Professional Bio

EDUCATION

1979-81 Master of Fine Arts
Painting and Drawing,
University of Maryland,
College Park, Maryland

1975-78 Bachelor of Fine Arts
Painting,
Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, Michigan,

1977 University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan,

1974-75 University of Northern Colorado,
Greeley, Colorado

1974 Banff School of Fine Arts,
Banff, Alberta, Canada

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ART EXPERIENCE

2003- present Affiliate Faculty, Fine & Performing Arts,
Regis University, Denver, Colorado

2010-present Crazy Dog Studio, LLC, Owner, Fine Arts Studio
and Pet Portrait Artist, Arvada, Colorado

2009- 2011 Fine Arts DSL Instructor,
Lone Star College, Montgomery, Texas

2002- 2004 Founder and Executive Director, Arvada Art
Studio Tour, Arvada, Colorado

2000- 2003 Executive Director, Alliance Training Systems,
Arvada, Colorado

1997- 2000 Program Director of Graphic Design & Multimedia,
Westwood College of Technology, Denver, Colorado

1994- 1997 Associate Professor of Art, Graphic Design,
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

1984- 1994 Program Coordinator of Fine Arts,
Kingwood College, Lone Star College, Kingwood, Texas



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

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

1998  Academic Employee of the Year Nomination, October Term, Westwood College of Technology, Denver Colorado
 Academic Employee of the Year , August Term, Westwood College of Technology, Denver Colorado

1995-96 Traveling European Exhibition, Siggraph 95

1988-89 Minnie Piper Award Nominee (State Teaching Award),Texas

1985,87 Teaching Excellence Award, Kingwood College, Texas

1981  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

1979-81 Scholarship, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Teaching  Assistantships, , University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland and University College, College Park, Maryland


Community Involvment & Service

VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Freedom Service Dogs, Inc., Englewood, Colorado, Certified, Volunteer Dog Trainer

Alzheimer’s Association, ‘Memories in the Making’, Denver, Colorado

Mita Sunke Equine Learning Center, Broomfield, Colorado

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, Boulder, Colorado

Copper Mt. Slope Watch Team, Assistant Ski Patrol, Copper Mountain, Colorado


Creative Work

SELECTED MAJOR SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS

2012 Creative Pet Portraits, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

2003 Floating, Denver West Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1997 Passages, Artswatch, Louisville, Kentucky

1993 Life Forces, The Houstonian, Houston, Texas

1986 Houston Artist, Ten Brooks Gallery, New York City, New York

1983 Movements in Time, Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas

1982 Places Beyond and Below, Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas


SELECTED MAJOR GROUP & JURIED ART EXHIBITIONS

2012 Pet Portraits Art Show, Thornton Arts & Cultural Center, Thornton, Colorado

2012 Gone to the Dogs, Knoll Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2012 H2O12 – One Water, Two Galleries, Denver, Colorado

2010-11 Faculty Exhibit, Lone Star College, Montgomery College, Montgomery, Texas

2010 Lone Star College- Montgomery Faculty ExhibitionUniversity of Houston- Clearlake, Houston, Texas

2009 Faculty Exhibit, Regis University, Denver, Colorado

2006-08 Essence, Park Bark Art, and Dual:Directions, The Dos Chappell Bathhouse, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, Denver, Colorado

2005 under (a) foot & Off the wall, Core New Art Space, Denver, Colorado
Faculty Exhibit, Regis University, Denver, Colorado

2002-04 Arvada Art Studio Tour, Arvada, Colorado

2002 Invitational Exhibit, Heart Studio and Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2001 Artists at Heart: Perfidious, Heart Studio and Gallery, Denver, Colorado

1997 Art Gallery, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
The Art Pavilion- the art of intelligence, The AMC97 EXPO, San Jose, California

1996 Perspectives: Evansville, Indiana Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

1994-96 Eastside/ Westside: Art Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, Indiana

1995 All Mixed Up: A Mixed Media National Exhibition, Winston- Salem, North Carolina
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 AFFLIATIONS

2004-05 Harrison Gallery, Key West, Florida

2003 Gallery West, Denver, Colorado

2001-02  a boy and his dog FINE ART, Key West, Florida

1996- 98 Artswatch, Louisville, Kentucky

1993- 96 West End Gallery, Houston, Texas

1985- 87 Jubilee Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

1984- 85 McKowey Gallery, Houston, Texas

1982-83 Fine Arts of Houston, Houston, Texas

1982-83 Bolton Studios, Houston, Texas

1981 Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas