Gateway to America Signage. Houlton, ME 2020
Pierce Park Signage for Historic Boy and The Boot Statue. Houlton, ME 2020
Meduxnekeag River Trail Environmental Graphics and Way-finding Signs, Houlton, ME 2019
Development of Bruno Character for Signage and Hand-painted Panels Belmont Bookstore, Belmont, MA. 2017
Connections, a temporary street Mural. Public Art, Concord, NH for Love Your Neighbor building. 2013
Nine Lives and Every Season in a Day Mural. Gibson’s Bookstore Children’s section, Concord, NH 2013.
Meduxnekeag Watershed Historic Illustrated Map, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, 2009.
MAPS-Worldwide, Bangor, ME. Murals for Family Shelter. Spring 2009
Houlton Riverfront Park Timeline Signs. 2nd Series of 9, 2009; 1st Series of 10, 2007
History of Houlton 1897-2007, DVD packaging design, 2007
Undersea Treasures Mural for Stepping Stones 2 High St., Houlton, Maine in Direct Care Area to promote calm amongst children and promote sense of family. 2008
Hide and Seek Jungle Mural, for Stepping Stones 58 High St., Houlton, ME in Direct Care Area to integrate learning tools of busy toddlers in small space. 2007
Jamming and Jellies, Houlton Fair Poster, 2003
Post Cards for Peace. Public Art Project with SAD 29, 21st CenturyProgram & SACAP. 2002
Portraits for Private Collections ongoing.
An American Story: The Phasianidae Family and Friends, venue: Olive Free Library, West Shokan, New York, USA, 2018
Gathering Goodness Mosaic, Health Alliance Hospital, Kingston, NH, 2017
Gathering Goodness Mosaic, Houlton Regional Hospital, Houlton, ME , 2016
Of Wind and Water, Uptown Coffee, Kingston, NY, 2015
Peace in the Pond: Lotus and Koi Unitarian Universalist of the Catskills Gallery, Kingston, NY 2014
Of Maine’s Coast, Starbucks, Bangor, ME, 2013
The Strength of Flowers. Five Element Healing Arts Center. 2008-2009.
Vault Restaurant Rotating Solo Exhibit. 2005, 2007, 2008
Mapping Landscapes of the Heart, Houlton, ME 2004
Another Art Thing. Jody’s in Cummings Station, Nashville, TN 1998
The Family Album Show. The Peanut Gallery, Nashville, TN 1997 Solo show.
One Woman Show. Houlton Center for the Arts Gallery, Houlton, ME. 1995
United Nation’s International Arts Festival & Bazaar, United Nations Visitors Lobby, New York, NY, 2019
Handwriting on the Wall:Encounters with Cancer through Memoir, Poetry and Art; Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, New York, 2018
Woodstock Byrdecliffe Guild Annual 5×7 Show, Woodstock, NY, USA 2014, 2015, 2018
Arts in the Capitol: Aroostook Artists, Maine Arts Commission. Legislative Halls, Augusta, ME, 2009
Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project. Juried Artist for Visions Gallery 2003-2009
Illustrators Portfolio Exhibit. Simmons College, Boston, MA. Fall 2003
Paint Houlton’s Heritage, Houlton, ME. Juried Exhibit. Summer 2003
Fiddlehead Fine Art Auction. Houlton, ME. Juried Exhibit. Summer 2003
Arts Around the Square, Houlton,ME Summer 2003
The New York Showcase. Children’s Book Art Exhibition & Auction Roosevelt Hotel New York, NY February 2003
Art Connection, Houlton ME. Featured Artist. December 2002
Art Harvest. Houlton, ME. Fall 2002
Paint Houlton’s Heritage, Houlton, ME. Juried Exhibit. Summer 2002
Paint the Heartland, Hartland, NB. Juried Exhibit. Summer 2001, 2002
Annual Illustrator’s Portfolio Display. Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators
National Conference. Juried Exhibit. Los Angeles, CA Fall 1999-2001
Original Poster Presentation. Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators National
Conference. New York. NY Spring 2001
Southside School Art Auction , Houlton, ME. Spring 2001
Martin Luther King Memorial International Design Competition. 2000
“Healing the Fabric Mending the Vessel” Sermon, South Church Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Portsmouth, NH November, 2020
“Gathering Goodness, The Dark and Light of Resilience” Sermon, South Church Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Portsmouth February, 2020
Keynote: “What Shall I Do With These Hands of Mine?”. Spiritual Care & Cancer: Addressing the Whole Person. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Spiritual Care Conference, Dover, NH October, 2019
“The Incision,” “Blood Bones & Breath” “The End of the World” What Shall I Wear to Be Buried In? Readings Handwriting on the Wall, Experiences with Cancer told through Art, Memoir & Poetry. May 2018
“Crowdfunding What the Heck is It?” Ulster County Women’s Network April, 2017
Keynote Speaker:”Gathering Goodness” National Cancer Survivor’s Day, June 2017
“Gathering Goodness” International Cancer Day Kingston, NY Feb. 2017
“Welcome to Gathering Goodness Mosaic”, Houlton, ME July 2016
“Earning While Learning, Inspiring Youth to Have a Better Life” National Conference on Runaway and Homeless Youth for Family Youth Services Bureau for the Department of Health and Human Services, Minneapolis, MN May 2008
“Stepping Stones Supporting the Most Fragile Families through Positive Youth Development”. International Rotary Club, Houlton, ME , May 2006
“Dress for Success: A program model for Inspiring Youth to Succeed”. National Conference on Runaway and Homeless Youth for Family Youth Services Bureau for the Department of Health and Human Services Portland , OR May, 2006
“Maine Women’s Fund Grantee Acceptance Speech” Portland, ME, 2005
“Sisters in Sight, Helping Teen Girls Keep Their Voices with Art, Improv and Writing.” Maine Women and Girls Conference Colby College, Waterville, ME. 2004
“Growing the Creative Economy in Rural Settings.” Blaine House Creative Economy conference, Lewiston, ME. May 2004
1986-Present Exhibiting and commissioned Artist.
1998- Present Sole proprietor of Brown Dog Ink, graphic design services and including. Children’s books writing and illustration
2000-2002 Maine Arts Commission Consultant. Percent for Art Facilitator
1999-2000 Teaching Artist. Nashville Institute for the Arts.
1995-2000 Hawkins Partners Inc. Landscape Architects. Nashville, TN, Office Manager.
Education and Workshops
University of Bridgeport, College of Arts & Humanities, Bridgeport, CT
Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude,1988. Painting concentration.
University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME.
Progress on Bachelor’s of Education & Teaching Certificate 1993-1995.
Writing Workshop with Abigail Thomas, Woodstock, NY, 2014-present
Master Class Workshop Rainbarrow Studio, Littleton, ME, 2008-09
Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators. International Conferences three in New
York City, NY and three Los Angeles, CA 1999-2003
Nashville Institute for the Arts. Refresher & training session 1999. Summer Session, 1998.
Show Not Tell. Weekly workshop for Children’s Illustrators. 1998-2001
Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators. Mid south Spring Conference. 1998
Creative Writing with Richard Speight Belmont University, Spring 1999
Honors & Awards
Maine Women’s Fund Award Recipient 2005 for work to inspire women in girls in pursuit of creative expression.
Dana Scholarship Recipient for leadership and excellence in field of study. 1985-88
Earl Sprague Scholarship for excellence in art and design. 1986-1988.
University of Bridgeport Award for Painting,for Cumulative Work. 1988
1st Place Best in Show for Student Exhibitions, University of Bridgeport
Sculpture 1988. Painting 1986-1988. Drawing 1986-1987.
Professional Organizations & Community Involvement
Ulster County Women’s Network Member 2014 – present. Advisory Board Member 2015-18.
Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project(SACAP). Board Member. 2000-09
Aroostook Cultural Notebook Correspondent to Houlton Pioneer Times
Art Angel Auction Concept Creator & Co-Coordinator. December 01-03
Paint Houlton’s Heritage. Concept Creator & Coordinator, 2002-5
Portfolio Day, Concept Creator, Instructior & Coordinator . May 02-Jan. 2003
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators(SCBWI). 1999-2007
Portfolio Critique Coordinator at NE Illustrators Conference- 2003
Untitled. Art organization in Nashville, TN. Member: 1996-99