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

       Art + Science: Watercolor Botanical Illustration  (art supplies sponsored by

       Unique Beauty Art: A Reflective Approach to LGBTQ+ Identity Issues  (art supplies sponsored by

       Teacher's Toolbox:  Ideas for Engagement, Renewal, and Self-care

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



Reviewer, International Journal of Lifelong Learning in Art Education


Teaching Experience:

Charles Henderson Child Health Center, Art Expressions Community Art, Troy, AL

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


Art Therapy Experience:

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


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

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



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



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

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

American Art Therapy 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