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Welcome
Thank you for visiting my website. I am a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently live in Whitefish, Montana with my husband and daughter. I have a small studio gallery in downtown Whitefish called The Rare Bird Studio Gallery which is open by appointment. The mediums I work in are encaustics, pen and ink, acrylics, oils, and watercolors, and I also use the Adobe suite to design logos and custom graphics. My work is collected locally and across the pond as they say. I hope you enjoy it.



Upcoming Shows: Mini Art show, for Whitefish Christmas Stroll 2014

Art Fairs: Mission Federal Artwalk, Little Italy San Diego. Apri, 2013

Solo Exhibitions
2014 "Recent Work, Campfire series" The Rare Bird Studio Gallery, Whitefish, MT
2013 "Recent Work, Blooms series" The Rare Bird Studio Gallery, Whitefish, MT
2011 "Recent Work, Encaustic Cut Flower Series" Persimmon Gallery, Bigfork, MT
2011 "Landscapes and Still Life" Sound Living Gallery, Whitefish, MT
2011 "Naturals" Crush Wine Bar, First Thursday Art Walk, Whitefish, MT
2007 "Recent Works" The Desert Rose, Valley Center, CA
2006 "Recent Works" The Loft private wine club, Whitefish, MT
2005 "Recent Works and Forays into the Botanical" Sage Spa & Salon, Whitefish, MT
2003 "Tea and flowers" Mahoney Photography, Whitefish, Mt
2002 "Recent Works" Crazy Daisy, First Friday, Missoula, MT
2001 "Anticipation of Spring" Mambo Italiano. Whitefish, MT
2001 "Recent Work" Truby's. Whitefish, MT
2001 "Italian Wine and Women" Mambo Italiano. Whitefish, MT
2001 "Spring Show" Glacier National Bank. Whitefish, MT.
2001 "Recent Works" Remedies Spa. Whitefish, MT.
2000 "Recent Works" Whitefish Times. Whitefish, MT
2000 "Recent Works" Historical re-opening of the Whitefish Mason Temple.
2000 "Recent Works" Knead Cafe & Artspot. Kalispell, MT.
1999 "Figures" Blackstar Brewery. Whitefish, MT.
1998 "Thesis" A show that focused on drawing corollations between both the painful and powerful emotional effects of breast cancer. Pullman, WA.

Group Exhibitions
2011 "Solstice" Group Show at Bonelli's Bistro Kalispell, MT
2010 "Solstice" Group Show at Bonelli's Bistro Kalispell,MT
2009 "Art Baby" Group show at the Sage Spa Whitefish, MT
2005 "Recent Works" a collaboration with artist Kerry Harp. Walking Man Gallery, Whitefish, Mt
2004 "Winter Art Fair" Alpinglow Inn, Whitefish MT.
2003 "Big Mountain Art Walk" Whitefish, MT
2002 "Day of the Dead" Missoula, MT
2001 "Signudo", nudes only group show by Flathead Valley artists. Kalispell, MT.
2000 "Winter Solstice", Flathead Valley artists. Kalispell, MT.
2000 "Cinco De Mayo", Flathead Valley artists. Kalispell, MT.

Education
2013 Skillshare Typography course with J 2011 8 week online encaustic workshop with artist Judy Wise
2010 2 day encaustic workshop with artist Shawna Moore
2007 online sculptural dollmaking workshop with artist Jane Desrosiers
2007 Encaustic Workshop with artist William Harsh
2001 - 2002 Oil painting Classes with surrealist painter Skeez Messing, Flathead Community College. Kalispell, MT
1993-1998 major: Ceramics, minor: Art History, Washington State University Pullman, WA

Awards, Honors
1993 Washington State Young Artist Award. Olympia, WA
Watercolor "Fisherman at Dawn" hung in Capital building for 1 year.