In addition to having my work featured in juried shows and galleries, my marbled pieces have been used in bookbinding and mixed media, for home décor and fashion accessories (purses, clutches, scarves), and more. My work has also appeared in art and lifestyle magazines and I have been profiled in online and print newspapers. I’m committed to “bringing marbling to the masses” and sharing my love for the art form by regularly teaching classes and doing marbling demonstrations throughout my community. In the Spring of 2015, I launched an online marbling eCourse called Clouds on Water.

Formal Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minn.), 1994
English major, Women’s Studies minor

Ongoing Marbling Education

  • Historical Marbled Paper Patterns & Pigment Grinding
    Cat Tail Run Book Binding (Winchester, VA) ~ September 2015
     
  • Alternative Marbling: Building a Personal Methodology and Vocabulary
    Crow Barn Art Retreats (Columbus, OH) ~ May 2014
     
  • Marbling on Fabric Intensive
    Arrowmont School of Art (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) ~ March 2012
  • Marbling and Bookbinding Intensive
    John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown, North Carolina) ~ August 2011
  • Introduction to Marbling Intensive
    Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, New Mexico) ~ August 2008

Recent Exhibitions

  • The Next Big Thing
    Studio Channel Islands ~ Camarillo, CA
    National Juried Group Exhibition
    May 18-June 24, 2017

  • Unique Abstractions
    Las Laguna Gallery ~ Laguna Beach, CA
    National Juried Group Exhibition
    May 4-May 27, 2017

  • Cellular Stories
    BLS Studios ~ South Pasadena, CA
    Pop-up Solo Exhibition
    March 4, 2017

  • Color
    Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition ~ Brooklyn, NY
    National Juried Group Exhibition
    July 23-August 14, 2016

  • Magnus Colo
    Dab Art Gallery ~ Ventura, Calif.
    National Juried Group Exhibition
    April 13-May 8, 2016

  • TAG: A Pop-Up Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Painting
    Mark Drive Studios ~ San Rafael, Calif.
    Group Exhibition
    February 27-28, 2016

  • The Local
    Hollywood, Calif.
    Solo Exhibition
    December 2013 – June 2014
  • Triptych Fusion: When Works Collide
    Tager Studio~ South Pasadena, Calif.
    Group Exhibition
    August 17 and August 18, 2013
  • South Pasadena Arts Council Juried Exhibition
    SoPas Art Gallery
    Group Exhibition
    October 23 – November 30, 2012
  • Peach Tree Gallery
    Mar Vista, Calif.
    Annual Year-end Group Exhibition
    December 2011, 2012, 2013

Recent Press and Publications

  • Uppercase Magazine, July 2017 (artist feature ~ abstract)
  • Uppercase Magazine, January 2017 (artist feature ~ textile)
  • Uppercase Magazine, April 2015 (artist feature ~ marbling)
  • Mabel Magazine, June 2014 (image feature)
  • Church of the Adagio, cover art and appendix essay for a book of poetry by Philip Dacey, published by Rain Mountain press
  • South Pasadena Patch, December 2013 (feature article by editor)
  • Taproot Magazine, Issue 6 (Summer 2013) (featured artist, personal essay, and images)
  • South Pasadena Review, July 2012 (profile by journalist)

Recent Demonstrations

  • South Pasadena Arts Crawl, March 2014
  • South Pasadena Music and Art Walk, March 2013
  • South Pasadena Rotary Club, January 2012
  • South Pasadena Arts Crawl, February, July, October 2012
  • South Pasadena Arts Crawl, October 2011

Community Involvement

  • South Pasadena Arts Council (SPaRC), Board Member
    Develops, sponsors, and promotes interactive art projects and programs and collaborations with local businesses and community organizations.
    April 2012 – September 2013
  • Guerrilla Art Projects (GAP), Member
    Spontaneous art installations to promote awareness of the arts and social causes in the community.
    February 2014 – current