Professional Bio

Education

  • M.F.A., Painting & Drawing, University of Maryland, 1981
  • B.A., Painting, Western Michigan University, 1978
  • University of Michigan, 1977
  • University of Northern Colorado, 1975
  • Banff School of Fine Arts, 1974
Select Professional Experience
    Owner, Crazy Dog Studio, 2010-present
  • Lone Star College, Fine Arts DSL Instructor, 2009-2011
  • Founder & Executive Director, Arvada Art Studio Tour, 2002-2004
  • Executive Director, Alliance Training Systems, 2000-20003
  • Program Director or Graphic Design & Multimedia, Westwood College of Technology-Denver, 1997-2000
  • Associate Professor of Art in Graphic Design, University of Evansville, 1994-1997
  • Program Coordinator of Fine Arts, Lonestar College-Kingwood, 1984-1994

Research & Scholarship

Publications & Presentations

The Role of Foundations in the New Age, Foundations in Art and Theory in Education, 5th Biennial National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri

Siggraph ’95; Wim Van Der Plas. I.D. Magazine, The Netherlands

Design Cover, The Bridge Magazine, Evansville, Indiana

Survival of the Spirit, Evansville Courier, Evansville, Indiana

Awards & Recognition

Select Awards & Honors
  • Academic Employee of the Year Nomination, October Term, Westwood College of Technology-Denver, 1998
  • Academic Employee of the Year, August Term, Westwood College of Technology-Denver, 1998
  • Traveling European Exhibition, Giggraph 95, 1995-96
  • Minnie Piper Award Nominee, Texas State Teaching Award, 1988-1989
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Lone Star College-Kingwood, 1985 & 1987
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1981
  • Scholarship, University of Maryland-College Park, 1979-1981
  • Teaching Assistantships, University of Maryland-College Park & University College, 1897-1981

Community Involvment & Service

VOLUNTEER SERVICES
  • Certified Volunteer Dog Trainer, Freedom Service Dogs, Englewood, CO
  • Alzheimer’s Association,‘Memories in the Making’, Denver, CO
  • Mita Sunke Equine Learning Center, Broomfield, CO
  • Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Boulder, CO
  • Assistant Ski Patrol, Copper Mt. Slope Watch Team, Copper Mountaint, CO

Creative Work

Select Major Solo Art Exhibitions
  • Creative Pet Portraits, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 2012
  • Floating, Denver West Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2003
  • Passages, Artswatch, Louisville, Kentucky, 1997
  • Life Forces, The Houstonian, Houston, Texas, 1993
  • Houston Artist, Ten Brooks Gallery, New York City, New York, 1986
  • Movements in Time, Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1983
  • Places Beyond and Below, Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1982
Select Major Group &: Juried Art Exhibitions
  • Pet Portraits Art Show, Thornton Arts & Cultural Center, Thornton, Colorado, 2013
  • Gone to the Dogs, Knoll Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2013
  • H2O12 – One Water, Two Galleries, Denver, Colorado, 2012
  • Faculty Exhibit, Lone Star College, Montgomery College, Montgomery, Texas, 2010-11
  • Lone Star College- Montgomery Faculty ExhibitionUniversity of Houston- Clearlake, Houston, Texas, 2010
  • Faculty Exhibit, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, 2009
  • Essence, Park Bark Art, and Dual:Directions, The Dos Chappell Bathhouse, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 2006-08
  • under (a) foot & Off the wall, Core New Art Space, Denver, Colorado, 2005
  • Faculty Exhibit, Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • Arvada Art Studio Tour, Arvada, Colorado, 2002-04
  • Invitational Exhibit, Heart Studio and Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2002
  • Artists at Heart: Perfidious, Heart Studio and Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2001
  • Art Gallery, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • The Art Pavilion- the art of intelligence, The AMC97 EXPO, San Jose, California, 1997
  • Perspectives: Evansville, Indiana Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1996
  • Eastside/ Westside: Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, Indiana, 1994-96
  • All Mixed Up: A Mixed Media National Exhibition, Winston- Salem, North Carolina, 1995
  • SIGGRAPH 95 Art Gallery, 22nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Los Angeles, California
  • Great Plains National, Moss-Thorn Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas
Gallery Affiliations
  • Harrison Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2004-05
  • Gallery West, Denver, Colorado, 2003
  •  a boy and his dog FINE ART, Key West, Florida, 2001-02
  • Artswatch, Louisville, Kentucky, 2996-98
  • West End Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1993-96
  • Jubilee Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 1985-87
  • McKowey Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1984-95
  • Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1982-83
  • Bolton Studios, Houston, Texas, 1982-83
  • Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1981