Objective

 Being a working artist for over 20 years with a wide variety of art experiences and commitment to my career  I would like to work in a creative environment where my values and personal growth can be enjoyed.  Currently I'm working on a community project to get art into the public schools working with local artists.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2000 - Present

Freelance/Independent Artist

Fine art prints and photography

1990 - Present

Professional Freelance Artist
  • Self promoted and marketed art work for solo exhibit in 17 galleries.
  • Wrote promotional letters, which were published in 4 national  and international magazines.
  • Managed art career both professionally and creatively.
  • Worked with gallery staff to develop continual relationships.
  • Active participant in local art community  to grow visibility.
  • Mentor to undergrad students in art program.
  • Workflow demanded organization, motivation and problem solving.
Apr 2008 - Present

Executive Assistant

Bearmark Yachts

Working with yacht brokers in marketing and sales.  

Jan 2013 - Present

Specialist

Apple
2005 - 2007

Photography Teacher

New Traditions Elementary School

  • Created Photography class for 5th grade students
  • Created and built darkroom for Photography class
  • Taught history of Photography
2005 - 2006

Art Teacher

Dr. Cobb Elementary School

  • Started an art enrichment program for YMCA after school children.  Community Art Project.
  • Worked with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Education

Education

Post Baccalaureate

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2000 - 2007

M.F.A.

1995 - 1998

B.F.A.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Skills

Skills

Teaching

Printing

Excellent communication and personal skills

Production scheduling expertise from concept to completion

Computer MAC

MS Word Photoshop InDesign Illustrator

Photography

Interests