I was raised in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago. I currently live in Selma, near Muncie, Indiana. I studied printmaking at The Ohio State University and Ball State University while continuing to explore drawing. Teaching art at Ball State University has allowed me to share the creative process and my love of working with different materials and surfaces. As an artist, collaborator, and teacher I seek to inspire others.
Collaborations with people from different backgrounds at the university feeds my curiosity and expands my awareness of different disciplines and research. My exposure to drawing on glass with frit (powdered glass) began when I taught a summer course with faculty at the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass in Muncie, Indiana. I am fortunate to continue to learn new methods and techniques from my colleagues, professional staff and visiting artists.
Since 2016, I have collaborated with Tom J. McConnell on Conservation Tales a book series that shares stories for young readers about protecting endangered species and habitats. Together we mentor a talented group of students in different disciplines as part of an immersive learning experience to develop these books.
My artwork has been shown in national and regional juried exhibitions that range from the Midwest to Florida, New Mexico, New Jersey, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Hawaii.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org