The ethereal beauty of nature, its replenishing qualities, as well as her training in art therapy/psychotherapy are major inspirations in Paige’s paintings.  She has long been a student of what is described as “finding bliss” by depth psychology, "flow" by positive psychology, and the Taoist idea of “way”.  These inspirations and ideas are at the essence of Paige's work.  Her paintings engender a space, or holding environment, where one is invited, awakened to, and reminded of the importance of the innermost workings of the human soul.  Her work speaks to a place just beyond consiousness where a deeper experience and meaning can be found.  She was born and raised in Alabama and spent large amounts of time playing in the fields and woods on her family’s land.  She received a bachelor of art in painting from Huntingdon College and a master's in art therapy and creativity development from Pratt Institute.  Paige is currently pursuing a doctorate in art education at Florida State University.  She has lived and painted amongst the people and landscapes of Alabama, Virginia, Nevada, Texas, New York, Hawaii, North Dakota, and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.  Paige's artwork has been exhibited and sold throughout the United States and internationally.  She now paints in her home studio and garden in Alabama.   Paige shares her love and knowledge of art as an Adjunct Professor of Visual Arts at Troy University, Wallace Community College, and as a workshop Instructor.  

Statement:

"Painting is a meditative process for me.  I apply many thin layers of paint to create a luminous, peaceful effect.  Through the creative process I rely on feeling and empathy, sensitivity to my medium, and the artwork’s surface and process to achieve a spiritual synthesis.  My art brings to my mind the awe and joy as well as the sense of calm and renewal found through a connection to nature.  I think each viewer will experience my work in their own unique way.  My hope is that my paintings become objects in their own right with a distinct physical and spiritual presence."

 

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2017    Currently a doctoral student in Art Education at Florida State University

1997    MPS  Pratt Institute - Art Therapy and Creativity Development

1993    BA  Huntingdon College - Fine Art, Painting

 

Informal Education

  • Painting workshops with various professional artists throughout the United States including Scott Burdick, Daniel Gerhartz, Kevin Macpherson, Tony Eubanks, George Hallmark, Bob Rohm, Lindy Bruggink, Ann Manry Kenyon, Edward Jonas, and more.  
  • Studied Jungian Psychoanalysis with the late Dr. Harry Wilmer

 

Professional Credentials

  • Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Texas (LPC)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - New Mexico (LPCC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)

 

College Teaching

  • Troy University, Troy, AL - Visual Arts
  • Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL - Two-dimensional Composition, Art Appreciation, Sub for Drawing, Ceramics
  • Western Nevada College, Fallon, NV - Watercolor I and II, Portraiture
  • Baylor University, Waco, TX -  visiting lecturer, Art Therapy

 

Presentations and Workshops (Peer-Reviewed and Invited)

Upcoming - National Art Education Association annual conference 2018

  •        Watercolor Meditations: Art-making for Self-Care  (art supplies sponsored by DickBlick.com)
  •        Art + Science: Watercolor Botanical Illustration  (art supplies sponsored by DickBlick.com)
  •        Unique Beauty Art: A Reflective Approach to LGBTQ+ Identity Issues  (art supplies sponsored by DickBlick.com)
  •        Teacher's Toolbox:  Ideas for Engagement, Renewal, and Self-care

Upcoming - Art and Education for Social Justice Symposium at Florida State University

  •      Unique Beauty: An art lesson based on queer and contemplative pedagogy.

Florida Art Education Association annual conference 2017

  •        Shaping Potential: Activating the Imagination Through Stone Carving
  •        Art + Science: Watercolor Botanical Illustration

Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL - inservice docent training on activities to engage visitors to the art center

North Dakota Human Service Center, Williston, ND - inservice training on art therapy

 

Service

Reviewer, International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education

 

Art Therapy Experience

  • Charles Henderson Child Health Center, Art Expressions Community Art/Art Therapy, Troy, AL
  • Renown Inpatient Pediatric Unit, Reno, NV
  • State of North Dakota Human Service Center/James Memorial Art Center, Williston, ND
  • Private Practice, Waco, TX
  • Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children, Waco, TX
  • International Center for the Disabled, New York, NY
  • F.E.G.S Continuing Day Treatment Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Hebrew Home for the Aged, Bronx, NY
  • M.D.Anderson Cancer Center - Pediatrics

 

Teaching Experience

  • Watercolor Workshops for Adults - various locations
  • The Plant, Tallahassee, FL  Kid Empowerment Art
  • Arts for All Nevada/Lake Mansion Art Center, Reno, NV - watercolor, stone carving
  • Artist in Residence - Washoe County School District, Reno, NV
  • James Memorial Art Center, Williston, ND - oil painting, pastel painting, portraiture
  • Waco Art Center, Waco, TX
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center - Christmas Card Project
  • Life Enrichment of Houston, TX
  • Private art lessons

 

Selected Exhibits and Shows

  • 2018    National Art Education Association annual conference digital exhibition
  • 2017    Art at City Hall Gallery, Montgomery, AL
  • 2017     The Art of Being Southern exhibition, Johnson Art Center, Troy, Alabama
  • 2017     Florida Art Education Association annual conference digital exhibition, reception held at St. Petersburg Museum of Art
  • 2017     bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California, Gestalt 4
  • 2017     Artful Journeys:  A New Chapter in Art Education, Florida State University, William Johnston Building Gallery
  • 2017     bG Gallery, Santa Monica, California, Water and Sky exhibition
  • 2017     Phyllis Straus Gallery, Florida State University, "Reflection: A Look Back at Black History from Past to Present"
  • 2016    Heritage Exhibition, International Arts Center, Troy University, Troy, Alabama  
  • 2016    ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2016    Montgomery Museum of Fine Art's 2016 Italy Exhibition, Palazzo Panichi, Pietransanta, Italy
  • 2016    Art at City Hall Gallery Summer Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama
  • 2014    Group Exhibit, The Lake Mansion, Reno
  • 2014    Pastel Society of the West Coast 
  • 2013    Featured on the Interior Design Blog Houzz.com
  • 2013    Apalachicola Art Walk
  • 2013    LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival
  • 2010    Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center 
  • 2008    Solo Exhibition - James Memorial Art Center
  • 2008    Horizontal Grandeur, Stevens County Historical Society and Museum
  • 2007    Albert Schweitzer Institute, Images of Peace Art Exhibition
  • 2007    Women’s International Peace Conference Art Auction
  • 2007    Artrageous Invitational
  • 2006 - 2007   The Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta
  • 2005    Featured Artist at the Piazza
  • 2005    Kennedy International Fine Art Group Exhibition
  • 2005    Alabama State Capital - Alabama Plein Air Group Show
  • 2004    Local Artist of the Month - Wiregrass Museum of Art
  • 2003 - 2008   Kennedy International Fine Art
  • 2003 - 2008   Corporate Art Source Gallery
  • 2003    Claybank Art Show - Dowling Museum of Art
  • 2003    Featured Artist - Dothan Regional Airport
  • 2003    Corporate Art Source Gallery Holiday Show and Sale
  • 1999    Texas National - Stephen F. Austin Gallery
  • 1999    Bridge the Gap Auction-The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
  • 1997    Pratt Institute
  • 1996    Pratt Institute
  • 1994    Huntingdon College Gallery
  • 1993    Gallery One Group Exhibition
  • 1993    Troy State University
  • 1991    Enterprise State Junior College

 

Collections

  • Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children, Waco, Texas
  • Cogito, Dothan, Alabama
  • Dover Counseling, Enterprise, Alabama
  • Lyster Army Hospital/Clinic, Ft. Rucker, Alabama
  • Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center, Ozark, Alabama
  • Enterprise State Community College, Enterprise, Alabama
  • Private Collections throughout the United States and abroad

 

Awards

  • 2014    Scholastic Art Teacher Recognition Award
  • 2004    People’s Choice Award - Local Color Art Exhibit, Wiregrass Museum of Art
  • 2004    Purchase Award - Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center Juried Show
  • 2003    Award of Merit - Dowling Museum/Ann Rudd Art Center Juried Show
  • 1999    Honorable Mention - 38th Annual National Exhibition, Beaumont Art League
  • 1996    Bolton Art Therapy Scholarship 
  • 1993    Huntingdon College Art Scholarship
  • 1991    Dothan Advertising Federation Art Scholarship
  • 1990    Cleve Donaldson Art Scholarship

 

Other Art Related Experience

  • Graphics Coordinator for Centennial Olympic Park, 1996 Olympic Committee, Atlanta, GA
  • Graphic Designer, Herff Jones Marketing, Montgomery, AL
  • Office Assistant for Christie's Southeastern Representative, Montgomery, AL
  • Intern/Office Assistant, Corporate Art Source, Montgomery, AL

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Alabama Art Therapy Association
  • National Art Education Association - Committee on Lifelong Learning, Choice Art Educators, Seminar for Research in Art Education
  • Alabama Art Education Association
  • Florida Art Education Association
  • National Watercolor Society
  • Plein Air Florida - Invitational Member
  • Former member of Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America
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