Education

  • M.F.A., Illustration, Syracuse University, 1988
  • B.F. A., Visual Communication, magna cum laude, Herron School of Art, IUPUI, 1982
  • B.A., Biology, Indiana University, 1976
  • Biology major, Purdue University

Academic appointments

  • Associate Professor, Painting, Drawing & Illustration, Herron School of Art & Design, 1995–2015
  • Assistant Professor, Drawing & Illustration, Herron School of Art & Design, 1989–1995
  • Lecturer, Drawing & Illustration, Herron School of Art & Design, 1984–1989
  • Visiting Lecturer, Illustration, Herron School of Art & Design, 1983–1984

Professional organizations

  • Watercolor Society of Indiana, Member, 2005–2010
  • Hoosier Salon, Member, 2007–2010
  • Kentucky Watercolor Society, Member, 2006–2010
  • Indiana Heritage Arts, Member, 2006–2009
  • Southside Art League, Member, 2006
  • Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Member, 2000–2001
  • Graphic Artists Guild, Member, 1999–2001
  • Indiana Wildlife Artists, Member, 1995–1998
  • Indiana Wildlife Artists, Vice President, 1997
  • Indiana Wildlife Artists, Exhibition Committee Member, 1995

Professional honors and awards

Research

Awards: Juried exhibitions
  • 2015, 3rd Place Award, “Paperchaser” exhibition, Gallery 308, Muncie, IN
  • 2013–2014, America’s Parks II, Award of Merit and Inclusions in the Traveling Exhibition
  • 2007, Award of Excellence, Northern National Arts Competition, Rheinlander. WI
  • 2007, Aqueous USA, Traveling Exhibition Award
  • 2007, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Signature Membership
  • 2006, Memorial Award, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati National Annual Exhibition, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2006, Aspen Moulding & Frame Award, Member’s Exhibition, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Zionsville, IN
  • 2005, Floyd Hopper Award, Watercolor Society of Indiana Annual National Exhibition, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2005, F. W. Publication Award, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati National Annual Exhibition, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002, Spectrum Nine, Publication, Spectrum Fantastic Arts, Overland Park, KS
  • 1997, Award of Merit, Illustration West 36, Society of Illustrators of, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1996, Award of Merit, Illustration West 36, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Awards: Competitions
  • 2005, Environmental WOW Projection Project, Sponsored by the City of Indianapolis
Student mentorship
  • 2014, Whole Earth Art, Exhibition of Environmentally Themes Exhibition. University Library, Indiana University, Purdue University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2011, Borshoff Exhibition, Exhibition of Illustration student work, At the Harrison Center For the Arts
  • 2005, Lumina Foundation, Creation of a cover illustration for the Lumina Foundation Annual Report
  • 2003–2005, Thrive/ Indiana Adoption Association, Cover illustrations created by the Advanced
  • Illustration students for the monthly Indiana Adoption Association magazine.
  • 2002–2004, Fundex Games, Internship

Research/Creative activity

Awarded grants/fellowships
  • Exploration Traveling Fellowship “Travel to the Illustration Master Class 2015,” Indiana University, $3000, 10/29/15
  • Exploration Traveling Fellowship, “Travel to the Illustration Master Class 2004,” Indiana University, $3000, 11/8/2013–6/20/2014
  • Exploration Traveling Fellowship Travel to the Pacific Northwest for Visual Research for the Exhibition “Aqua Vitae,” Indiana University, $3000, 6/15/2013–7/15/2013
  • “Aqua Vitae”, Kickstarter, $5864, 5/19/2013–10/1/2015
  • Exploration Traveling Fellowship, “Travel to the Illustration Master Class, 2010,” Indiana University, $2,500, June 10, 2010–June 9, 2011
  • Herron Travel Grant, “Travel to Illuxcon 2, 2009,” Herron School of Art, $500, Nov. 12–Nov. 15, 2009
  • New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities “Watercolor Groundscapes Inspired by Ecosystems of the Desert,” Indiana University, $26,941, May 15, 2009–May, 14, 2010
  • Creative Renewal Fellowship, Arts Council of Indianapolis, $7500, July 2005–July 2006
  • Exploration Traveling Fellowship “Exploring Mythic Content at Mythic Journeys Conference 2006,” Indiana University, $2168, June 6, 2005–June 5, 2006
  • Herron Travel Grant, “Travel to Mythic Journeys 2006,” Herron School of Art, $500, June 2006
  • Grant-in Aid For Women, “The Dance of the Seasons,” IUPUI, $3000, July 2004–July 2005
  • Faculty Development Grant, “Mythic Journeys and the Seasonal Dance,” IUPUI, $1500, June 2004–June 2005
  • Individual Artist’s Grant, “The Seasonal Dance,” Indiana Arts Commission, $1000, July 2004–July 2005
  • Grant-in-Aid for Research, “Drawings From the Range of Light,” IUPUI, $3000, 1996–1997

Research activities/exhibitions

Exhibitions: Invitational
  • 2015, Group Illustration Exhibition, Shircliff Gallery, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN
  • 2015, “Karma: What Goes Around comes Around,” Playful Soul, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2014, “America’s Parks II,” National Traveling Exhibition. Venue 1: Ella Carother Dunneham Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
  • 2014, “America’s Parks II,” National Traveling Exhibition, Venue 2; The Wildlife Experience Park. Denver, CO
  • 2014, “America’s Parks II,” National Traveling Exhibition, Venue 3: Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tuscon, AZ
  • 2014, Biennial Herron Faculty Exhibition, Berkshire, Reese and Paul Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2014, Pet Show: A Benefit Exhibition for the FACE Pet clinic. Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design
  • 2013, “The Reunion Project: Herron School of the Art & Design. Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2012, Biennial Herron Faculty Exhibition, Herron Main Gallery, Herron Schjool of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2012, “Terra Vitae,” Solo Exhibition, Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2010, “Groundscapes,” solo exhibition at the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, Zionsville, IN
  • 2010, Herron Faculty Exhibition, Herron Main Gallery, Herron School of Art &Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2008, Herron Faculty Exhibition, Herron Main Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2007, Herron Draws, Marsh Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2007, Herron Faculty Exhibition, Herron Main Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2006, Visiting Artist Exhibition, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
  • 2006, Exhibition of “The Dance” at the Mythic Journeys, Conference 2006, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA
  • 2006, Final Creative Renewal Fellowship Exhibition, Southside Art League of Indianapolis, Greenwood, IN
  • 2005, Creative Renewal Fellowship Exhibition, Arts Garden, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2005, Exhibition of works during Dedication Ceremony and associated events at Ezkenazi Hall, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2004, Exhibition of Works, Mythic Journeys Conference 2004, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA
  • 2003, “Herron School of Art Centennial: Students and Teachers: 1950-Present,” Herron Gallery of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2002, “Herron School of Art Centennial: 100 for 100,” Herron Gallery of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN
Exhibitions: Juried
  • 2015, “Paperchaser,” Gallery 308, Muncie, IN
  • 2014, “America’s Parks II,” National Traveling Exhibition. Venue 1: Ella Carother Dunneham Gallery of Art, Bolivar, MO
  • 2014, “America’s Parks II,” National Traveling Exhibition. Venue 2; The Wildlife Experience Park. Denver, CO
  • 2014, “America’s Parks II,” National Traveling Exhibition. Venue 3: Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tuscon, AZ
  • 2013-2014, “America’s Parks II,” Online Exhibition
  • 2010, “North East Watercolor Society 34th Annual International Exhibition,” Gallery of the Kent Art Association, Kent, CT
  • 2010, “Fourth Miniature Art Exhibition,” Artistic Designs Gallery, Brownsburg, IN
  • 2009, “Home for the Holidays,” Hoosier Salon, Broadripple Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2008, “Small Wonders,” Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
  • 2008, “Seeing the Land,” Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2008, White Water Valley Regional Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN
  • 2008, Aqueous USA, Louisville, KY
  • 2007, Northern National Arts Competition, Rheinlander, WI
  • 2007, 26th Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors Arts Center, Old Forge, NY
  • 2007, North East Watercolor Society 31st Annual International Competition, Kent, CT
  • 2007, 7th Harvest Biennial Regional Arts Competition, Arts Place, Portland, IN
  • 2007, Southside Art League National Fine Arts Competition, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2007, Aqueous USA, Louisville, KY
  • 2007, Aqueous USA, Traveling Exhibition, Kentucky
  • 2007, Watercolor Society of Indiana, Annual Exhibit, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2007, Irvington Historical Society, Irvington Presents, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2006, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati 113th Annual, National Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2006, Southside Art League National Fine Arts, Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2006, Aqueous USA, Louisville, KY
  • 2006, Watercolor Society of Indiana Member’s Exhibition, King Gallery & Studio, Zionsville, IN
  • 2006, “Animal Images,” National Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2006, Indiana Heritage Arts 28th Annual Exhibition, Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN
  • 2005, Watercolor U.S.A. National Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
  • 2005, Watercolor Society of Indiana Annual Juried Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2005, IU Kokomo Regional Exhibition, IU Kokomo Art Gallery, Kokomo, IN
  • 2005, Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati 112th Annual, National Juried Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002, Spectrum Nine, Spectrum Fantastic Arts, Overland Park, KS
  • 1999, “Celebration of Nature,” Sponsored by Indianapolis Department of Parks, Lilly Lodge at Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN
  • 1997, “Illustration West, 36,” Sponsored by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Otis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1996, “Illustration West, 35,” Sponsored by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Otis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1996, “Flora 96,” Biennial Exhibition, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glenco, IL

Print publications

Research/Books
  • Illustration “Young Raven in the Bristlecone Roost,” in “Art Themes: Choices in Art Learning & Meaning,” Indiana University Press, 2016
  • Graphite Drawing “Requium” in book “Strokes of Genius 2,” ed. Rachel Wolf, North Light Books, 2008
  • Illustration “The Green Man” in Spectrum 9, ed by Arnie and Cathy Fenner, Spectrum Fantastic Arts, Underwood Books, 2002