Full Artist's statement
Since 2004, I have shown my artwork with fellow artists of Studio 155, a group of botanical artists that formed the core of the 2006 Corcoran Gallery of Art’s exhibition Botanical Treasures of Lewis and Clark. Our group continues with a common purpose of seeking to expand the definition of botanical art. We have exhibited as a collective in many venues. Besides the Corcoran, the Delaware Museum of Art, Studio Gallery, the Cosmos Club, Adah Rose Gallery, and other places.
I retired in 2009 after 25 years in early childhood education. Throughout my career, I took children on field trips to art museums, organized art projects, and mounted an annual children’s art show for colleagues, family, and friends. I also taught young artists at the Corcoran Gallery’s summer art camp program.
I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in political science from George Washington University. I also earned a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration in 20006 from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the U.S. Botanic Garden.