I was born in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Kent State University in Kent, OH. I began painting immediately upon graduation and consider myself to be self-taught. While in Ohio, I met my future wife. We moved to a small college town in rural Missouri to pursue a teaching opportunity. I continued painting, developing a new body of work every year, while working full time as a postman. I considered my studio practice to be a passionate hobby. As our lives changed, so has my work. Painting has given way to textiles, our home has moved from the United States to Canada, and my hobby is becoming a profession.
2003 Bachelor of Science (BSEd) in Art Education, Kent State University Kent, Ohio Minor: Art History, Education
2021 Centre for Craft Nova Scotia Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Carnegie Gallery of Craft, Dundas, ON
2019 Queen Ellizabeth Park Community and Cultural Center, Oakville ON Faces of Hamilton
Hamilton Library Barton Branch, Hamilton, ON
2018 Carneigie Gallery of Craft, Dundas, ON Faces of Hamilton
Jordan Art Gallery, Jordan, ON Faces of Hamilton
Holcim Gallery, First Ontario Arts Center, Milton, ON Faces of Hamilton
Hamilton Library Main Branch, Hamilton, ON Faces of Hamilton
2012 Hot Box Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO Button
2011 Bespoke Salon, Kansas City, MO Cutting Away
2009 The Artisan Gallery, Maryville, MO Flocked Edifice
2007 Boveri Group, Kansas City MO Animals
2006 Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO Coupling
2005 #8 Gallery, Kansas City, MO Windows
2004 Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, OH F & Q
2003 Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH Love Letters
Selected Invitational and Juried Exhibitions:
2021 Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO Beyond the Mirror
2020 New Bedford Museum of Art, New Bedford, MA Excellence in Fibers VI
Carnegie Gallery of Craft, Juried Biennial, Dundas, ON 'Best in Show"
St. FX University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Colour with a U
2019 Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX Materials: Hard+Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition
Quest Art School, Midland, ON Innovations: A juried exhibition of Contemporary Craft
Living Arts Center, Mississauga, ON Rock, Paper, Scissors
EW Centre, Ottawa, ON Canadian Quilt Nationals
2018 Idea Exchange Gallery, Cambridge, ON Fibreworks 2018
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2017 Elora Center for the Arts , Elora, ON Portraits and People
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON Nothing is Newer than Tradition: Canadian Craft Biennial
You Me Gallery, Hamilton, ON Hush
2016 Spinning Plate Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA Kaleidoscope
2015 Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmington, PA Mystic Summit
2007 The Artisan Gallery, Maryville, MO
Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
2006 The Late Show Gallery,Kansas City, MO
Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2005 Bar Natasha, Kansas City, MO
Gallery 221, Little Rock, AR
Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph MO
2021 Canadian National Juried Quilt Exhibition, Excellence in Innovation from Original Design and Best Art Depiction of Human/Animal Form
2019 Craft Ontario Volunteer Emerging Artist Grant
2018 Emerging Artist of the Year, Shirley Elford Award, City of Hamilton Arts Awards
2017 Best in Show(2D) Lindy Green Foundation Award, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
2021 Hamilton Spectator, An Itch to Stich, Regina Haggo, April 24; G2.
2020 Fiber Art Now, Excellence in Fibers VI, Winter 2020/2021 page 50.
Art Quilt Quarterly, Portfolio, Issue 20 page 76.
A Needle Pulling Thread, Artist Review, Fuzzy Mall, Issue 51 page 56-57
2019 Fiber Art Now, Emerging Artist Showcase, Kim Dettke, Spring 2019 page 45.
Be Creative with Workbox, When Jane Met Fuzzy, Jane Sanders, January issue page 28-31.
2017 Panel member for a discussion focusing on fiber artists in a community role, The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Ontario Craft Council
Studio Art Quilters Association Juried Member
Pittsburgh Fiberart Guild