My Training, Experience And Accomplishments




I majored in Art while in Junior and Senior High School. Graduated from Marietta Senior High School, May 28, 1972. I completed the Famous Artist School graduating April 12, 1973. From 1971 to 1972 I was employed as a veterinarian assistant. 1972 to 1980 I was employed as framing & store manager, at Marj Teague Art Gallery, in Williamstown, WV while continuing my advancement in my own Art Career. I was a member of the Ohio Arts & Crafts Guild from 1973-2003. In 1978 I was fortunate enough to have a painting published in "The Gallery Section" of "The Creative Ohio" magazine. I have also been a member of "The Marietta Area Arts & Crafts League, from 1973 to 1997, having been past secretary, vice president and president. In 1981 I completed a Beginning Photography course at Washington Technical College. For 13 years I was Show Chairman for the "Art for the Animals Arts & Crafts Show" in which I helped raise money for "The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, also a board member from May 1989 to August 1993. I opened my own Art Galley and Framing business in 1981 which has continued to grow over the years. My artwork of "Historical Scenes along the Little Muskingum River" was published in 1997 summer edition of "Over The Back Fence" a Southern Ohio's own magazine. The portrait I painted of John Lyons horse Zip was published in the August 1998 edition of John Lyons, "Perfect Horse Magazine". I have been listed in the Who's Who World Wide Registry Global Addition 1994, Who's Who of American Women 1995-1996, Who's Who in Executives and Professionals 2004-2005. I was the featured Artist in the Winter 1995 issue of Buckeye Artisan Magazine.





My Accomplishments


In 1991 I was awarded a certificate from the Ambassadors of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 1982, I was awarded the "Steubenville Art Association Merit Award".~Award Winning Portrait~

In august of 1993 I was nominated and accepted for a listing and membership in the 1993-94 Who's Who World Wide Book.

My most prestigous awards have been my "National Nature Art Awards" won in 1980, 1985 and again in 1987.~My First National Award Winning Portrait~ ~2nd National Award Winning Portrait~ ~3rd National Award Winning Portrait~

One of my most noted Pet Portraits hang in the famous actress Doris Day's Private Picture Gallery at Carmel, California. My other most noted portrait is the one I had the honor of doing for John Lyons of his horse Zip.

Listed in 1995-96 "Who's Who of American Women."

In 1986 (5) first places, (2) second places and (1) third place awards at the Washington Co Fair, Marietta, Ohio.

1987 I received a first place, a second place and a third place award at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival.

In 1987 (2) third place awards at the West Virginia Bass Festival, in St. Mary's, WV.~Theme Award Winning Portrait~

In 1987 (1) second and (1) third place awards at the National Nature & Wildfowl Show, in Brukner Nature Carvers, Dayton, Ohio.

In 1987 (3) first and (3) seconds and (1) third at the Washington Co. Fair, Marietta, Ohio.

In 1988 a first place award at the West Virginia Bass Festival, St. Mary's WV.

In 1988 a first place award at the Washington Co Fair, Marietta, Ohio.

In 1988 (2) first places at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, in Sistersville, WV.

In 1989 (3) first places and (1) second place awards at the Washington Co. Fair, Marietta, Ohio.

In 1989 (1) second and (1) third place at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville, WV.

In 1990 (3) first and (1) second place awards at the Washington Co Fair, in Marietta, Ohio.

In 1990 a second place award at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville, WV.

In 1990 I received the "Best Of Show Award" from the Marietta Convalescent Center.

In 1991 (3) first place and (2) second place awards at the Washington Co Fair, Marietta, Ohio.

In 1991 a first place award at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, in Sistersville, WV

In 1992 (2) first place and (1) second at the Washington Co. Fair, in Marietta, Ohio

In 1992 a first place award at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville, WV.

In 1993 (4) first place, (2) second and (1) third at the Washington Co. Fair in Marietta, Ohio.

In 1993 a first place award at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville, WV

In 1994 (4) first place awards at the Washington Co Fair, in Marietta, Ohio.

In 1994 (2) first place awards at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, in Sistersville, WV

In 1995 (2) first place, (2) second place and (1) third place awards at the Washington Co. Fair in Marietta, Ohio

In 1995 (1) first place and (1) second place awards at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville.

In 1996 (3) first place and (2) second place awards at the Washington Co Fair in Marietta, Ohio

In 1996, I was awarded "Best Of Category"~Award Winning Portrait~at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville.

In 1997, I was awarded the "Best Of Show"~Award Winning Portrait~at the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville.

1998-2008 I have received yearly 1st and 2nd place ribbons in several categories at the Washington County Fair

People's Collection Art Show 2008.~Big Brown Pastel~






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