2003    University of Detroit Mercy, Master of Architecture
1990    University of Detroit, Bachelor of Arts, History
1989    University of Detroit, Bachelor of Architecture

Select Exhibitions



  • Took the year off from exhibiting and competing, and focused on teaching and presenting





  • “Spring Forward” The Factory on Fifth, Albuquerque, NM
  • “Porque Burque” The Verb Collective, Albuquerque, NM
  • “Wild, Wacky Weather: Precipitation and Drought in New Mexico”, The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science NatureScapes Photo Salon.
  • Black Market “Haute Couture”, Albuquerque
  • Fiesta de Frida (Kahlo), Roosevelt Park, Albuquerque
  • Girl’s Inc. of Santa Fe Juried Arts and Craft Show, Santa Fe, NM
  • “The Darkroom” special exhibit at Go! Downtown Albuquerque Arts Festival, Working Classroom, Albuquerque

Select Honors and Awards

  • 2nd Place: People’s Choice – Member’s Show, encaustiCon 2013
  • 1st Place: Adult Am. Photography, 2011 New Mexico State Fair, Sunrise/Sunsets
  • Winner, This Modern Life, Alibi Magazine’s 8th Annual Photo Contest, 2011
  • 1st Place: Wildlife, New Mexico Magazine ‘s 9th Annual Photo Contest, 2010
  • 2nd Place: Adult Am. Photography, 2009 New Mexico State Fair, Animals
  • 2nd Place: ABQ Art Review: Photography Showdown, January 2009
  • Honorable Mention, New Mexico Magazine’s 2009 Photography Contest
  • Featured, The West’s Best: Photos of 2008,
  • Contest winner, New Mexico Rail Runner Photo Contest, January 2009 Calendar photo
  • First Place: Adult Am. Photography, 2008 New Mexico State Fair, Flowers
  • Honorable Mention, Local IQ Photography Contest 2008 “Local Color”
  • First Place, 2007 New Mexico State Fair: Non-professional Art: Oils and Acrylics

Additional Art Education:

Encaustic seminar with Ellen Koment, Santa Fe, 2009
Oil Painting class at University of New Mexico, 2009
Realism in Encaustics Workshop with Francisco Benitez, 2011
Figure drawing with Lino Saffioti, 2012


I provided private instruction in encaustics and led encaustic workshops in Albuquerque. I give informative presentations on encaustic art and have given presentations on encaustic art to New Mexico’s Enchanted Lens Camera Club through their mentorship group, and to the Rio Rancho Art Association.

Other Art Experience:

I served as Conference Registration Chair on the Steering Committee for IEA’s encaustiCon 2013.

In 2008, I founded Wooden Cow Gallery and Art Space in Albuquerque with a group of fellow artists to provide a professional gallery environment for emerging local artists.  We were voted Best Gallery by readers of Albuquerque the Magazine and the Alibi.

My work is collected by individuals and is also part of the permanent collection of The Encaustic Art Institute.


The Encaustic Art Institute

International Encaustic Artists

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