Exhibits and Shows
Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT
Lewistown Museum, Lewistown, MT
Copper Village Museum and Art Center, Anaconda, MT
Stoplilght Gallery, Anaconda, MT
Montana Artists Gallery Directors Association, Helena, MT
Western Design Conference, Jackson Hole, WY
Western Design & Living Show, Great Falls, MT
Montana Artist Gathering, Kalispell, MT
Frame Hut Gallery, Billings, MT
Depot Gallery, Red Lodge, MT
Lewistown Art Center, Lewistown, MT
Latigo & Lace, Agusta, MT
Copper Village Art Center & Museum, Anaconda, MT
About the Artist
I grew up on a ranch North of Butte, Montana, the richest hill on earth, known its rich copper mining and people who made their living laboring in the dirt. My childhood love affair with horses is still alive and well.
My educational background took me to Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio where I earned a BA in Business Management and Equestrian Science and a B.S. in Art Education from University of Montana Western. I spent time in Germany and Canada show jumping and learning about Warm Bloods/Hannovarians. I owned and operated a horse farm in Crescent,Oklahoma showing and training sport horses for jumping and dressage.
It was in Oklahoma where I started my interest in clay and began showing my work in galleries and shows. I have learned the most in clay by experimentation and trial and error. However, I attend workshops and clinics on a regular basis: Anderson Ranch in Colorado and the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana.
In 1993, I returned to Southwestern Montana and set up a studio and continued my works in clay , along with oil painting and sculpture.
I maintain my studio outside Anaconda along with two horses and two dogs.
I have worked with a variety of clay and glazing techniques and firing methods. I built my own wood kiln and traveled to schools, fairs, with my portable raku kiln demonstrating my craft to children and adults. I have always been drawn to glazes and firing methods that are unpredictable and that is why the Raku process is so appealing to me.
Presently my work can be seen in galleries and museums throughout Montana. I have collectors,throughout the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia. I also participate in regional and national art shows and exhibitions. My most recent work I consider a triage as it combines my love for the equine, clay, and the copper rich glazes with its brilliant rainbow colors, reminding me of my cultural heritage.