"Ghost Mustangs," Original Pastel
Signature Member Pastel Society of Colorado
BA - Art and Education
MA - Education and Counseling
Post MA - Psychology
Art transforms spaces, encourages strong emotions, and tells your story.
Whether you are a private individual decorating a wall in your home or buying that special piece of art that brings you pleasure, or a business owner who wants to enhance the walls of your office, I am happy to work with each of you.
Now, a little about me:
I am a retired educator, having a BA in Art and Education, a MA in Counseling, and post graduate work in Psychology. Before retiring from a career in Education 15 years ago I served as Administrator, Counselor, or Art Instructor in colleges and high schools. In addition to serving as Director of Career Services at Western State College I taught graduate level art courses on a part time basis at Adams State College Extended Studies in Alamosa, CO and Western State College Summer Institute in Gunnison, CO. I also taught adult continuing education courses part time at Mesa State College -Montrose Center, Montrose, CO and Aims Community College in Greeley, CO. My career in Education also included Guidance Counseling in secondary schools.
Having earned the status of Signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado, I continue to strive for excellence in my art.
My drawings and paintings have been juried into the Paint America Top 100, the Paint America Top Mini 50, various National exhibitions including but not limited to theAppalachian Pastel Society National in the Bascom Center in Highlands, NC, the Mile High International in Denver, CO, Empire 100 in Tucson, AZ, Western Spirit in Cheyenne, WY, Wyoming Arts Council National, Sagebrush National of Sheridan, WY, AANC National in Fort Collins, CO, Louisville National of Louisville, CO, Lines into Shapes of Estes Park, CO, National Greeley Art Exhibition, Artist Alpine Holiday in Ouray, CO and Boulder National in Boulder, CO
I am proud to have had my art juried into art shows by these nationally acclaimed professional artists: Ramone Kelley, Betty Carr, Chris Navarro, Arleta Pech, Mark Silvers, Tom Lockhart, Jeanne MacKenzie, Desmond O'Hagan, Marc Hanson, Cheryl St. John, Ed Aldrich, Liz Haywood Sullivan, Doug Dawson,
Molly Davis, and Stan Sperlak.
Following are a few of my art related activities:
-Board of Directors, Artist Liaison, National Greeley Art Exhibition 2017
-Board of Directors, Vice Chair, National Greeley Art Exhibition 2015, 2016
-Board of Directors, National Greeley Art Exhibition 2014, 2015, 2016
-Board of Directors and Treasurer, Greeley Art Association, 2013, 2014
-Board of Directors, Thompson Valley Art League, Loveland, CO 2010
-Board of Directors, Pastel Society of Colorado, 2010, 2011
-Art Instructor, Western State College Extended Studies Summer Teacher Institutes, 2008, 2009
-Art Instructor, Aims Community College Continuing Education, 2003, 2004, 2005, part time
-Art Instructor, Adams State College Extended Studies, 1995, 1996, 1997, part time
-Art Instructor, Mesa State College Continuing Education, 1995, 1996, 1997, part time
Now I am slowing down with all the teaching, serving on Boards,
and entering numerous art exhibitions
and am excited to do my own art full time! How fortunate I am to be able to do so!
To contact me please email me at this address: