My Biography

Awards & Honors

  • Art Fusion Women's Second Annual Artists Art Competition, 4th place, 2019


  • Online Exhibition, Fusion Art Gallery, Second Place, 2016


  • American Art Awards, Winning artist with 7 Awards, Winner of the 2016 Masterpiece Award, 2016


  • Human Nature, Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Best of Show, 2015


  • Master Volume 11, Juried Art Publication, Winner, 2015


  • New Perspectives Online Artshow, Second Place, 2015


  • All Women Competition, Light/Space/Time Gallery, 7th place overall category, 2014


  • North Light Books Drawing Competition, Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension + Space, Winning Artist, 2014


  • Creative Quarterly 33, Winning Artist, 2013


  • Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, MO, Juror Marla Prather, Viola Longmire Memorial Cash Award, 2012


  • SCBWI Mentorship for Illustrators Program, Mentored under Illustrators, Todd Smith (2008), Richard Bernal (2004), Phyillis Harris (2001) 


  • SCBWI Conference Illustrator Artshow, Winning Illustrator, 2006


  • SCBWI Conference Portfolio Competition, Winning Illustrator, 2004

Juried Exhibitions

  • Child's Play, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO, Exhibiting Artist, 2019


  • Open Art Exhibition, Space & Time Gallery, Special Merit, 2016


  • Annual Unthemed Exhibition, Still Point Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, 2016


  • XXXlll The Exhibition, Art St. Louis, Juror Ann Coddington, Exhibiting Artist, 2016


  • Online Exhibition, Light and Shadow, Fusion Art Gallery, Exhibiting Artist, 2016


  • Black/White Exhibition, Urban Richie Gallery, Finalist, 2016


  • 18th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, Juror Laurence Bradshaw, Special Recognition, 2016


  • Light/Space/Time, Open Art Exhibition 3D Category, Honorable Mention, 2015


  • Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, Finalist, 2014


  • You Be the Judge Online Art Competition, Juror Brian Neher, Finalist, 2013


  • Portraits Art Exhibition, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA, Finalist, 2013


  • Art Kudos International Juried Art Competition & Exhibition, Juror Kara Rooney, Finalist, 2013


  • 85th Grand National Exhibition Online Art Show, Exhibiting Artist, 2013

Competitions & Artshows

  • Creatures ReImagined Art Show, Impasto Art Gallery, Denver, CO Finalist, 2017


  • Atlas Society Art Contest, Finalist, 2016


  • Waterscapes International Online Artshow, Fusion Art, Honorable Mention, 2016


  • Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, Black/White, Noteworthy, 2016


  • Seasons/Space/Time Gallery, Special Recognition, 2016


  • Humankind, Foundry Art Centre, St. Louis MO, Juror Eric Wieringa, Exhibiting Artist, 2016


  • Art and the Senses, Linus Galleries, Finalist, 2016


  • Creatures, Art St. Louis, Jurors Heather Woodson and Charles Houska, Exhibiting Artist, 2016


  • Noticing Nature, Foundry Art Centre, Juror Wayne Trinklein, Exhibiting Artist, 2016


  • TRAC 2015 Online Art Competition, Third place, 2015


  • Faces of Humanity, ArtCompetition.net, Honorable Mention, 2015


  • Anything Goes Art Show, St. Peters Cultural Art Center, St. Peters, MO, Third Place over all category, 2014


  • 3 x 3, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, Honorable Mention Exhibiting Illustrator, 2014


  • Creative Quarterly 36, Exhibiting Artist, 2014


  • The Senses, Linus Galleries, Pasadena, CA, Finalist, 2014


  • Art Comes Alive, Exhibiting Artist, 2014


  • My Best Artwork, Collaboration of Artists, Finalist, 2013


  • Spring Online Competition, American Women Artists, Rockwall, TX, Finalist, 2013


  • Black/White Art Expo, Infinity Art Gallery, Juror Susan Lowdermilk, Award Winner, 2013


  • Race Judicata, t-shirt design contest, Honorable Mention, 2009-2011


  • SCBWI Conference Illustrator Artshow Finalist, 2004


  • Missouri Cultural Art Center Artshow Finalist, 2003


  • SCBWI Conference Illustrator Artshow Finalist, 2002