Born in 1976

Artist Statement

I push myself to be abstract in the details while still achieving the perception of reality. When I paint, I never blend. Instead, I layer thousands of marks side-by-side, swaths of color that are then translated by the observer. Two inches of canvas viewed from a few inches away might have a hundred brush strokes that seem to form nothing, but when the piece is considered as a whole, the effect is highly representational.

I love working as an artist, though I often wonder how much choice I had in the matter. I’ve always painted, from dabbling with watercolors and pastels as a child in Salt Lake City to studying abroad and earning my B.F.A. at the University of Utah.

I’m grateful to those teachers and artists who identified and helped hone my talent. Talent alone is not enough, of course. That’s why I pack a lunch every day and log forty hours every week in my studio.

I’m fortunate to have my work regularly displayed in galleries and covered in the media. A journalist once said that my “treatment of everyday objects transcends their utilitarian elements.” To me, the objects themselves are transcendent, which is what I try to capture when I paint.

 

EDUCATION

1998 BFA, University of Utah

1997 Art Education European Study Abroad

1998-Current Continuing education workshops

 

EXHIBIT HISTORY

2020 January, February & March – Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2019 June- Pilar’s Art in the Garden, Salt Lake City, UT

2019 April – Invited Artist, Art&Soup, Salt Lake City, UT
2019 March – Invited Artist, “Transcontinental: People, Place, Impact”, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2018 October – Holladay City’s “Artist of the Month” exhibit, Holladay, UT

2018 May- Utah Women Artists Exhibition, Salt Lake City, UT
2018 March – ”In Good Company”, Pioneer Memorial Theater, Group Show, Salt Lake City, UT
2018 January – Square One: Artists of Helper, Group Show, Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2017 November – Statewide Exhibit, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2017 November – President’s Art Show, SLCC, UT
2017 August – Nest: Women Artists of Helper, Helper, UT
2017 through 2020 – Collage Exhibition, State of Utah Traveling Exhibition

2016 December- Statewide Exhibit, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2016 November – President’s Art Show, Salt Lake Community College, UT

2016 February- One-person show, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2015 May- Statewide Competition & Exhibition, Bountiful, UT

2015 April – 91st Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT

2014 October- Statewide Exhibit, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2014 September – Landscape Invitational, Bountiful, UT
2014 April – 90th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT
2014 March – Two-person show, J.Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2013 May – 89th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT
2013 April – The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton NY
2013 March – Utah Women Artists Exhibition, Salt Lake City, UT
2013 February – Statewide Competition & Exhibition, Bountiful, UT

2012 November – Zion’s Bank Artist Reception, Salt Lake City, UT
2012 May – 88th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT
2012 February – Statewide Competition & Exhibition, Bountiful, UT
2012 January – One-person show, J.Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2011 October – Statewide Exhibit, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2011 August – Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT
2011 June – Not Just Another Pretty Face, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, UT
2011 May – 87th Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, UT

2010 August – 40 & Under show, Elliot Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010 May – Two-person show, Williams Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
2010 March – Featured Artist, Art&Soup, Salt Lake City, UT
2010 January – Two-person show, J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2009 December – Collective show, Showings Fine Art, Denver, CO
2009 September – 35×35 Artists of Utah Exhibition, Finch Lane Gallery, UT

2009 July – Celebrate Women Artists: An Invitational, Showings Fine Art, Denver, CO
2009 June – Returning Award Winner, Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

2008 August – Kimball Art Center, One-person show, Park City, UT
2008 August – Returning Award Winner, Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT

2008 April – Kayo Gallery, One-person show, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 February – Statewide Competition & Exhibition, Bountiful, UT

2007 August – Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT
2007 June – Returning Award Winner, Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 June – Kimball Arts Center, One-person show, Park City, UT

2006 November – Salt Lake City Arts Council Finch Lane Gallery, UT

2006 August – Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT
2006 June – Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, UT