Graduated from Illinois State University with a comprehensive studio art major and received her MAT from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.

Taught High School art in St. Louis, moved to Charlottesville, VA with her husband and taught at St. Anne’s Belfield while the same time working in Medical Art and Photography at the University of Virginia Hospital.

Moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and taught at Park Tudor School.

Taught at North Central High School beginning and advanced painting. Chosen as one of six teachers to participate in a 2002, Lilly China exchange partnership with Washington Township Schools, affording an  opportunity to teach and travel throughout China and experience its art and culture.

2007, was awarded a Lilly Creative Renewal Grant, traveling to Moscow and via the Volga River to St. Petersburg, Russia. Great works of art at the Pushkin, Tretyakov and Hermitage museums inspired her to reach beyond teaching.

2010, embarked in painting full-time.


Grants/Fellowships Awarded

  • Lilly China Partnership {recipient, teacher grant} 2002
    • Washington Township exchange teaching partnership
  • Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship 2007
    • ‘To Russia With Love 2007” (Moscow to St. Petersburg)

Juried Exhibitions

  • Hoosier Salon Juried Exhibit: 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
  • Indiana Heritage Arts, Nashville, IN: 2006, 2010, 2016, 2018
  • Indiana State Fair, Professional Painting: 2006,07,08,09,10,15
  • IPAPA (Indiana Plein Air Painters’ Association): 2006, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
  • Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, IN: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017,2018
  • Oil Painters of America Salon Show: 2013, 2017
  • American Impressionist Society National Exhibit, Scottsdale, AZ: 2015


  • Lucretia T. Carr Memorial Landscape Award
    • Richmond Art Museum 108th Annual Exhibition 2006
  • Stephen Butler and Linda Ronald Merit Award, Richmond Art Museum 2007
  • Purchase Award Hoosier Salon 2009
  • TC Steele Paint Out – Honorable Mention 2012, 1014
  • Southern Appalachian Artist Guild National Juried Show – Honorable Mention
  • Award of Merit, 2015, Third Place, 2019 Indiana Plein Air Painters Association annual juried show
  • Hoosier Salon: Art by Indiana Artists 2020 – Honorable Mention for Abstract Painting
  • 97th Hoosier Salon Second Place

Selected Collections

  • Allison Transmission Corporate
  • Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis