Artist Bio

Self Portrait

Thank you for all the comments that have put me in the TOP TEN category in Fine Art, Photography, 3-D Rendering and Illustration for a couple of months now. I am greatful for all the wonderful response from so many artists and friends. It's great to see the appreciation for my work. I'm so used to exhibiting my students work and giving encouragement to them through the years. So,this has been overwhelming. I'm glad I have the chance to share my creativity,

Until recently I taught art in a classroom setting and I loved working with students. I love traveling and working with exchange students from other countries. Travel has made me appreciate other cultures and their arts.

Thank you so much for viewing my portfolio and I hope you can see how much I love all kinds of art and working in many mediums. Art is a discovery of life and a wonderful journey of the mind.

Honors: 2017 Alice Boatright architectural award Center for Art and Education. 2017 Grand Prize winner in Arkansas on photography wildlife. 2016 overall winner in Arkansas State Photo conservation contest. Best Pastel award 2016 in Center for Art and Education. 2014 1st place in Trees and Plants division and 1st Place in waterscape and landscape division in the Arkansas state Conservation Photo Contest , 2013 Top Ten in Nepal on my pastel "Autumn Blazing Light"in International Art competition 2013 First Place in Trees and plants category in Conservation district state photo contest. 2011 Top Photo in 2nd International Photo competition in Swayam Art Gallery in Nepal 2011 Grand Champion in Arkansas photo contest. 2010 Exhibition at Swayam Art Gallery in Nepal

2009 Grand Champion in Arkansas in the Conservation District Photo contest adult division.

Governor's Excellence awards 1994

Arkansas Middle Level Art Educator of the Year 1996

Disney American Teacher Awards Nominee 2002 Who's Who in American Teachers 2004 and 2005

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