EDUCATION

B.A. Education from Pacific Lutheran University

Member of Colleagues of Calligraphy, since 1980, a fantastic group of people and resources for appreciating, enjoying, learning and applying calligraphy. In 1980 I attended a meeting in Colleagues meeting in St. Paul. Donald Jackson, calligrapher to the queen of England, was speaking. I realized my love of letters, letterforms, words and art (which began when I was an elementary student), was also shared by many others. I have taken many classes through the Colleagues, either with instructors they bring in or at national conventions. I have taught classes, served on the board and was librarian of their extensive collection for many years. 

Calligraphy Instructors include: Donald Jackson, Sheila Waters, Denis Brown, Marsha Brady, Annie Cicale, Holly Monroe, Jean Forno, Carl Rohrs, Valerie Weilmuenster, Peter Thornton, Alan Blackman, Timothy Botts, Laurie Doctor, Thomas Ingmire, Diane Von Arx Anderson, Charles Pierce, Victoria Pitman, Fran Strom, John Stevens, Mark VanStone, Connie Furgason, Carol Palleson, Dennis Ruud

AWARDS

  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
  • Distinguished Alumni 1990 from Pacific Lutheran University
  • Honorable Mention Woodbury Art Festival, 2002
  • Featured artist at CrossView Art Festival
  • Featured artist at Woodbury Art Festival, 2008

EXHIBITS

  • Central Baptist, St Paul MN
  • Central Lutheran CHurch, Mpls MN
  • Central Presbyterian, St Paul MN
  • Christ Lutheran, Marine-on-the-St. Croix MN
  • CIVA Scribes of Hope traveling exhibit 1997-1998
  • CrossView Lutheran, Edina MN
  • Easter Lutheran, Eagan MN
  • ELCA East Central Wisconsin Synod Conference
  • ELCA Youth Convention, New Orleans
  • Elim Lutheran, Scandia, MN
  • First Presbyterian, So St Paul MN
  • Grace Church, Roseville, MN
  • Hennepin Ave. Methodist, Mpls
  • Hope Presbyterian Church, Richfield MN
  • House of Hope Presbyterian, St Paul MN
  • Luther College, Decorah Iowa
  • Luther Northwestern Seminary, St Paul MN
  • Lutheran Brotherhood (Thrivent), Mpls MN
  • Marywood University, Scranton PA
  • North Como Presbyterian, St Paul MN
  • Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Lakeville MN
  • River Falls Public Library, WI
  • Roseville Lutheran Church, MN
  • St. Anthony Park Lutheran, MN
  • St. Christopher's Episcopal, Saint Paul, Mn
  • St. John's Hospital HealthEast
  • St. Martin's Table, Mpls MN
  • St. Anthony Park Lutheran, MN
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal, St Anthony Park MN
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield MN
  • Susan Hensel Gallery, Mpls MN
  • Up North Gallery, Lindstrom
  • Woodbury Lutheran, Woodbury, MN
  • Word of Peace, Rogers MN

PUBLICATIONS

  • Aid Association for Lutherans 2001 Calendar
  • Decision Magazine, The Quiet Heart section, 1993
  • it takes two, Christmas cards for 2005
  • Printery House cards and prints
  • Northwestern Products, prints
  • The Encyclopedia of Calligraphy & Illuminated Letters, by Janet Mehigan and Mary Noble summer 2005
  • The Lutheran, December 2000 cover art

COMMISSIONS

Private and commercial commissions are most often on paper, but have also been on walls, wood, stone and furniture.

Clients include University of Minnesota; St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; 3M; William Mitchell School of Law; University of St. Thomas; Luther Seminary; United Sugars Corporation; Roseville Lutheran Church; First Presbyterian,So St Paul, MN; Mountain View Lutheran, Seattle, WA; St. Victoria Catholic Church, Victoria MN; Church of St. Louis, King of France, The Little French Church, St Paul, MN; CIVA - Christians in the Visual Arts