BIOGRAPHY

I am a native of suburban Chicago, and earned a BFA in Illustration, an MA in Studio Art, and an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Northern Illinois University. My work has been shown both regionally and nationally, and for over 18 years I have taught drawing, painting, illustration, art history, and fine art thesis studios at Judson University, where I also serve as Gallery Director and Chair of the Department of Art & Design.

 

STATEMENT

Human beings have an innate desire to find meaning in the natural world and shape it accordingly. Observations drawn from local geography and weather patterns, as well as planetary geology and astronomy underlay our self-understanding, which in turn affects how we relate to one another and our environment. My work re-imagines familiar aspects of the natural world as means of exploring the complex relationships and beliefs systems that emerge from our sense of place in the universe.

 

 

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