Bio

Associate Professor of Visual Communications

Department of Art & Design, University of Delaware

A visual storyteller, designer, educator, and lecturer, whose creative spirit is driven by the human experience and social condition. I am fascinated by the deconstruction of society, culture, gender, and the visual translation of my emotional and aesthetic responses to these catalysts.

I have created illustrations for editorial magazines and publishing companies. My work has won awards and is featured in national and international juried illustration, and fine art exhibitions. I have exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum, in Wilmington, DE, in summer 2018; Roosevelt House, in New York NY, in September, 2018; ICON10, The Red Bull House of Art, Detroit, MI, July 2018; The Henry Ford Museum, in Dearborn, MI; and the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, November 2018. 

My various national and international lectures, presentations, and publishing opportunities include; Illustration Research Network Symposiums at RISD, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Scotland; Université of Lorraine, Nancy, France; Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK; Washington University in St. Louis, MO; ICON10 Educators Symposium, Detroit, MI; Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA. I am a chapter contributor of “Race, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration," to Wiley Blackwell Publishers, A Companion to Illustration. 

 

I am a member of the United States Air Force Artist Program at the Pentagon, in Arlington, VA, served on the Norman Rockwell Museum National Advisory Board for the international traveling exhibition, "Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt, and the Four Freedoms," and a juror and contributing artist for the contemporary traveling component to the show, scheduled through 2020.

 

I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Arts, from Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Illustration, from Syracuse University, in Syracuse, NY. I reside in Newark, DE, with my husband and son.