Artist Profile

Born in Indiana with childhood spent in Kentucky and West Virginia. My undergraduate work was at Anderson University with my graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

After teaching art in public schools in Indiana and Wisconsin for 34 years, I recently retired. My current focus is on painting and gardening.

Awards and Honors

  • Dane Arts 2022 Calendar Award, July – Untamed
  • 2021 Madison Art Guild Salon Show Judges Award Second Place
  • 2020 Madison Art Guild Summer Salon Judges Choice Second Place
  • Dane County Cultural Arts Calendar, 2020, Cover – In the Midst of it All
  • Madison Art Guild Salon Show, Best of Show, 2019 – In the Midst of it All
  • Dane County Cultural Arts Poster, 2019 – Pleasant Valley Conservancy
  • Dane County Cultural Arts Calendar, 2018, Cover – Madison Summer
  • Madison Art Guild 97th Salon Exhibit, UW Hospital, Madison, WI; 2017 Judge’s Best in Show
  • Dane County Cultural Arts Calendar, 2017, Winter’s Glow
  • MAG Salon Award, June 2016, William and Margaret Schmidt Gold Award
  • Spring Green Art Fair 2016, First Place Painting
  • Orchid Quest 2016, Best of Class in Painting and First Place
  • Madison Art Guild 96th Annual Salon, William & Margaret Schmidt Bronze Award, June 2015
  • Dane County Cultural Arts Calendar 2016 ” Sun Seekers”
  • Dane Arts Cultural Affairs Calendar Award 2015- August
  • Dane County 2014 Cultural Arts Calendar Artist
  • Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Waukesha, WI Permanent Collection
  • Madison Art Guild, 2013 Salon “Edward Mayland Memorial Award” for Pope Farm Preservation
  • Judges’ Award, Wildflower Art Fair, 2012
  • Rauschenberg Foundation “Power of Art” Recipient, Washington, D.C. 2008
  • Wisconsin Center for the Academically Talented Youth, Inc. Teacher of Excellence 2006
  • WAEA James Schwalbach Award for Outstanding School Art Program awarded by the WI Department of Public Instruction 2000-01
  • WEAIT Artist Purchase Award 2000 and 1993
  • University of Wisconsin- Madison Distinguished Teacher of Teachers Award 1999
  • United States Department of Education Exemplary Teacher 1999
  • Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year Award 1996 and 1997
  • WEA Artist Purchase Award 1994 and 1992
  • Dodgeville Hospital, WI two Purchase Awards 1992
  • Wisconsin Youth Art Month Award 1988, 1989, 1991
  • Wisconsin Art Education Association President’s Award 1990
  • NAEA Youth Art Month Grand Award – The Claire Flanagan Memorial Award, Atlanta, 1990
  • Arts World Institute 1990
  • Albany School District Teacher of the Year Award 1985-86


  • The Green Man,” School Arts, March 2010
  • Right from the Beginning,” School Arts, August/September 2008
  • Barns of Wisconsin,” School Arts, November 2008
  • Nature Vases,” School Arts, November 2002
  • The Shoe Project,” School Arts, April 2001
  • Fabric Landscape,” School Arts, September 2000 and cover
  • Outrageous Reproduction,” School Arts, March 2000
  • A Twist of Nature,” School Arts, September 1999
  • Exploring Line Connections,” School Arts, January 1999
  • Designing Metal Sensations,” School Arts, November 1998
  • Brain Icons,” School Arts, September 1998
  • Say It With Flowers,” School Arts, March 1997 and cover
  • Tasteful Designs-Uh Huh!School Arts, January 1997
  • Tea for More Than Two,” School Arts, November 1996 and cover
  • Stairways to Integrated Learning,” School Arts, October 1995
  • Creating a Process-Folio,” School Arts, September 1995
  • Science to Art: Inventive Insects,” School Arts, October 1994 and cover
  • Surrealism- Not for the Faint of Art,” School Arts, September 1993 and Middle Level Ed, WAMLE, Fall 1993
  • The Colors I Am Inside,” School Arts, February 1993
  • All School Immersion Project,” Middle Link, Issue 16, 1993
  • Dog Tricks,” School Arts, March 1992
  • Big Books,” School Arts, February 1990
  • Organization: The Real key to a Successful Youth Art Month,” NAEA News, December 1990

Professional Memberships

Corporate Collections

  • Marshfield Clinic, Marhsfield, WI
  • Wisconsin Bureau of Veteran’s Affairs, Madison, WI
  • Singlewire Software, Madison, WI
  • American Girl, Middleton, WI
  • Asperius Hospital, Wausau, WI
  • Dane County Cultural Arts Calendar Artist (2014, 2015), Madison, WI
  • Dodgeville Hospital, Dodgeville, WI
  • Epic Systems, Verona, WI
  • Granite Financial Corporation, Brookfield, WI
  • Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Waukesha, WI
  • Sauk Prairie Healthcare Clinic, Women’s Center, Sauk Prairie, WI
  • Scooter Software Corporation, Madison, WI
  • WEA, Madison, WI
  • WEAIT, Madison, WI

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