Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1995

BFA Fine Art | Washington State University
* summa cum laude
* Major Emphasis: Painting
* Minor: Art History

1993

BA English | Washington State University
* cum laude

1991

Arts Associate | Highline Community College
* Writing Emphasis

2011-Current

Curriculum for Living | Landmark Worldwide 

* The Forum–2011
* Advanced Course—2012
*Self-Expression and Leadership Program-2013
*Communication Course I & II–2013
*Introduction Leaders Program August 2016-March 2017

AWARDS & HONORS

2010

Best Fantasy Piece “Olympic Dryad”
Foolscap Art Show

2003

Director’s Choice “Hell’s Courtesan”
Foolscap Art Show

1994

John Ludwig Memorial Scholarship for Painting
Washington State University

1993

James A. Balyeat Memorial Scholarship
Washington State University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 Private Tutorials—2011-Present

Custom-built progressive curriculum based individual student needs

  • Fundamentals of Drawing
  • Introduction to Acrylic Painting
  • Color Theory
  • History and Practice of Celtic Art

Step by Step Painting Classes—2013-Current

  • Instructing for Wine & Canvas—acrylic painting via completed and live demo for beginners (see example demo “Starry Night Seattle”. Class Sizes range from 15-45 people, depending on venue
  • Custom Classes (via my private studio)—Acrylic media and collage, 1-4 people. Attendees select demo image to paint from

Art Facilitation (co-taught with local therapist) 2015-Current

  • Chakra Art Meditation Classes– An exploration of the seven chakras through various acrylic painting and collage techniques, explanation of related symbolism and meditative exercises.
    • Series I: 7-class series
    • Series II: 3-session workshop
  • “Inner Critic” Class—partly step-by-step and partly therapeutic facilitation, this class required students to depict their “inner critic” via paint on canvas, gradually transforming a negative image into a positive one.

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

2017 Summer

Step-by-Step Private Painting Classes

Private Tutorials

 

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PRIVATE COMMISSIONS & PROJECTS

2016

“Dragon Sun” by L.A. Malcor
* Cover and Interior Art for upcoming fantasy novel..

2015

“Dragon Heart” by L.A. Malcor
* Cover and Interior Art for published fantasy novel.

2015

“Crane Maiden: Sophie” Movie
* Acrylic media on Canvas for movie “Sophie and the Rising Sun.”

2012

“Portrait Sketches”
* Charcoal and Pencil on Paper
* Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

2012

“Sadie Memorial”
* Charcoal, Pen and Pastel on Paper
* Great Falls, Montana, United States

2012

“Celtic Wolves”
* Oil and Acrylic Media on Canvas
* Redmond, Washington, United States

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS & PROJECTS

2012

Logo Concept Sketch
* Watermedia and Ink on illustration board
* Seattle, Washington, United States

2011

“White Tiger” diptych and “Brigid”
* Oil and Acrylic media on canvas
* Redmond, Washington, United States

2011

“Crane Dancer”
* Ink and Acrylic media on board
* Des Moines, Washington, United States

2010

“Ardhanarishvara”
* Oil on canvas
* Seattle, Washington, United States

2008

“Crystal Dragon” and “Unicorn Lake”
* acrylic and ink on board
* Seattle, Washington, United States

SHOWS & EVENTS

2016, November

Solo Show at Fremont Jewelers, Seattle

2016, June

Solo Show at C & P Coffee Company, West Seattle

2016, June-Aug

Group Show at Ballard Sugar Spa, Seattle

2016, May

Isis Women Arts Festival May 14th at African American Museum, Seattle

2015, June

“Strange Lands and Wondrous Creatures” Solo Show
Chaco Canyon Cafe @ 8404 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

2015, June

Solo Show
Integrative Healing Segura Studios @ 1909 N 39th St Seattle WA 98103

SHOWS & EVENTS

2015, May 2, 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Isis Women Arts Festival
The Hillman City Collaboratory @ 5623 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98118

2015, April

Solo Show
Irwin’s Bakery & Cafe @ 2123 N 40th St, Seattle, WA 98103

 

PAST SHOWS & EVENTS

2014 Open Studio Events– March 7th, June 6th Sept. 5th, Dec. 5th
Solo Show, “Goddess Paintings” at Circa Cafe, West Seattle, May 18th-July 7th, 2014
Vendor at Oddmall, Everett, WA May 20-June 1st, 2014
Solo Show At Chaco Canyon, University District. “Celtic Series”–May 1-June 30, 2014
Group Show–“A Child’s Heart-A Tribute to the works of Hayao Miyazaki” — January 10th-Feb 14 at Urban Light Studios, Seattle, WA
Solo Show: ArtFX Studio Gallery-420 N 35th St Seattle, WA 98103 –November 1st 2013-January 26th 2014
Featured Artist: Irwins Bakery & Cafe–2123 N 40th St Seattle, WA 98103 November, 2013
“Divinity: the Art of Divination” Group Show–October 12-31 2013 Krab Jab Studio, Seattle WA
“Myths, Fables & Legends”–Seattle/L.A. Group Show–April 19-28 2013, The Piranha Shop, Seattle, WA
Norwescon 36 Art Show, March 28-31, 2013, Sea-Tac, WA
Foolscap 15 Vendor Booth/Art Sales & Demo–Feb 1-3 2013, Redmond Town Center, Redmond, WA
Halloween Show/October Art Walk–October 2012, Frame Central, Capitol Hill
Foolscap 14–September 2012, Redmond Town Center.
Goddess Festival–Live Painting Event–August 25th, 2012. Lower Woodland Park.
Wallingford Art Walk_Dandelion Studio-June 6th, 2012. Show at Dandelion Studio April-June 2012
2012 Open Studio Events– March 2nd, April 22
Norwescon 35 Art Show, April 5-8, 2012, Doubletree Hotel, Sea-tac, WA
“Celtic Art: Inter-connectivity” Open Studio Event March 17 &18 2012
Tibetan Buddhist Art Display at Four Winds, Seattle WA, March-May 2012
Art Show–Women of Wisdom Conference. Radiate the Divine Feminine: The World is Ready. North Seattle Community College Feb 17-20 2012
Altar Space installation, Feast of the Winter Solstice, December 21st, 2011 Ballard, WA
Yuletide Art Show: December 18th, 2011–Northwest Visions Studio, Seattle, WA
2011 Open Studio Events– March 4th, June 3rd, Sept 2, Dec. 2nd
Non-Ordinary Holiday Art Show: November 26th & 27th, 2011–Northwest Visions Studio, Seattle WA
Samhain Spook-tacular Solo Art Show: Oct 28, 2011–Northwest Visions Studio, Seattle WA
Foolscap XIII Art Show–Sept 16-18, 2011 Redmond Town Center Marriott, Redmond, WA

2010 Open Studio Events— Sept 3rd, Dec 3rd
Foolscap XII—September 24-26 2010, Redmond, WA
Foolscap X—September 26-28 2008, Redmond, WA
HRC Annual Silent Art Auction—September 20 2008, Seattle WA (donation of original work)
QArts Show– Oct 2007—Seattle GLBT Center, Seattle, WA
Foolscap IX—September 21-23 2007, Redmond, WA
Foolscap VIII-September 22-24 2006, Bellevue, WA
Foolscap VII—September 23-25 2005, Bellevue, WA
Foolscap VI—September 17-19 2004, Bellevue, WA
Fiddler’s Green: A Sandman Convention; November 12-14, 2004, Minneapolis, MN
Foolscap V—September 19-21 2003, Bellevue WA
Norwescon XXVI – April 17–20, 2003 Sea-Tac, WA
Mystic Creations—work on display through 2003, Seattle WA
Foolscap IV-September 27-29, 2002., Bellevue, WA
Norwescon XXV – March 28–31, 2002 Sea-Tac, WA
Blood and Bone Studios –“Theater of Dark Arts”, work on display through 2001, Seattle WA
Westercon 54—July 5-8 2001, Portland OR
World Horror Con—May 25-27 2001 Sea-Tac, WA
Norwescon XXIV – April 12–15, 2001 Sea-Tac, WA
Orycon 22- November 17-10 2000, Portland, OR
Norwescon XXIII – April 20–23, 2000 Sea-Tac, WA
Orycon 21-November 12-14, 1999 Portland, OR
“Cyberspace Highway” On-site mural painting, 1999, Amazon.com, Seattle WA (currently on permanent display in their Denny/ Westlake building).
Norwescon XXII – April 1–4, 1999; Sea-Tac , WA
Orycon 20 – November 13-15 1998, Portland OR
Orycon 19 – November 7-9 1997, Portland, OR
Orycon 18 – November 8-10 1996, Portland, OR