Naturalist, interpretive artist, nationally recognized for the ability to engage others
in forming deeply integrative connections to nature through art.
- Residencies include Acadia National Park, 2016; Badlands National Park, 2013, 2014; Hot Springs National Park, 2014; Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, 2012; Michigan Legacy Art Park, 2015, 2016; Legacy Land Conservancy with The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens, 2013; and Legacy Land Conservancy with Chelsea Center for the Arts, 2011.
- Co-creator of numerous art partnerships engaging others “on-the-trail” in awakening moments of “seeing” more broadly and deeply.
- Recognized by participant collaborators as inspiring, encouraging, patient, and responsive to individual stories as expressed through their art.
- Professional developer of art and the artistic voices of her students through simple exercises that engage them in making meaningful connections to time, place, significance.
Major Exhibits & Commissions
- ArtPrize 2012, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Presented Colors of Time, the result of an artist-in-residency at the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim.
- From Tradition to Innovation 2010, Invitational Textile Exhibit, University of Michigan. Presented two pieces at an invitation only exhibit.
- Convergence Symposium 2006, Handweavers’ Guild of America National Conference and Exhibit. Work featured on the front cover of the gallery guide.
- Silk Painters’ International Conference and Exhibit 2004, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Presented with one of three landscape awards.
- Asian Accent, Botanical Art on Silk 2001, National Arboretum, Washington DC.
- Michigan Wildflowers Commission 2012, 9 works, St. Joseph Mercy, Chelsea
Artist and Teacher, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2001 – present
- Faculty at numerous retreats, workshops, and craftsman’s guilds in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia, South Dakota, and Ohio. Volunteer Ranger SEA Program, Acadia National Park. Adult and youth programs often include diverse and underserved populations.
- Independent artist producing works for hospitals, libraries, performing art centers, galleries and private commissions.
- University of Michigan, A.B. Degree, Social Anthropology. M.L.S. Library and Information Science
- Eastern Michigan University, M.S. Clothing, Textiles & Related Arts