University of Detroit Mercy, Master of Architecture
University of Detroit, Bachelor of Arts, History
University of Detroit, Bachelor of Architecture

Select Exhibitions

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 provide private instruction in encaustic painting and lead encaustic workshops. I give informative presentations on encaustic art and have made presentations to New Mexico’s Enchanted Lens Camera Club through their mentorship group, and to the Rio Rancho Art Association.

Other Art Experience:

Have done art direction for books averaging over 60 color images using 7 artists.

Served 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.  Readers of Albuquerque the Magazine and The Alibi voted us Best Gallery.

My work is privately collected and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art.


The Encaustic Art Institute

International Encaustic Artists

Used with permission of the artist.

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