I am a working artist with the ability to successfully portrait a concept with skill using many different media. My vast knowledge of both techniques and equipment is an asset to teaching art. I have won numerous awards and have juried shows throughout the US. Past shows include Nelson Gallery, Kansas CIty; Avanti Gallery, New York; Not in New York Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Three Rivers Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; Desan Zaks, Chicago; Art on the Green Jury Show for 6 years; Art on the Pearl; NIC Gallery; Jacklin Cultural Center; Studio 107 and Interlake Gallery. Currently teaching art at Bryan Elementary in Coeur d' Alene, I find inspiration in teaching children that has flowed into my work. I concern myself a guide to the art world when I am teaching and it seems I always take away as much as I give. In my spare time, I participate in several local charity events such as Boys and Girls Club, Beyond Pink, Interlake Players, Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Jacklin Arts Fund and BIrds of Prey. I also lead 4-H art projects, have been an advisor for several science fair projects and i have writen several grants.