, WI

Sold Out Show: 2010 The Little Show Miniature Art Exhibit, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg, WI

Featured Artist: 2012 Portraits, Gallery 224, Port Washington, WI