Current and upcoming exhibits:
New prints coming soon to The Eyrie.
March 10, 2018
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
Creating Magical Spaces: Set Building and Painting
with Brice O'Neal and Debra Golden
Ages 16 and up
Water Hill Winter Art Sale
December 8, 9, and 10, 2017
Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work
January 8- February 9, 2018
Street Gallery, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. Ann Arbor, Art and Architecture Building, University of Michigan
Ypsilanti District Library
January 2018 - Whitaker Road Branch
Fall Acrylic Class exhibit
Washington Street, Ann Arbor
April 2 - May 6, 2017
3 person exhibit with fellow members Lesli Weston and Kelly Kreger of Ann Arbor Women Artists
Ypsilanti District Library
Featured work done by my students at the library during an exhibit of landscapes by the American Artist Thomas Cole, and I included some local scenes I painted along with other more fanciful scenes.
Common Cup Coffeehouse
Jan. 4th - Feb. 5th, 2016
Reception 7-9 pm on Friday, Jan. 15th.
1511 Washtenaw Ave.
I am delighted to share the space with some of my students from my Washtenaw Community College watercolor classes
October 1, 2014 - January 15, 2015
Ypsilanti District Library - Michigan Ave. (Downtown) Branch
An exhibit of my handmade multimedia art books and included house shaped books, flutter books with original poetry, and tunnel books. Acrylics & watercolor book illustrations also shown.
Kerrytown Bookfest -September 7th, 2014 and 2015 I participated by showing some of my work and doing a few demos.
The 10th Annual Docent Art Exhibit
April 3- 26, 2014 Riverside Arts Center 76 North Huron Street in Ypsilanti Opening Reception- Friday April 4th from 5-7pm
Ann Arbor Women Artists - 2014 Winter Exhibit at the Ypsilanti District Library Whittaker Road branch. "Sweet Bees on Sunflowers in this show.
Small Works at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti. Everything in the show is 12" or less in any dimension.
Children's Book Authors and Illustrators -also at Riverside Arts Center 76 North Huron Street in Ypsilanti. This exhibit runs from Oct. 31st through November 24th. I'll have prints and ans some original illustrations on display and for sale. See a preview of the Spider book and the Mouse books.
Festival of the Honey Bee - art at Bona Sera Cafe (September)
In Fabulous Ferndale - Community Gallery at Level One Bank. This modern, open space close to a lot of other great galleries, the Rust Belt, restaurants, etc. I had 14 paintings including many from the fish series.
Artist at large
I enjoy working with a wide variety of media; my specialty is watercolor which I've taught for over twenty years. Over the years I've alternated between working as a commercial artist, fine artist, and arts instructor - often balancing all of these at once. This is evident if you look at my home studio - or my calendar!
Places to purchase my art: The Eyrie at 50 East Cross St., Ypsilanti, MI ( www.theeyrie.net) next door to The Sidetrack, The Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, Lydon Fine Art (Chicago, IL - closed - any info is appreciated as they had some of my art), Zazzle.com, or by contacting me. Prices range from ridiculously low for unframed watercolor demos ($25 and up), $125 to $350 for smaller to mid size, full size watercolors $600-$800 framed.
I currently teach at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) as Adjunct Instructor in the Community Enrichment (new title) Program. Courses included various levels of watercolor, illustration, and collage. I also teach Beginning Acrylic Painting, Children's Drama Camps, and Flower Painting for Ann Arbor Rec & Ed, give private lessons, and give art parties and workshops. Occasionally I work in theatre on stage and off stage as an actor, director, set designer, poster designer, and scenic artist.
Stories and themes drive my work: what do I need to communicate about 'big questions',those I love, why, and the way I see the world. Painting subjects range from the illusion of time, communications, chalices, and flowers from her garden. The 'fish' series is about personal and group movement. Symbolism, strong color, and a sense of magic and mystery figure largely in her work. Where do the landscapes take you? What stories do the subjects suggest?
My works are in public and private collections in the U.S.A., Mexico, Argentina, England, and India: the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Glacier Hills Retirement Center, Commerica Bank, and the Ypsilanti District Libraries http://ypsilibrary.org/about-ydl/photo-gallery/language-of-art. Published works include Paw Prints in the Pudding by Jane Campbell Thornton (illustrations), Just Call Me Victor by Diane Tracey, and Watch out for Virgil (Bokmal Press, illustrations and layout/graphics). I am revising my "how to" watercolor book, and writing and illustrating a collection of children's books for all ages.
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