Art Education:
Attended Davenport College of Business                                                                      Attended Grand Rapids Community College
Student of Loretta Sailors since 1989- Watercolor.
Attended Kendall College of Art and Design 1983.
Art Instructors I have studied with: Mary VandenBerg   Maija Maskevics   UICA in Grand Rapids  Rita Shields   Mary Dozema  Joe Fettingis  Marilyn Hughey Phillis  Eunice Bolt    Edee Joppich     Susan Molnar  Kathleen Conover   R&F Encaustics                  
Juried Exhibits/Exhibits:
Regional Competition, Muskegon Art Museum 2004, 2006, 2017
Celebration Festival of Religious Arts (First United Methodist Church) Grand Rapids, MI 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2108.
Franciscan Life Process Center Sponsored by Lowell, MI Area Arts Council 2002, 
Meijer Gardens, MI Rivertown Artists Guild Active Member show 2000
Annual Christian Art Show, Ascension Lutheran, Lansing, MI 2002
Rivertown Artists’ Guild Active Members Show 2001, 2002, 2003 2004, 2005, and 2006
Festival of Grand Rapids, MI 2002, 2003, & 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Van Singel Gallery- 2001, 2015 Gainey Arts Center in Byron Center MI
Cascade Gallery, Grand Rapids MI 2005
Lowell Arts Council, Lowell MI (Butterfly Project) 2003, Flight show 2017.
St. Cecilia Music Society, Terryberry Gallery, Grand Rapids MI Sept., 2004
Lowell, MI Regional Show 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Grand Haven, MI “Winter Festival” Exhibit 2005& 2007.
National Collage Society “2005 Postcard exhibit” Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center New York City. Ohio 2006. 2007 Buffalo, New York.
ISEA Juried 2007 Santa Cruz, CA., 2009 Bethlehem Penn., Grand Rapids, MI 2010, 2011,2012,2013, Sanibel Is. FL 2014, Wales 2014, Traverscity, MI 2015.
Bethlehem Penn. 2016 and Sanibel Is. FL 2017.
Museum Contempo in Shelton, WA 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Artprize 2010 & 2011 Grand Rapids, MI,
I had a piece exepted into the FootPrint 2018 International Competition at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT.
 
Awards:
Festival of Grand Rapids, MI 2007, 2013 & 2014(purchase award)
Celebration of Religious Arts Grand Rapids, MI 2007 (2nd place), 2009 (Hon. Mention)
Franciscan Life Process Center Sponsored by Lowell, MI Area Arts Council First place    (black and white category).    
Grand Haven, MI “Winter Festival” Exhibit 2005 (awarded Judge’s Choice)
ISEA Juried 2007 (awarded “Cutting Edge Award”) exhibit in Santa Cruz, CA. 
ISEA Juried 2015 (awarded "Cutting Edge Award") exhibit in Traverscity, MI.