Resume and Awards

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Self-employed as an artist, producing photo-realist drawings and paintings (colored pencil, oil and acrylics), including commissioned work.


Instructor since 1990 at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida, teaching courses in drawing, colored pencil, oil and acrylic painting.


Featured workshop presenter at the Colored Pencil Society of America’s annual convention, August 2005. Registered teacher with the Michael Wilcox School of Color. Other experience includes teaching at the Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg; conducting workshops; guest lectures; show judging; instructing design and illustration at St. Petersburg Junior College and Tampa College; agency and free-lance graphic design, layout and copywriting; and gallery installation.



Corporate Relations Director,15 year merit CPSA signature member and 5 year merit CPX signature member of the  Colored  Pencil Society of America (CPSA). Previously CPSA President for 4 years, Ways & Means Director for 8 years

Past President of CPSA District Chapter 113.

Member, Florida Artist Group.

Signature member and board member, Miniature Artists of America.

Member and past Board member, Miniature Art Society of Florida.

Member, past board member and past newsletter editor, Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA).



The Drawing Board: Mix It Up, feature article The Artist’s Magazine, October 2012 – step-by-step article on a mixed media technique, written by and featuring artwork by the artist.

One of 16 artists featured in Creative Colored Pencil Portraits by Vera Curnow (1996); Drawings also in the books The Best of Colored Pencil 2 (1994), The Best of Colored Pencil III (1996), The Best of Colored Pencil 5 (1999), Portrait Inspirations (1997), and Creative Colored Pencil, by Vera Curnow (1995). (All from Rockport Publishers.) Also in The Best of Portrait Painting (North Light Books, 1997).

Featured in “Methods & Materials: Drawing with Wax-Based Colored Pencils,” by Christopher Willard, American Artist Magazine, November 1996 and American Artist Drawing Highlights, 1999.



Artists Resource Fund and Professional Development grants from Pinellas County Cultural Affairs Department (formerly Pinellas County Arts Council), 2000 and 2008



Bachelor of Fine Arts (painting), summa cum laude, 1974, Lake Erie College (Ohio)



Artwork commissioned by Cumberland Pencil Co. (Keswick, England) for Derwent pencil promotion and advertising (2004, 2008), product packaging and brochures. Artwork also featured in brochures and advertising for Stonehenge paper by Legion Paper, Canson paper, Bruynzeel, Derwent and Prismacolor colored pencils, and Staedtler-Mars product packaging.

“Tour Artist” for the Dunedin Historical Society since 1998 , illustrating the homes on the Society’s biennial fundraising tours, their museum, and other historic buildings.

Other clients include numerous individuals; Pinellas County, Florida (St. Petersburg – Clearwater International Airport); Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation (Clearwater); Frazer, Hubbard, Brandt, Trask & Yacavone LLP (Dunedin);  Florida Eye Center (St. Petersburg); Berkeley Preparatory School (Tampa); McDonald’s regional office (Cleveland OH); Wesley Health Care Center (Saratoga  Springs NY); Herman, Cahn & Schneider (Cleveland OH); and Lake Erie College (Painesville OH).




Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne FL; Art Center Manatee, Bradenton; Ormond Memorial Museum of Art, Ormond Beach; Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs; St Petersburg College; Pasco Hernando State College; Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven; Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach; Maitland Art Center; Venice Art Center; St. Augustine Art Association; Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers; Lake Wales Art Council; High Springs Gallery, High Springs; La Cittadella Gallery, West Palm Beach; Edison Community College, Ft. Myers; Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art; Polk County Community College, Winter Haven; Florida Southern College, Lakeland; Octagon Art Center, Clearwater; Riverwalk Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale; St. Petersburg College, Clearwater.


Cleveland Museum of Art; Canton (OH) Art Institute; Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH; School of Fine Arts, Willoughby, OH; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.



International Colored Pencil Exhibitions, Colored Pencil Society of America, Birmingham MI 1993 (Artistic Merit Award); Lake Oswego OR 1994; Cleveland 1995; Chicago 1997; Arlington, VA 1998; Ft. Worth 2002 (Award for Excellence); Memphis 04, Chicago 05; Bethesda 07 (Award for Excellence); Los Gatos CA 10; Dallas 11; Covington KY 12; Daytona Beach 14, Bethesda 17 Chicago 18, Brea CA 19

“Explore This!” CPSA Exhibitions: Online, 2010 (Award for Excellence); 2011 (Award for Excellence); 2015  and 2020(Award for Excellence); in galleries, Stuart FL, 2003 (Friends of CPSA Award); Brea CA 2007

Richeson 75 “Small Works” National Juried Show, Kimberly WI, 2011 (catalog cover selection), 2012, 15, 17 (Honorable Mention)

Annual International Miniature Art Shows, Miniature Art Society of Florida, 2002 – 20, Judge for 2018 exhibition: (2002 – 1st/ Drawing & Pastel, 2003 – Honorable Mention/Figure; 2004 – 3rd/Human Figure, 2007 – 1st/Drawing & Pastel, 2008 – 1st/Human Figure, 2012 – 2nd/Drawing & Pastel, 2015 – 1st/Drawing & Pastel, 2016 – 1st/Human Figure, 2020/3rd Drawing & Pastel)

Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, DC, Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, Washington, DC, 2006 – 19, numerous awards

Cider Painters of America Annual International Exhibit, 2008 – 19, numerous awards

Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers, All Florida 2017, Best of Show

Fifth Ave Gallery, Melbourne, Pure Florida 2017, Merit Award

Anniversary Exhibitions, Ridge Art Center, Winter Haven, 2004, 05, 08 (2nd), 2009, 11, 12, 14 (3rd Place), 15,             16 (2nd Place),  17, 18,  19, 20 (Award of Excellence)

Autumn Artfest, Live Oak (FL) Artists Guild, 2000-17, numerous awards 2000 (2nd Place), 2004 (Honorable Mention), 2005 (Judge’s Choice), 2006 (1st Place), 2008 (3rd Place), 2010 (3rd Place & Peoples’ Choice), 2011 (Best of Show), 2015 (3rd/Drawing), 2016, 2017 (Judge’s Choice), 2018 (1st Drawing, 2019 (3rd /Drawing)

Florida Artist Group Annual Exhibitions, 1997 – 2018; 3 Best of Show awards: 01, 06, 09, and others

Biennial National Exhibit, Visual Art Center, Punta Gorda, 2004 (Special Merit Award, Judge: Daniel Greene), 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014 (award), 2018, 2020

“The Human Element” National Colored Pencil Show, Dunedin Fine Art Center, 2005 (Merit Award)

Florida Artist Group, Areas III and IV Exhibition, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 2005 (2nd Place)

World Federation of Miniaturists, 3rd Worldwide Exhibition, Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2004 (Judge’s Award of Excellence); 4th Worldwide, Tasmania, Australia, 2008

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts International Miniature Art Show, Lake Oswego, OR, 2002 (1st Place for Colored Pencil)

58th Anniversary Florida Artists Juried Exhibition, Lake Worth Art League, 1999 (3rd Place)

“Points of Color,” Statewide Colored Pencil Exhibit, Cornell Museum of Art & History, Delray Beach, 1998 (2nd Place, pure colored pencil category)



Out of the Blue Festival of Art, Clearwater, FL 2004 (Award of Merit), 2005 (Honorable Mention) 2006 (Award of Distinction)

  • Lake Wales Art Show, Lake Wales, FL, 1996, 1997 (Award of Distinction), 2003 (Award of Distinction)
  • Palm Harbor Arts, Crafts & Music Festival, Palm Harbor, FL, 1994 (Award of Distinction); 1995 (Festival T-shirt); 1996 (Honorable Mention); 1997 (Award of Merit); 2002 (Honorable Mention)
  • Art Harvest, Dunedin, FL, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 (Award of Distinction), 1997
  • Images in Art, Ocala, FL, 1994 (Award of Honor, Purchase Award); 1995; 1996 (Award of Honor, Purchase Award); 1997
  • Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, FL, 1994, 1995,1996 (Award of Merit), 1997
  • Mt. Dora Arts Festival, Mt. Dora, FL, 1996 (Merit Award), 1997



  • “Water’s Edge” solo show, St Petersburg College, Seminole, FL, 2016“Return to the Water’s Edge” (2015) and “Water’s Edge” (2009) solo shows, Pasco Hernando State College, New Port Richey“Life’s a Beach IV,” “Surf’s Up! 1 and 2,” “Speed” Invitational Exhibitions, Ormond Memorial Museum, Ormond Beach, 2002, 2008, 2011, 2012Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, Inaugural Exhibition, 2009

    CPSA “Signature Showcase” Invitational, Cornell Museum of Art & History, Delray Beach, 2006

    Regional Juried Exhibition, Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, 2005

    “Illuminated Landscapes” Three person show, Visual Poetry Gallery, St. Petersburg, December 2004

    “Inspirations 2003” statewide juried show, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, 2003

    “Between Sand and Sky,” solo show, Dunedin Fine Art Center, 2002

    “Tight Focus” solo show, Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1996



CPSA District Chapter Shows, 2000- 19; Annual Cool Art Shows and PAVA members’ juried exhibitions, 1991-2019 (Best of Show, Members’ show 2002, 2019); Florida Artist Group Statewide and Area shows, 1997-2020 (Best of Show, 2001, 2006, 2009); Dunedin Fine Art Center, Annual Faculty shows 1990-2020

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