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I have been an artist all my life. As a little girl I knew what I was destined to be, an artist. Teachers in grade school were always having me create bulletin boards for the classes, and in eighth grade designed and painted the graphic displays for the end of year eighth grade's play "Nutcracker". Went to Patterson Cooperative Vocational High School Graduating 1983 in Commercial Art & Technical Illustration in Dayton, Ohio; in the late 1980s I studied Fine Art at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. In my 20's, worked in several tee-shirt silk-screening businesses in Dayton, Ohio designing graphics for tee-shirts; In my 30's and 40's worked as a computer graphic artist for Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio. Also in my 40's, I owned my own business in 2016-2011 called "The Color Wheel Arts & Crafts" in Enon and Beavercreek, Ohio selling art supplies and teaching adult art classes. Now in my 50's, I have a home studio and teach classes in areas of: color pencil, pastels, pen-n-ink, oils, watercolors, & acrylics. I also have been and will be featured in the online instruction for the "Colored Pencil Classes (CPC)" 2015 and 2017; Published in Ann Kullburg's 2016 April's issue of "Color" a colored Pencil Magazine in the Pencil Box article; and will be Featured in the online Magazine "Interactive Artist Magazine" June 2016.


Career Snapshot

  • 35+ years as an artist, art mediums include: watercolors, oil, acrylics, pastels, colored pencil, and pen-n-ink

  • 30+ years of as graphic designer with commended performance in key customer service and support roles

  • 10+ years store front owner the Color Wheel Arts & Crafts, LLC

  • 10+ teaching art classes

  • Skills varied and comprehensive, from presentation design, brochures, large-scale wall displays, to photography, video, web design to multimedia support

  • Specializing in customer communications, problem solving, relationship building, and support

Additional Skills

  • Photography & Video

  • Designing Displays

  • Large Format Printers / Laminators

Awards / Honors

  • Customer Recognition Letters

  • Achievement Awards

  • Graphic Support Honors

  • Photography Awards

Organizations / Memberships

  • Society of Decorative Painters (SDP)

  • Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)

  • CPSA Chapter#119 Vice President 2014, President 2015

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