As an artist, I am inspired by the way things look in the world around me and on my canvas. I want to make artwork that engages the viewer's eyes and mind. Drawing is an essential element of my approach. My technique merges historical and contemporary painting practice. Life experiences, connection to subject, and the act of looking inform my creative choices. If a painting or drawing is visually interesting it will lead to further examination.

My process layers transparent and opaque paint to create surfaces that resonate light and seem to glow from within. The compositions I choose invite metaphorical and psychological interpretations for ordinary things. The subjects depicted lend themselves to becoming symbolic containers and spaces occupied by the viewers own thoughts and feelings.

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ  
M.F.A. Painting And Drawing.    
  Thesis Exhibition- Still-Life Painting: "Out of the Ordinary”  
University Of  Utah    Salt Lake City, UT
  B.F.A. Painting And Drawing.
Emphasis in Life Drawing and Oil Painting
1996 Spring    
Studio Art Center International (SACI)   
Undergraduate Semester Abroad
Studied: Painting, Art Restoration, Art History, Italian
Florence, Italy  
Mesa Community College
 Mesa, AZ  
Professor- MCC Art Department
  Appointive Residential Faculty (Drawing and Painting)    
Mesa Community College
 Mesa, AZ  
  Adjunct Faculty - Instructor of Art (Drawing and Life Drawing)
2001 –2004  
Arizona State University  Tempe, AZ  
Graduate Instructor of Record (Drawing, Color)    
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
  Dept. of Continuing Education    
Lecturer- non credit (Drawing)    
Helper Artist Workshops  Helper, UT  
  Studio Assistant    



2000 -2010 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens
2006-2008 Sausalito Art Festival
2006 Cherry Creek Arts Festival
2005-2007 Scottsdale Arts Festival
1998 -2000 Park City Arts Festival


2004-2016 Mesa Community College. Faculty Show. Mesa, AZ
2012-2014 deCesare Design Group Showroom. Mesa, AZ
2006 "Contemporary Still-Lives" G2 Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ
2006 Group Show. Gold Spot Gallery – curated by G2. Phoenix, AZ
2005 “Pause: Still- Life Painters” G2 Gallery. Scottsdale, AZ
2005 “New Realities” Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix Arizona
2004 “Still life paintings: Out of the Ordinary” M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition. ASU Harry Wood Gallery
2000 Art Access VSA non-profit gallery, Salt Lake City, UT


2013 "2013 Arizona Biennial," Juror: René Paul Barilleaux. (Chief Curator, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio,TX), Tucson Museum of Art.
2011 "2011 Arizona Biennial," Juror: Anne Ellegood(Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA), Tucson Museum of Art.
2004 “Graduate Student Summer Show,” Juror: Trent Guerrin (director, G2 Gallery)
2004  “Building Sustainable Relationships: Art and Health Care,” Jurors: Mayme Kratz (artist, Lisa Sette Gallery) and Kevin Irvin (artist, gallery materia). In conjunction with Integrity Arts International. Phoenix, AZ
2003 “Printed Matter,” Studio/gallery 1023. Phoenix, AZ. Juror: Joe Segura, ASU School of Art.
2002 “Arizona Artist’s Guild Scholarship exhibition.” Art One Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1999 “Utah Arts Council Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,” Salt Lake City, UT. Jurors: Kay Miller (Artist, educator, Boulder, CO) and Prudence Roberts (Curator of American Art, Portland museum of Art).
1999 Kimball Art Center annual Painting & Sculpture, Park City, Utah
1998 “Utah Arts Council Mixed Media, Works on Paper,” Juror: Barbara Garret, (Visual Arts Director, Idaho Commission on the Arts.)
1998 74th Utah Spring Salon. Springville Museum of Art. Springville, UT
1997 73rd Utah Spring Salon. Springville Museum of Art. Springville, UT


2003 Westin Kierland Resort Exhibition. Scottsdale, AZ
2002 Nathan Cummings Fellowship Competition. ASU School of Art
2001 Spy Hop Productions, Salt Lake City, UT
1999 Cordell Taylor Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
1999 Glendining Gallery, Holiday Group show Salt Lake City, UT
1998 Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT
1997 Arts of Utah Gallery, Salt Lake City

  2011-2012 MCLI Visting Artist Grant.
2010-2011 MCLI Learning Grant.
2002 Eirene Peggy Lamb Endowed Fellowship
2001-2003 E. Blois Du Bois Foundation Graduate Scholarship.
2001, 2002 Arizona Artist’s Guild Visual Artist Scholarship.
1996 Painting Scholarship. Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy.


2011 Regan, Margaret, “Arts: Despair and Its Antidotes,” Tucson Weekly, July
2011 Latino Perspecitives Magazine,  July 2011, “Vibe: Tucson Touts Arizona Art”
2011 Tucson Museum of Art.  Invitation cover: 2011 Arizona Biennial.
2011 Tucson Museum of Art.  Promotional Video: 2011 Arizona Biennial.
2011 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Show. Website promotional artwork.
2010 Campbell, Rebecca and Walker, Nicole. “7 Days, 7 Artists, 7 Rings: an exclusive game of artist's telephone. Day 4: Dan Fogel Rides” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
2010 October 21 http://bekandnik.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/11/      
2010, 2007, 2005 Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens Art Show. Invitation cover
2008 Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine, November 2008, p. 183
2006 G2 Gallery, ad. American Art Collector, October 2006, p 89.
2005 Gangelhoff, Bonnie, “The New Tableaux: Eight Contemporary Still-Life Painters,”Southwest Art, December 2005, 107.
1998 Salt Lake Tribune June 14, 1998. “UTAH 98: Mixed media works on paper."
1998, 1997 Catalog. Springville Museum of Art, Spring Salon
1998 Catalog. Utah Arts Council Mixed Media, Works on Paper

  2006 First Place in Painting. Sausalito Art Festival
2005 First Place in Painting. Scottsdale Arts Festival.
2005 First Place in Painting. Beverly Hills Affaire in the Garden.
1998 Juror’s Choice Award. Utah Arts Council. Works on Paper Show
1997 Award for Painting. Student Show, University of Utah

Shemer Art Center and Museum. Phoenix, AZ
Numerous private collections

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