2002 - 2017 - Art Classes at the John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, VA
Honors and Awards
2003 - 2017 - Received many awards for paintings at local art galleries and John Tyler Community College.
April 2014 and May 2007 - The Sherwood Forest Literary Review by the John Tyler Community College – Paintings published on cover for first place award.
April 2016, 2011 and May 2009 - The Sherwood Forest Literary Review – Paintings published for winning second and third place.
2008 & 2007 – Recipient of the John Tyler Community College Foundation Art Scholarship
February 2006 - John Tyler Community College Foundation Award. Painting featured on poster advertising the college. Articles and photos in several newspapers.
May 2005 -FOX television - Ear Shot, featured artist on TV show in the Richmond area. Twenty minute interview at Art Works.
May 2005 - National television CBS - The Early Morning Show – Featured segment at Max's Positive Vibe Café in Richmond. Paintings displayed during a 30 minute national interview.
July 2005 – Richmond International Airport - Made history with other local artists by utilizing a jet airplane’s exhaust to throw paint onto canvases creating a new type of art. Pictures and story were displayed in several newspapers.
July 2004 – The Woman Made Gallery in Chicago featured several of my paintings in their show that represented healing from mastectomies.
September 18, 2004 - Key speaker and featured artist on “Healing Through Art,” at the White Glove Affair at the Quality Inn in Petersburg, VA. Solo exhibition of “A Reconstructed Life”.
July 2007 – The Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville purchased my art work to display along with the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper article "Painting Away Pain".
May 2005 – Rita Dove, the former Poet Laureate of the U.S. purchased 3 of my paintings to add to her private art collection while at her book signing at John Tyler Community College.