"The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort towards wholeness.”
Madeleine l'engle, walking on water

Master of Art Education (2011) Texas Tech University

Bachelor of Fine Art (1983) Nova Scotia College of Art & Design



Best in Show, Teachers as Artist Show 2018, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

Honorable Mention Sidney Gallery, Port Orchard- May 2015, 2018

Betty Jo Fitzgerald Award 2015 - Juror Anne Schreivogl, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA

Honorable Mention CVG 2013 - Juror Alfredo Arreguin, Collective Visions Gallery, Seattle, WA

Best in Show, WPW Member Show 2010 - Juror Barbara Shaiman- Seattle Art Museum Gallery



Sidney Art Gallery- Port Orchard, WA 2005- present

Women Painters of WA Gallery- Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 2005- present

Directors Gallery- Bainbridge Island, WA2008- 2013

DCM Studios - Owner 2018

The Sidney Art Gallery- Port Orchard, WA, 2003, 2005, 2013 & 2016

Pegasus Coffee House- Bainbridge Island, WA- July 2008

Bon Macy’s Gallery- Downtown Seattle, WA- Nov. 2007

Glitz, the Gallery - Bremerton, WA -October 2002


featured artist

juried & GROUP Exhibitions

Art in the Woods- Studio Tour, Poulsbo, WA ’17, “18

The Sidney Art Gallery- Helen Norris Show, Port Orchard, WA May 2015, 2017, 2018

Maryhill Museum of Art- Teachers as Artists Show, Goldendale, WA 2018

Women Painters WA Gallery-Columbia Center, Seattle, WA- ‘06, ’07, ‘08 ’10, ’12, ’14, ’15, ’16, ‘17, '18

Emerald C Gallery- Coronado, CA- Miniatures 2018

7th Annual Crescent Clay Studio Art Show- East Dover, Nova Scotia, Canada- Dec. 2017

Cascadia Art Museum- White Line Prints Show, Edmonds, WA ‘17

Anacortes Arts Festival- Anacortes, WA April 2017

Women Artists Coast to Coast East show- Prince St Gallery, Chelsea, New York- March 2017

Ars Poetica  -Bremerton, WA, Matching poetry & paintings 2016 & 2017

Argyle Fine Arts Gallery- Preshrunk Show, Halifax, Nova Scotia 2016 & 2017

WPW “Women’s Work” exhibit. Community Education Gallery, Bellevue Arts Museum Jan. 2016

Collective Visions Gallery- CVG State Juried Show, Bremerton, WA- Feb. ‘11, ‘13, ’16,

Scott Milo Gallery- Anacortes, WA- Juried show- June & July 2015

Upstream People Gallery- Online Juried Faces Exhibit- special recognition for Epoch 2014


Upstream People Gallery- Online Juried Faces Exhibit- special recognition for Epoch 2014

WPW A Traveling Exhibition- Schack Art Center, WPW Gallery, Childhood’s End Gallery, Northwind Arts Center & Clymer Museum- Nov 2012-Oct. 2013

Art Institute of Seattle- What Those Who Teach Can Do Show- Seattle, WA- April 2012

Federation of Canadian Artists- Autumn Salon-Juried Exhibit-Granville Isl. B.C.- Sept. 2011

Gig Harbor Civic Center- Peninsula Art League Juried Show- Tacoma, WA Nov. ‘10

Parklane Gallery- Contemporary Art, Juried Show- Kirkland, WA- Jan. 2010

Edmonds Center for the Arts- Art of Our Mother’s Show- Edmonds, WA- May. 2009

Kaewyn Gallery- WPW Juried Show- Bothell, WA-May 2008

Federation of Canadian Artists- Canvas Unbound, Juried Exhibit-Granville Isl. B.C.- May 2007

Kirsten Gallery- WPW Group Exhibit- Seattle, WA- Oct. 2006

Edmonds Arts Festival- Juried Exhibit- Edmonds, WA- June 2006

The Bronze Works Gallery- Juried Exhibit-Tacoma, WA- May/June 2006

Dimensions Gallery- WPW Group Exhibit- Bellevue, WA- Oct. 2005

Bainbridge Island Art Walk -Juried Art Exhibit-BI, WA-July 2003 & 2004



McMenamin’s Art Team member 2018 to present

National Association of Women Artists, Inc- New York, NY, 2018 to present

VANS- Visual Arts Nova Scotia- Canada, 2015-present

Association of Professional Acadian Artists of New Brunswick, Canada 2016

Federation of Canadian Artists- Active 2006 to present

Women Painters of Washington- Active/ WPW Gallery committee-2005 to present

Professional Memberships

museum & Collections

McMenamin’s Elks Lodge Hotel, Tacoma, WA 2018

Olympic Resource Management Office- Main Lobby- Poulsbo, WA. Nov. 2005

The Port Gamble Museum- Permanent collection, Port Gamble, WA- June 2005



Northlight Books, Incite 4: The Best of Mixed Media 2016

Texas Tech MAE Junction Program, Kendall Hunt Publishers 2016