My love of the visual arts led to a wonderful career in teaching which keeps my artistic spark alive as I draw, paint, and design with my students in the classroom each day. I am also a member of The Art IN Hand Gallery in Zionsville, Indiana which allows me to mix with my fellow artists and patrons and to continue fanning my artistic spark.
In my free time I like to travel, sketching the trees, flowers, and diverse landscapes I encounter. My sketches often change course when they hit the canvas as I alter colors, textures, and negative space to express my mood and emotion on the canvas. It is my hope that when someone views my work that they are able to feel an emotion from the colors and imagery they encounter and that it is a blessing to them.
Art has been a passion of mine since I was a young girl sitting in the woods outside my house drawing the trees around me. My passion for drawing and painting trees grew stronger with each passing year. Twenty plus years later I am still staring at the trees around me in wonder and amazement at the fantastic ways they twist and turn as they seek a glimpse of the sun.
¬ Art In Hand Gallery, Zionsville, Indiana, Summer 2012-current.
¬ Penrod, participating artist with Art In Hand Gallery, September 7, 2013.
¬ Group participant, Clowes Memorial Hall, 50th Anniversary Art Exhibit, 2013-2014.
¬ Solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, Clowes Memorial Hall, spring 2009.
¬ Participating artist, Wheeler Arts Community, fall 2008.
¬ Solo exhibition of drawings and paintings, Gallery 7, spring 2007.
¬ Participating artist, Harrison Center for the Arts, summer 2007.
¬ Master of Art solo graduate exhibition of paintings and drawings, Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, spring 2007.
¬ Participating artist, Arts Illiana exhibition, Vigo County Council Building, spring 2006.
¬ Participating artist and speaker at opening
reception for the Oncology on Canvas
Exhibition, sponsored by Eli Lily at the
Harrison Center for the Arts, spring 2005.