My work moves between spontaneity and deliberation; between stream-of-consciousnesses and controlled mark making. Sometimes I draw and redraw. Sometimes I add and obliterate marks and color, at turns erasing, concealing and revealing. The end result is hopefully, as Helen Frankenthaler said, of “one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with (my) head and heart ... and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.”

I create my artworks with a combination of drawing and painting on both paper and canvas, and make marks with acrylic paint and ink, graphite, dry pigment, oil pastel, oil stick, spray paint, palette knives and fingers. I was born in rural northern Minnesota. Now I live and work in Michigan.

Solo Exhibitions


Bejeweled, 115 Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Invoking Narratives, Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio

Lost Empires, City Hall Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Black and Blue, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Nothing But Blue Skies, Aquarium Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Natural Notations, Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio

Selected Group Exhibitions


Cover These Walls, Palo Verdes Building Wrap Exhibition, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

17x17, WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Full, Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio

Barnstorm, Punch Projects, Ellensburg, Washington

Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, BBAC, Birmingham, Michigan

Almost 17 and We're Still Here, Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Midwest Sculpture Exhibition, Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, Indiana

Michigan Regional Exhibition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan (catalogue)

Paperwork, H Gallery, Ventura, California


Delineate, Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio (two person exhibition)

Re:Formation, Gallery Project, Toledo, Ohio, and Ann Arbor, Michigan

To Sum Degree, Dab Art, Ventura, California

Landscape: A Sense of Place, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York


Fridge Fair - Art Basel, Miami, featured artist with BoxHeart Gallery

The Watcher, The Watched, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ley Lines, Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

Power Art! Ann Arbor, Michigan, (permanent outdoor exhibition)

Inter/National, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Statewide Fine Arts Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, Michigan

Unseen, Gallery Project, Eastern Market, Detroit, Michigan

Works on Paper, Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York City, New York

Eight Hands, Paint Creek Center for the Arts,
Rochester, Michigan


Drones, Gallery Project, Traveling Exhibition in Michigan: POW Detroit and Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

September Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria Louisiana, Catalog

All Media Exhibit, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

Our Town, The Community House, Birmingham, Michigan

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, BBAC, Birmingham, Michigan

Road Trip, Work Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

Toledo Area Artists, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, Honorable Mention, Catalog

30 x 30, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Michigan

Memory, Time and Private Spaces, three artist exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Interspecies, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Open Competition, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, UM Dearborn, Michigan

I know you’re there, but who am I? Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan

Michigan Watercolor Society, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan, Catalog

Michigan Fine Arts Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

The American Dream, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Exhibition of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Gallery, Livonia, Michigan, Honorable Mention

Celebrating Michigan Artists, Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, UM Dearborn, Michigan, Merit Award

All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition, Holland Area Arts Council, Holland Michigan

All Media Exhibit, Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Second Place Award

Stone Soup, Work Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 

Unhooked From Time, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan



Artist in Residence, University of Michigan Musical SocietyOctober 2014 - April 2015


Annapurna Pictures: Where'd You Go, Bernadette?
Kimpton De Witt Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Bank of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Hilton Hotel, Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Rosemont Hyatt Place Hotel, Chicago
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Power Art! Permanent public art installation in Ann Arbor, Michigan


Les Femmes Folles: The Women, anthology of art and writing, 2017

Les Femmes Folles Interview 2016, Art Calendar 2017

Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, review of The Watcher, The Watched, December, 2015

Fresh Paint #9, featured artist, October 2015

Third Wednesday, A Quarterly Journal of Poetry, Prose and Art, Summer, 2014

Catalog: Alexandria Museum of Art September Competition Exhibition, 2013

Catalog: Toledo Museum of Art, 94th Annual Toledo Area Artists, 2013

John Carlos Cantu,, Review of Memory, Time, and Private Spaces, February, 2013

Clara DeGalen,, Review of Unhooked From Time at the Gallery Project, May, 2012

Presentations and Workshops


Artist Lecture, lecture and slide presentation for the Ann Arbor Women Artists, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Exploring the Language of Drawing, workshop hosted by the Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Intuitive Drawing, workshop hosted by the Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ever Ever, UMS Artist in Residence lecture and slide presentation, University of Michigan


Eight Hands, Four Artists, panel discussion in conjunction with Eight Hands exhibition at Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, Michigan


Artist Lecture, lecture in conjunction with Memory, Time, and Private Spaces exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan


I grew up in Carlton, Minnesota and received a BA in Art from Macalester College. I have shown my work nationally, including exhibitions at Box Heart Gallery (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Site:Brooklyn (Brooklyn, New York), Dab Art (Ventura, California), Punch Projects, (Seattle, Washington) and the Alexandria Museum (Alexandria, Louisiana). I live and work in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Private Drawing Instruction
On Demand Video Instruction


Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dab Art Ventura, California
Fuller Art House, Sylvania, Ohio


1985 - BA (Art) Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota