About

30 years experience, graphic designer/illustrator Owned Blue Diamond Art Gallery in Krum, Texas Author of an instructional art book and illustrations in four other books Project manager experience Adapts well to change and proven ability to work under pressure and within tight time frame Management experience, overseen 15+ board members and committee chairpersons Capability of combining graphic design and illustrations from sketch to design completion and production Maintains professionalism with finished products while accomplishing the patron’s vision Experience in managing independent budgets Ensure editorial accuracy of all publications created Able to work efficiently both independently and in group settings

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Awards

2015: Published first book: “Naturally Wild: How to Paint Animals Using Pastels”; 2015: Exhibited fourteen art pieces of Nebraska landscapes at the Nebraska Governor’s Residence for two months; 2015: Art and/or prints exhibited and for sale at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center gift shop/gallery, online stores, and at the Mahoney State Park gift shop; 2010 Nebraska Mother of the Year and National Merit Mother through American Mothers, Inc.; 2010-2015: Art Exhibitions in the Nebraska Club; 2013: Two pieces of artwork was purchased by the city of Nebraska City, Nebraska for their library; Many awards including several Best of Show in multiple art competitions

Affiliations

Lincoln Artists' Guild, past president; Association of Nebraska Art Clubs, past president; American Business Women's Association: Lincoln Network Chapter; Noyes Art Gallery, artist member; Lincoln 55+ Seniors Publication Ad Designer; Nebraska Mothers Association, past president; American Mothers, Inc.; Community and Volunteer Service: Great Plains Alzheimer’s Association: “Memories in the Making,” donated multiple paintings for fund raiser; Art Venture: Donated art for silent auction fund raiser for Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska, Lincoln; Friendship Home, Lincoln: Volunteer, taught mothers and children art lessons, organized and hosted a community service project collecting needed items

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