I'm a Florida watercolor artist that cares a lot about habitat conservation! I've worked with the South Florida Wildlands Association and the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition on projects such as the MPRC's coloring book and Pine Rockland Zine, a monthly publication that supports conservation of South Florida's most endangered habitat. My watercolors explore the relationships between plants and animals to illustrate the interdependence of animals in a habitat, bringing to light the rare, unique species. I graduated with a BFA in painting in 2014 and when I'm not painting, I teach. I've taught drawing and painting classes and workshops at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, The Boca Raton Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, and at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in Washington DC. I'm the STEM instructor at The Milagro Center in Delray Beach, FL.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting                                                        

Dec 2014

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Teaching and Workshops

2018

Workshop: Zines for Pines, with ISProjects October 5th at the Art and Cultural Center of Fort Lauderdale FL. 

Presentation: Erased Drawings, A Conservation Experience. Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference, July 14, Washington DC.

STEM Instructor at The Milagro Center

Workshop: Natural Illustration in Watercolor, Glades road branch library, May 11, Boca Raton FL.

2016 - 2018

STEAM Instructor at the Boys and Girls Club of Boca Raton

2015

Workshop: Viridis Artists: Artistic Investigations and Our Environment, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Fl

Presentation: Viridis Artists: Process and Making, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, FL

Friedland Project Grant Presentation, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Exhibitions

Upcoming

Pushing the Pull, November 24 – December 10 2018 at ISProjects, Ft. Lauderdale FL.

2018

Strata: First Glimpse, September 20 – October 2018 The Blueprint Gallery at The Milagro Center, Delray Beach, FL. 

Birding: Reflections On Our Fine Feathered Friends, September 14 – 2018 Tauny de lesseps Gallery at Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL

2017

The Birds, August 12 - October 1, Art and Science Gallery, Austin, TX

Opposing Futures, April 29-June 24 2017, FAT Village, Ft. Lauderdale FL

2016   

Meet The Beetles September 24 - October 22, Art and Science Gallery, Austin, TX.

The New American Patriot: Art in the Public Interest  July 1 - July 11, The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

Call To Install ( The Mending Tree, a collaborative installation by the Viridis Art Collective) June 3 - July 30, Palm Beach Cultural Council, West Palm Beach, FL

The Mending Tree, May 15, a collaborative installation by Viridis Art Collective, Cypress Creek Natural Area, Jupiter, FL

2015

Nature Preserved exhibiting with the Viridis Art Collective November 13, 2015 - January 2, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth FL

Annual Juried Student Exhibition March 20 – April 3, Ritter Art Gallery FAU, Boca Raton FL

2014

Endangered by Art for Apes. Dec 3-6 Jurors: Carolyn Benesh, Thom Collins, Joel Sartore. Miami Club Rum Gallery, Miami FL.

L’éléphant dans la Salle, Sailboat Bend Artist Loft, July 19- Aug 9, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Annual Juried Student Exhibition March 21st -April 5th. Jurors: Tim Rollins, Kathleen Goncharov. Ritter Art Gallery FAU, Boca Raton FL

2013

Apex Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, November 22nd - December 14th, Ritter Art Gallery FAU, Boca Raton FL

College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Reception in Partnership with Northern Trust, October 9th, Visual arts curated by Prof. Amy S. Broderick, Northern Trust Bank, Boca Raton FL

Our Stories, Our Strength: 2nd Annual Woman's History Month Art Show, March 4th-April 17thS.W. Wimberly Library, Boca Raton FL

Annual Juried Student Exhibition March 22 – April 6, Ritter Art Gallery FAU, Boca Raton FL

2012

Faculty Show Nov 24 - Dec 29 ,Coral Springs Museum of Art East Gallery, Coral Springs FL

VA 105 Jakmel Art Gallery, Nov 3, Wynwood Miami FL

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, February 10 – 25, Ritter Art Gallery FAU, Boca Raton, FL

2011

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, March 25 - April 9, Ritter Art Gallery FAU, Boca Raton, FL

2010

Artigras December 2010 Home Grown Artists, Jupiter FL

Volunteer

Unofficial resident artist, art project doer and weed puller at the Boca Raton Community Garden

2015 - present

Member of the Viridis Art Collective          

2014-present

  • Mission: "Viridis Art Collective is an evolving group of 8 contemporary artists who are inspired by nature and place. We seek to inspire thoughtful stewardship of the environment by forming meaningful connections between the arts and local communities through exhibitions and educational programs"

Illustrated "Get To Know Miami's Pine Rockland Critters" coloring book for the Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition

2014, 2017

Community sign paitning for "Rally For The Rocklands" and Children's Mural Project a Naples Zoo for "Panther Day" with South Florida Wildlands Association

January 2014, March 7th 2014

Stormdrain mural painting at Highwaterline by the Artists for Climate Action

April 2015, Delray Beach

Oil painting lessons for Pottery and Palms Educational Foundation Fundraiser

May 7th, Palm Beach Gardens Community High School

Awards and Publications

2015

Friedland Project Grant Award, through the Friedland Art Scholarship Fund,  Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL ($900) to complete a 24” x48” piece about pine rockland habitat

2014

2nd place in the Fine Arts category. Endangered: Art for Apes exhibition December 3rd - 6th, Miami Club Rum Gallery, Miami, FL.

2013

Coastlines Literary Magazine Pg.34

Remarque Visual Annual of Florida Atlantic University Pg. 36, 44

2012

Remarque Visual Annual of Florida Atlantic University Pg. 26, 35

2011

Best in Show, Annual Juried Student Exhibition, March 5th - April 9th, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

2010

Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Home Grown Artist Award