Studio Event, 2023

Finished installation of the Curate Purchase Inspire 2022 fellowships and announcement of 2023 recipients.

Multiple Louisville shows, including co-curating “Sustainability Compass”, for which I created an installation piece: “Trees to Pleas”, using mail I received over the past 2 years from environmental organizations.



Waterstep Benefit, Invitational Show, Shapin Nicolas Art Project space.

“Passing By the Zinnias (Arthur in Mind)”

This 12” x 9” painting was inspired by the abstract nature-themed artists I admire and explores more abstract elements than previous works of mine.


Norton Cancer Institute – Brownsboro, reception lobby.


2017  “Judy’s Chair”

The first painting of what has become the Weathered Series, an ongoing painting style/project. These paintings represent a collaboration with the outdoor elements. By leaving a canvas on-site, outside, for 3 months to even a year, there is time and space for the unanticipated to happen. 

I visit and work on the canvas multiple times where it is placed and then bring it inside to the studio to finish the conversation.  It is a different take on plein-air painting, which has always been a part of my oeuvre.



Artist-in-residence, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, AZ

Each morning started with working on this painting, a view outside the guest house picture window. This residence provided a critical time to reinvest as an artist, after raising two children and caring for two aging parents.  

“Guest View”11” x 31 ½”, graphite, watercolor, acrylic on paper.



UofL Health Care Outpatient Center, awarded lobby mural commission through competition.

Much of my mural work has been painted in the studio and wall-paper pasted on-site (allowing for future relocation as necessary).

UK Ch. studio re

2012 - 2018

Multiple mural projects, including UK Chandler Hospital/ Kentucky Children’s Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital.

In the studio: installation pieces for “Where the Sycamore Resides”.

2009, 2010

Kentucky Foundation for Women Art Meets Activism grant recipient.

2009 - 2014

Co-developer, Art for Health.

Art for Health programs involved creating community artwork based on themes of healthy food and sustainable agriculture. Artmaking brought awareness through experiential learning.

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