Awards and Selected Shows:

2011 – Received signature status in the Colored Pencil Society of America by being juried into the international show 3 times within 10 years.

2008 - 3rd Place in the National Portrait Society of America's Members Showcase Competition - Children's Category

2008 - Best of Show & People's Choice Award in the Thorne Sagendorph Biennial Regional Juried Show. 

2008 - Best of Show CPSA 112 Juried Competiton: H2O.

2008 - President's Award, UKCPS 7th Annual Open International Exhibition 2008, UK. 

2007 - First Place in UKCPS 6th Annual Open International Exhibition, Nottingham, UK.

2007 - Juror's Choice Award, "Play with your Food" exhibition, Sharon Art Gallery, Peterborough, NH 

2007 - Prismacolor Award, The Art of Colored Pencil New England Juried Show, Gallery 297, Bristol Rhode Island. 

2007 - First Place Art in the Park, Keene, NH, dry media catergory. 

2006 - Finalist in the 23rd Annual Artist's Magazine Art Competition in the Still- Life Category. 

2005 - Second Place Art in the Park, Keene NH, dry media catergory.

2005 - First place in the 2005 Keene Art Association Spring Juried Show. 

2004 - Second Place Art in the Park, Keene, NH, dry media catergory. 

1996 - Recipient Peg Bonds Art Scholarship based on artistic merit, Northern Illinois University School of Art 

In Print:

Currently writing a book entitled “Dramatic Portraits in Colored Pencil.”

Drawing featured on the Derwent Coloursoft colored pencil tin. 

Created drawing tutorials for the Derwent Pencil Company.

2 drawings included in the "Still life Secrets Showcase" in Ann Kullberg's book "Colored Pencil Secrets for Success."

"Katie" featured in the Northlight book "Strokes of Genius 2: The Best of Light & Dark" October 2009.

Created all the artwork for the brochure for the Luminance pencils by Caran D' Ache including tutorials.

Created 3 colored pencil kits for sale at

Teaching Experience: 

2009 – Present – St. Joseph Regional School, Keene, NH. Duties include teaching and writing the art curriculum for all students preschool - 8
th grade. 

2008 - Caribbean cruise workshop with Ann Kullberg.  Was invited to teach a day long drawing workshop by 7 book author/artist Ann Kullberg. 

2007 - Alaskan cruise workshop aboard the Sun Princess with author Ann Kullberg. 

2005-2010 - Moco Arts, Keene, NH. Taught adult drawing classes and children art classes at a local community school. 

2006-2008 – Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH. Taught adult drawing classes.


B.S.E.D. In Art Education from Northern Illinois University.