My Biography

Awards & Honors

  • 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

  • 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