Drawing classes for kids ages 10-12 at IU Northwest starting soon!

Attention parents of 10-12 year olds in or near Northwest Indiana!

There are still spaces available at Indiana University Northwest’s first Kids College session.

I will be teaching a Drawing class for kids ages 10-12 meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00-11:30am, June 13-22. 

This will be a fun class is for beginners as well as those students who want to take their drawing skills to the next level! Students will gain confidence as they learn and incorporate new skills and concepts including proportion, composition, and shading techniques for pencil and charcoal to create bold and realistic drawings.

Fact: IU Northwest has been rated the safest IU campus!

Please help spread the word, click here for the flyer and register your child here today!



New painting added to IU Northwest’s collection


I am thrilled to have one of my most recent paintings purchased by Indiana University Northwest!

I am hoping this piece finds a great new home on the walls of the new Arts & Sciences building opening for classes this fall!





Foreshadow, recall, and the tension of freedom; 24″ x 48″, oil and wax on panel.

New Work from Spring 2017

I have been working on a new but related body of work, exploring the role of memory in shaping our identities and self-awareness, and the internal and external influences that constitute our autobiographies, our life stories and myths. Each of these new pieces references ideas of perception and identity, selectively appropriating shadows from archived family images.

The painting below is oil and wax on Arches oil paper, (which I am loving.) This piece is a bit smaller (22″ x 30″), but I am working on larger pieces, and am concurrently painting on panels. Those images will follow!

A glimpse of you, or someone else;
22″ x 30″, oil and wax on paper.

New work

One in a new series, experimenting with Arches oil paper – and I am excited about the possibilities! These paintings coexist with my previous project, appropriating images from family photographs. This group extracts only the shadows from the archived photographs.

Shadows of an old storm; 22″ x 30″, oil and wax on paper.


Preview Day at White Ripple Gallery

Mooring has been installed, and opens today at White Ripple Gallery! Below is a sampling of the work in this exhibition.

I will be a special preview today, September 4, between 1-3 pm. I have 15 small proof-prints from the photographic work represented in the exhibition to give away to the first 15 guests.

The reception will take place in conjunction with White Ripple’s Second Saturday Event on Saturday, September 10, between 7-10 pm.




Come and join us!

White Ripple printed flyer single

Special Preview Date for “Mooring” at White Ripple Gallery

Join me on Sunday, September 4 between 1:00-3:00 pm for an opening preview of my new exhibit, Mooring, at the White Ripple second floor gallery, 6725 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46323. (* Note that the gallery hours are by appointment during the week, but don’t let that stop you, give them a call and come by!)

Mooring is an exhibition of mixed media, including painting, drawing and photography, exploring human perception, memory and recall (and will include some brand new work).

  • The exhibit runs September 4-October 2
  • the reception will coincide with the Second Saturday Event on Saturday, September 10, 7:00-10:00 pm
  • I will also be giving an artist’s talk at 8:00 pm

Visit White Ripple Gallery’s  Event page  and website for more information.

I hope to see you there!



Save the Date for “Mooring” at White Ripple Gallery!


In other good news….

I am pleased to announce my upcoming solo exhibition at White Ripple Gallery, 6725 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, IN, during the month of September!  Mooring is an exhibition of mixed media, including painting, drawing and photography exploring human perception, memory and recall. 

We decided to move the date up, so this is a save-the-date while the official Facebook invite and other promotional materials get put together. Lots to do, preparing for my new teaching position at IU Northwest that begins just days before Mooring is installed. I am also in the midst of 3 brand new pieces, which I am hoping to unveil during this exhibition!

There should be a lively crowd at the opening reception that will coincide with White Ripple’s Second Saturday event on September 10, 7:00pm. 

The gallery is now located on the second level, please come out and join us, I’d love to see you!

(You can find and like White Ripple Gallery on Facebook.)



A recent challenge to create a non-conventional self-portrait.

I felt it appropriate to frame myself through my current body of work, since it is connected to personal narratives, or topographies, created by our perception and memory. This was a good exercise: what would a portion of my ‘topography’ look like to me? To others? And what does it reflect?

Intrepidity (a self-portrait)

Intrepidity (a self-portrait); 18″ x 18″, oil and wax on panel

Memory Survey: Thanks!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who helped with the Memory Survey!

I have received over 100 responses and the survey is now closed. It will take me some time to go over the data, which is only step one in this project (these things take time!). I will continue to post developments here as the project moves along.

Time and Money; 24"x24", oil and wax on panel.

Time and Money;
24″x24″, oil and wax on panel.