"Her bright abstract works come to life on the page, bringing with them senses of dense, forested jungles, swirling rivers, the laugh of a child." - Paige Ferro, Holter Museum of Art


Artist Statement

"I hunt for a rapid instinctual affair of building a surface. I use size, distance, convergence, overlap, color value, 
editing and even temperature to substantiate space and volume. 

The apparition of letterforms is the result of an obsessive habit. I often thrash words into splinters for a more objective view. 
I crave the manifestation of a perplexity for the chance to develop a fresh formula. This challenge can be the integration
of a new medium, scale, incongruous color or the threat of redundancy. Design principles and elements work their way
into a balance of encasement versus expansion, sunshine versus grit, and even grace versus mercilessness.

Though my work grows hastily, I cannot claim to hold the gaze of a cursory observer. Instead I challenge the viewer
to identify the sequence of my marks, reason through my choices, and sometimes even draw simple truths."


Recent Appearances

StoneTree Climbing Center Gallery
7.16 - 1222 Bozeman Ave. Helena MT

TenMile Creek Brewing Co. Holter Extension Gallery  
5.1.16 - 6.30.16 - 48 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena MT

Benefit Auction, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Montana
5.6.16, Kleffner Ranch, 305 Mt Hwy 518, East Helena, MT

Benefit Art Auction,
Holter Museum of Art

4.22.16 - Gateway Center, 1710 National St. Helena MT

First Friday Interactive Event
(for all ages) @ Holter Museum of Art

3.4.16 - 12 E. Lawrence St. Helena MT

 

Aster Fine Restaurant
2.16 - ongoing - 22 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena MT

Downtown Helena Fine Art Walk
Buzz Botique, 424 N. Last Chance Gulch
Exit Realty, 849 Great Northern Blvd.
11.15  

Parade of Homes, Helena MT
11 Martinez Gulch Road, Wilcox Residence, and
3996 Spring Hill Road, Baker Residence
11 - 13.11.2016

Free Ceramics, 'This is Helena'
Annual multi-artist exhibition
10-12.13, 14, and 2015

Tutty's Therapeutic Touch
6.15 - ongoing - 1125 Missoula Ave. Helena MT


Training

Figure Drawing with Tim Holmes' 
studio sessions, Helena MT
 
- seasonal workshops since 2012

Residency, Virginia Commonwealth University, graduate school of art, Richmond Virginia
- summer 2008

Mentorship with Kassem Amoudi, Fine Arts professor at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Camden NJ
- summer 2007-2008, ongoing

 

Extended Studio Intensive, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA
- summer 2007 

Bachelor's of Art degree, Fine Art, Commercial Design, Walla Walla University, College Place WA 
- summer 2003 


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