I have been a working and exhibiting artist for thirty years, but my art career has been in conjunction with a career in university administration. With increased success in my business position, I now have more time to devote to the creation of artwork; time that allows me to sustain art as a primary focus every month of the year. My work has a maturity to it, from years of learning to both lead and follow the process inherent through the creative impetus. What is not mature is my engagement with high profile exhibition spaces, residencies, and international artist networks. I am currently focusing on exhibiting my work and interacting with professional artists and curators. In addition, I would like to explore visual landscapes that are significantly different than my home town in the United States.
Master of Fine Art (M.F.A.), Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois – 1990
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (Art and Community Development) – 2010 – 2013
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (Corporate Training in Web Technologies) – 2000 – 2004
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois (Basic Drawing, Figure Drawing, 2D Design, Web Design) – 1991 – 1997
Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (Basic Drawing) – 1989 – 1990