Artspire 2021 ~ La Crosse, WI
It was a genuine thrill to have won 2nd prize at the Artspire Art Fair and Sale in June, 2021. On top of being such a fun, upbeat art show, this was truly the icing on the cake.
This award was given for creativity, originality, quality of work, and overall booth display. Thank you, Artspire!
ISSA 9th Annual Scratchboard Exhibition
My original 12x6 Scratchboard, Hereford, was selected for the International Society of Scratchboard Artist's 9th Annual Scratchboard Exhibition. It won the Newcomer Award there, and I am deeply honored. Thank you, ISSA!
The original was displayed, alongside many other incredible scratchboard artworks from around the world, at the Ironwood Gallery in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ from November 9th of 2020 through February 7th of 2021.
This original scratchboard is still available for sale. Contact me to inquire about purchasing this scratchboard.
Southwest Art Magazine 2020
I was featured in September, 2020's issue of Southwest Art Magazine. I was invited to participate in their Animal Kingdom article. Within the magazine, you can find my Hereford scratchboard, my Holstein scratchboard, and also my Golden Retriever pen and ink drawing, as well as an editorial to learn a little more about me.
Chanticleer Book Reviews
This novel also earned Semi-Finalist status in the 2018 Chanticleer International Book Awards' Laramie Awards. You can puchase a copy here!
My novel, Bicker and the Soolivans, has received an exciting 5 Star Review from Chanticleer Book Reviews! You can read it for youself here.
"Fate and family are at the heart of Bicker and the Soolivans, and everyone from the casual reader to the critic will feel their heart warmed throughout this authentic feel-good story.
Bicker and the Soolivans will sweep you off your feet, make you forget about the current state of world affairs, and fall in love with the antics of a midwestern family in Civil War-era America.
A feel-good romance set in the turmoil of the Civil War. Recommended." - Chanticleer Reviews
Southwest Art Magazine 2019
My 5x7 Scratchboard, Cougar, was featured in the 2019 Ones to Collect article in the October, 2019 issue of Southwest Art Magazine.
This original scratchboard, as well as prints, are available for sale in my Shop.
Southwest Art Magazine 2018
One of my Scratchboards, the Bald Eagle, was a finalist in Southwest Art Magazine's Artistic Excellence Competition in 2018. I am so honored to have been among the finalists in the midst of such highly skilled and talented artists. Click the link below to check out the entire list of finalists from this competition.
The Bald Eagle is still available for sale. Contact me if you're interested in purchasing this original scratchboard. I also have prints available for sale in my Shop.
Strokes of Genius 8
One of my drawings was featured in the beautiful series of books, Strokes of Genius. What an honor! I entered the drawing of my Rooster in pen and ink, and it was chosen among 130 other fine and wonderful drawings from artists worldwide to be featured in the 8th installment of the series: Strokes of Genius 8: Expressive Texture. You can read more about it and even purchase your own copy of this book (or e-book) by clicking here.
My original Rooster drawing is still available for sale! You can contact me directly if you're interested in the original. You can find prints and art notecards of this image in my shop, as well.
To view my page inside the book click on the PDF icon below. It is on the left side of the page.