I feel my art is like an open diary. It records my life, and
the life around me.
My paintings are my preferred way to explain myself to the world.
They speak of the things I don't know how to put into words.
Painting is a process and it connects me, my sitters and the
It is a bridge between past and present.
I want to paint people, because
people intrigue me, especially during
the process of communication in silence.
I hope viewers will feel what
I felt in the moments of painting and see what
Brigham Young University,
Provo, Utah. BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration,
2011 Figurative Merit Award Winner
at Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
2010 Oil Painters of America Golden Medal
2010 American Impressionist Society First Place
2009 Dorothy Driehaus Mellin Fellowship Award
2008-09 Art Renewal Center (ARC) International Salon. Finalist
2007 Salon International Best of show
2005 Gold Medal Show in Palette and Chisel, Chicago, first place
2004 Artists Magazine annual international art Competition.
First place (figure category)
2004 Gold medal show Palette and Chisel, Second place.
2003 Artists Magazine annual international art Competition.
2001 Helen Memorial Award American Professional League Exhibit
New York City
2001 2nd Place in Utah Pastel Society Annual Show
2000 First Place in Utah Bountiful Davis Art Center Statewide
2000 Merit Award in Utah Spring Salon, Springville Museum
1999 2nd Place in Utah State Fair Professional Fine Art